Although the Women’s College World Series is down to the final two teams from the University of Michigan and University of Florida, it should come as no shock there are far more players from California high schools still playing than from any other state.
Both schools have a solid core of players from their home states — seven from Michigan are on the Wolverines’ roster and eight from Florida are on the Gators’ roster — but there are still 12 in all from California. And if you’re a California fan who might pick sides, can’t do it since both Michigan and Florida have six each from the Golden State.
Here’s a list of the 12 players from California playing against each other starting tonight in the best of three series to determine the college softball national champion:
Nicole DeWitt (Pacifica, Garden Grove)
Delanie Gourley (El Capitan, Lakeside)
Justine McLean (Rancho Cucamonga)
Kathlyn Medina (Downey)
Aubree Munro (Brea Olinda, Brea)
Janell Wheaton (San Dimas)
Tera Blanco (Marina, Huntington Beach)
Sierra Romero (Vista Murrieta, Murrieta)
Taylor Swearingen (Canyon, Anaheim)
Lauren Sweet (Santiago, Corona) 2011 Ms. Softball State Player of the Year
Amanda Vargas (Tesoro, Rancho Santa Margarita)
Haylie Wagner (El Modena, Orange)