Corona del Mar High senior quarterback Cayman Carter is the Daily Pilot Dream Team Player of the Year.

Corona del Mar High senior quarterback Cayman Carter is the Daily Pilot Dream Team Player of the Year. (Kevin Chang | Daily Pilot / December 27, 2012)

The senior cornerback could've made the Dream Team as a receiver, but he made a bigger impact on defense for Newport Harbor. Gyulay, a first-team All-Sunset League pick, almost led the Sailors to the semifinals of the CIF Southern Section Southwest Division playoffs with his stellar play. In the quarterfinals against Villa Park, he knocked down a two-point conversion-pass attempt and caught an 80-yard touchdown pass. He finished with 34 tackles, one interception and one sack. Gyulay is a two-time Dream Team selection.

RYAN GRIFFIN

DB/Corona del Mar

The senior cornerback used his 6-foot-4 frame to his and CdM's advantage while covering smaller receivers. Griffin moved well for his size and he made 58 tackles and intercepted four passes. He was part of four shutouts the Sea Kings turned in during a 10-game winning streak, the longest in a season in CdM's history. During CdM's CIF Southern Section Southern Division title run, he intercepted a pass and recovered a fumble. Griffin earned first-team All-Pacific Coast League honors.

DEREK KULA

DB/Newport Harbor

The senior strong safety overcame an offseason knee surgery and played at a high level for Newport Harbor after the first couple of games. Kula also lined up as a linebacker for the Sailors, who used him all over the field because of his tackling ability. He finished with 99 tackles, two for losses, one sack, six hurries and one forced fumble. His brother, Brandon, made the Dream Team four years ago. Kula earned first-team All-Sunset League honors.

DEIONTE HAYWOOD

DB/Estancia

The senior strong safety rarely left the field for Estancia, only missing one game after he injured his ankle while playing running back during a nonleague game. Haywood returned in time for the Battle for the Bell rivalry game, which the Eagles won for the third straight year against Costa Mesa. Haywood was a bruising hitter, finishing with 75 tackles, one sack, one interception, three fumble recoveries and one forced fumble. He earned first-team All-Orange Coast League honors.

GRIFF AMIES

K/Corona del Mar

The senior kicker gave CdM another offensive weapon with his left foot. Amies converted 22 of 30 field-goal attempts, tying the state single-season record for field goals made by Chris Sailer of Notre Dame Sherman Oaks in 1994. Amies made a school-record 52-yard field goal against Western and nine of his field goals were from at least 40 yards out. He converted 45 extra-point kicks and recorded 26 touchbacks. He earned first-team All-Orange County honors and the Pacific Coast League Kicker of the Year award.

LUKE NAPOLITANO

P/Corona del Mar

The junior punter always seemed to put CdM's defense in great position by pinning the opposition deep in its own end. Napolitano averaged 41.2 yards per punt and he placed 13 punts inside the opponent's 20-yard line. He recorded two 60-yard punts, one in the Battle of the Bay rivalry game and one in a Pacific Coast League game, and a 59-yarder in the quarterfinals of the CIF Southern Section Southern Division playoffs. He earned second-team All-Pacific Coast League honors.

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