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Fifteen Upper School Student-Athletes Receive Gold Coast All-League Honors

The winter sports athletes received recognition for their outstanding athletic ability.
At the end of every season, the Gold Coast League recognizes student-athletes in several categories including Most Valuable Player, First Team All-League and Second Team All-League. This year, 15 varsity athletes on Crossroads’ boys and girls basketball and boys and girls soccer teams received honors. 

“I am extremely proud of all the Middle and Upper School accomplishments in winter sports by our teams, student-athletes and coaching staff,” said K-12 Director of Athletics Ira Smith. “A special congratulations goes out to our Pacific Basin and Gold Coast League champions; Gold Coast League MVPs; and All-League members. [These awards are] a testament to their daily hard work and dedication and deserve applause—well done!” 

Crossroads Gold Coast All-League Award Recipients

Boys Basketball 
Gold Coast League MVP - Isaiah Chappell (senior power forward)
1st Team All-League - Nils Cooper (senior forward) 
1st Team All-League - Coco Britt (sophomore point guard) 
2nd Team All-League - Zion Watt (senior shooting guard) 
2nd Team All-League - EJ Vernon (sophomore power forward)

Girls Basketball 
1st Team All-League - Lily Robinson (senior forward) 
2nd Team All-League - Maizie Bartlett (senior shooting guard) 

Girls Soccer 
1st Team All League - Zoe Simmons (senior forward)
2nd Team All League - Izzy DiLeo (sophomore midfielder)

Boys Soccer 
Gold Coast League MVP - Gus Koven (senior midfielder)
1st Team All-League - Donovan Mark (freshman midfielder) 
1st Team All-League - Will Nicholas (junior forward) 
1st Team All-League - Oscar Guardo (junior defender)
2nd Team All-League - Caden Weinhouse (senior goalie)
2nd Team All-League - Patricio Gutierrez (junior defender)
The boys varsity basketball team finished the season as Gold Coast League champions, with a regular season record of 7-1 in league play. In the CIF Southern Section Division 1 postseason, they beat Loyola 52-47 in round one before losing a hard-fought game against Canyon High School in the second round. 

The girls varsity basketball team finished the regular season with a 2-6 record in league, and an overall record of 18-10. They advanced to the CIF Southern Section Division 4 playoffs where they beat Newbury Park Adventist Academy and Polytechnic School in the first two rounds of the playoffs, before falling to Oakwood in the quarter finals. 
Girls varsity soccer came close to receiving an at-large bid for playoffs, meaning they were under consideration for a wildcard spot, but unfortunately fell short. Their league record was 3-5 and their overall season record was 7-7. They finished fourth in the league.

The boys varsity soccer team were named Gold Coast League champions after going 6-2 league play with an overall record of 11-1-4. They advanced to the CIF Southern Section Division 3 playoffs, beating Saugus High School 3-1 in the first round before losing to Canyon High School in a close 0-2 match in round two. 
In addition, the Middle School girls soccer (Navy) team ended their season as Division A Pacific Basin League champions after defeating Archer in overtime to end the game at 3-2. Middle School boys basketball (White) won the Pacific Basin League Division C Championship against Willows with a final score of 45-37.

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