GLENDALE — Pavle Atanackovic was shocked when he earned All-Pacific League honors after serving as place kicker for the Crescenta Valley High football team.
As a member of the school's boys' soccer team, there weren't any similar surprises after he finished this season with a team-high 33 goals to help lead the Falcons to their second league championship in a row and a trip to the CIF Southern Section Division III quarterfinals for the first time in the program's history.
For his on-the-field contributions, Atanackovic was named the league's most valuable player, as voted on by the league's eight coaches.
"That was cool to get it in football, but I'm more proud of this," said Atanackovic, a junior forward. "I play football for fun, but soccer is my main sport.