The athletic director from Temecula Valley High School, Anthony Califano, met with the Southwestern League girls’ soccer coaches recently to go over the selections for the First and Second All-League teams. The first-place team always hosts the meeting with their school’s athletic director, which went the way of the Lady Golden Bears, for the fifth straight year. On top of their Southwestern League success, Temecula Valley went on to win the CIF Southern Section Division 1 championship, as well as the Division 1 CIF State title.

Based on where the SWL team placed also determines how many selections that team will get. Temecula Valley, who could have put their whole team on the list, showcased both the MVP in the Offense category, senior Natalie Mitchell, as well as the Defensive MVP, which was junior Zoe Willis.

With their first-place finish, Temecula Valley was granted eight selections overall: four First Team, four Second Team; Vista Murrieta received six selections: three First Team and three Second Team; Murrieta Valley High School got four selections: two First Team and two Second Team; Murrieta Mesa received three selections: two First Team and one Second Team; Great Oak got one selection for each team, and Chaparral received one Second Team nominee.

2022 All Southwestern League Girls Soccer Team

Offensive MVP: Natalie Mitchell, Temecula Valley, 12

Defensive MVP: Zoe Willis, Temecula Valley, 11


Kate Jacobsen, Temecula Valley (12); Peyton Bundy, Temecula Valley (12); Elizabeth Ludwig, Temecula Valley (11); Sarah Assumma, Temecula Valley (12); Addisyn Mangrum, Vista Murrieta (12); Makenzi Roth, Vista Murrieta (12); Kelsey Williams, Vista Murrieta (12); Kirsten Boyd, Murrieta Valley (12); Taylor Kessler, Murrieta Valley (10); Savanna Herz, Murrieta Mesa (12); Malia Gabel, Murrieta Mesa (12); Emmy Eskridge, Great Oak (12).


Juliet Thrapp, Temecula Valley (9); Cassidy Drago, Temecula Valley (9); Camryn Vehlow, Temecula Valley (11); Annika Jost, Temecula Valley (10); Zairen Paulino, Vista Murrieta (12); Ashlynn Baker, Vista Murrieta (12); Abria Smith, Vista Murrieta (12); Malia Bell, Murrieta Valley (9); Carolina Madalo, Murrieta Valley (12); Tatum Todd, Murrieta Mesa (12); Talia Stacy, Great Oak (12); Kylie Wilkins, Chaparral (9).

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