All-State Softball: Underclass

Paulina Anasis from Canyon of Anaheim and Taylor Zehr from Granada of Livermore are among 30 named to first team all-state underclass softball team. Anasis, committed to Northwestern, batted .425 and helped Canyon reach CIF Southern Section Division I semifinals. Zehr belted 10 homers with a .511 average and helped Granada get to CIF North Coast Section Division I final. Photos: Nadia Martinez/OC Sidelines & Mark Tennis.

Paulina Anasis from Canyon of Anaheim and Taylor Zehr from Granada of Livermore are among 30 named to first team all-state underclass softball team. Anasis, committed to Northwestern, batted .425 and helped Canyon reach the CIF Southern Section Division I semifinals. Zehr belted 10 homers with a .511 average and helped Granada get to the CIF North Coast Section D1 final. Photos: Nadia Martinez/OC Sidelines & Mark Tennis.


Our first of many all-state baseball, softball posts before the Fourth of July weekend is over with starts with the best juniors, sophomores and freshmen in softball. Up next will be small schools and medium schools for softball.

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It’s no shock that State Team of the Year Mission Viejo has two players on the 2014 Cal-Hi Sports all-state softball underclass team when those two players – pitcher Taylor McQuillin and infielder Alyssa Palomino – were the 2014 State Junior Player of the Year and 2013 State Sophomore Player of the Year.

Both of the standout Snow sisters – Tannon and Taylon – of Chino Hills also basically had to be on the first team as well. Taylon was the State Freshman Player of the Year after tying the CIF Southern Section record for most hits in a season with 72. Tannon batted .565 with 14 homers and 58 RBI.

Two from CIF L.A. City Section power Carson also gained nods to the first team. Brianna Tautalafua was a bit of a no-brainer since she led the state in reported home runs with 19 and is ranked among the nation’s top 20 college prospects in the Student Sports Hot 100 for the Class of 2015. The other Colt to gain a nod was sophomore slugger Aniesa Maulupe, who hit two homers in the L.A. City Section final.

Here are the 2014 Cal-Hi Sports All-State Softball Underclass Teams:

As a junior Sydney Romero of Vista Murrieta was named the Riverside Press-Enterprise Player of the Year. She batted .612 with 11 homers and some in the area think she might even be a better all-around hitter (but without the power) of older sister Sierra, the All-American at Michigan. Photo: Courtesy Student Sports.

Sydney Romero of Vista Murrieta was named this year’s Riverside Press-Enterprise Player of the Year. She batted .612 with 11 homers and some in the area think she might even be a better all-around hitter (but without the power) of older sister Sierra, the All-American at Michigan. Photo: Courtesy Student Sports.


First Team Catchers

Abby Lockman (Norco) Jr.
Taylor Zehr (Granada, Livermore) Jr.

First Team Pitchers

Brooke Bolinger (Yucaipa) Jr.
Brynne Fitzpatrick (Valley Christian, San Jose) Jr.
Rachel Garcia (Highland, Palmdale) Jr.
Katie Kibby (Vacaville) Soph.
Mariah Lopez (Saugus) Soph.
Taylor McQuillin (Mission Viejo) Jr.

First Team Infield

Paulina Anasis (Canyon, Anaheim) Jr.
Nichole Fry (Santiago, Corona) Jr.
Paige Halstead (Los Osos, Rancho Cucamonga) Jr.
Dominique Jackson (Pleasant Valley, Chico) Jr.
Marshaylee Knighten (Sunny Hills, Fullerton) Jr.
Aniesa Maulupe (Carson) Soph.
Alyssa Palomino (Mission Viejo) Jr.
Sophia Reynoso (Knight, Palmdale) Jr.
Baylee Robben (Vintage, Napa) Jr.
Sydney Romero (Vista Murrieta, Murrieta) Jr.
Tannon Snow (Chino Hills) Jr.
Taylon Snow (Chino Hills) Fr.
Brianna Tautalafua (Carson) Jr.

Taylor Pack, a UCLA commit, led Sutter to its second straight CIF Northern Section D4 title with a .564 average plus nine homers and 50 RBI. Photo: Courtesy Student Sports.

Taylor Pack, a UCLA commit, led Sutter to its second straight CIF Northern Section D4 title with a .564 average plus nine homers and 50 RBI. Photo: Courtesy Student Sports.


First Team Outfield

Falepolima Aviu (Rancho Buena Vista, Vista) Jr.
Danielle Bowers (Archbishop Mitty, San Jose) Jr.
Faith Canfield (Pacifica, Garden Grove) Jr.
Zoe Casas (Aquinas, San Bernardino) Jr.
Amanda Lorenz (Moorpark) Jr.
Taylor Pack (Sutter) Jr.

First Team Multi-Purpose (Pitching, Hitting)

Caitlin Brooks (Burbank) Jr.
Jennifer Isiri (Cerritos) Jr.
Jamie Wren (La Serna, Whittier) Jr.

Second Team Catchers

Montana Dixon (Lakewood) Soph.
Kelly Martinez (Yucaipa) Jr.

Second Team Pitchers

Hailey Hilburn (Canyon, Anaheim) Jr.
Whitney Jones (Santa Monica) Jr.
Devyn Magnett (Cathedral Catholic, San Diego) Soph.
Gia Rodoni (Pacheco, Los Banos) Jr.
Ashley Ross (Cypress) Jr.
Kourtney Shaw (Poway) Jr.

Montana Dixon of Lakewood, just a sophomore, belted 17 homers for the Lancers. Photo: Courtesy Student Sports.

Montana Dixon of Lakewood, just a sophomore, belted 17 homers for the Lancers. Photo: Courtesy Student Sports.


Second Team Infield

Sierra Altmeyer (Patrick Henry, San Diego) Soph.
Cayla Broussard (Clovis) Jr.
Mia Camuso (Shasta, Redding) Soph.
MacKenzie Drake (Pioneer, San Jose) Soph.
Alyssa Gonzalez (Chino) Soph.
Cailee Heen (San Benito, Hollister) Soph.
Kristina Inouye (Huntington Beach) Soph.
Rachel Minogue (Santiago, Corona) Jr.
Sarah Muzik (Notre Dame, Salinas) Jr.
Taylor Rowland (Ayala, Chino Hills) Jr.

Second Team Outfield

Autumn Bishop (Murrieta Valley, Murrieta) Soph.
Cherish Burks (East Union, Manteca) Jr.
Aaliyah Jordan (Bonita Vista, Chula Vista) Soph.
Karlee Sparacino (Alhambra, Martinez) Fr.
Kora Wade (Temescal Canyon, Lake Elsinore) Jr.

Second Team Multi-Purpose (Pitching, Hitting)

Taylor Blair (Carondelet, Concord) Jr.
Angelica Dark (Pioneer, Woodland) Jr.
Taylor Dockins (Norco) Fr.
Maddie Dwyer (Lutheran, Orange) Fr.
Madilyn Nickles (Merced) Soph.
Kassidy Simons (Moorpark) Jr.
Celeste Wood (Los Altos, Hacienda Heights) Jr.

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


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