Thirteen members of the league, Los Angeles and Southern Section champion Loyola Cubs were named to the 2018 All-Mission League team this week, but it was junior midfielder Logan Soelberg of fourth-place Crespi Carmelite who earned Player of the Year honors.
Soelberg, who is committed to Maryland, was a second-team all-league selection last year. This year he, was one of two Celts named all-league. Senior Matt Salerno earned a second-team nod as a face-off middie.
Loyola had 13 players named to the 26-player All-Mission League team, including eight of the 13 first-team slots. Also notable is that eight of the 13 Loyola players honored are underclassmen, including the entire back line of the Cubs’ defense — junior goalie Will Parducci and close defenders Will Kupiec, a junior, and Shane McAusland, a sophomore, on the first team and close defender Colin Hawkins, a junior, on the second team.
Harvard Westlake, which finished second by virtue of two narrow victories over Chaminade, placed seven players on the all-league list, while third-place Chaminade had three players honored.
2018 All-Mission League Team
Player of the Year: Logan Soelberg, junior middie, Crespi First team Henry Hasenberg Attack Loyola Senior Kaiser Fry Attack Loyola Junior Paul Rodriguez Attack Harvard Westlake Senior Mac Griffin Midfield Chaminade Senior Speed Fry Midfield Loyola Junior Logan Soelberg Midfield Crespi Junior Aidan Hesse Face-off Loyola Senior Donovan Econn LSM Harvard Westlake Junior Robert Henderson DM/Specialty Loyola Senior Will Kupiec Defense Loyola Junior Simon Pompan Defense Harvard Westlake Senior Shane McAusland Defense Loyola Sophomore Will Parducci Goalie Loyola Junior Second Team Alex Horowitz Attack Loyola Sophomore Tommy Park Attack Harvard Westlake Senior Nico Rabushka Attack Chaminade Sophomore Wes Priestly Midfield Loyola Senior Owen Gaffney Midfield Loyola Freshman Asher Early Midfield Harvard Westlake Junior Matt Salerno Face-off Crespi Senior Pat Casani LSM Loyola Senior Sultan Daniels DM/Specialty Harvard Westlake Junior Jake Cloutier Defense Chaminade Sophomore Colin Hawkins Defense Loyola Junior Lex Torrington Defense Harvard Westlake Senior David Baker Goalie St. Francis Sophomore