All-State Softball: Medium, Small

Allie Walljasper from Sierra of Manteca is one of the nation's most highly-regarded junior pitchers. She led her team to a CIF Sac-Joaquin Section title. Photo: Paul Muyskens.

Allie Walljasper from Sierra of Manteca is one of the nation’s most highly-regarded junior pitchers. She led her team to a CIF Sac-Joaquin Section title. Photo: Paul Muyskens.

These players were the best of the best for California high schools among teams that were considered Division III, Division IV or Division V for the state rankings. This is the 31st consecutive year for Cal-Hi Sports all-state teams in softball.

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The top three teams in the final Cal-Hi Sports Division III state rankings – No. 1 Sierra of Manteca, No. 2 Santana of Santee and No. 3 Hemet – all placed two players on the All-State Medium Schools first team.

Sierra’s twosome of pitcher/hitter Allie Walljasper and infielder Sommer Wilson was joined by Santana’s Kayti Grable (a catcher) and Amber Schisler (multi-purpose) along with Hemet’s Taylor Vanzee (regarded as one of the top juniors in the nation) and Cheyenne Gandara (the team’s ace).

There is one school, however, that did even better on the All-State Small Schools’ selections. That would be Division IV state No. 1 Aquinas of San Bernardino. The Falcons placed both Zoe Casas (sophomore outfielder) and Jessica Valenzuela (senior infielder) on the first team and have Allie Hotetz (sophomore pitcher) on the second team.

For the first time, in our continuing effort to recognize and honor as many players as possible, we have added a 15-player second team for both the medium schools and small schools all-state teams.

Here are the 2013 Cal-Hi Sports All-State Softball Teams for Medium Schools and Small Schools:

Medium Schools First Team Catchers

Alexis Gonzalez (Bishop Amat, La Puente) Sr.
Kayti Grable (Santana, Santee) Sr.
Alyssa Ross (Terra Linda, San Rafael) Sr.
Austin Urness (Lakeside, Lake Elsinore) Sr.

Medium Schools First Team Pitchers

Hughson is another school with two all-state first-teamers as the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section D5 champs have Jessica Garcia (above) and Katelyn Harden on the small school honor list. Photo: Paul Muyskens.

Hughson is another school with two all-state first-teamers as the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section D5 champs have Jessica Garcia (above) and Katelyn Harden on the small school honor list. Photo: Paul Muyskens.


Celine Alcantara (Mt. Pleasant, San Jose) Jr.
Taylor Cotton (Whitney, Rocklin) Sr.
Angelica Dark (Pioneer, Woodland) Soph.
Michelle Floyd (San Marino) Sr.
Cheyenne Gandara (Hemet) Sr.
Delanie Gourley (El Capitan, Lakeside) Sr.
Lindsay Kimenko (Half Moon Bay) Sr.
Trisha Trujillo (California, Whittier) Sr.
Allie Walljasper (Sierra, Manteca) Jr.

Medium Schools First Team Infield

Ariana Hawkins (Kimball, Tracy) Sr.
Destiney Henderson (Kaiser, Fontana) Jr.
Marjani Knighten (Sunny Hills, Fullerton) Sr.
Abi Lund (Lincoln) Sr.
Frankie Perales (Willow Glen, San Jose) Jr.
Alex Sotomayor (Chavez, Delano) Jr.
Stephanie Tickemyer (Beaumont) Sr.
Taylor Vanzee (Hemet) Jr.
Sommer Wilson (Sierra, Manteca) Sr.

Medium Schools First Team Outfield

Stacy Cavazos (Patriot, Riverside) Sr.
Taylor Glover (Mira Costa, Manhattan Beach) Sr.
Courtney Tyler (Hillsdale, San Mateo) Sr.

Medium Schools First Team Multi-Purpose (hitting, pitching)

Caitlyn Brooks (Burbank) Soph.
Katelyn Chenault (Righetti, Santa Maria) Sr.
Rachel Garcia (Highland, Palmdale) Soph.
Amber Schisler (Santana, Santee) Sr.
Savanna Sieger (Kingsburg) Jr.

Medium Schools Second Team
(Alphabetical; 15 players)

Tierra Falo (Cathedral Catholic, San Diego) Soph.
Chandler Geary (Citrus Valley, Redlands) Sr. C
Brittany Hitchcock (Ocean View, Huntington Beach) Sr. P
Stephanie Koishor (Valley Center) Sr. OF
Kassidy Kosmata (Placer, Auburn) Sr. OF
Corrina Liscano (Bonita, La Verne) Jr. INF
Zoe Marrott (Campolindo, Morago) Fr. INF
Paige McIntosh (San Marin, Novato) Jr. C
Mia Monopoli (Acalanes, Lafayette) Sr. C
Jenavee Peres (Garden Grove) Jr. C
Taylor Peters (Paradise) Sr. OF
Macauley Prickett (Terra Linda, San Rafael) Jr. INF
Sarah Reyes (Scotts Valley) Soph. MP
Emily Sanchez (Schurr, Montebello) Sr. INF
Brittany Werre (Mira Costa, Manhattan Beach) Soph. INF

Small Schools First Team Catchers

Annie Aldrete (Santa Catalina, Monterey) Sr.
Kim Tamayo (Mater Dei Catholic, Chula Vista) Sr.
Janell Wheaton (San Dimas) Jr.

Small Schools First Team Pitchers

Sydnee Cisneros (Laton) Sr.
Zoe Conley (Salesian, Richmond) Jr.
Courtney Cuzick (Nipomo) Sr.
Brittany File (Carmel) Sr.
Victoria Givens (Pomona Catholic, Pomona) Sr.
Randi May (Wheatland) Sr.
Larisa Petakoff (Calvary Chapel, Downey) Sr.
Alyssa Stockton (Delhi) Soph.
Lauren Watanabe (Linden) Jr.

Small Schools First Team Infield

Ursyla Baumgarten (St. Vincent de Paul, Petaluma) Jr.
Becca Bell (Burroughs, Ridgecrest) Sr.
Jessica Garcia (Hughson) Soph.
Bradi Kooyman (Elliot Christian, Lodi) Fr.
Monique Landini (Bellarmine-Jefferson, Burbank) Sr.
Jessica Valenzuela (Aquinas, San Bernardino) Sr.

Small Schools First Team Outfield

Zoe Casas (Aquinas, San Bernardino) Soph.
Hannah Emery (St. Bonaventure, Ventura) Sr.
Aireal Sakasagawa (Notre Dame, Salinas) Jr.

Small Schools First Team Multi-Purpose (Hitting, Pitching)

Tressa Arostegui (Marysville) Sr.
Kristina Brown (Dixon) Sr.
Jackie Buechler (Francis Parker, San Diego) Sr.
Natalie Calderas (Jurupa Hills, Fontana) Jr.
Katelyn Harden (Hughson) Sr.
Georgia Hill (Piedmont) Sr.
Noelle Miranda (Port of Los Angeles, San Pedro) Soph.
Arizona Pilgrim (Taft) Soph.
Marina Vitalich (Mary Star, San Pedro) Soph.

Small Schools Second Team
(Alphabetical; 15 players)

Jenna Bassler (Dixon) Sr. P/MP
Allison Bayer (Port of Los Angeles, San Pedro) Jr.
Meghan Bradbury (Salesian, Richmond) Soph. INF
Christine Campbell (La Jolla Country Day) Sr. P
Kayla Day (Caruthers) Sr. MP
Jen Deiner (Mesa Grande Academy, Calimesa) Jr. MP
Mackenzie Draper (Rosamond) Sr.
Caitlyn Emberson (Taft) Soph. C
Allie Hotetz (Aquinas, San Bernardino) Soph. P
Tara McIntyre (Wheatland) Sr. INF
London Miller (Waterford) Sr. C/INF
Taylor Pack (Sutter) Soph. C
Ashley Ruiz (Nipomo) Jr. INF
Danielle Stosuy-Henderson (Bloomington Christian) Jr. MP
Carlee Wallace (Francis Parker, San Diego) Jr. INF

State Medium Schools Player of the Year:
Rachel Garcia (Highland, Palmdale) Soph.

State Small Schools Player of the Year:
Zoe Casas (Aquinas, San Bernardino) Soph.

Contributing: Paul Muyskens, Harold Abend.

Mark Tennis is the co-founder and publisher of CalHiSports.com. He can be reached at markjtennis@gmail.com. Don’t forget to follow him on Twitter: @CalHiSports


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5 Comments

  1. Jamaal K. Street
    Posted July 1, 2013 at 8:55 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations to Port Of L.A.’s Nicolle Miranda and Allison Bayer for their amazing seasons, and to Marina Vitalich of Mary Star as well… they represented the great small town of San Pedro proud!

  2. J Bradbury
    Posted July 1, 2013 at 9:53 pm | Permalink

    Just wanted to mention that Meghan Bradbury of Salesian, Richmond was a sophomore this past season. She is listed as a junior. Thank you for the recognition! Congratulations to all these wonderful players!

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted July 2, 2013 at 10:50 am | Permalink

      We will fix that right away. Congrats to Meghan and to Zoe Conley of Salesian as well.

  3. Terence
    Posted July 6, 2013 at 1:35 am | Permalink

    Congrats to Taylor Glover, CF from Mira Costa H.S. in Manhattan Beach, CA. The speedy lead off hitter finished her high school career as she started, strong and dominate. This Cal-State Northridge commit is the one to watch next year as she will get Coach Flowers’ Matadors back to NCAA Tournament play. With Glover, CSUN brings in one of the top recruiting classes on the Westcoast for 2014. Opposing catchers will try to do something that no H.S. catcher has done in four years, catch Taylor stealing.

  4. Wendy Peters
    Posted July 7, 2013 at 7:43 pm | Permalink

    Congrats to Taylor Peters from Paradise Ca. You had an Amazing four years at Paradise and now you will go on to play at Cal State San Marcos. I know you will do great things!

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