Francisco Lopez of San Gabriel Mission High School was named Coach of the Year for California High School Girls Private/Parochial Schools by United Soccer Coaches, a national association of soccer coaches.

Under the direction of Coach Cisco, San Gabriel Mission has won CIF-Southern Section championships in 2017 (Division 7) and 2018 (Division 6), a state regional championship (2018, Division 5) and the last three Horizon League titles.

A soccer coach for nearly 20 years, Lopez played and coached at Cathedral High School before coming to San Gabriel Mission.

“I'm genuinely humbled to be awarded such an honor by my coaching peers,” he said. “This award is a reflection of the hard work and dedication put in by the student athletes. They are the ones on the field, and as coaches, we get to sit back and watch the magic happen.”

LMU’s Reid named All-American

Loyola Marymount University’s Tess Reid was an honorable mention All-America selection for Division I women's volleyball by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team.

The junior setter from Kansas led the West Coast Conference averaging 12 assists per game (1,344 total), which ranked third in the nation. The Lions reached the NCAA Tournament’s second round in 2018.

Reid is the 10th Lion to be named to an AVCA All-America team. Others include former first-team selections Sarah Noriega (1997) and Sarah McFarland (1999).


Mike Nelson is the former editor of The Tidings (predecessor of Angelus News).

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