All-State Softball: Medium & Small

Rose Malen (left) from Marin Catholic of Kentfield already has been named Marin County Player of the Year. At right is Madison Clark from Calaveras of San Andreas. The University of Nevada recruit is all-state small schools for the second straight year. Photos: extrainningsoftball.com & Guy Dossi / Calaveras Enterprise.


After the underclass teams, we move on with the 39th edition of the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Softball Teams with these players named from schools that were in CIF section or regional playoffs during the 2022 spring season that made them medium or small school in class.

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State Medium Schools Player of the Year Riley Wickum of Sutter and State Small Schools Player of the Year Natalie Gleason from Capistrano Valley Christian of San Juan Capistrano headline this year’s Cal-Hi Sports All-State Softball Teams for medium and small schools.

Wickum, who led Sutter to a 30-1 season and who has signed with Cal-State Northridge, was on the small schools all-state first team last year. Her team played in the CIF NorCal D3 playoffs this time, however, and also was moved up for other competitive equity reasons. It didn’t matter as she was previously selected as medium schools player of the year. She also was joined on the all-state medium schools first team by teammate Ella Jolley.

Ella Jolley led Sutter with 11 homers and 46 RBI and is all-state medium schools. Photo: Twitter.com.


Gleason was among the state home run leaders with 18 for a 28-2 team that won the CIF Southern Section D7 title and then lost in the CIF SoCal D5 playoffs. She will play next at Grand Canyon University.

Another team moving up from small schools from 2021 was Marin Catholic of Kentfield. The Wildcats were not moved all the way up to large schools like others that were in the CIF North Coast Section D2 playoffs (Benicia, Livermore) but couldn’t be small any more. Similar to Sutter, however, it didn’t matter as Marin County Player of the Year Rose Malen and speedy outfielder Sammy Horn both earned first team honors. Malen’s big pitching rival in Marin County, Sadie Leonard from Redwood of Larkspur, also is on first team medium schools and for her it’s for the second straight season.

One team that stayed in small schools was East Nicolaus of Nicolaus, which has been in a lower division in the CIF Northern Section than Sutter. The Spartans have two players who are first team small schools — Remmington Hewitt and Meika Lauppe — plus another on second team (Jerzie Brown). Lauppe also already has been all-state underclass.

With the all-state underclass teams already released, some players on medium and small already were placed higher than others among those who were not seniors last season. Another aspect of these teams to consider is that it is not player rankings (which is common in recruiting). There has to be a minimum number of players at each position (examples at least two catchers and at least three outfielders).

Final Note: Other than a few exceptions, schools that were eligible to be in the Cal-Hi Sports Division IV or Division V state rankings are considered small. Most softball teams that were D2 were considered large except for a few. Those that were in Division III and a few that were in D4 are medium. In our system, some schools with large enrollments in lower playoff divisions are just too big to be small schools. There is no all-state large schools team, but there is a third team added to the overall teams in which only players from large schools are eligible.

Here are the 2022 Cal-Hi Sports All-State Softball Teams for medium schools and small schools:

FIRST TEAM MEDIUM SCHOOLS CATCHERS

McKenna Beach (Eureka) Sr.
Lily Hermosillo (Hilltop, Chula Vista) Sr.
Sofia Mujica (Granite Hills, El Cajon) Soph.

Kassandra Gewecke is a sophomore who led Temple City to the CIFSS D4 title and has been named Pasadena Star-News Player of the Year. Photo: James Escarcega / SGV Whittier Prep Sports Zone.


FIRST TEAM MEDIUM SCHOOLS PITCHERS

Brooklyn Carreon (Whittier Christian, La Habra) Sr.
Kassandra Gewecke (Temple City) Soph.
Sadie Leonard (Redwood, Larkspur) Jr.
Jaiden Ralston (Paso Robles) Sr.
Sophie Ramuno (Helix, La Mesa) Jr.
Randi Roelling (Central Catholic, Modesto) Jr.
Brooklyn Shroyer (Bonita, La Verne) Jr.

FIRST TEAM MEDIUM SCHOOLS INFIELD

Tayler Biehl (Vista del Lago, Folsom) Sr.
Sarissa Block (Carlmont, Belmont) Sr.
Jaeya Butler (Aquinas, San Bernardino) Jr.
Katlyn Gifford (Ramona, Riverside) Sr.
Ella Jolley (Sutter) Sr.
Sarah Mikami (Beckman, Irvine) Sr.
Ahmiya Noriega (Silver Creek, San Jose) Sr.
Maggie Paulovich (Albany) Sr.
Ella Parker (Notre Dame, Sherman Oaks) Jr.
Jenna Peters (Temescal Canyon, Lake Elsinore) Sr.

FIRST TEAM MEDIUM SCHOOLS OUTFIELD

Sammy Horn (Marin Catholic, Kentfield) Sr.
Abi Pikas (Pacheco, Los Banos) Jr.
Madison Zulager (Moorpark) Sr.

FIRST TEAM MEDIUM SCHOOLS
MULTI-PURPOSE (Hit & Pitch)

Delainey Everett (Oakdale) Jr.
Lilliana Garcia (Hanford) Sr.
Hazyl Gray (Vanden, Fairfield) Sr.
Rose Malen (Marin Catholic, Kentfield) Sr.
Ryann Orange (Torrance) Sr.
Kailani Tatro (Pinole Valley, Pinole) Soph.
Riley Wickum (Sutter) Sr.

SECOND TEAM MEDIUM SCHOOLS CATCHERS

Brooklyn Dowdle (Palm Desert) Sr.
Ava Gall (El Capitan, Lakeside) Jr.
Sophia Marrero (El Segundo) Sr.

Jada Villegas of Cajon was great in the CIFSS D5 playoffs, but her most impressive outings of the season came in two league games against Beaumont. Photo: Victorville Valley Press.


SECOND TEAM MEDIUM SCHOOLS PITCHERS

Charlize Cai (Vista del Lago, Folsom) Soph.
Emma Fales (Branham, San Jose) Jr.
Alexis Galvan (Madera) Sr.
Kylie Loertscher (El Toro, Lake Forest) Soph.
Jada Villegas (Cajon, San Bernardino) Soph.
Ainsley Waddell (Sequoia, Redwood City) Jr.

SECOND TEAM MEDIUM SCHOOLS INFIELD

Melody Acevedo (Hillcrest, Riverside) Fr.
Katelyn Caneda (Cerritos) Sr.
Maddy Leung (Encinal, Alameda) Sr.
Hannah Moreno (St. Paul, Santa Fe Springs) Soph.
Isabel Nuno (Dos Pueblos, Santa Barbara) Jr.
Miranda Pozos (Bloomington) Jr.
Kokoro Sagae (Santa Teresa, San Jose) Sr.
Peytin Salfi (Cardinal Newman, Santa Rosa) Sr.
Leah Valdez (Calexico) Sr.
Serina Vue (Pleasant Valley, Chico) Sr.
Jasmyn Yessian (Beckman, Irvine) Jr.

SECOND TEAM MEDIUM SCHOOLS OUTFIELD

Jaelin Haynes (Citrus Valley, Redlands) Sr.
Eleni Katsivalis (Yorba Linda) Sr.
Makayla Medellin (Yorba Linda) Sr.

SECOND TEAM MEDIUM SCHOOLS
MULTI-PURPOSE (Hit & Pitch)

Anna Bean (Los Gatos) Jr.
Rebecca Cabezas (Segerstrom, Santa Ana) Sr.
Thomarra Drummer (San Rafael) Fr.
Madison Finnerty (Moorpark) Soph.
Selena Gallegos (San Jacinto) Soph.
Kira Morris (Eureka) Jr.
Ella Myers (Monterey) Fr.
Bridget Nemeth (Glendora) Jr.

FIRST TEAM SMALL SCHOOLS CATCHERS

Elizabeth Goodwin (Paraclete, Lancaster) Sr.
Brooklyn Lee (Western Christian, Upland) Jr.
Maria Montalvo (St. Francis, Watsonville) Sr.
Zereniti Sousa (Wheatland) Jr.

Elizabeth Goodwin (left) played all four years of her high school career at Paraclete of Lancaster under the guidance of legendary head coach Margaret Neill, who won her 800th game in the 2022 season. Photo: Twitter.com.


FIRST TEAM SMALL SCHOOLS PITCHERS

Kayla Bousquette (Heritage Christian, Northridge) Sr.
Rose Cano (St. Anthony, Long Beach) Sr.
Mia Castillo (Orange Cove) Soph.
Kamerynn Cordova (Fowler) Jr.
Brooke Davis (Escalon) Sr.
Meika Lauppe (East Nicolaus, Nicolaus) Sr.

FIRST TEAM SMALL SCHOOLS INFIELD

Caitlyn Campbell (Ripon) Sr.
Madison Clark (Calaveras, San Andreas) Sr.
Jenissa Conway (Marysville) Jr.
Remmington Hewitt (East Nicolaus, Nicolaus) Sr.
Brianna Humphries (Dixon) Sr.
Natalie Gleason (Capistrano Valley Chr., SJ Capistrano) Sr.
Emma Jackson (Salesian, Richmond) Jr.
Emma Olsen (Capital Christian, Sacramento) Sr.
Peyton Schemmer (Morro Bay) Sr.
Paige Sterling (Caruthers) Sr.
Kamryn Walker (Holtville) Jr.

FIRST TEAM SMALL SCHOOLS OUTFIELD

Alyssa Acosta (Campbell Hall, North Hollywood) Sr.
Hailey Castanon (Woodland Christian) Sr.
Emmie Walker (Coalinga) Sr.

FIRST TEAM SMALL SCHOOLS
MULTI-PURPOSE (Hit & Pitch)

Cassiti Baroni (Fort Bragg) Jr.
Kamerynn Cordova (Fowler) Sr.
Tatiana Foor (Rio Hondo Prep, Arcadia) Sr.
Stefini Ma’ake (Our Lady of Peace, San Diego) Soph.
Key’annah Pu’a (Nipomo) Sr.
Victoria Ramirez (Flintridge Sacred Heart) Sr.

SECOND TEAM SMALL SCHOOLS
(Alpha list)

OF Gizelle Aguirre (Caruthers) Soph.
P Karsyn Bauer (Liberty, Madera Ranchos) Soph.
INF Jerzie Brown (East Nicolaus, Nicolaus) Jr.
INF Mary Joe Camaquin (Orange Cove) Sr.
P Kylee Cammarato (Capistrano Valley Christian) Fr.
P/MP Savannah Colegrove (Hoopa Valley, Hoopa) Sr.
P/INF Hailey Davis (Boron) Soph.
P/MP Anais Farfan (Calvary Christian Academy, Chula Vista) Sr.
P/MP Ava Hernandez (Big Valley Christian, Modesto) Soph.
INF Josephine Heuberger (Del Norte, Crescent City) Sr.
INF/DH Dani Jackman (University Prep, Victorville) Soph.
INF Emerson Meggers (Vacaville Christian) Jr.
C Aimee Metz (St. Anthony, Long Beach) Sr.
UTL Isabella Ochoa (Calvary Chapel, Downey) Soph.
P Peyton Rohr (Viewpoint, Calabasas) Jr.
1B/OF Joslyn Sotelo (Orestimba, Newman) Jr.
P Joie Steinkamp (Grace Brethren, Simi Valley) Jr.
INF Lisa Villanueva (King City) Soph.
OF Margo Weaver (St. Mary’s, Berkeley) Jr.
C Jordyn Wurzer (West Valley, Cottonwood) Sr.

State Medium Schools
Player of the Year: Riley Wickum (Sutter)

State Small Schools
Player of the Year:
Natalie Gleason (Capistrano Valley Christian)

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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5 Comments

  1. Rhylee Magazinovic
    Posted July 9, 2022 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

    Hello, just wondering what categories are looked at when choosing these athletes? I was nominated, but did not make any team. After comparing some players, I noticed some interesting things, like the fact that pitchers are being labeled as infielders for the list. If this was a real team that played actual games, (which is how I thought these players would be chosen) I wouldn’t want pitchers to be playing middles, or corners, if I was making a team.

    Here’s my stats.
    (Starting Varsity Leadoff and Shortstop- 4 years)
    Batting Average- .534
    Plate Appearances- 79
    At Bats- 73
    RUNS- 35
    HITS- 39
    RBIs- 13
    Doubles- 7
    Triples- 1
    Home Runs- 2
    Grand Slam- 1
    Base on Balls- 6
    STRIKEOUTS- 5
    STOLEN BASES- 41
    STOLEN BASES ATTEMPTS- 42
    ERRORS- 7
    (League MVP, All-District MVP)

    Just curious how this works, as it’s my first time checking this out.

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted July 10, 2022 at 11:28 am | Permalink

      Sorry, picked the slugger from Ripon but didn’t have room for two. A lot of strong teams also only had one that were not able to have a second: Dixon, Monterey, others.
      Everyone picked as a pitcher has pitching stats that were available. If they don’t pitch in club it doesn’t matter.

  2. Vanezza Martinez
    Posted July 23, 2022 at 6:53 am | Permalink

    Hi just wondering,
    what do you look at to get nominated.
    I play MI, played Catcher and I pitched a couple of games.
    Thankyou!
    *North Yosemite League Co-MVP.
    Sunnyside’s first-ever to earn this league MVP award in softball!
    *NYL First Team selection.
    Team Awards:
    *Defensive Player of the Year.
    *Team Captain.
    78At Bats, 59 Plate Appearances,
    Led Sunnyside in hits (29), runs (29), RBI (22), Doubles (10), HR (8), Batting Average (.492), Slugging % (1.067) and On-Base % (.615), Walks (14) with Only 3 strikeouts.
    Ended the season with a nine-game hitting streak. I also hit safely in 20 of 23 games this season

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted July 23, 2022 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

      We try our best, but especially for teams that were only 10-15 the nominations usually come in from a coach or parent. We give several weeks notice through Twitter and Facebook so people know we are looking for them. Sorry your info came in too late. I can at least add name to nominations.

      • Vanezza Martinez
        Posted July 24, 2022 at 5:49 pm | Permalink

        Thank you for your response.
        Have a great day!

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