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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:
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.
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.
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.