Fall sports name all-league teams

Back row: Luke McAuliffe, Leo Hurwitz, Charlie Wright, Elles Krieckhaus, Ori Aloush, Gus Von Metzsch, Yotam Kariv, Peter Krumins, Hayden Jahn, Finn Burke. Kneeling: Quincy Scherman, George Stein, Declan Linnane, Daniel Banin, Evan Dickason.

The West Alameda County Conference has named its all-league teams for Fall 2023. Piedmont athletes in a variety of sports were well represented.

Football, despite a roster of 16 or 17 players at most games, had 12 players named. Sam Shelby was named offensive player of the year for the West Alameda County Conference Shoreline Division and also got first team honors on both sides of the ball, as a wide receiver and a defensive back.

2023 West Alameda County Conference Shoreline Division League Champion Piedmont Highlanders celebrate post-game. (Photo by Steve Long)

Running back Tommy Ashton, quarterback Markos Lagios, tight end Cash Elmquist, and lineman Derek Schleuning also received first team offense honors. Lineman Jordan Alemania and linebacker Brandon Dicke joined Shelby on the first team defense.

Offensive linemen Adrian Kondakov and Liam Leahy and defensive back Miguel Long were on the second team. Lineman Nick King and wide receiver/linebacker Dash Waters Worthen were honorable mention.

Girls flag football had several players named to the inaugural all-WACC team. Defensive lineman Elizabeth Long made the first team and running back Miya Fujimoto and receiver Dorothy Nemeth were named to the second team. Center Maisy Richardson and defensive back Dahlia Osman each received honorable mention.

The flag football team celebrate Senior Night on Oct. 26, 2023.

In girls volleyball, outside hitter Sadie Town was named first team Foothill League. Setter Bauer Peterson and libero Izzy Grimmer earned second team honors. Molly Wagener and Maddy Hill were honorable mention.

Girls volleyball players celebrate Senior Night, 2023

Declan Linnane was named first team WACC in boys water polo. Finn Burke and George Stein were on the second team, while Daniel Banin and Quincy Scherman received honorable mention.

In girls water polo, Kat Melian and Anne Reardon were honorable mention all-WACC.

In girls tennis, Tetiana Kononova and Carolina Romanczuk earned first team all-Foothill Division singles honors. Emma Eisemon and Cecilia DeFazio took first team doubles. Kate Jumper and Arianna Kortum were named honorable mention.

In girls golf, Mei Assalian earned first team all-WACC honors. Mackenzie Seto-Nguyen was named honorable mention.

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