Carmel Valley Middle School soccer teams are Big 8 champs

Carmel Valley Middle School boys soccer team. Bottom row, L-R: Erik Gunnarson, Daniel Lee, Wyatt Eastlack, Cody Black, Ali Demiralp, Daniel Blacher, Rafa Shifren, Rish Jain, Liam Koeneke, Cade Eastlack. Top row: Brandon Teren, Justin Zhang, Ryan Cai, Brandon Kaleta, Mikey Marsal, Maxim Kraynov, Cameron Black, Hanson James, Wei Wei Ren, Brad Keel, Ben Burgener, Ishmael Uno, Coach Brandon Busch
Carmel Valley Middle School boys soccer team. Bottom row, L-R: Erik Gunnarson, Daniel Lee, Wyatt Eastlack, Cody Black, Ali Demiralp, Daniel Blacher, Rafa Shifren, Rish Jain, Liam Koeneke, Cade Eastlack. Top row: Brandon Teren, Justin Zhang, Ryan Cai, Brandon Kaleta, Mikey Marsal, Maxim Kraynov, Cameron Black, Hanson James, Wei Wei Ren, Brad Keel, Ben Burgener, Ishmael Uno, Coach Brandon Busch
Carmel Valley Middle School girls soccer team. Bottom row, L-R: Talia Nakata, Jillian Kaplan, Isabella Jou, Acacia Benton Vanlandingham, Jordan Rowell, Brynn Davidoff, Sydney Sanchez, Coach Jackie Busch. Top row: Chloe Stevenson, Paige Linden, Emily Greeser, Morgan Bertrand, Sophia Perri, Malia Douglas, Kristin Bitter, Alice Lee, Angelina Ludena. Not pictured: Emma Reeves
Carmel Valley Middle School girls soccer team. Bottom row, L-R: Talia Nakata, Jillian Kaplan, Isabella Jou, Acacia Benton Vanlandingham, Jordan Rowell, Brynn Davidoff, Sydney Sanchez, Coach Jackie Busch. Top row: Chloe Stevenson, Paige Linden, Emily Greeser, Morgan Bertrand, Sophia Perri, Malia Douglas, Kristin Bitter, Alice Lee, Angelina Ludena. Not pictured: Emma Reeves

The Carmel Valley Middle School boys and girls soccer teams finished their seasons with major championship wins.

The boys soccer team defeated Earl Warren Middle School to win the Big 8 Middle School league soccer championship. Goal keeper Liam Koeneke was the game MVP, stopping three penalty kicks after the game was tied 2-2 in regulation.

The CMVS girls team capped an undefeated league season with a 2-0 win in the championship game over Diegueno Middle School. This is the seventh league championship in a row for the CVMS girls team. The CVMS girls are coached by Jackie Busch and the boys are coached by Brandon Busch.

Teams in the Big Eight Middle School Sports Conference compete with local middle schools in and outside the district. About 1,200 student-athletes are being served from Earl Warren in Solana Beach, Diegueno and Oak Crest in Encinitas, Calavera Hills in Carlsbad, Martin Luther King, Jr. in Oceanside, and Carmel Valley (as charter members of the Big Eight). Congratulations, CVMS!


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