All Area Soccer Team 2022

We’ve handpicked the region’s standout players and their top coaches featured in the Pasadena Star-News, San Gabriel Valley Tribune and Whittier Daily News.

Player of the year

Jack Jacobs, San Francisco, QB, Mr.

The 6-foot-6 senior led the team to the CIF Southern Section semifinals for the second straight season, reaching the CIF-SS Division 5 Championship Game. The Golden Knights lost to Etiwanda in the final, 45-42. Still, it was a season to remember for Jacobs. He alone passed for 3,302 yards and threw for 33 touchdowns and rushed for 297 yards and had four touchdowns with seven interceptions and was named Angelus League MVP. He finished his high school career 20-7 as a starter for the Golden Knights. As of earlier this week, he has not received any college offers. Coach Dean Herrington said of Jacobs: I know the lack of signing must be irritating to him, but he doesn’t show it. ”

Coach of the year

Lance Mitchell, Muir, Kevin Encinas, San Gabriel

Mitchell and Encinas shared Coach of the Year honors after leading the team to a historic season. Mitchell’s Mustangs won the CIF-SS Division 10 Championship with their 21-0 victory over the Salesians for the school’s fifth division title. The Mustangs also won the CIF State Division 5-AA Regional Championship, defeating Palo Verde Valley 33-7 before defeating Hewson 9-6 in the state final. Encinas Matador made their wild ride in the playoffs, defeating Bishopsu Montgomery 52-7 to win the Division 13 title and then the Division 6 regional title, giving the Matador their lead. Two divisions gave him his first championship title. American football in school history. They ended the season with a 41-0 loss to Atascadero in the provincial final.

Attacker of the Year

Baylin Brooks, Pasadena, WR, M.

Brooks, who transferred from Loyola, had a super senior season and helped the Bulldogs finish 9-2 and advance to the CIF-SS Division 3 playoffs. Brooks had eight receptions for 93 yards and a touchdown. Brooks, a San Diego State signee, had 56 receptions for 903 yards and 11 touchdowns, and the Pacific was named the league’s Offensive Player of the Year.

Defensive player of the year

Adrian Ramirez, Muir, DL, Mr.

Ramirez led the Mustangs’ dominant postseason winning streak, including a 21-0 victory over Sales in the Division 10 Championship. De Muir has allowed just 23 total points in his last five playoff games this season, two of which have been breached. Ramírez was named to the All-CIF-SS Division 10 First Team and was selected to the All-Pacific League First Team.

Player of the year

Richie Munoz, Charter Oak, QB, Mr.

Muñoz transferred from La Salle to play at Charter Oaks his final season and made it a memorable season. Signed by Weber State, Muñoz led Charter Oaks to the Mountain West League title and was the league’s Most Valuable Player. The Chargers went undefeated (10-0) during the regular season before losing to eventual Division 3 champion Yorba Linda in the first round of the CIF-SS Division 3 playoffs. Muñoz had 2,994 yards and 40 touchdowns. and rushed for 193 yards and three touchdowns. Muñoz threw for 4 or more touchdowns five times in the game, passing for a season-high 374 yards and four touchdowns in a 45–42 win over Bonita.

Coach of the year

Eric Peralta, Walnut

The Mustangs won their first CIF Southern Section championship with a 27-14 victory over Bellflower in Division 11 final and defeated the Rim of the World 28-3. The semifinals. Walnut’s season ended with a 20-16 loss to Shafter in the CIF State Division 5 Regional Bowl Game Championship.

Offensive player of the year

Delano Franklin, Bishop Amat, WR, m.

Nicknamed “The Slot Machine,” Franklin made a season-closing catch and touchdown for Bishop Amat, who reached the CIF-SS Division 2 semifinals before losing to eventual champion Sierra Canyon. Franklin won the Mission League Offensive Player of the Year award and was named to the Cal-High Sports All-State team. Signed with Cal Poly, SLO Franklin had over 900 receiving yards for 13 touchdowns and three interceptions on defense. He had six receptions for 130 yards in the Lancers’ 70-49 playoff win over Marietta Valley.

Defensive player of the year

Noah Mikhail, Bonita, LB, Thor.

The standout Bearcats dominated on both sides of the ball, but especially on defense. He has become one of the top sophomore recruits in the nation. Mikhail received offers from various heavyweight football programs, including USC, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, and Washington. He was named Mountain West League Defensive Player of the Year. Mikhail was among the area leaders with 112 tackles, 11 per game. Mikhail also had three sacks and one interception for the Bearcats team, which finished 6-4 with big wins over Monrovia and Northview.