Sisters named district’s most valuable players


Daniel Ornelas

Sisters Emma (left) and Tessa O’Neill were named District 1-5A defensive MVP and MVP respectively after leading the Tigers to a district and bi-district championship.

Edith Prieto and Deborah Sosa

Being named most valuable player is a distinction usually held by seasoned athletes, but Tessa O’Neill changed that after earning District 1-5A MVP honors as a freshman.

Additionally, Tessa was able to share the excitement with her sister Emma O’Neill who was named defensive MVP.

“I think my sister deserved it and  she really helped me with getting MVP because she kind of pulled me along,” Tessa O’Neill said.

Tessa led the team with 33 goals and 36 assists and added how she feels to be recognized as a district MVP as a freshman.

“I wish to keep doing good and learn as much as possible,” Tessa said. “I think it is a big recognition because not many freshmen get MVP.”

Tessa heads into the off season as one of the city’s best players on a team that will return 14 of 17 members.

Emma added how she feels about being officially named the district defensive MVP.   

“It feels good knowing that we both work so hard and train a lot that we accomplished this together, it’s something that feels good,” Emma said.

The sisters sharing the distinction was made possible by an impressive regular season in which they helped the Tigers to 20 wins and 3 losses including a district championship, the first since 2018.

“They are well deserving of the awards, they’ve put in the work all season,” head coach Peter Fargo said. “But they don’t get recognition like this without team success.”

Coach Fargo also said that the MVP awards are “indicators of a good team,” and hopes the players still improve upon it next season, adding the goal is to repeat as district champions.

“The exciting part about our all-district recipients is the range in age. We have four freshmen selected, one sophomore, four juniors and one senior. Our entire backline and goalkeeper got recognized, all will be back next year.”



The 2021-22 girls varsity soccer team finished the season as district and bi-district champions. Several players earned all city and all district honors.












Multiple players earn all city and district honors


1st team – Tessa O’Neill

2nd team – Emma O’Neill

2nd team – Ela Aldrete

Honorable Mention – Caia Marcee

All -District 1-5A

MVP Tessa O’Neill

Defensive MVP Emma O’Neill

1st team – Ela Aldrete

1st team – Caia Marcee

1st team – Ariana Alvidrez

1st team – Lauren Varela

2nd team – Alyssa Zubia

2nd team – Ashlee Rosales

2nd team – Sophia Lopez

2nd team – Genesis Falcon