June 15, 2024

OC Sports Zone: Community First

OC players selected All-CIF softball first team; Pacifica coach also honored

Deanna Manning Stadium, home of the CIF softball finals. (Photo: Tim Burt, OC Sports Zone).

Pacifica High School infielder Kaniya Bragg was named the player of the year and Mariners’ Coach Tony Arduino was named championship coach of the year for CIF Division 1.

The two helped lead Pacifica to the CIF Division 1 title with a 3-0 victory over Orange Lutheran.

OC players honored:

DIVISION 1

Player of the year: Kaniya Bragg, Pacifica, infield, senior

Championship coach of the year: Tony Arduino, Pacifica

Carson Cooper, Canyon, catcher, senior

Taylor Schumaker, Esperanza, outfield, senior

Liah Lummus, Huntington Beach, infield, senior

Kaylee Layfield, JSerra, infield, senior

Abby Ford, JSerra, pitcher, freshman

Gabriella Terrones, Los Alamitos, infield, senior

Brianne Weiss, Orange Lutheran, pitcher, senior

Kai Minor, Orange Lutheran, outfield, junior

Brynne Nally, Pacifica, pitcher, senior

Payton Kennedy, Santa Margarita, infield, junior

Auddrey Lira, Villa Park, utility, junior

DIVISION 2

Player of the year: Natalia, Hill, Gahr

Championship coaches: Rey Sanchez and Jason Ramirez, Gahr

Taylor Nelson, Aliso Niguel, infield, senior

Sara Pinedo, El Modena, pitcher, junior

Jayleen Scott, Mater Dei, catcher, senior

K’Lene Gutierrez, Rosary, infield, freshman

Loula-Rae McNamara, Tesoro, pitcher, junior

Aleena Garecia, Whittier Christian, infield, senior

DIVISION 3

Player of the year: Alyssa Galindo, Etiwanda, pitcher

Championship coach: Adrianna Brown, Etiwanda

Renay Chavez, El Dorado, infield, junior

DIVISION 4

Player of the year: Jamie Sencion, Paraclete, pitcher, senior

Championship coach: Margaret Neill, Paraclete

DIVISION 5

Player of the year: Peyton Kingery, Valley Christian, catcher

Championship coach: Chester Wayne Kingery Jr., Valley Christian

Taylor Falt, Anaheim, infield, junior

Kayden Connaty, Garden Grove, pitcher, senior

Ashley Capelouto, Ocean View, infield, senior

DIVISION 6

Player of the year: Kalena Lemus, Ganesha, pitcher, junior

Championship coach: Patricia Joines, Ganesha

DIVISION 7

Player of the year: April Medrano, Eastside, infielder

Championship coach: Eric Price, Eastside

Sinamapu Fina’i, Loara, catcher, junior

To’avalu Fina’i, Loara, infielder, senior

DIVISION 8

Player of the year: Eden Skinner, Hesperia Christian, infield, sophomore

Championship coach: April Skinner, Hesperia Christian

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