Just like with the football All-Mid Valley teams there is only one team. Lots of discussions on who deserves to be named, but in the end it comes down to who stood out the most during the regular and playoff seasons.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Lauren O’Leary (La Canada)
COACH OF THE YEAR: Roberta Garcia-Uyemura (Diamond Bar) – Her leadership helped the Brahmas earn a share of the Hacienda League title and turnaround an winless league season the previous year.
1B – Alexis Gonzalez (Bishop Amat) – Help lead the Lancers to a first place finish in the Del Rey League. Finished the season with six homers and 37 RBI’s with a .411 average.
2B – Mandie Perez (Whittier Christian) – Batted an insane .603 this season. Hit 3 home runs and had 47 hits.
3B – Sara Moore (San Dimas) – Hit three home runs with a .467 average to help lead the Saints to an undefeated Valle Vista League title.
SS – Anna Edwards (La Canada) – Edwards leadership and ability to get to the ball fast earns the award. She also finished with 11 homers and 30 RBI’s while batting .465.
LF – Courtney Skogen (La Mirada) – One of the reasons the Matadores have reached the finals in Division 2. Skogen has 38 hits and 24 RBI’s.
CF – Breanna Sandoval (Bonita) – Patrolling the outfield in center, Sandoval led the team in hits, RBIs and batting average.
RF – Hannah Cookson (Crescenta Valley) – Unreal freshman season can’t go unnoticed by the Mid. Solid young player with a powerful swing helped the Falcons score some runs.
C – Brittany Rodriguez (South Hills) – Rodriguez led the Huskies in HRs, RBI’s and Hits. She also helped South Hills reach its second CIF Final.
P – Erin Ashby (Crescenta Valley) – Along with her hitting skills, Ashby exhibited the ability to pitch out of jams and come up big in huge games.
P – Lauren O’Leary (La Canada) – O’Leary’s microscopic ERA and ability to handle the pressure makes her one of the toughest pitchers in the area.
DP – Stephany La Rosa (Diamond Bar) – Lead the Brahmas with 8 homers and hit the game-winning and title clinching homer against West Covina.
Flex – April Marquez (Montebello) – One of the best defensive gloves in the area. Marquez can also swing a good bat, but her ability to make tough play look routine gets her this spot.
Andy can be reached at Andy@midvalleysports.com.