All-State Softball: Small, Medium

Cielo Meza was a dominant force in the circle for St. Bonaventure of Ventura in its drive to the CIF Southern Section Division V title. Photo: Clifford Robbins/OCSidelines.com.

Cielo Meza was a dominant force in the circle for St. Bonaventure of Ventura in its drive to the CIF Southern Section Division V title. Photo: Clifford Robbins/OCSidelines.com.


Selection of the 33rd annual Cal-Hi Sports all-state softball teams rolls on with this year’s best from medium-size and small-size schools (based mostly on section playoff divisions). Dynamic duos get picked from seven separate schools and one of those players earns the four-year all-state prep career sweep.

Note: We’ll have an inside look at this year’s all-state softball teams after all of the teams are chosen, including names of players we really wanted to pick but couldn’t. That post plus a 15-year archive of all-state medium schools and small schools softball teams (which also has been added to the site today) are for Gold Club members only. To join our team today, CLICK HERE.

For the 15-Year All-State Medium Schools & Small Schools Teams Archive (2000-2014), CLICK HERE.

For more on this year’s Medium Schools & Small Schools State Players of the Year, CLICK HERE.

Seven different schools were able to land a pair of players on this year’s Cal-Hi Sports All-State Softball Teams for medium schools and small schools.

There are three with two on medium schools, led by Division III State Team of the Year East Union of Manteca, and including Notre Dame of Salinas and Taft. Five of the six players involved are recent graduates. The only returnee next season will be East Union’s Sam Owen.

For the small schools, the four schools with two are from Paraclete of Lancaster (which was No. 1 in the final Division IV state rankings), Sutter (which was right behind the Spirits at No. 2), Aquinas of San Bernardino and Hughson.

Of all the players from schools with two on this year’s medium and small school all-state teams (as well as all of the others), special mention also goes out to Hughson’s Jessica Garcia. The Oregon State-bound player has been selected as an all-state player for the fourth straight year, completing the freshman-sophomore-junior-senior sweep. It certainly helped her achieve that feat with Hughson winning CIF Sac-Joaquin Section titles all four years as well.

Here are the 2015 Cal-Hi Sports All-State Softball Medium Schools & Small Schools Teams:

(Note: Schools considered medium are those that were considered Division III for our state rankings and some that were Division II; those considered small are those that were considered Division IV or Division V in the state rankings; a handful of schools, most notably Alhambra of Martinez, previously were medium and are now considered large)

Arizona Pilgrim was a four-year standout at Taft along with teammate Caitlyn Emberson. They will continue to play together next season at Charleston Southern University. Photo: csussports.com.

Arizona Pilgrim was a four-year standout at Taft along with teammate Caitlyn Emberson. They will continue to play together next season at Charleston Southern University. Photo: csussports.com.


Medium Schools Catchers

Sarah Parten (Mayfair, Lakewood) Jr.
Niko Walker (St. Paul, Santa Fe Springs) Sr.
Makenna Young (Hanford West, Hanford) Sr.

Medium Schools Pitchers

Caitlyn Brooks (Burbank) Sr.
Angelica Dark (Pioneer, Woodland) Sr.
Samantha Mejia (Ridgeview, Bakersfield) Jr.
Marissa Moreno (Torrance) Jr.
Arizona Pilgrim (Taft) Sr.
Carly Slack (Marin Catholic, Kentfield) Soph.

Medium Schools Infield

Nicole Bates (Ceres) Jr.
Cherish Burks (East Union, Manteca) Sr.
Mia Camuso (Shasta, Redding) Jr.
Caitlyn Emberson (Taft) Sr.
Eliyah Flores (Grand Terrace) Soph.
Marissa Given (Notre Dame, Salinas) Sr.
Sarah Muzik (Notre Dame, Salinas) Sr.
Sabrina Nunez (Redwood, Larkspur) Soph.
Sam Owen (East Union, Manteca) Jr.
Whitney Pemberton (Warren, Downey) Sr.
Sophia Reynoso (Knight, Palmdale) Sr.
Brittany Werre (Mira Costa, Manhattan Beach) Sr.

Medium Schools Outfield

Alyssa Barrera (Bishop Amat, La Puente) Jr.
Sammy Fabian (Glendale) Soph.
Kora Wade (Temescal Canyon, Lake Elsinore) Sr.
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Medium Schools Multi-Purpose

Rachel Garcia (Highland, Palmdale) Sr.
Jennifer Iseri (Cerritos) Sr.
Whitney Jones (Santa Monica) Sr.
Kira McKechnie (Christian Brothers, Sacramento) Sr.
Gia Rodoni (Pacheco, Los Banos) Sr.
Jamie Wren (La Serna, Whittier) Sr.

Medium Schools Second Team
(16 players; alphabetical order)

Jade Arslenian (Torrance) Jr. INF
Rylie Carlier (Pioneer, Woodland) Sr. C
Jenna Daley (Cabrillo, Lompoc) Jr. INF
Ashley Diaz (South El Monte) Sr. INF
Frankie Hammoude (Bishop O’Dowd, Oakland) Fr. OF
Kendall Kapitzke (Tehachapi) Sr. INF
Maddy Lewis (Alameda) Sr.
Nerissa Long (Bear River, Lake of the Pines) Jr. P
Zoe Marrott (Acalanes, Lafayette) Jr. INF
Mikayla Newham (Enterprise, Redding) Sr. OF
Melanie Olmos (Grand Terrace) Soph. MP
Jezabelle Quintana (Savanna, Anaheim) Jr. P/MP
Sarah Reyes (Scotts Valley) Sr. INF/P
Taylor Sherrit (Burroughs, Ridgecrest) Jr. C
Danielle Thomas (Campolindo, Moraga) Sr. INF
Kellie White (Mater Dei Catholic, Chula Vista) Jr. P

Four-year all-state player Jessica Garcia receives plaque from Hughson Unified School District Board of Trustees. Photo: HughsonChronicle.com.

Four-year all-state player Jessica Garcia receives plaque from Hughson Unified School District Board of Trustees. Photo: HughsonChronicle.com.


Small Schools Catchers

Kiannah Molina (Sierra Pacific, Hanford) Sr.
Taylor Pack (Sutter) Sr.
Cailen Rodriguez (Alverno, Sierra Madre) Sr.

Small Schools Pitchers

Hailey Dolcini (Fortuna) Soph.
Allie Hotetz (Aquinas, San Bernardino) Sr.
Sierra Ipsen (Riverdale) Sr.
Leah Lafata (Mariposa County, Mariposa) Soph.
Carli Lewis (Lassen, Susanville) Soph.
Cielo Meza (St. Bonaventure, Ventura) Sr.
Sara Stephenson (Sutter) Sr.
Breanna Swint (Lindhurst, Olivehurst) Sr.
Marina Vitalich (Mary Star, San Pedro) Sr.

Small Schools Infield

MacKenzie Babbitt (Hughson) Sr.
Meghan Bradbury (Salesian, Richmond) Sr.
Jessica Garcia (Hughson) Sr.
Bradi Kooyman (Elliot Christian, Lodi) Jr.
Grace Sotomayor (Chavez, Delano) Jr.
Kinsley Washington (La Salle, Pasadena) Jr.

Small Schools Outfield

Zoe Casas (Aquinas, San Bernardino) Sr.
Madison Paige (Ontario Christian) Jr.
Maritza Rojas (Imperial) Sr.
Livy Schiele (Bishop’s, La Jolla) Jr.

Small Schools Multi-Purpose

Isabella Beyrouty (Rolling Hills Prep, San Pedro) Jr.
Sydney Cross (Mt. Shasta) Soph.
Anissa Lopez (University Prep, Victorville) Jr.
Nicolle Miranda (Port of L.A., San Pedro) Sr.
Kylie Ragsdale (Waterford) Sr.
Taylor Roberts (Paraclete, Lancaster) Jr.
Kailla Searcy (Paraclete, Lancaster) Jr.
Rachel Wingler (Clear Lake, Lakeport) Jr.

Small Schools Second Team
(15 players; alphabetical order)

Julianna Abeleo (St. Bonaventure, Ventura) Sr. OF
Janae Adams (St. Mary’s, Berkeley) Sr. OF
Carmen Angulo (Harbor Teacher, Wilmington) Soph. P/INF
Nicole Bell (Justin-Siena, Napa) Sr. INF
Kylie Boykin (Dixon) Jr. INF
Jordan Collison (Grace Brethren, Simi Valley) Sr. MP
Taya de Alba (St. Patrick-St. Vincent, Vallejo) Sr. P
Teddi Diedrich (Firebaugh) Sr. C
Lauren Dvorak (La Jolla Country Day) Fr. P
Teanne Edens (Cloverdale) Jr. P/MP
Sabrina Moreno (Bishop’s, La Jolla) Jr. INF
Tyler Paladino (Grace Brethren, Simi Valley) Sr. INF
Alex Perez (Linfield, Temecula) Fr. P
Tiana Rodriguez (Calvary Chapel, Downey) Jr.
Danielle Sperry (Ripon) Jr. P

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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3 Comments

  1. Coach Thomas O'Dell
    Posted August 20, 2015 at 8:26 am | Permalink

    Hailey Arteaga from The Webb Schools made the 1st list. Did she make the 2nd list ?Where did she fall short in her ratings ?

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted August 20, 2015 at 3:52 pm | Permalink

      I am now knee deep in football, but it’s just really difficult for a girl from one of the really small CIFSS divisions to make all-state small schools. Some of the “small” schools are actually teams like Aquinas.

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