Grossmont quarterback Anthony Lawrence and Helix Charter High School wide receiver Kendall Keys highlighted a group of seven local high school athletes honored by the San Diego Hall of Champions for fall sports on Tuesday.
Lawrence, a junior, was named to the first team as quarterback. Keys was named to the first team as a wide receiver. He was joined on the first team for football by teammates Amu Milo, a defensive lineman.
Scotties honored on the second team were linebacker Rocky Fuga, running back Michael Adkins and defensive back Jalen Davis.
Only one other athlete from a local school was honored on a team, Monte Vista's Steven Lepe, a cross country runner.
Just as last year’s prep football Players of the Year were from champion Helix, the 2012 honorees by the San Diego Hall of Champions were both from Oceanside High School, who won this year.
The Hall of Champions announced top athletes in eight fall sports, including more than 100 from schools in San Diego County’s Patch communities.
La Costa Canyon High of Carlsbad claimed two runners of the year: Steven Fahy in boys cross country and Emma Abrahamson in girls.
“Quarterback Tofi Paopao and linebacker William Gulley of the San Diego Section Division II football champion Oceanside Pirates were selected the offensive and defensive Players of the Year by a select panel through the auspices of the San Diego Hall of Champions,” said the Hall of Champions.
“All of the first- and second-team selections will receive their Breitbard certificates at the All-CIF Awards Night Monday, Jan. 14, starting at 7 p.m. The event will be held at the San Diego Hall of Champions” in Balboa Park.
The hall noted that Paopao and Gulley led the Pirates to a 12-1 record, and Oceanside won the CIF Division II title by beating Poway 32-10. The Pirates placed seven players on the first and second teams.
In addition, the panel of media, coaches and advisers chose Coaches of the Year, including Brett Ormsby, Cathedral Catholic boys water polo; Chris Drake, Torrey Pines girls golf; Katie Culley, Carlsbad boys cross country; and Dan Geiger, Cathedral Catholic girls cross country.
Other Players of the Year were Torrey Pines’ Reily Buechler in volleyball, Vista’s Ryder Roberts in boys water polo, Scripps Ranch’s Sydney Earle in field hockey and Torrey Pines’ Sandy Choi in golf.
Here are all-CIF San Diego athletes from the fall sports who attend schools in Patch towns, with extra information from U-T San Diego:
FOOTBALL FIRST-TEAM OFFENSE
Thai Cottrell / Oceanside / Jr.
Kendal Keys / Helix / Sr.
Justin Williams / El Camino / Sr.
Tofi Paopao / Oceanside / Sr.
Anthony Lawrence / Grossmont / Jr.
Scott Quessenberry / La Costa Canyon / Sr.
C.J. Tauala / Oceanside / Sr.
Jordan Poland / LJ Country Day / Sr.
Fernando Elizarraraz / Oceanside / Sr.
Nehemiah Gross / Poway / Sr.
Michael Adkins / Helix / Sr.
Joey Kuperman / Cathedral Catholic / Sr.
Jacob Alsadek / Torrey Pines / Sr.
Josh Allen / Ramona / Sr.
Amu Milo / Helix / Sr.
Jon Petersen / Poway / Sr.
Alec Moreno / Poway / Sr.
William Gulley / Oceanside / Sr.
Derek Babiash / Poway / Sr.
Parker Price / Cathedral Catholic / Sr.
Jordan Arnold / West Hills / Sr.
Max Michaels / Poway / Sr.
Rocky Fuga / Helix / Sr.
Jalen Davis / Helix / Jr.
Ryshaud Keegan / Oceanside / Sr.
Ryan Sharpe / Poway / Sr.
Jace Whittaker / Oceanside / Jr.
Player of the Year: Reily Buechler, Torrey Pines
Brittany Abercrombie / La Costa Canyon / Jr.
Tatiana Durr / Cathedral Catholic / Sr.
Jennie Frager / Torrey Pines / Sr.
Lauren Miller / Cathedral Catholic / Sr.
Jolie Rasmussen / Canyon Crest / Fr.
Ryann Chandler / Torrey Pines / Sr.
Maddy Kerr / Torrey Pines / Sr.
Kristen Witous / Cathedral Catholic / Sr.
Madison Dutra / Torrey Pines / Sr.
Blair Ehrlich / Poway / Sr.
Waverly Richards / La Jolla / Sr.
Savannah Rennie / Torrey Pines / So.
Raeann Greisen / Bishop’s / Jr.
Cosy Burnett / La Costa Canyon / Sr.
McKenna Hollingsworth / Tri-City Christian / Jr.
Boys water polo
Jordan Colina / Cathedral Catholic / Jr.
Caleb Schultz / Bishop’s / Sr.
Bryce Hoerman / Cathedral Catholic / Jr.
Matt Ruple / Carlsbad / Sr.
Nick Wiley / Coronado / Sr.
Cody Smith / Cathedral Catholic / Jr.
Viktor Wrobel / Bishop’s / Sr.
Aaron Polk / Coronado / Sr.
Jacob Fujioka / Cathedral Catholic / Sr.
James LeBeau / La Jolla / Sr.
Elijah Belmontez / Coronado / Sr.
Shaun Robinson / Carlsbad / Sr.
Cole Martinez / La Jolla / Jr.
Grant Curry / Cathedral Catholic / Jr.
Eric Bowen / Santana / Jr.
Kelly Shaffer / Bishop’s / Jr.
Kylie Haviland / Del Norte / Sr.
Rozel Hernandez / La Jolla / Sr.
Wakana Tanaka / Rancho Bernardo / So.
Carissa Bernhardt / Rancho Bernardo / Fr.
Dani Devor / LJ Country Day / Jr.
Lauren Ross / LJ Country Day / Sr.
Player of the Year: Sandy Choi, Torrey Pines
Alana Uriell / Carlsbad / Jr.
Isabella Salant / Pacific Ridge / So.
Minjia Luo / Torrey Pines / Sr.
Shannon Oh / Carlsbad / So.
Hana Bradshaw / Rancho Bernardo / Sr.
Haley Whitbeck / El Camino / Sr.
Raquel Ek / Rancho Bernardo / Sr.
Paris Griffith / Del Norte / Sr.
Cara Barker / Coronado / Jr.
Shiyang Fan / Torrey Pines / So.
Sung Eun Park / Torrey Pines / Fr.
Julia Kang / Mt. Carmel / Sr.
Maddelyn Zack / Poway / So.
Boys cross country
Runner of the Year: Steven Fahy, La Costa Canyon
Forrest Riley / Ramona / Sr.
Eric Sindel / Mt. Carmel / Sr.
Jeff Schaefer / Carlsbad / Sr.
Scott Snow / Carlsbad / Sr.
Christian Freeman / Carlsbad / Sr.
Matt McEachern / Mt. Carmel / Sr.
Garrett Ryan / Westview / Sr.
Shay Martin / Carlsbad / Sr.
Steven Lepe / Monte Vista / Sr.
Patrick Bourke / Cathedral Catholic / Sr.
Girls cross country
Runner of the Year: Emma Abrahamson, La Costa Canyon
Emma Abrahamson / La Costa Canyon / Jr.
Anne Charles / Canyon Crest / Jr.
Nicolette Sorensen / Torrey Pines / Sr.
Kelly Lawson / La Costa Canyon / Sr.
Emily Lopez / Monte Vista / Sr.
Sabrina Seay / Mt. Carmel / Sr.
Brianna Miller / Carlsbad / Sr.
Danielle Voyles / Rancho Bernardo / Jr.
Sophie Smith / Poway / Jr.
Kelsey O’Connell / Torrey Pines / Sr.
Gabrielle De Petro / Canyon Crest / Jr.
Kori Griswold / Cathedral Catholic / Sr.
Clara Belitz / Canyon Crest / Sr.
Arianna Shams-Kollar / Poway / Sr.