The Southwestern League lacrosse coaches recently met with Murrieta Mesa Athletic Director John Broussard and Temecula Valley Athletic Director John Harney to go over the selections for the All-League teams. The first-place team’s AD will usually host the meeting, which in this year’s case was the third straight year being done so at Murrieta Mesa High School for the girls’ team, and the second consecutive year at Temecula Valley High School for the boys’ team.

Murrieta Mesa are back-to-back-to-back Southwestern League championships and have not lost a league match in three seasons. Temecula Valley, with their back-to-back titles, also went undefeated in league this season, and both teams fared well through the CIF Southern Section Playoffs.

The Rams fell to Crescenta Valley in the CIF Southern Section Division 2 semifinals, 13-11. Crescenta Valley would ultimately go on to win this year’s title with a 12-11 win over Palos Verdes. The Golden Bears matched that same success, falling to Santiago in the CIF Southern Section Division 2 semifinals, 11-7. Santiago went on to win this year’s title with an 11-3 win over Aliso Niguel.

On top of their season success, the Lady Rams also housed the Offensive MVP of the Southwestern League this year in senior Elizabeth Wang and showcased the Defensive MVP in Sophia Tresvan. For the boys’ side of the field, to match their success, Temecula Valley’s Cayden Rose, a junior Attacker, was the Offensive MVP and Vista Murrieta’s Dylan Applegate, a junior Long Stick Midfielder was the Defensive MVP.

2023 All-Southwestern League Girls’ Lacrosse Teams

Defensive Player of the Year: Elizabeth Wang (12) – Murrieta Mesa

Offensive Player of the Year: Sophia Tresvan (12) – Murrieta Mesa

FIRST TEAM: Katherine Cordaro (12), GOHS; Kristiana Dinsenbacher (12), CHS; Mya Salcedo (12), CHS; Briannah McGee (12), MVHS; Aubrey Olson (11), MMHS; Rilie Tull (11), MMHS; Reagan Oberheu (11), MMHS; Avery Moreno (12), MMHS; Taylor Jarrett (12), VMHS; Riley Jarrett (11), VMHS; Amanda Schlesener (11), VMHS; Maya Tabancura (12), TVHS.

SECOND TEAM: Anna Chastant (11), GOHS; Sierra Cornelison (12), MVHS; Malia Fox (11), CHS; Camryn Brown (11), CHS; Andrea Hartman (10), MMHS; Mikaila Stone (11), MMHS; Ava Mullen (11), MMHS; Aubree Painter (12), MMHS; Isabella Borzoni (12), VM; Kelsey Lurkins (11), TVHS; Daniella Flexen (11), VMHS; Nicole Grending (11), VMHS.

2023 All-Southwestern League Boys’ Lacrosse Teams

Defensive MVP: Dylan Applegate (11) – Vista Murrieta

Offensive MVP: Cayden Rose (11) – Temecula Valley

FIRST TEAM: Andy Moore TVHS (12), Defense; Ryan Flanagan TVHS (12), Defense; Jackson Gradstein TVHS (12), Midfield; Ryan Chapman TVHS (11), Midfield; Landon Klug VMHS (12), Defense; Jake Soliday VMHS (11), Midfield; Collin Applegate VMHS (11), Goalie; Travis Keel GOHS (12), Defense; Rex Rosser GOHS (11), Long Stick Midfielder; Cameron Rudis MMHS (11), Midfield; Kieran Weydemuller CHS (12), Defense; Jonah Steinbock MVHS (12), Midfield; Ezekiel Riley VMHS (9), Attack.

SECOND TEAM: Jude Steinbock MVHS (12), Midfield; Julius Burris CHS (11), Defense; AJ Aguilar MMHS (11), Goalie; Colton Hough GOHS (12), Midfield; Jared Brown GOHS (11), Attack; Ethan Echan VMHS (12), Midfield; Jake Daarstad VMHS (11), Attack; Isaac Gutierrez III VMHS (12), Defense; Zack Weiss TVHS (11), Attack; Jake Betsch TVHS (11), Attack; Braden Mesirow TVHS (12), Midfield; Dillon Bilek TVHS (12), Midfield.

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JP Raineri
JP Raineri

JP is an award-winning multimedia journalist, and head of the Sports Department for the Valley News. Over his time in the Temecula Valley, JP, a former Southwestern League head baseball coach, was also an on-air radio personality at Q103.3, KATY 101.3, Hot 103.9, and was a television host for the Outdoor Channel. When not covering local, or national sports, JP also serves as an Associate Baseball Scout with NSR.