All-State Girls BB Nominees (Part 1)

Mira Shulman of Elk Grove operates during CIF D2 state championship. She's already been named Metro Player of the Year by the Sacramento Bee. Photo: Willie Eashman.

Mira Shulman of Elk Grove operates during CIF D2 state championship. She’s already been named Metro Player of the Year by the Sacramento Bee. Photo: Willie Eashman.

Postseason honors season begins with the first step in our selection process for the annual Cal-Hi Sports all-state teams in girls hoops, which believe it not will be done for the 36th year in a row. A second updated list – which will be for Gold Club members – will be posted after we’ve collected input about additional nominees. The actual teams will begin to be picked after other major honors have been announced. Our State Coaches of the Year will be up first.

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Note: This list is compiled so that coaches, parents and readers can submit additions, corrections and make their cases about which players should be selected when all information is received. Nominations are always welcome. This list will be updated and posted one more time prior to the teams being selected.

What We’re Looking For: You can send a nomination with each athlete’s height, position, year in school, significant statistics. Comparing a player not on the board yet to one who already is can be very important toward eventual selection. Limit each nomination to one page please. Send to: or call (209) 608-1317 (that is the cell for editor Mark Tennis).

Also, be aware that not all freshmen, sophomores or juniors we are considering for all-state underclass may be on this list. We also normally wind up choosing players who aren’t on this list for some of the smaller CIF divisions as well. These players will come to light when all of the various major newspaper-based honor squads are released.

Format: Ten players will be chosen all-state overall first team with 10 more on second team and 10 more on third team. Each of the first 30 players are written up. There also will be players named from some of the CIF state divisions, but that is still being figured out whether to go by those divisions or revert to Large Schools, Medium Schools & Small Schools (which is what we do in football, baseball and softball). Players from Open Division teams will be placed within the divisions their teams would have been in without the Open Division. We’re still considering how to handle players who were on teams from different divisions in the state and section playoffs. The all-state underclass team also will consist of juniors (20), sophomores (15) and freshmen (10). Those numbers can fluctuate, however, depending on the pool of players involved.

Don’t assume we know all there is to know about a player on the list, either. Send us info to make sure all facts are turned in and placed into our files.

Congratulations to following all-state nominees currently on our board for the various 2016 all-state girls basketball teams:

Madison Kast from Redwood of Visalia had 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds during prep career. Photo: Courtesy family.

Madison Kast from Redwood of Visalia had 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds during prep career. Photo: Courtesy family.

CIF Central Section
Alexandrea Ambriz (Sanger) Sr.
Megan Anderson (Clovis West, Fresno) Jr.
Zavia Barlow (Washington Union, Easton) Jr.
Sarah Bates (Clovis West, Fresno) Jr.
Rachel Berry (Clovis) Jr.
Kiara Brown (Tulare) Fr.
Jayme Budwig (Fresno) Sr.
Dana Degraffenreid (Ridgeview, Bakersfield) Jr.
Jasmin Dixon (Independence, Bakersfield) Jr.
Fiona Ferry (Tehachapi) Jr.
Rebecca Gallis (Kern Valley, Lake Isabella) Sr.
Ashley Hansen (Madera) Jr.
Mariah Hernandez (Strathmore) Jr.
Randazia Jones (Central, Fresno) Jr.
Madison Kast (Redwood, Visalia) Sr.
Champelle Kelly (Roosevelt, Fresno) Sr.
Taylor Madden (Centennial, Bakersfield) Sr.
Zoe March (Immanuel, Reedley) Sr.
Danae Marquez (Clovis West, Fresno) Jr.
Emily Mendoza (McLane, Fresno) Jr.
Nashedah Mu’min (Mission Oak, Tulare) Sr.
Tristen Myers (Mission Oak, Tulare) Sr.
Imari Russell (Corcoran) Sr.
Jerrene Richardson (Edison, Fresno) Sr.
Maesyn Rix (Sierra, Tollhouse) Soph.
Bre’yanna Sanders (Clovis West, Fresno) Jr.
Ebony Sanders (Independence, Bakersfield) Sr.
Hailey Scott (Monache, Porterville) Jr.
Jordyn Street (Golden West, Visalia) Sr.
Janelle Sumilong (Hanford) Jr.
Kameron Taylor (Bakersfield Christian) Jr.
Rodjanae Wade (Edison, Fresno) Sr.
Celeste West (Garces, Bakersfield) Sr.
Serena Ybarra (Coalinga) Fr.
Jordan Thompson racked up more than 27 ppg this season. Photo: Courtesy family.

Jordan Thompson racked up more than 27 ppg this season. Photo: Courtesy family.

CIF Central Coast Section
Jahnay Anderson (Archbishop Mitty, San Jose) Sr.
Nikiya Bechtle (Scotts Valley) Sr.
Sam Boyle (Scotts Valley) Jr.
Aubrie Businger (Mills, Millbrae) Jr.
Brittany Cedeno (South San Francisco) Soph.
Ellie Chen (Castilleja, Palo Alto) Sr.
Kyanna Davis (Valley Christian, San Jose) Jr.
Chloe Eackles (Pinewood, Los Altos Hills) Sr.
Jordyn Enos (North Salinas) Sr.
Sam Erisman (Menlo School, Atherton) Jr.
Madison Fox (Santa Catalina, Monterey) Sr.
Tahlia Garza (Archbishop Mitty, San Jose) Jr.
Daniella Guglieilmo (Archbishop Mitty, San Jose) Jr.
Heleyna Hill (Archbishop Mitty, San Jose) Jr.
Madeline Holland (Archbishop Mitty, San Jose) Jr.
Madison Hotchkiss (Silver Creek, San Jose) Sr.
Greer Hoyem (Menlo-Atherton, Atherton) Soph.
Haley Jones (Archbishop Mitty, San Jose) Fr.
Coco Lovely (Palo Alto) Sr.
Jenesis Merriman (St. Francis, Mountain View) Sr.
Marisa Mondave (Piedmont Hills, San Jose) Sr.
Delaney Moore (Monte Vista Christian, Watsonville) Jr.
Sarah Nelson (Los Gatos) Sr.
Archer Olson (Gunn, Palo Alto) Jr.
Erin Poindexter-McHan (Pinewood, Los Altos Hills) Jr.
Tatiana Reese (Woodside Priory, Portola Valley) Soph.
Kayla Tahaafe (Eastside College Prep, E. Palo Alto) Soph.
Ilmar’l Thomas (Sacred Heart Cathedral, S.F.) Jr.
Jordan Thompson (Harker, San Jose) Jr.
Kiana Tom (St. Francis, Mountain View) Sr.
Mikaela Topper (Pinewood, Los Altos Hills) Jr.

CIF L.A. City Section
Brianna Anugwom (Westchester, Los Angeles) Jr.
Sankia Braxton (Animo South, Los Angeles) Sr.
Alexia Budd (Middle College) Sr.
Alexus Clark (View Park, Los Angeles) Jr.
Dominique Dotson (Fairfax, Los Angeles) Sr.
Desire Evans (Carson) Jr.
Monica Garcia (Garfield, Los Angeles) Sr.
Chelsey Gipson (Palisades, Pacific Palisades) Jr.
Dominique Godbolt (Fairfax, Los Angeles) Sr.
Kianna Hamilton-Fisher (El Camino Real, Woodland Hills) Soph.
Isabel Lizarraga (South Gate) Soph.
Kayla Merrill-Gillett (Palisades, Pacific Palisades) Sr.
Emily Mitchell (Granada Hills) Soph.
Ivy Nguyen (Granada Hills) Sr.
Esmeralda Perez (Poly, Sun Valley) Soph.
Chaniya Pickett (Palisades, Pacific Palisades) Jr.
Andranae Powns (Jordan, Los Angeles) Sr.
Kari Richardson (El Camino Real, Woodland Hills) Sr.
Fatou Semebene (Fairfax, Los Angeles) Jr.
Terrin Sullivan (Middle College, Los Angeles) Sr.

CIF Northern Section
Halle Brown (Las Plumas, Oroville) Sr.
Beth Derner (Modoc, Alturas) Sr.
Kilee Hannan (Anderson) Sr.
Kayla Joyce (Pleasant Valley, Chico) Jr.
Hayden Ketchum (Loyalton) Sr.
Livi Lindsey (Redding Christian) Soph.
Savannah McMorrow (Winters) Jr.
Rachel Peterman (Loyalton) Jr.
Alli Ramelli (Portola) Sr.
Tayah Ranney (Central Valley, Shasta Lake) Jr.
Chava Rivers (Las Plumas, Oroville) Soph.
Rachel Rogers (Los Molinos) Soph.
Molly Ross (Shasta, Redding) Sr.
Kamira Sanders (Enterprise, Redding) Sr.
Sirena Tuiteli (Pleasant Valley, Chico) Soph.
Sophie Wood (Shasta, Redding) Soph.

Ny'Dajah Jackson of Piedmont was one of the top point guards in the Bay Area. Photo: Everett Bass.

Ny’Dajah Jackson of Piedmont was one of the top point guards in the San Francisco Bay Area. Photo: Everett Bass.

CIF North Coast Section
Chanel Alexander (Willits) Jr.
Amari Allison (Tamalpais, Mill Valley) Sr.
Ayzhiana Basallo (Lick-Wilmerding, San Francisco) Jr.
Nina Bessolo (Castro Valley) Sr.
Adorah Buggs (Pittsburg) Sr.
Maya Burris (Lick-Wilmerding, San Francisco) Jr.
Emily Codding (Santa Rosa) Jr.
Aerial Chavarin (Bishop O’Dowd, Oakland) Sr.
Vanessa Cruz (Carondelet, Concord) Sr.
Keanna Delos Santos (Miramonte, Orinda) Sr.
Gabby Edmond (California, San Ramon) Soph.
Maiya Flores (Cardinal Newman, Santa Rosa) Soph.
Lesila Finau (Dublin) Soph.
Xinavane Foreman (Berkeley) Jr.
Carolyn Gill (St. Mary’s, Berkeley) Jr.
Kate Graham (Marin Catholic, Kentfield) Sr.
Jaiana Harris (Tamalpais, Mill Valley) Jr.
Jordan Hobson (Salesian, Richmond) Sr.
Uriah Howard (Miramonte, Orinda) Sr.
Sabrina Ionescu (Miramonte, Orinda) Sr.
Angel Jackson (Salesian, Richmond) Fr.
Ny’Dajah Jackson (Piedmont) Sr.
Bailey Jones (Castro Valley) Soph.
Natalie Karlsson (Upper Lake) Jr.
Destiny Kelly (Encinal, Alameda) Sr.
Seauvahnia Kuka (Pittsburg) Sr.
Caroline McMorrow (Foothill, Pleasanton) Sr.
Minyon Moore (Salesian, Richmond) Sr.
Haylee Nelson (Newark Memorial) Soph.
Shayla Newman (Montgomery, Santa Rosa) Soph.
Myah Pace (Bishop O’Dowd, Oakland) Jr.
Jessica Rogers (Pinole Valley, Pinole) Sr.
Taylor Saling (Terra Linda, San Rafael) Sr.
Makenna Schoenhofer (St. Bernard’s, Eureka) Jr.
Vicki Sims (Kennedy, Richmond) Sr.
Claire Steele (Miramonte, Orinda) Soph.
Ashley Thoms (Campolindo, Moraga) Soph.
Haley Van Dyke (Campolindo, Moraga) Soph.
Hailey Vice-Neat (Cardinal Newman, Santa Rosa) Jr.
Lauren Walker (Cardinal Newman, Santa Rosa) Jr.
Giana Wright (Castro Valley) Jr.

CIF Oakland/San Francisco Sections
Savanna Andrews (Lincoln, SF) Jr.
Fanae Clark (McClymonds, Oakland) Sr.
Tiffany Siu (Oakland Tech) Fr.
Angie Wong (Lincoln, San Francisco) Jr.

Shanaijah Davidson from Pioneer of Woodland was one of the top scorers in the Sac-Joaquin Section. Photo:

Shanaijah Davidson from Pioneer of Woodland was one of the top scorers in the Sac-Joaquin Section. Photo:

CIF Sac-Joaquin Section
Namiko Adams (West Campus, Sacramento) Jr.
Celeste Almendarez (Edison, Stockton) Soph.
Angelica Baylon (Antelope) Sr.
Daeja Black (Granite Bay) Sr.
Julia Blackshell-Fair (Vanden, Fairfield) Jr.
Mi’Cole Cayton (St. Mary’s, Stockton) Sr.
Maddie Clayton (Ponderosa, Shingle Springs) Sr.
Irene Colivalu (Rosemont, Sacramento) Sr.
Danielle Craft (Ponderosa, Shingle Springs) Sr.
Lauren Craig (St. Francis, Sacramento) Sr.
Jordan Cruz (McClatchy, Sacramento) Jr.
Shanaijah Davison (Pioneer, Woodland) Jr.
Aquira DeCosta (St. Mary’s, Stockton) Soph.
Paiton Demps (Elk Grove) Jr.
Briana Dulgar (Oak Ridge, El Dorado Hills) Sr.
McKenzie Forbes (Folsom) Soph.
Kelsey Forrester (Davis) Soph.
Danielle Friedrich (Central Catholic, Modesto) Jr.
Lailoni Gaines (Modesto Christian) Sr.
Payton Garvey (Casa Roble, Orangevale) Sr.
Kaliya Griffin (Inderkum, Sacramento) Sr.
Zahria Hendrix (Lincoln, Stockton) Jr.
Aliceah Hernandez (Sacramento) Sr.
Tia Hay (St. Francis, Sacramento) Sr.
Brandi Huffhines (Rio Linda)
Kiara Jefferson (West Campus, Sacramento) Jr.
Angel Johnson (St. Mary’s, Stockton) Sr.
Nadia Johnson (Antelope) Jr.
Nia Johnson (Antelope) Soph.
Loretta Kakala (Manteca) Jr.
Tiana Lowery (River City, West Sacramento) Soph.
Kaelee Lynch (Buhach Colony, Atwater) Sr.
Taylor Martin (Stockton Christian) Sr.
Jada Menchaca (Venture Academy, Stockton) Sr.
Hailey McCoy (Oak Ridge, El Dorado Hills) Soph.
Aarion McDonald (Brookside Christian, Stockton) Sr.
Delia Moore (Golden Valley, Merced) Soph.
Stephanie Moore (Golden Valley, Merced) Sr.
Naje Murray (St. Mary’s, Stockton) Jr.
Lillian Olson (Sacramento Waldorf, Fair Oaks) Sr.
Jasmine Pharms (Stagg, Stockton) Sr.
Cassie Piski (Lincoln) Sr.
Mira Shulman (Elk Grove) Jr.
Saraya Smith (Ponderosa, Shingle Springs) Sr.
Sierra Smith (St. Mary’s, Stockton) Jr.
Lexi Thompson (Merced) Sr.
Lianna Tillman (Lincoln, Stockton) Jr.
Kat Tudor (St. Mary’s, Stockton) Sr.
Baylee Vanderdoes (Placer, Auburn) Sr.
Kelsey Wong (McClatchy, Sacramento) Sr.
Madison Wong (Elk Grove) Sr.
Casey McWilliam from Mt. Carmel of San Diego will make it into the state record book for accurate free throw shooting. Photo:

Casey McWilliam from Mt. Carmel of San Diego will make it into the state record book for accurate free throw shooting. Photo:

CIF San Diego Section
Maddie Adams (Mission Hills, San Marcos) Sr.
Alessandra Aguirre (Bishop’s, La Jolla) Jr.
Destini Anderson (Mt. Miguel, Spring Valley) Jr.
Satera Bates (Mt. Miguel, Spring Valley) Jr.
Jordan Brasfield (Mater Dei Catholic, Chula Vista) Sr.
Christina Buksa (Foothills Christian, El Cajon) Jr.
Sierra Campisano (Torrey Pines, San Diego) Sr.
Dijonai Carrington (Horizon Christian Academy, San Diego) Sr.
Raeshondra Dike (Lincoln, San Diego) Sr.
Tatyana Hamlett (San Diego) Sr.
Mai-Loni Henson (La Jolla Country Day) Sr.
Jameia Johnson (Gompers Prep, San Diego) Soph.
Shyla LaTone (Bonita Vista, Chula Vista) Soph.
Destiny Littleton (Bishop’s, La Jolla) Jr.
Toni Magalei (Westview, San Diego) Sr.
Sierra Maye (Calvary Christian Academy, Chula Vista) Jr.
Nikki Mayoral (Mission Hills, San Marcos) Jr.
Khiya Mohamed (Imperial) Sr.
Casey McWilliam (Mt. Carmel, San Diego) Sr.
Brianna Porter (Vista) Sr.
Rozlyn Pierce (Mt. Miguel, Spring Valley) Sr.
Maya Robinson (Eastlake, Chula Vista) Jr.
Khayla Rooks (Mission Hills, San Marcos) Jr.
Carol Schroeder (Bonita Vista, Chula Vista) Sr.
Monique Smith (Serra, San Diego) Jr.
Alaysia Styles (La Jolla Country Day) Jr.
Monica Todd (Mission Hills, San Marcos) Sr.
Leanna Watson (El Cajon Valley, El Cajon) Soph.
Meredith Wiggins (Parker, San Diego) Jr.
Murrelline Woodson (Montgomery, San Diego) Sr.
Rebecca Lazuka from Troy of Fullerton will play next at Pepperdine and she'll be joined there by prep teammate Barbara Sitanggan. Photo:

Rebecca Lazuka from Troy of Fullerton will play next at Pepperdine and she’ll be joined there by prep teammate Barbara Sitanggan. Photo:

CIF Southern Section
Jayda Adams (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) Jr.
Leslie Aguilar (Village Christian, Sun Valley) Soph.
Cameran Bahnsen (Camarillo) Jr.
Roxy Barahman (Oaks Christian, Westlake Village) Sr.
Gloria Bates (Lutheran, Orange) Sr.
Taylor Bennett (St. Anthony, Long Beach) Sr.
Madison Benson (Chadwick, PV Peninsula) Jr.
Maddie Bloom (Dana Hills, Dana Point) Sr.
Celine Bolton-Ford (Ribet Academy, Los Angeles) Sr.
Natalia Bruening (Corona del Mar, Newport Beach) Sr.
Delacy Brown (Poly, Riverside) Sr.
Jaelyn Brown (Vista Murrieta, Murrieta) Sr.
Dynnah Buckner (Bloomington Christian) Soph.
Katie Campbell (Oaks Christian, Westlake Village) Sr.
Jackie Cenan (Laguna Beach) Sr.
Annie Christofferson (West Ranch, Valencia) Soph.
Ayanna Clark (Long Beach Poly) Jr.
Stephanie Custodio (Chino) Sr.
Dominique Dotson (Campbell Hall, North Hollywood) Sr.
Marissa Dunn (Sonora, La Habra) Sr.
Karessa Fields (Victor Valley, Victorville) Sr.
Tyler Frierson (Millikan, Long Beach) Jr.
Nicola Furumoto (Canyon, Anaheim) Soph.
Ve’a Gauta (Garden Grove) Jr.
Anyssia Gibbs (Granite Hills, Apple Valley) Soph.
Kayla Gower (Heritage, Menifee) Sr.
Alexis Griggsby (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) Jr.
Taelor Griffin (Lutheran, Orange) Sr.
Estefania Griner (Orangewood Academy) Soph.
Cierra Hall (Fairmont Prep, Anaheim) Jr.
Daije Harris (Lakewood) Sr.
Ashlyn Herlihy (Arroyo Grande) Sr.
Darria Hewitt (Patriot, Riverside) Sr.
Valerie Higgins (Chaminade, West Hills) Sr.
Kimari Hollis (Canyon Springs, Moreno Valley) Sr
Rebecca Islas (Ribet Academy, La Canada) Sr.
Da’Jah Jackson (Long Beach Poly) Sr.
Briana Johnson (Serra, Gardena) Sr.
Dalis Jones (Norco) Sr.
Haley Jones (West, Torrance) Soph.
Jasmine Jones (Long Beach Poly) Jr.
Aubrey Knight (Ventura) Jr.
Kayla Konrad (Valencia) Jr.
Kristina Kurdoghlian (La Canada) Jr.
Dawnyel Lair (Price, Los Angeles) Soph.
Jennifer Laird (Mission Prep, San Luis Obispo) Jr.
Rebecca Lazuka (Troy, Fullerton) Sr.
Caroline Lynch (Louisville, Woodland Hills) Sr.
Krislyn Marsh (Brea Olinda, Brea) Soph.
Eliza Matthews (Long Beach Poly) Sr.
Anaya McDavid (Alemany, Mission Hills) Jr.
Brittany McPherson (North, Torrance) Jr.
Amber Melgoza (Santa Barbara) Sr.
Emma Merriweather (Lakeside, Lake Elsinore) Jr.
Danae Miller (Long Beach Poly) Jr.
Allie Navarette (Mira Costa, Manhattan Beach) Jr.
Isabel Newman (Chaminade, West Hills) Jr.
Leaonna Odom (Chaminade, West Hills) Sr.
Charisma Osborne (Windward, Los Angeles) Fr.
Taylor Oshiro (Trinity Classical Academy, Valencia) Jr.
Kayla Overbeck (Newbury Park) Sr.
Camille Parker (Alta Loma) Jr.
Angela Pisano (Mary Star, San Pedro) Jr.
Tylen Price (Antelope Valley, Lancaster) Sr.
Barbara Rangel (Ventura) Jr.
Brittney Reed (Vista Murrieta, Murrieta) Sr.
Ana Resendiz (Don Lugo, Chino) Sr.
Reili Richardson (Brea Olinda, Brea) Sr.
Kiana Rivera (University Prep, Victorville) Jr.
Natalie Ruhl (Redlands East Valley) Sr.
Tristen Rollon (Fairmont Prep, Anaheim) Jr.
Allyson Rosenblum (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) Sr.
Jayla Ruffus-Miner (Harvard-Westlake, N. Hollywood) Soph.
Tal Sahar (Calabasas) Sr.
Lindsey Scamman (Twentynine Palms) Soph.
Sydney Sharp (Foothill, Tustin) Sr.
Alisa Shinn (Crescenta Valley, La Crescenta) Sr.
Ajailon Simmons (Brentwood, Los Angeles) Jr.
Barbara Sitanggan (Troy, Fullerton) Sr.
Cacie Smith (Alemany, Mission Viejo) Jr.
Kianna Smith (Troy, Fullerton) Jr.
Na’lon Smith (St. Paul, Santa Fe Springs) Jr.
Tyler Smith (Antelope Valley, Lancaster) Jr.
Sophia Song (Mark Keppel, Alhambra) Sr.
Renae Tamura (Flintridge Prep, La Canada) Jr.
Hayley Tanabe (West, Torrance) Sr.
Aleek Terterian (Holy Martyrs, Encino) Jr.
Triann Thompson (Lakeside, Lake Elsinore) Jr.
Janessa Thropay (Chino Hills) Sr.
Kate Tokuhara (Alemany, Mission Hills) Sr.
Tyla Turner (Cajon, San Bernardino) Sr.
Tyra Turner (Cajon, San Bernardino) Sr.
Nasrin Ulel (Vista Murrieta, Murrieta) Sr.
Stephanie Umeh (Notre Dame Academy, Los Angeles) Sr.
Kim Urbina (South El Monte) Sr.
Megan Villar (Mayfield, Pasadena) Sr.
Kayla Washington (Cajon, San Bernardino) Sr.
Antania’ Watkins (Arroyo Valley, San Bernardino) Soph.
Tylona Watkins (Brea Olinda, Brea) Soph.
Zoe Williams (La Canada) Jr.
Yolandia Winn (Environmental Charter, Lawndale) Sr.
Jayde Woods (Windward, Los Angeles) Sr.
Melissa Wright (Chaminade, West Hills) Jr.

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

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One Comment

  1. walter guanella
    Posted April 7, 2016 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    Kiara Jefferson (west campus, sacramento) is a sophomore

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