Linfield Christian senior Jonny Haddadin was one of seven local male players selected as a First Team All-CIF selection for the 2022-2023 season. Valley News/File photo

The CIF Southern Section released its awards for the 2022-2023 soccer season in late March, and the area was well represented on both the boys’ and girls’ fields. While this season there were no accolades handed out for top individual performances locally (Player of the year, Coach of the Year), there were 16 players from area schools selected to division first teams. From the southwest Riverside County region, inside the Valley News coverage area, the following players, representing their boys’ and girls’ high school teams were selected.

CIF SOUTHERN SECTION BOYS’ SOCCER

Division 4

  • Jack Vazquez (11), F – Great Oak

Division 5

  • Jonathan Haddadin (12), F – Linfield Christian

Division 6

  • Joel Lara (12), M – San Jacinto; Jacob Ponce (12), M – Temescal Canyon; Benjamin Gamez (12), D – Temescal Canyon

Division 7

  • Jesus Castillo (12), M – Tahquitz; Bailey Lebrun (11), M – Temecula Prep
Temecula Valley’s Zoe Willis, a senior defender, was one of four Southwestern League female players selected as a First Team All-CIF selection for the 2022-2023 season. Valley News/File photo

CIF SOUTHERN SECTION GIRLS’ SOCCER

Division 1

  • Zoe Willis (12), D – Temecula Valley

Division 2

  • Anai Olmedo (12), GK – Vista Murrieta; Kiley Walker (12), M – Vista Murrieta

Division 3

  • Taylor Kessler (11), M – Murrieta Valley

Division 4

  • Cassandra Cortez Figueroa (12), GK – Paloma Valley; Kamdyn Jalayer (12), M – Temescal Canyon

Division 5

  • Natalie Arnold (12), D – Hemet; Bridget Arnold (12), F – Hemet; Presley Searl (12), M – Hemet

JP Raineri can be reached by email at sports@reedermedia.com.