Flintridge Prep Girls Soccer Earns Numerous Post-Season Honors

Published : Monday, May 1, 2017 | 11:30 AM

Following the most successful season in many years, including the team’s first ever trip to CIF semifinals, Prep’s varsity girls soccer team has even more to celebrate this week with the announcement of All-Area honors.

Thanks to her incredible 31 goals and 30 assists this season, Helen Schaefer ’19 was named the Glendale News-Press Player of the Year. In addition, five players were named to their All-Area 1st Team, including Julia Gonzalez ’18, Mika Celeste ’19, Mona Cesario ’18, Jillian Brady ’17 and Lindsey Uteda ’18. Two players, Schaefer and Gonzalez, were named to the Pasadena Star-News 1st Team. Several were given 2nd and 3rd Team honors.

With an amazing 127-38-27 record, Coach Esteban Chavez was named both the Pasadena Star-News and Glendale News-Press Coach of the Year. Noting his ability to bring the team together, despite the departure of a handful of players this season, both sources praise his tenacity and mentorship.

“Nothing is better than helping them reach their dreams,” says Coach Chavez. “Teaching them life lessons and molding them into strong and confident young women will always be the main goal of this program.”

Congratulations, Rebels soccer!

See below for a full list of recognition the team has received post-season.

Helen Schaefer ’19:

1. Player of the Year, Glendale News-Press
2. Offensive MVP, Prep League
3. 1st Team All-CIF
4. 1st Team All-Area, Pasadena Star-News
5. 1st Team All-League
6. Holds School Record in most goals in a season (38)
7. Holds School Record in most points in a season (92) with 31 goals, 30 assists
8. Holds School Record in most assists in a season (30)

Julia Gonzalez ’18:

1. 1st Team All-CIF
2. 1st Team All-Area, Glendale News-Press
3. 1st Team All-Area, Pasadena Star-News
4. 1st Team All-League
5. Holds School Record in career points (213) with 71 goals, 71 assists
6. Holds School Record in career goals (71)
7. Holds School Record in career assists (71)
8. Committed to play soccer at the University of California, Irvine (Division 1)

Jillian Brady ’17:

1. Defensive MVP, Prep League
2. 1st Team All-Area, Glendale News-Press
3. 1st Team All-League
4. 2nd Team All-Area, Pasadena Star-News

Mona Cesario ’18:

1. 1st Team All-Area, Glendale News-Press
2. 1st Team All Soccer Coaches Association
3. 1st Team All-League

Mika Celeste ’19:

1. 1st Team All-Area, Glendale News-Press
2. 1st Team All Soccer Coaches Association
3. 1st Team All-League
4. 3rd Team All-Area, Pasadena Star-News

Lindsey Uteda ’18:

1. 1st Team All-Area, Glendale News-Press
2. 2nd Team All Soccer Coaches Association
3. 2nd Team All-League
4. 3rd Team All-Area, Pasadena Star-News
5. Committed to play soccer at Cal State University, Long Beach (Division 1)

Esteban Chavez, Coach:

Coach of the Year, Pasadena Star-News
Coach of the Year, Glendale News-Press

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