2002 All-State Baseball & Softball

Here's the place to go for you to check back on all those that we honored in baseball and softball from the 2002 season. Includes Mr. Baseball and Ms. Softball State Players of the Year and all eight all-state teams.

DELMON IS DA MAN,

GETS MR. BASEBALL HONOR

If you go by the scuttlebutt of major league scouts, they say the greatest pro prospects of the last 20 years have been Ken Griffey Jr. and Alex Rodriguez. California's Delmon Young may be joining them.

Young, the junior outfielder-pitcher-slugger from Camarillo High, led his team to a 30-4 record during the 2002 campaign. It all ended at Edison International Field when the Scorpions won the CIF Southern Section Div. I championship. For all he did in that championship season, Young has been named the 2002 Mr. Baseball State Player of the Year by Cal-Hi Sports (calhisports.com).

The last junior to be picked State Player of the Year turned out to be a two-time winner and a pretty good major leaguer. It was Eric Chavez from Mt. Carmel of San Diego for 1995. He's now enjoying an all-star calibre season for the Oakland Athletics. Before Chavez, you have to go back until just after the turn of the century for any other juniors on the all-time state players of the year list. That list, which extends back to 1899 in the Cal-Hi Sports Record Book & Almanac, includes some of the greatest players in the history of the game, such as Rickey Henderson, Don Drysdale, Frank Robinson, Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio.

Another on the all-time players of the year list, of course, is Delmon's older brother, Dmitri. He was chosen for the 1991 season when he starred at Rio Mesa of Oxnard. Dmitri now plays for the Detroit Tigers. Dmitri and Delmon have become the first brothers to be named state player of the year in baseball.

Young ended the season with 65 hits in 120 at-bats for a .542 average. He had 17 homers, 56 RBI and 55 runs scored. His hit total ranks No. 3 on the all-time state list and is No. 2 for the CIF Southern Section. His runs total ranks in a tie for fifth on the state list and in a tie for second in the section. For home runs, Young missed the section record by just three, primarily because he had few pitches to hit after about the midpoint of the season.

But Young did more than just hit. He has a cannon for an arm, and in the CIF Southern Section Div. I semifinals he threw a four-hitter of 6 1/3 innings against Long Beach Poly. Young's final pitching stats showed him with a 5-1 record and a 1.67 ERA. He also had three saves and struck out 51 batters in 46 innings.

HOLLOWELL EARNS

MS. SOFTBALL HONOR

When you don't hit, you better put up some incredible numbers as a pitcher to beat out those who do both. Fairfield High's Alicia Hollowell did just that, so she's been named the 2002 Cal-Hi Sports Ms. Softball State Player of the Year.

Hollowell also could have been picked for the previous two seasons, but was edged by Jaime Southern of Clovis and Marissa Marzan of Fresno Bullard. This year, the cumulative effect of those two seasons plus her freshman season and her senior season proved to be enough.

It's also not as if Hollowell is being honored simply for season and career high school statistics. She was widely regarded as the top college pitching prospect nationally last summer and in the fall signed a letter of intent with national power Arizona.

Despite being surrounded by a team at Fairfield that was not a talented as the previous three, Hollowell finished the 2002 season with a 29-9 record in the circle. She struck out a state-best 559 batters (compared to just 19 walks), had a 0.13 ERA and totaled three perfect games, 11 no-hitters and eight one-hitters. Seven of her nine losses came by 1-0 scores and one of her no-hitters was a 1-0 loss.

In the national record book, Hollowell will go down with five new all-time bests: most strikeouts in a game (61, vs. Woodland last year); most strikeouts in a season (641, in 2000); consecutive strikeouts (32, over three games in 2000-01); career strikeouts (2,328); and career shutouts (111). The previous career strikeout total was 1,999 by LaTonya Coats of Bangor, Mich., a mark Hollowell took care of early in her senior season.

In the state record book, which is produced by Cal-Hi Sports, Hollowell will go down with 10 new state records. In addition to those above, she also had most pitching wins in a season (35, twice); most shutouts in a season (30, in 2000); most wins in a career (131) and most no-hitters (43). She also had 14 career perfect games and a career ERA of 0.08. And guess how many she walked compared to all those that whiffed? Try just 51.

STATE COACHES OF THE YEAR:

BASEBALL & SOFTBALL

Currie Carried the Charge It's not easy winning a CIF Central Coast Section Division I baseball championship, especially if your school is public and you routinely have to go up against private school juggernauts from the West Catholic Athletic League.

But Wilcox of Santa Clara proved this year that a public school program can rival the best of the WCAL. The Chargers took it one step further. They won the CCS Div. I title with victories over WCAL powers Mitty of San Jose and Serra of San Mateo in the semis and finals and finished with a 34-3 record.

For doing that, and for building one of the top programs in Northern California over the past eight seasons, Wilcox head coach David Currie has been named the 2002 State Coach of the Year by Cal-Hi Sports (calhisports.com).

This is not the first honor of the year for Currie. He was recently presented with a CCS Spring Sports Honor Award by other coaches in the section and was chosen CCS Coach of the Year by the San Jose Mercury-News.

"Dave has those qualities of character that we all want and respect not only in a coach but also as a human being," said Wilcox principal Clifford Harris in a April press release. "Dave is truly a professional, working and communicating effectively with athletes, parents and colleagues."

Currie's 2002 team was No. 4 in the final Cal-Hi Sports state rankings and could be in the top 10 of the final Student Sports FAB 50 national rankings.

Since 1994, Currie has led Wilcox to eight straight league titles and from 1994 to 1998 also doubled as one of the school's assistant football coaches. Currie also is active in numerous coaching organizations, including the American Baseball Coaches Association since 1993.

Also chosen for top statewide baseball coaching honors:

Medium Schools: Vince Dell'Aquila (Miramonte, Orinda) -- A former minor leaguer in the Texas Rangers' and Los Angeles Dodgers' farm systems, Dell'Aquila guided the Matadors to their second CIF North Coast Section East Bay 2A title in the last four years. Miramonte captured its championship with a 2-1 win over Northgate of Walnut Creek. Dell'Aquila's club also had a 23-4 record and was No. 7 in the final Div. III state rankings. He also has served as an assistant football coach at the school and finished his fifth season as head baseball coach.

Small Schools: Brady Shamp (St. Bernard, Eureka)-- One year after leading the Crusaders to a mythical Div. V state championship, Shamp had his team on a roll at the end of the season once again. This year's squad had six losses so another No. 1 ranking wasn't possible but St. Bernard won another CIF North Coast Section Class A title even though most of the schools it plays have Div. IV enrollments. Shamp completed his third season as head coach.

Another ‘nice gift' for

Mira Mesa's Griffith

When the Mira Mesa High softball team of San Diego was No. 1 in the final state rankings, it was described as "a nice retirement gift" to head coach Brad Griffith by the San Diego Union-Tribune. Well, here's another one.

Griffth, who just completed a 35-year teaching career, has been picked as the 2002 State Coach of the Year for softball by Cal-Hi Sports (calhisports.com).

Mira Mesa (35-1) won its second straight CIF San Diego Section Div. II title under Griffith's guidance and was No. 1 in the final overall state rankings. The Marauders also were No. 2 in the final national FAB 50 spring rankings that were released on Tuesday by Student Sports. In addition to the section crown, Mira Mesa also won the Fred Davison Memorial tourney in Las Vegas by edging Brookside Christian of Stockton in the final. That turned out to be the only loss of the season for Brookside Christian.

Griffith has only become more well known for softball coaching in recent years. He also was a longtime football coach at Mira Mesa and his last hurrah was coaching current Stanford standout Teyo Johnson and Amon Gordon in 1999.

While Griffith won't be in the classroom the next school year, he said after this year's section final that he will be back on the softball field. And why not? Mira Mesa returns almost all of its players from this year's roster and will be a contender to be No. 1 in the nation.

Also chosen for top statewide softball coaching honors:

Medium Schools: Michele Biglow (Freedom, Oakley) -- This school is only four years old and already holds two CIF North Coast Section titles. The latest, which came on Memorial Day weekend, was tougher than the first since it was in the highest classification. Biglow was not the head coach of the first section title team -- Chris Noll was -- but along with top assistant Avelina Nielson she's built on that success over the last two seasons and has the Falcons dreaming of being one of the elite programs in Northern California.

Small Schools: Mike Greer (Biggs) -- Greer took a young team with only one senior and led them past favored East Nicolaus for a CIF Northern Section Div. V championship. In his three seasons, Greer has directed Biggs to a 40-4 record vs. Div. V schools, including 30-1 over the past two years. This year's squad finished 19-3 overall, but all three losses were schools with CIF Div. II enrollments.

2002 ALL-STATE

BASEBALL TEAM

(Selected by Cal-Hi Sports; all classes; all divisions; 30-player limit; mp=multi-purpose)

C -- Mike Pierce (Clovis) Sr.

P -- Jesse English (Rancho Buena Vista, Vista) Sr.

P -- Chris Gruler (Liberty, Brentwood) Sr.

P -- Cole Hamels (Rancho Bernardo, San Diego) Sr.

P -- Ian Kennedy (La Quinta, Westminster) Jr.

P -- Greg Miller (Esperanza, Anaheim) Sr.

P -- Daniel Miltenberger (Laguna Hills) Sr.

P -- Adam Simon (Bishop Amat, La Puente) Sr.

P -- Travis Sutton (Camarillo) Sr.

INF -- Jake Blalock (Rancho Bernardo, San Diego) Sr.

INF -- Kiel Fisher (Poly, Riverside) Sr.

INF -- James Guerrero (Fontana) Sr.

INF -- Cody Haerther (Chaminade, West Hills) Sr.

INF -- Gary Johnson (Del Campo, Fair Oaks) Sr.

INF -- Mike Lange (Bishop Amat, La Puente) Sr.

INF -- Scott Moore (Cypress) Sr.

INF -- Jarrad Page (San Leandro) Sr.

INF -- Sergio Santos (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) Sr.

OF -- Brad Croxton (Redlands) Sr.

OF -- James McDonald (Poly, Long Beach) Sr.

OF -- Shawn Scobee (Rio Linda) Sr.

OF -- Chris Walston (El Capitan, Lakeside) Sr.

OF -- Delmon Young (Camarillo) Jr.

MP -- Matt Bush (Mission Bay, San Diego) Soph.

MP -- Adam Elliott (Clayton Valley, Concord) Sr.

MP -- Caleb Maher (Ceres) Sr.

MP -- Adam Moreno (Fresno) Sr.

MP -- JoJo Reyes (Arlington, Riverside) Jr.

MP -- Daniel Romero (Wilcox, Santa Clara) Sr.

MP -- Garett White (Centennial, Bakersfield) Sr.

ALL-STATE MEDIUM SCHOOLS

(Div. III state rankings; seniors unless noted)

C -- Baron Frost (St. Augustine, San Diego) Sr.; C -- Sergio Pedroza (Northview, Covina) Sr.; C -- Kent Sakamoto (East Bakersfield) Sr.; C -- Brock Ungricht (Mission Bay, San Diego) Jr.; P -- Travis Bearden (Santa Cruz) Sr.; P -- Garrett Fall (Rio Linda) Sr.; P -- Stephan Kahn (Servite, Anaheim) Sr.; P -- Ian Kennedy (La Quinta, Westminster) Jr.; P -- Greg Reynolds (Terra Nova, Pacifica) Jr.; P -- Haley Winter (Miramonte, Orinda) Sr.; INF -- Kyle Bonvechio (Prospect, Saratoga) Jr.; INF -- Ryan Broderick (Palm Desert) Sr.; INF -- Adam Carr (San Lorenzo Valley, Felton) Sr.; INF -- Cody Haerther (Chaminade, West Hills) Sr.; INF -- Daniel Jagd (Yosemite, Oakhurst) Sr.; INF -- Josh Satin (Harvard-Westlake, N. Hollywood) Jr.; INF -- Ian Stewart (La Quinta, Westminster) Jr.; INF -- Neil Walton (Santa Cruz) Sr.; OF -- Matt Berezay (Sierra, Manteca) Sr.; OF -- Daniel Mercurio (Monterey) Sr.; OF -- Mitch Rudnick (Union Mine) Sr.; OF -- Shawn Scobee (Rio Linda) Sr.; OF -- Jimmy Waninger (Fullerton) Sr.; OF -- Josh Womack (Crawford, San Diego) Sr.; MP -- Matt Bush (Mission Bay, San Diego) Soph.; MP -- T.J. Christianson (Vanden, Travis AFB) Sr.; MP -- Jeff Easley (Yosemite, Oakhurst) Sr.; MP -- Derik Eastom (Tehachapi) Sr.; MP -- Toph Grenfall (Rim of the World, Lake Arrowhead) Sr.; MP -- Bobby Paschal (Chaminade, West Hills) Sr.

ALL-STATE SMALL SCHOOLS

(Div. V & Div. IV state rankings; seniors unless noted)

C -- Blake Nelson (Oak Park, Agoura Hills) Sr.; C -- Tom Sorti (Christian Brothers, Sacramento) Sr.; C -- Trey Ursich (Mary Star, San Pedro) Jr.; P -- Justin Aspegren (Justin-Siena, Napa) Sr.; P -- Mel Cuckovich (Christian Brothers, Sacramento) Sr.; P -- Matt Duryea (St. Bernard, Eureka) Jr.; P -- Cheyne Hann (Valley Christian, San Jose) Jr.; P -- Scott Scharlach (Poly, Pasadena) Sr.; P -- Jonathon Young (Amador, Sutter Creek) Sr.; DH -- Trevor Howell (Pacific Grove) Sr.; DH -- Casey Keating (S.J. Memorial, Fresno) Sr.; INF -- Leonard Davis (Dos Palos) Sr.; INF -- Aaron Heether (Ripon) Sr.; INF -- Dustin Kelly (St. Joseph, Santa Maria) Sr.; INF -- Zach Lampella (Etna) Sr.; INF -- Brandon Mascorro (St. Bonaventure, Ventura) Sr.; INF -- Scott Moore (Lutheran, La Verne) Jr.; INF -- Dustin Realini (Valley Christian, San Jose) Sr.; INF -- Jimmy Salas (St. Paul, Santa Fe Springs) Sr.; INF -- Ray Silva (Kelseyville) Sr.; OF -- R.J. Blackwell (Grace Brethren, Simi Valley) Sr.; OF -- Todd Gray (Denair) Sr.; OF -- Carlos Ibarra (Marian Catholic, San Diego) Jr.; OF -- Luis Jarado (Chowchilla) Sr.; MP -- Richard Gonzalez (Winters) Sr.; MP -- Kyle Kupiec (Immanuel, Reedley) Sr.; MP -- Andreas Madsen (Carmel) Sr.; MP -- Adam Schlecht (Central Catholic, Modesto) Sr.; MP -- Brian Schroeder (Christian, El Cajon) Jr.; MP -- Matt Verdegaal (Central Valley Christian, Visalia) Sr.

ALL-STATE UNDERCLASS

(all juniors unless noted; regardless of division)

C -- Zac Haines (Rio Mesa, Oxnard); C -- Chris Huston (Centennial, Bakersfield); C -- Brock Ungricht (Mission Bay, San Diego); P -- Eddie Gamboa (Merced); P -- Ian Kennedy (La Quinta, Westminster); P -- Brandon Villalobos (Glendora); P -- Jason Wanamaker (Lakewood); P -- Zach Zinicola (Arlington, Riverside); DH -- Travis Denker (Brea-Olinda, Brea); INF -- Cody Cipriano (Westlake, Westlake Village); INF -- Jason Donald (Buchanan, Clovis); INF -- Josh Lansford (St. Francis, Mountain View); INF -- Dustin Richards (Arroyo Grande); INF -- Ian Stewart (La Quinta, Westminster); INF -- Chris Valaika (Hart, Newhall); OF -- Jason Corder (Capistrano Valley, Mission Viejo) Soph.; OF -- Mitch Einertson (Rancho Buena Vista, Vista) Soph.; OF -- Chris Errecart (Lincoln, Stockton); OF -- Daniel Perales (Mater Dei, Santa Ana); OF -- Robert Perry (Mitty, San Jose); OF -- Bill Rhinehart (Casa Roble, Orangevale); OF -- Clifton Smith (Edison, Fresno); OF -- Delmon Young (Camarillo); MP -- Andy Beal (Peninsula, R.H. Estates) Soph.; MP -- Matt Bush (Mission Bay, San Diego) Soph.; MP -- Chuck Lofgren (Serra, San Mateo) Soph.; MP -- John Peabody (Rancho Bernardo, San Diego); MP -- Matt Pulley (Woodland); MP -- JoJo Reyes (Arlington, Riverside); MP -- Darrell Sales (Wilcox, Santa Clara).

State Players of the Year

Large Schools: Delmon Young (Camarillo)

See writeup on previous page.

Medium Schools: Ian Kennedy (La Quinta, Westminster)

La Quinta's ace compiled a 13-1 record with a 0.38 ERA. The junior also was one of the team's top hitters with seven homers and batting average that hovered around the .400 mark for most of the season. Kennedy was pretty much the consensus pick as Player of the Year in Orange County.

Small Schools: Dustin Realini (Valley Christian, San Jose)

Standout headed to Washington State emerged as one of the top players in Northern California by batting .524 with 14 homers and 56 RBI. Named MVP of the primarily large-school Mt. Hamilton League, Realini led Valley Christian to the top Div. IV state ranking.

Seniors: Adam Simon (Bishop Amat, La Puente)

With Delmon Young being a junior, this is one of those years in which a separate senior player of the year is determined. Simon, a UCLA recruit, led the Lancers to their second straight No. 1 finish in the state rankings. He went 13-0 on the mound with a 1.36 ERA and 104 strikeouts in 77 innings. Simon also was Amat's leading hitter for average at .530 with 25 RBI.

Juniors: Delmon Young (Camarillo)

See writeup on previous page.

Sophomores: Matt Bush (Mission Bay, San Diego)

California has a tremendous sophomore class and Bush got the nod primarily because he was chosen player of the year in San Diego County over some pretty stout seniors. Bush broke Mission Bay's school record for hits with 56 and also had five homers, 35 RBI and 18 steals. His batting average was a robust .452 and he led the section in runs scored with 50. As a pitcher, Bush was equally strong with a 12-1 record to go with a 0.89 ERA plus 93 strikeouts in 77 innings.

Freshmen: Trevor Bell (Crescenta Valley, La Crescenta)

When you're first team All-Southern Section Div. I as a freshman, you have to be good. Bell was one of the top two pitchers and one of the top two hitters on a team that was state-ranked for most of the season.

2002 ALL-STATE

SOFTBALL TEAM

(Selected by Cal-Hi Sports; all classes; all divisions; 30-player limit; mp=multi-purpose)

C -- Elizabeth Peterson (Poly, Riverside) Sr.

C -- Haley Woods (Burlingame) Sr.

P -- Heather Booth (M.L. King, Riverside) Sr.

P -- Mandy Brown (Poway) Sr.

P -- Nikki Cinque (Sheldon, Sacramento) Sr.

P -- Alicia Hollowell (Fairfield) Sr.

P -- Erin Sigala (Notre Dame, Salinas) Sr.

P -- Summer Tobias (Chaparral, Temecula) Sr.

P -- Michelle Turner (Kennedy, La Palma) Sr.

INF -- Sarina Aguilar (Buchanan, Clovis) Sr.

INF -- Alex Belardinelli (Clovis) Sr.

INF -- Beth Boscovich (Camarillo) Sr.

INF -- Christina Clark (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) Sr.

INF -- Andrea Duran (Selma) Sr.

INF -- Vanessa Iapala (Bonita Vista, Chula Vista) Sr.

INF -- Meagan Ruthrauff (La Serna, Whittier) Sr.

INF -- Stephanie Salazar (Bullard, Fresno) Sr.

INF -- Dena Tyson (Corona) Sr.

INF -- Ashley Van Boxmeer (El Modena, Tustin) Sr.

OF -- Autumn Champion (Foothill, Tustin) Sr.

OF -- Chelsea Green (Golden West, Visalia) Sr.

OF -- Dominique Lastrapes (Laguna Hills) Sr.

OF -- Caitlin Lowe (Foothill, Tustin) Jr.

MP -- Lisa Dodd (Mira Mesa, San Diego) Jr.

MP -- Jamee Juarez (Wilson, Hacienda Heights) Jr.

MP -- Megan Oliveri (Freedom, Oakley) Jr.

MP -- Alicia Owen (Loara, Anaheim) Sr.

MP -- Jennifer Reynolds (Clovis) Soph.

MP -- Jackie Rogers (Etiwanda, Rancho Cucamonga) Jr.

MP -- Emily Turner (Bonita Vista, Chula Vista) Jr.

ALL-STATE MEDIUM SCHOOLS

(Div. III state rankings; seniors unless noted)

C -- Ashley Miller (Taft); C -- Haley Woods (Burlingame); P -- Janelle Allen (Del Oro, Loomis) Jr.; P -- Krystal Kehr (Petaluma); P -- Becky McCullough (Campolindo, Moraga) Soph.; P -- Anjelica Selden (Vanden, Travis AFB) Soph.; P -- Nina Van Alfen (Atascadero); P -- Brittany Weil (Pacfica, Garden Grove) Fr.; INF -- Andrea Duran (Selma); INF -- Jordanna Freemer (Freedom, Oakley) Jr.; INF -- Virginia Fritsch (Los Gatos) Jr.; INF -- Mallorie Lenn (Pacifica, Garden Grove); INF -- Chelsea Lundberg (Roseville) Jr.; INF -- Jennifer Orpitelli (Pacifica, Garden Grove); INF -- Rebecca Ramos (Atascadero); INF -- Kaitlin Reiss (Alemany, Mission Hills); INF -- Jamila Taylor (Hanford West, Hanford); INF -- Carly Weinstein (Calabasas); OF -- Kristen Carranza (Burlingame) Soph.; OF -- Tracy Hamm (Campolindo, Moraga); OF -- Veros Miranda (Lompoc); OF -- Holly Reed (Rio Linda); OF -- Breanne Sonneman (Sierra, Tollhouse) Soph.; MP -- Heather Davis (Taft) Jr.; MP -- Elena Ferrero (Harvard Westlake, North Hollywood); MP -- Kelly Kalish (La Canada); MP -- Shannon Linerud (Presentation, San Jose); MP -- Megan Oliveri (Freedom, Oakley); MP -- Kala Risse (Rio Linda) Jr.; MP -- Cassie Vanover (Half Moon Bay).

ALL-STATE SMALL SCHOOLS

(Div. V & Div. IV state rankings; seniors unless noted)

C -- Valerie Alston (Linfield, Temecula); C -- Shawna Paxton (Valley Christian, San Jose); P -- Richelle Billescas (El Segundo) Jr.; P -- Ashlee Freeman (Oaks Christian, Westlake Village) Jr.; P -- Melissa Gomez (Western Christian, Covina) Fr.; P -- Carly Harmon (Brookside Christian, Stockton); P -- Melissa Johnson (Oak Park, Agoura Hills); P -- Kristen Neil (Valley Christian, San Jose); P -- Emily Nelson (Poly, Pasadena); P -- Lauren Nydam (Village Christian, Sun Valley) Soph.; P -- Erin Sigala (Notre Dame, Salinas); INF -- Rachel Bomgren (Lutheran, Orange); INF -- Tiffani Dumas (Brookside Christian, Stockton) Soph.; INF -- Alissa Eno (El Segundo); INF -- Ivette Hernandez (Faith Baptist, Canoga Park); INF -- Kim O'Hanion (St. Paul, Santa Fe Springs); INF -- Devina Quintero (Faith Baptist, Canoga Park) Jr.; INF -- Kelley Silagyi (Pomona Catholic, Pomona); OF -- Summer Adams (Willits); OF -- Amerra Kesterson (Calvary Chapel, Santa Ana) Jr.; OF -- Lindsay Schutzler (Notre Dame, Salinas) Jr.; OF -- Lindy Winkler (Calaveras, San Andreas); MP -- Maya Chard-Yaron (La Jolla Country Day); MP -- Katie Cotta (Brookside Christian, Stockton) Fr.; MP -- Danika Dukes (East Nicolaus) Jr.; MP -- Laura Ferreira (Holy Names, Oakland); MP -- Megan Galloway (St. Vincent, Petaluma) Soph.; MP -- Kari Lohse (Orland); MP -- Jessica Kerr (Justin-Siena, Napa); MP -- Amy Mason (Golden Sierra, Garden Valley).

ALL-STATE UNDERCLASS

(all juniors unless noted; regardless of division)

C -- Jaisa Creps (Valencia); C -- Nichole Willis (Clovis); P -- Monica Abbott (North Salinas, Salinas); P -- Omaira Estremera (Ceres); P -- Mandy Kilionski (Thousand Oaks); P -- Taryne Mowatt (Santiago, Corona) Soph.; P -- Jennifer Reynolds (Clovis) Soph.; P -- Anjelica Selden (Vanden, Travis AFB) Soph.; P -- Brittney Tachara (East Union, Manteca) Soph.; P -- Brittany Weil (Pacifica, Garden Grove) Fr.; INF -- Aubrey Boag (Poway); INF -- Jen Curtier (Quartz Hill); INF -- Tiffani Dumas (Brookside Christian, Stockton) Soph.; INF -- Jaci Ecker (Sheldon, Sacramento); INF -- Courtney Moore (Golden West, Visalia); INF -- Amber Spaulding (Etiwanda, Rancho Cucamonga); OF -- Kelly Comstock (Carlmont, Belmont); OF -- Caitlin Lowe (Foothill, Tustin); OF -- Lisa Modglin (Simi Valley); OF -- Lyn Morris (Mira Mesa, San Diego) Soph.; OF -- Lindsay Schutzler (Notre Dame, Salinas); OF -- Michelle Smith (College Park, Pleasant Hill); MP -- Katie Cotta (Brookside Christian, Stockton) Fr.; MP -- Mindy Cowles (Poly, Riverside) Soph.; MP -- Jennifer Davis (California, Whittier); MP -- Lisa Dodd (Mira Mesa, San Diego); MP -- Jamee Juarez (Wilson, Hacienda Heights); MP -- Cambria Miranda (Camarillo) Soph.; MP -- Jackie Rogers (Etiwanda, Rancho Cucamonga); MP -- Emily Turner (Bonita Vista, Chula Vista).

State Players of the Year

Large Schools: Alicia Hollowell (Fairfield)

See page 2 for writeup.

Medium Schools: Andrea Duran (Selma)

Her three hits in a CIF Central Section playoff game gave her 202 for her career and a new section record. Duran also hit .589 for the season with a section record 63 hits. She's headed to national power UCLA on a full-ride softball scholarship and also maintained a 4.0 GPA.

Small Schools: Erin Sigala (Notre Dame, Salinas)

Led Notre Dame to its fifth straight Central Coast Section Div. III title with a 22-2 pitching record. Sigala also had a 0.05 ERA and tossed 10 no-hitters. She's headed to UNLV and hopes to help build that program to national prominence.

Seniors: Alicia Hollowell (Fairfield)

See page 2 for writeup.

Juniors: Lisa Dodd (Mira Mesa, San Diego)

The player of the year by the San Diego Union-Tribune already has 162 career hits and finished with a batting average of .468. Dodd led Mira Mesa to a 35-1 record and its second straight San Diego Section Div. II title. She also had a 17-1 pitching mark with a 0.10 ERA, four no-hitters and four one-hitters.

Sophomores: Jennifer Reynolds (Clovis)

Jennifer fits in nicely behind other aces from her school like Jaime Southern and Amanda Scott. She led the Cougars to a 37-3 record, which included an in-season 35-game win streak. Reynolds had 31-2 record herself with 25 hutouts, 248 strikeouts and a 0.41 ERA. She walked just 12.

Freshmen: Katie Cotta (Brookside Christian, Stockton)

Excellent combo pitcher-hitter was key reason Brookside Christian went 32-1 and finished high among the state and national ratings. Cotta the pitcher split time with senior Carly Harmon and went 13-1 with a 0.07 ERA. She also was second on the team in RBI, two of which came on a two-run homer that gave Brookside Christian a 2-0 win over previously unbeaten Vanden in the Sac-Joaquin Section Div. III final.


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