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Girls Softball Athlete of the Week

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Softball AOW: Taylor McQuillin, Mission Viejo
Taylor McQuillin Mission Viejo The Diablos senior ace followed up an 18-strikeout performance in last Tuesday’s semifinals with 15 more punch outs against Yucaipa in Friday night’s Division 2 championship game. Despite being handed her fi... Full story
Softball AOW: Hailey Hilburn, Canyon
Hailey Hilburn Canyon The Comanches senior ace earned wins over Chino Hills and Los Alamitos last week, guiding the Crestview League champs to Tuesday’s semifinal against Norco. Hilburn helped her own cause against Los Alamitos, going 2-for-3 a... Full story
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Girls scholar-athlete: Cora Roberts, Yorba Linda
CORA ROBERTS YORBA LINDA SOFTBALL GPA: 4.2 Roberts helped the Mustangs finished second in the Crestview League and qualified for the CIF playoffs for the fifth consecutive year. She’s enrolled in Film Appreciation, Physics, AP Calculus, Languag... Full story
Softball AOW: Becca Perez, El Modena
Becca Perez El Modena The senior shortstop’s inside-the-park grand slam set the tone early in a first-round win over Mater Dei. Perez finished 3 for 4 at the plate with five RBI and three runs as the Vanguards advanced to a second-round game ag... Full story
Softball O.C. Top 10 (5-18-15)
(Records through Sunday) 1. Mission Viejo, 26-0 A win over Pacifica concluded a perfect regular season campaign for the Diablos, who are the top-seeded team in Division 2. 2. Los Alamitos, 23-6 The third-seeded Griffins could potentially play all... Full story
Softball AOW: Shay Knighten, Sunny Hills
Shay Knighten Sunny Hills The Lancers slick-fielding shortstop concluded her regular season with a pair of multi-hit games against Fullerton and Troy last week. Knighten went 4-for-7 at the dish with two doubles and three runs scored, leading Sunny H... Full story
Girls scholar-athlete: Jordyne Prussak, San Clemente
JORDYNE PRUSSAK SAN CLEMENTE SOFTBALL GPA: 4.53 Prussak is a 4-year varsity pitcher for the Tritons. She currently has a 14-4 record with a 1.84 ERA. Prussak, who has received four scholar-athlete honors, is an International Baccalaureate Diploma can... Full story
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Softball AOW: Janelle Rodriguez, La Habra
Janelle Rodriguez La Habra The Highlanders sophomore ace compiled 25 strike outs last week and allowed only eight hits in 18 innings of work. More importantly, Rodriguez pitched La Habra past both Fullerton and Sunny Hills, supplanting itself atop... Full story
Girls scholar-athlete: Sarah Cwiertnia, Santa Margarita
SARAH CWIERTNIA SANTA MARGARITA SOFTBALL GPA: 4.1 Cwiertnia is a senior infielder for the 10th-ranked Eagles. She’s currently hitting .531 with 27 RBIs, 10 doubles and two home runs. In the classroom, she’s enrolled in AP English Literatu... Full story
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Softball AOW: Krista Dalgarn, Villa Park
Krista Dalgarn Villa Park High School The Spartans junior pitcher belted a pair of homers to help her own cause in a win over Brea Olinda last Tuesday before ending Yorba Linda’s 11-game win streak by tossing a one-hit shutout. Dalgarn struck... Full story
Softball AOW: Kaitlyn Eveland, Loara
Kaitlyn Eveland Loara The Saxons senior shortstop went 6 for 7 over the course of the week, hitting a pair of homers, driving in five runs, stealing three bases and drawing two walks. The Michigan State commit was also perfect defensively out on the ... Full story
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Girls scholar-athlete: Shea Pone, Villa Park
SHEA PONE VILLA PARK SOFTBALL GPA: 4.6 Pone, a senior second baseman, is one of the leading hitters for the Spartans this season. She’s also a member of the Villa Park golf team. She was team captain for three years, earning top scholar athlete... Full story
Softball AOW: Alex Heinen, Santa Margarita
Alex Heinen Santa Margarita The Eagles senior catcher had multi-hit games against both Mater Dei and Rosary last week. Heinen went hard against the Monarchs and stayed hot against the Royals, helping Santa Margarita overcome a late 4-1 deficit. The ... Full story
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Girls scholar-athlete: Nicole Simonson, Aliso Niguel
NICOLE SIMONSON ALISO NIGUEL SOFTBALL GPA: 3.98 Simonson is a two-time varsity team MVP for the Wolverines. She’s this year’s team captain and outfielder. Simonson is enrolled in AP Statistics, AP Psychology and AP Government. Simonson ha... Full story
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Softball AOW: Shyanne Fennell, Savanna
Shyanne Fennell Savanna The Rebels sophomore tossed three complete games in the circle last week and went 8 for 11 at the plate with seven RBI. Fennell knocked in the game-winning run against Sonora last Wednesday, leading Savanna to a 3-0 record for... Full story
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Softball AOW: Taylor McQuillin, Mission Viejo
Taylor McQuillin Mission Viejo The Diablos senior ace went 5-0 in this past weekend’s Michelle Carew Classic and struck out 27 batters in Saturday’s semifinal and championship games alone. She earned the tournament’s Most Valuable... Full story
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Softball AOW: Miranda Trinidad, Troy
Miranda Trinidad Troy The junior pitcher went 4-0 in the circle last week, tossing three shutouts against Orange, No. 10 Villa Park and St. Lucy’s of Glendora. In 27 innings, Trinidad allowed just one unearned run, scattered 11 hits while she... Full story
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Softball AOW: Maddy Dwyer, Orange Lutheran
Maddy Dwyer Orange Lutheran The Lancers stud sophomore picked up three wins in the circle last week, striking out 25 batters while scattering just eight hits. At the plate, Dwyer launched a pair of home runs against Esperanza, including a grand slam ... Full story
Softball AOW: Alyssa Palomino, Mission Viejo
Alyssa Palomino Mission Viejo The Diablos senior became the county’s all-time home run leader, hitting her 46th and 47th career homers against California High in last week’s Dave Kops Tournament of Champions in Bullhead, Arizona. Palomino... Full story
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Softball AOW: Taylor McQuillin, Mission Viejo
Taylor McQuillin Mission Viejo High School The Diablos southpaw capped off a phenomenal junior campaign in dominant fashion. In her last two outings of the season, McQuillin totaled 29 strikeouts while surrendering only three base hits. After givin... Full story
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Girls scholar-athlete of the week: Micaela Vierra, Huntington Beach
MICAELA VIERRA HUNTINGTON BEACH SOFTBALL GPA: 4.25 Vierra pitched a pair of no-hitters this season. She also had 10 shutouts, 145 strikeouts and an ERA of 1.38. She is a four-time All-Sunset League selection. She is enrolled in AP calculus BC, AP... Full story
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Softball AOW: Kaylee Carlson, Pacifica
KAYLEE CARLSON PACIFICA With a condensed playoff schedule, Carlson was forced to pitch in three playoff games last week. The Mariners senior ace responded by tossing three straight shutouts to go with 23 strikeouts. Carlson has thrown 27 consecutiv... Full story
Softball AOW: Chloe Sharabba, Aliso Niguel
Chloe Sharabba Aliso Niguel High School When the Wolverines needed her most, the senior shortstop came through in the clutch. Sharabba went 7 for 7 over the final week of regular season, scoring four runs and stealing four bases in the process. The... Full story
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Softball AOW: Jenavee Peres, Garden Grove
Jenavee Peres Garden Grove High School Peres is the owner of the county’s hottest bat. The San Diego State signee went 6 for 8 last week in wins over La Quinta and Los Amigos. Each of Peres’ six hits went for extra bases as three were h... Full story
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Girls scholar-athlete of the week: Amanda Kahn, Mater Dei
AMANDA KAHN MATER DEI SOFTBALL GPA: 4.08 Kahn has a 9-5 record with a 1.69 ERA in 95 innings this season for the Monarchs. She’s currently enrolled in AP courses (English, US Government, Calculus and Biology). Hahn has been involved in Mate... Full story
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