All-Area Softball Teams Announced!

August 8, 2010 by  

The Burbank Leader recently announced it’s annual All-Area Softball team and once again, Bell-Jeff was well represented.

All-Area first-team softball players.

Lauren Cox, soph., utility, La Cañada

Part of La Cañada’s 1-2 punch in the circle, she was a co-Rio Hondo League Most Valuable Pitcher. Tallied a microscopic 0.35 earned-run average over 80 1/3 innings pitched, totaling 161 strikeouts and allowing a .115 opposing batting average in helping the Spartans to the Rio Hondo League title.

Anna Edwards, junior, infielder, La Cañada

Put up some gaudy numbers en route to being voted the Rio Hondo League Most Valuable Player and an All-CIF Southern Section Division V first-team pick. Led the CIF semifinalists with a .580 average (51 for 88), 40 runs, 35 runs batted in, nine home runs, nine doubles and swiping 15 stolen bases.

Heather Haynes, junior, pitcher, Burroughs

An All-CIF Division III second-team and All-Pacific League first-team pick, Haynes was perhaps more instrumental than anyone in leading the Indians to their unprecedented league crown. Went 11-5 on the season, striking out 106 batters to 29 walks in 109 innings. Finished the season with a 0.77 ERA.

Catherine Horner, soph., catcher, La Cañada

Spartans backstop played a major part in a phenomenal La Cañada battery and was a first-team all-league pick in the process. Hit .365 with 35 hits, 19 runs, 17 RBIs and eight stolen bases.

Sydney House, junior, infielder, Crescenta Valley

First-team All-Pacific League pick at first base became a stellar clutch player down the stretch for the Falcons. Torched opposing pitchers with a .405 average (32 for 79) with 27 runs batted in, 16 runs scored, four home runs and a .453 on-base percentage.

Monique Landini, freshman, utility, Bell-Jeff

Made a dynamic debut in earning the accolade of Santa Fe League Player of the Year, hitting .593 with 35 hits, 32 runs scored, 23 driven in, five home runs and a .657 on-base percentage. Played third base and catcher and also showed her offensive versatility with 17 stolen bases in as many attempts.

Lauren O’Leary, junior, pitcher, La Cañada

An All-CIF first-team selection and co-Rio Hondo League Most Valuable Pitcher, O’Leary dominated in aiding the Spartans’ CIF semifinal run in Division V. She tossed 114 2/3 innings and struck out 165 batters, tallying a 0.61 ERA in the process and limiting opposing batters to a .126 batting average.

Megan Schafer, senior, outfielder, Burbank

The first-team All-Pacific Leaguer delivered one of Burbank’s biggest hits ever, delivering a game-winner for the program’s first-ever league win against Crescenta Valley. It was one of 40 hits on the season, as she tallied a .513 average, scoring 17 runs and driving in 11.

Jena Serranzana, senior, outfielder, Burroughs

A second-team All-Pacific League pick with first-team numbers, tallying a .354 average with 23 hits, 22 runs batted in, 19 runs and 11 walks.

Alyssa Sovereign, senior, infielder, Crescenta Valley

Arguably the finest defensive player in the area, she switched from second base to shortstop as a senior and committed just four errors with a .958 fielding percentage. She’ll likely switch to the outfield when she plays at Penn State, taking along the offensive skills that saw her hit a whopping .565 (52 for 92) with 42 RBIs, 31 runs, seven doubles, five home runs and five triples and tally a .602 on-base percentage.

Lauren Torres, soph., outfielder, Flintridge Sacred Heart

A first-team All-Mission League selection who played multiple positions for the Tologs, the two-sport athlete was Sacred Heart’s top offensive threat. She hit a team-best .340 (18 for 53) and led the team with 13 runs scored and drove in 11. Added two doubles and a pair of home runs.

Kassy Uchida, senior, infielder, Burbank

Utah State-bound shortstop was arguably the Pacific League’s most dangerous offensive weapon. A first-team all-league selection, Uchida led the prolific Bulldogs’ offense with a .635 average, 47 hits, 30 runs, 29 RBIs, six doubles, five triples and three homers. Also tallied a .647 on-base percentage and a .953 fielding percentage.

COACH OF THE YEAR

KC Mathews

La Cañada

Managed the Spartans to a repeat as Rio Hondo League champions before they set off on a CIF Southern Section Division V march that landed them in the semifinals for the first time since 1995. Employed a two-pronged pitching attack that bolstered a 25-5 campaign.

All-Area second-team softball players.

Christina Iezza, senior, pitcher, Hoover

First-team All-Pacific League pick went 8-9 in circle with 112 strikeouts to just nine walks in just over 107 innings. Also had a .323 average at plate with 21 runs and 21 RBIs.

Allison Lacey, soph., infielder, Crescenta Valley

Second-team Pacific League pick was a phenomenal third baseman, making just one error, while also hitting .381 at the plate with 27 runs, 17 RBIs, a team-high 12 sacrifices and 12 walks.

Elena Lomeli, soph., outfielder, Holy Family

First-team All-Horizon League pick hit .451 with a .551 on-base percentage.

Cece Martinez, junior, outfielder, Crescenta Valley

Rangy center fielder hit .402 with 22 runs scored and 15 RBIs, making just one error all season.

Sarah Martinez, junior, infielder, Bell-Jeff

Second baseman was a first-team All-Santa Fe League pick, hitting .365 with 23 runs and 20 RBIs.

Alanna Pires, junior, infielder, Flintridge Sacred Heart

First-team All-Mission League selection hit .333 with 14 RBIs and 12 runs scored.

Nicole Salas, senior, outfielder, Crescenta Valley

Hit .390 on the season, tallying 24 RBIs, 15 runs and an All-Pacific League honorable mention.

Vanessa Simile, senior, infielder, Burroughs

Slick-fielding shortstop was a first-team All-Pacific League selection, hitting .289 with 15 runs, 14 walks and 19 stolen bases.

Kassi Smith, senior, infielder, Burbank

Second-team All-Pacific League pick hit .347 with 29 hits, adding 14 runs and 12 RBIs.

Shannon Trujillo, soph., catcher, Burroughs

First-team caliber talent was a first-team All-Pacific League pick after posting .365 average with 17 runs and 16 RBIs.

Denise van der Goot, junior, pitcher, Flintridge Prep

Underrated hurler was a first-team Prep League pick who went 8-5 with a 1.16 ERA and struck out 146 batters in just over 84 innings. At the plate, she had eight RBIs and 10 runs.

Emma Vine, senior, infielder, Flintridge Prep First-team Prep League selection led team with a .377 batting average and 12 RBIs. Also scored 13 runs.

Burbank Leader

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