Defense carried the Flintridge Prep girls' soccer team to a third straight Prep League title and also carried quite a bit of weight in the all-league voting, as well.
Goalkeeper Casey Cousineau and holding midfielder Abby Letts shared the league's defensive most valuable player honor, topping a list that also included three additional members of the Rebels' backline.
"I think we are all very strong personalities and we're all dominant in various aspects," said Cousineau, who helped the Rebels finish 9-1 in league. "But I think the key to our defense was communication and being able to get along on the field, but most importantly get along off the field."
Cousineau posted more shutouts (12) than goals allowed (11) this season and tallied 100 saves while playing every minute of the team's 15-2-2 season in goal.
"It's an honor to be selected," Cousineau said, "but it's also an honor to get to know that people actually see you play and that they actually remember you for something."