Senior midfielder Logan Soelberg was named Most Valuable Player for the second year in a row on the 2019 All-Mission League Team selected by the league’s coaches. Soelberg, who will attend and play lacrosse at Yale next year, scored 67 points (51g, 16a) this season, including 24 points (18g, 6a) in seven league games.

League champion Loyola, which won its fourth consecutive LA Championship, placed 11 players on the All-League team, including six on the first team. Harvard Westlake, which lost to Loyola in the league championship game, had eight players honored, five on the first team.

Three players from Chaminade, three from St. Francis and two from Crespi rounded out the 27 player all-league list.

2019 All-Mission League Team

Most Valuable Player: , Crespi

First Team

Attack
, Loyola, Junior
, Harvard Westlake, Senior
, Loyola, Senior

Midfield
Logan Soelberg, Crespi, Senior
, Chaminade, Senior
, Harvard Westlake, Senior
, Loyola, Sophomore

Face-off
, Harvard Westlake, Sophomore

LSM
, Loyola, Sophomore

Defensive Middie
, Harvard Westlake, Senior

Defense
, Loyola, Senior
, Loyola, Junior
, Harvard Westlake, Senior

Goalie
, St. Francis, Junior

Second Team

Attack
Michael Lund, St. Francis, Sophomore
, Chaminade, Junior
, Crespi, Junior

Midfield
, Loyola, Junior
, Loyola, Senior
, Harvard Westlake, Sophomore

Face-off
, Loyola, Sophomore

LSM
, St. Francis, Freshman

Defensive Middie
, Loyola, Senior

Defense
, Loyola, Senior
, Chaminade, Junior
Evan LaTourette-Ghez, Harvard Westlake, Senior

Goalie
, Harvard Westlake, Senior

7 COMMENTS

  1. Taking nothing away from the boy… But an MVP should be a player on a team that has a winning record, or at least played top teams and won!? I have seen this done in football too, coaches making deals…

    • That’s one opinion on the definition of the award. But to be clear, you are taking something away from the player.

      Suggesting his coach cut a deal with other coaches to swing the vote to Soelberg also suggests there were other players more deserving who were aced out by some back-room deal. That’s a pretty bold stance.

      The coaches voted. Soelberg won, probably because at least four of the six league coaches felt he was the most deserving. Can’t it be that simple, without inventing conspiracy theories?

      • “MOST VALUABLE PLAYER” One would think the best player on the best team!!?? If you watched Crespi play this year, they were mediocre at best! the year before they were Awful!

        • Again, that’s your definition of MVP. There are plenty of others, including “the player who contributes the most to his or her team’s success.” If it means that much to you, complain to the Mission League coaches. But let’s not diminish players’ accomplishments or insult coaches’ integrity with petty semantical arguments.

          • Just having an adult conversation… I am not insulting coaches, nor am I diminishing players accomplishments! I am asking, Why?? We can disagree, Right? FYI, The Player who contributes the most for team success isn’t what an MVP is… The MVP is the best player in the league.

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