Samuelson earns top CIF honor
Edison senior Bonnie Samuelson has been named the Player of the Year for the All-CIF Girls' Basketball Division 1A team. Samuelson is one of six local players to earn All-CIF status. She is joined on the team by sister, Karlie, a sophomore guard, and another Edison teammate, senior guard Christina Marquette. Edison's Dan Wiley was named the division's Coach of the Year. Edison defeated Troy in the division championship game earlier this month at Anaheim Arena.
Also gaining Southern Section honors were Huntington Beach junior guard Kelsey Minato, who made the girls' Division 2AA team, and Ocean View senior guard Billy Keller and Edison senior guard Dylan Garrity, who both were named to the boys' Division 2AA team.
Bonnie Samuelson, who will play next year at Stanford, is in Chicago this week for the 2011 McDonald's All-American Game. She played for the West, which took on the East team Wednesday at United Center. Samuelson was one of four Orange County players on the West squad, along with Justin Hartman of Brea Olinda and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Alexyz Vaioletama of Mater Dei.