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Final: O.C. softball top 25 (6-7-16)
The Register's final Orange County top 25 for the 2016 season.
FINAL O.C. TOP 25
1. Mater Dei, 27-7
The Monarchs' path to the Division 1 championship was nothing short of brutal, and in rising to the challenge, they finish the year at No. 1.
2. Mission Viejo, 27-4
Eight of the Diablos nine starters return in 2017. Can they make it three titles in four years?
3. Orange Lutheran, 30-4
The Lancers aren’t going anywhere. Six the of the team’s nine starters will be back next spring.
4. Los Alamitos, 26-3
The Griffins will be loaded in 2017, and should be considered one of the favorites to capture the Division 1 crown.
5. La Habra, 29-2
With Janelle Rodriguez and Hannah Johnson back in the circle, expect the Highlanders to be in the thick of the Division 2 race again next season.
6. Pacifica, 20-6
Hannah Martinez will be one of the county’s top senior talents next season.
7. Huntington Beach, 21-7
The Oilers graduate a lot of talent, but Jadelyn Allchin, Ivy Davis and Allee Bunker will be back in the fold next year.
8. Santa Margarita, 17-11
Paige Vargas blossomed into one of the county’s top pitchers this season and will only continue to develop as a junior in 2017.
9. Capistrano Valley, 18-8
Jasmine Sievers, Delaney Hull and Kennedy Hira give the Cougars a strong core to build around next spring.
10. Savanna, 30-3-1
The Rebels won 30 games for a second consecutive season, and again finished as the Division 6 runner-up.
11. Aliso Niguel
15. Dana Hills
18. Laguna Hills
21. Villa Park
22. El Modena
23. Brea Olinda
24. Yorba Linda
25. Fountain Valley