Category Archives: CalHiSports Players of the Year

Najee Harris’ Mr. Football Writeup

For the first time since 1986, a non-senior athlete in 2015 gained acclaim as the Cal-Hi Sports Mr. Football State Player of the Year. Antioch’s Najee Harris won out due to the season he had, local consensus over another top candidate and how great he looked up close against top competition. Will a non-senior be […]

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Girls State Athletes of the Year

This is the final 2020-21 state honor to be completed and it’s the girls version of the boys that was announced yesterday. By our evaluations, there were three girls that stood above all others with one who was a senior, the other a junior and the other a sophomore. The top honoree is national record-breaking […]

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Ms. Softball 2021: Jayla Castro

It’s been two years since the last Ms. Softball State Player of the Year has been determined, and it’s another of the closest calls ever. This time, even though she and her team didn’t get to have section playoffs, the winner is UCLA-bound catcher Jayla Castro of Rocklin. She just had the best combination of […]

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More Softball Players of the Year

Two big-time sluggers grab the top honors among juniors and sophomores while a pitching ace who got a win over the No. 1 team in the state earns the same honor among freshmen. We also are proud to announce our state medium schools and state small schools players of the year.

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Mr. Baseball 2021: Marcelo Mayer

Eastlake of Chula Vista makes it two in a row for state’s most prestigious and longest-running baseball honor. Mayer follows 2019 winner and former teammate Keoni Cavaco from 2019 after no one could be selected for 2020 (pandemic). Mayer had one of the best high school seasons for a top five MLB Draft pick that […]

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More Baseball State Players of Year

Stanford and Cal are both represented among this group of five players as a Stanford-bound player is tops for the juniors while a Cal-bound player is the same for medium schools. We also have one player named for sophomores, freshmen and small schools.

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Ms. Basketball 2021: Calling Ms. Curry

It goes down to the last game, but that’s the difference for Centennial of Corona guard Jayda Curry in gaining this year’s most prestigious and longest running girls basketball individual honor in California. Choosing a Ms. Basketball with no state championships for a second straight year was made even more complicated by the fact there […]

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More Girls BB State Players of Year

Two of these honorees were among those written up after the 2020 season as Isuneh “Ice” Brady of San Diego Cathedral Catholic and Jazmine Soto of Strathmore were given the accolades for sophomores and for CIF Division V, respectively. Brady is now on top for juniors while Soto has repeated for her division. Both the […]

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Mr. Basketball 2021: A Notch Above

In a season with a lot of uncertainties, there was one certain: the constant, spectacular play of Sierra Canyon’s Amari Bailey. Today, the elite junior is named California Mr. Basketball by Cal-Hi Sports, becoming the second straight honoree from the well-known San Fernando Valley private school power. Can he now become a two-time Mr. Basketball […]

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Boys BB: More State Players of the Year

Here’s where to go to see the Cal-Hi Sports 2021 honorees for seniors, juniors, sophomores and freshmen and for each CIF division. State Team of the Year Corona Centennial has added a state player honor. With our Mr. Basketball being a junior, we also had to choose a senior of the year separately, and similar […]

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