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Sacred Heart's mainstay caretaker, Breeana Koemans, delivered

Breeana Koemans once again proved she could handle all chores handed to her while playing for talented squad.

August 17, 2012|By Charles Rich,
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The top-10 female high school athletes from the 2011-12 season were voted on by the Glendale News-Press sports department. These are selections 2-10. See the Aug. 22 edition for the Female Athlete of the Year.

2 Breeana Koemans, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer, senior — Koemans, who will attend Northeastern, played 21 games for the Tologs and recorded a team-high 15 goals and 12 assists for 42 points. The All-Area Girls' Soccer Player of the Year was named the Mission League's co-Most Valuable Player.

A talented forward who helped Sacred Heart win the CIF Southern Section Division I championship in 2011, Koemans finished her decorated career with the Tologs with 155 points, second most behind Jessica Reyes (195). She finished tied for first in career games played (95) and games started (94) for the Tologs.

She earned a spot on the All-CIF Division I first team this season to cap her amazing career.


"Breeana had arguably the greatest four-year high school career of any local high school player — male or female," Flintridge Sacred Heart co-Coach Frank Pace said. "She has won or shared in virtually every individual award and team championship there is in leading us to national prominence."

3 Jocelyn Chia, Crescenta Valley High golf, sophomore — After turning in an outstanding freshman campaign, Chia, the two-time All-Area Girls' Golfer of the Year, proved she could elevate her game even more. Chia won her first Pacific League individual championship, shooting a league average of 37.6, and helped the Falcons finish second in league and sixth at the CIF Southern Section Central Team Divisional.

Chia made her second appearance in a row in the CIF Individual Final and Women's Southern California Golf Assn. Qualifying Tournament.

"Last year, she came in with the reputation of being a good player and she easily proved that," Crescenta Valley Coach Lee Pope said. "This year, you could see right at the start that she improved playing in junior tournaments and she was going to be able to knock off a couple of strokes off her game, which she did."

4 Hannah Cookson, Crescenta Valley High softball, sophomore — Cookson provided the Falcons with plenty of offensive punch and a trip to the postseason.

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