GLENDALE — Most athletes might be satisfied being bestowed with all-league honors. Anything more might be considered a windfall.
For six local boys' soccer players, their presence on the field proved to be a bonus and their bodies of work were recognized.
After reaching the quarterfinals in their respective divisions, three St. Francis High and three Crescenta Valley players received All-CIF recognition after the CIF office unveiled its seven division lists Tuesday afternoon.
Mark Verso, Eric Verso and Jake LaPorte of St. Francis were named to the Division I team after helping St. Francis finish second in the Mission League, while Crescenta Valley's Pavle Atanackovic, Alex Berger and Salar Hajimirsadeghi received recognition in Division IV after playing key roles in the Falcons winning their second Pacific League championship in a row.
The Versos were named to the first team and LaPorte was placed on the third team. Atanackovic earned a spot on the first team, while Berger and Hajimirsadeghi were selected to the second and third team, respectively.