The Southern Section offices released the selections for the All-CIF boys’ and girls’ high school players from the spring COVID-19 jam-packed spring season and quite a few local players from around the area found themselves topping the lists. The spring sports athletes identified come from boys’ and girls’ basketball, baseball, softball, boys’ volleyball, boys’ and girls’ soccer and boys’ and girls’ lacrosse. The largest groups of premier players selected from this past season came from the baseball diamond and the girls’ soccer fields.

The 2020-2021 winter sports season, which was shortened amid the coronavirus pandemic, did not get selections for their All-CIF teams as there were not enough full seasons of play that took place. Released in early July, and presented by the LA84 Foundation, the following local players were selected for their outstanding performances displayed during the 2020-2021 spring season.

All-CIF SCIBA Boys’ Basketball Team

Division 2A

Shatner Booker (12), Murrieta Valley

Murrieta Valley’s Shatner Booker, an All-CIF Southern Section boys’ basketball selection. Valley News/Andrez Imaging

Division 3A

Jacob Taylor (11), Citrus Valley

Division 4AA

Bryan Romero (12), Elsinore

Division 4A

Donovan Cox (12), Linfield Christian; Mike McNair (10), Linfield Christian; Prince Turner (10), Lakeside

Linfield Christian’s Donovan Cox (10) was named as an All-CIF Southern Section boys’ basketball selection. Valley News/Andrez Imaging

All-CIF SCIBA Girls’ Basketball Team

Division 2A

Sydney Woodley (12), Paloma Valley; Mya Pierfax (12), Paloma Valley (2020 Player of the Year)

Division 3AA

Hunter Simon (11), Chaparral (2021 SWL MVP)

Chaparral’s Hunter Simon (4), who was also the Southwestern League MVP, is an All-CIF Southern Section girls’ basketball selection. Valley News/David Canales photo.

Division 4A

Tia Barefield (10), Rancho Christian; Shaylyn DeYager (10), Rancho Christian

Division 5AA

Keslyn Henson (12), Linfield Christian; McKenna Benson (12), Heritage

All-CIF Southern Section Boys’ Lacrosse Team

Division 3

Jakob Hudson, Chaparral; Callan Booth-Drenk, Chaparral; Zach Williams, Linfield Christian; Casey Rubin, Temecula Valley; Bryce Lippen, Temecula Valley; Daniel McLaughlin, Temecula Valley.

Temecula Valley’s Casey Rubin (7), and three other Golden Bear teammates, were named as an All-CIF Southern Section boys’ lacrosse selection. Valley News/Andrez Imaging

All-CIF Southern Section Girls’ Lacrosse Team

Division 2

Carson Dickey (11), Murrieta Mesa; Lexi Hamilton (11), Murrieta Mesa; Lauren Kushel (11), Murrieta Mesa; Autumn Wagner (12), Murrieta Mesa

Murrieta Mesa’s Carson Dickey (3) was one of four Lady Rams named as an All-CIF Southern Section girls’ lacrosse selection. Valley News/Courtesy photo

Division 3

Gabby Etmans (11), Vista Murrieta; Taylor Jarrett (10), Vista Murrieta; Madison Saldivar (11), Vista Murrieta; Staci Villalobos (12), Vista Murrieta

All-CIF Southern Section Boys’ Soccer Team

Division 5

Manuel Talavera (11), Citrus Hill; Alejandro Valdivia (11), Citrus Hill; Hector Duenas (12), Citrus Hill; Christopher Carrera (12), Citrus Hill

Division 6

Loao Pedro Franco (12), Cornerstone Christian; Lucas Carli Sasso (11), Cornerstone Christian; Rodrigo Guilherme (12), Cornerstone Christian; Rodrigio Matos (12), Cornerstone Christian; Justin Loerch (12), Linfield Christian; Nestor Rizo (12), San Jacinto

All-CIF Southern Section Girls’ Soccer Team

Division 1

Morgan Witz (12), Temecula Valley; Serena Pulopot (12), Temecula Valley

Temecula Valley’s Morgan Witz was one of two Lady Golden Bear selections named as an All-CIF Southern Section girls’ soccer selection. Valley News/Andrez Imaging

Division 4

Kelly Hardwick (12), Temescal Canyon

Division 5

Maria Carillo (12), Tahquitz; Emily Young (11), Tahquitz

Division 6

Miarosa Gyllenswan (12), Heritage; Faith Kasper (10), Heritage; Jadyn Lozano (10), Heritage; Eryn Warren (10), Linfield Christian; Dani Williams (11), Linfield Christian; Ryley Burns (9), Linfield Christian; Heidi Marshall (12), Linfield Christian; Alexus Jones (10), Linfield Christian

Division 7

Trinity Hale (10), Elsinore; Jomarie Aguilar (12), Elsinore; Arlene Rivas (12), Elsinore; Kaitlyn Martinez (9), Elsinore; Brianna Gonzalez (11), Elsinore

All-CIF Southern Section Boys’ Volleyball Team

Division 5

Cameron Southwick (12), Elsinore

All-CIF Southern Section Softball Team

Division 4

Kaya Ciccone-Cozart, Hemet (12) Catcher; Mika Lee, Citrus Valley (10) Outfield; Ella Nadeau, Citrus Valley (12) Infield; Brooklyn LaChappa, Hemet (12) Infield

Division 5

Selena Gallegos, San Jacinto (9) Pitcher

Division 6

Christyona Araballo, Orange Vista (12) Pitcher; Annabelle Calderon, Orange Vista (12) Catcher; Madison Loftis, Elsinore (9) Infield

Christyona Araballo from Orange Vista was named as an All-CIF Southern Section softball selection. Valley News/Action Captures Media Group

Division 7

Ava Camarena, Lakeside (11) Catcher

All-CIF Southern Section Baseball Team

Division 2

Matt Gaunt (12), Paloma Valley (2021 Ivy League MVP)

Division 3

Gavin Meyer (12), Tahquitz

Division 4

Randy McClain (12), Heritage; Nathaniel Helton (12), Heritage; Carter Garate (11), Murrieta Mesa; Makana Olaso (12), Murrieta Mesa; Jhayden Raineri (12), Murrieta Mesa (2021 SWL Pitcher of the Year)

Murrieta Mesa’s Jhayden Raineri, who was also the Southwestern League ‘Pitcher of the Year,’ was named as an All-CIF Southern Section baseball selection. Valley News/Andrez Imaging

Division 5

Adrian Uribe (12), Hemet

Division 6

Chad Horton (10), Elsinore; Kyle Thoulion (11), Elsinore; Mitchell Beall (12), Linfield Christian; Matthew Rezkalah (10), Linfield Christian

Linfield Christian’s Mitchell Beall was named as an All-CIF Southern Section baseball selection. Valley News/Courtesy photo

Division 7

Christopher Canavan (10), Temecula Prep

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