La Jolla’s high schools place 23 athletes and coaches on fall sports All-CIF list

La Jolla's Kiefer Black and Bishop's Chase Landa both were named to the All-CIF first team in boys water polo for this fall.
La Jolla’s Kiefer Black (left) and Bishop’s Chase Landa go head to head in the CIF San Diego Section Open Division boys water polo championship game Nov. 12. Both were named to their sport’s All-CIF first team for this fall, and Landa was chosen Player of the Year.
(Nicola Bugelli)

La Jolla is well-represented in this year’s fall sports All-CIF teams in the San Diego Section, with 23 players and coaches making the list and two athletes earning the top CIF honors in their sports.

Here are the fall All-CIF honorees from high schools in La Jolla:

Boys water polo

Coaches vote

Player of the Year: Chase Landa, The Bishop’s School

The senior driver capped his season by scoring two goals in Bishop’s 11-10 win over La Jolla High School in the San Diego Section Open Division championship game Nov. 12. The Knights, who were Western League champs, lost to Santa Ana’s Mater Dei in the Southern California Regionals.

First team:

• Chase Landa, Bishop’s, senior

• Oliver Price, Bishop’s, senior

• Lukas Peabody, Bishop’s, junior

• Alex Zarcu, Bishop’s, senior

• Justin Stone, Bishop’s,junior

Kiefer Black, La Jolla, senior

• Finn Bugelli, La Jolla, senior

• West Gartland, La Jolla, junior

Second team:

• Charlie Martin, Bishop’s, sophomore

• Alex Goldman, Bishop’s, senior

• Jax Espinosa, La Jolla, senior

Coaches of the Year: Doug Peabody and Ian Davidson, Bishop’s

Girls golf

Based on finish in CIF championships

First team:

Grace Sun, Bishop’s, senior

• Cooper Gilmore, La Jolla, freshman

Field hockey

Coaches vote

First team:

• Sienna Gustafson, La Jolla, junior

Second team:

• Lily Gover, Bishop’s, junior

• Erika Pfister, Bishop’s, senior

• Olivia Austin, La Jolla, senior

Girls volleyball

Coaches vote

First team:

• Sydney Bold, Bishop’s, senior

Second team:

• Nalani Muniz, Bishop’s, junior

Girls cross country

La Jolla High School freshman Chiara Dailey was named girls cross country CIF San Diego Runner of the Year.
(Jackie Fisk)

Runner of the Year: Chiara Dailey, La Jolla

The freshman got the sport’s attention by finishing second overall at the Woodbridge Invitational and winning the Mount SAC (Mount San Antonio College) and Ravens Fleet Feet cross country invitationals. She finished her year winning the San Diego Section Division V championship and placing second in Division V at the state meet in Fresno. She also earned third-team All-American honors by finishing 14th in the Champs National Cross Country Championships.

First team:

• Chiara Dailey, La Jolla, freshman

Second team:

• Kirra Fisk, La Jolla, freshman

Based on top 10 finishes across all divisions at CIF championships

— La Jolla Light staff contributed to this report.