HS Softball: The 2017 Southwestern All League Team Selected

Murrieta Valley’s Danielle Gibson is MVP…Vista’s Shealyn Ollison & Autumn Pease of Mesa Named Pitchers of the Year

The 2017 All Southwestern League Softball has been selected and Murrieta Valley’s Danielle Gibson has been named the league’s Most Valuable Player. Vista Murrieta senior Shealyn Ollison and Murrieta Mesa junior Autumn Pease were selected as the Pitchers of the Year.

Gibson had an outstanding season for the Nighthawks. The senior led the Southwestern league with a 530 batting average and hit 8 home runs. She also led the league in Slugging and On Base percentage and scored 25 runs and drove in 29. Junior third baseman Makena Smith was also selected to the first team/

Ollison led the Broncos to the Southwestern League Championship. The senior was brilliant and took Vista Murriea and deep into the CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoffs, Joining Ollison for the first team honors are catcher Sara Lillie, third baseman Jocelynn De La Cruz and shortstop Anna Vines.



Pease. a junior, won 22 games and was the the league’s ERA leader with at 1.26. She helped pitch Murrieta Mesa all the way to the CIF SS Division 3 Championship. Freshman Lauren Randle was the youngest to make the First Team. She was the league’s co-leader with 32 RBIs.



Great Oak had four players selected to the First Team. Senior catcher Kayla Green made the list again. Sophomores Mata Faapito, Kayla Edwards and first baseman Candace Yingling also made first team honors.

Senior outfielder Skye Webb of Temecula Valley also made the First Team, Reilly Peters a talented senior from Chaparral missed the First Team Vote. She led the league in Home Runs, Runs Batted In and was second in the league with 14 Steals.

Most Valuable Player

Danielle Gibson-SS (12) Murrieta Valley

Pitchers of the Year

Shealyn Ollison-P (12) Vista Murrieta

Autumn Pease-P (11) Murrieta Mesa

1st Team All-SWL

Sara Lillie-C (12) Vista Murrieta

Jocelynn De La Cruz-3b (12) Vista Murrieta

Anna Vines-SS (11) Vista Murrieta

Mata Faapito-P (10) Great Oak

Kayla Edwards-OF (10) Great Oak

Kayla Green-C (12) Great Oak

Candace Yingling-1B (10) Great Oak

Lauren Randle-3B/1B (9) Murrieta Mesa

Makena Smith-3B (11) Murrieta Valley

Skye Webb-OF (12) Temecula Valley

2nd Team All-SWL

Ahami Bradley-OF (11) Vista Murrieta

Karissa Ornelas-OF (11) Vista Murrieta

Serena Quinata- SS (12) Great Oak

Emily Burrow-OF/1B (12) Great Oak

Sydney Preston-P (11) Great Oak

Presligh Pilon- SS (9) Murrieta Mesa

Camille Rivera-C (11) Murrieta Mesa

Kaley Robinson-2B (11) Murrieta Valley

Samantha Cortez-3B (11) Temecula Valley

Ashley Rivas-2B (12) Temecula Valley

Shannyn Bustamante-P (9) Temecula Valley

Reilly Peters (12) Chaparral

Sarai Mejia (12) Chaparral

Keyona Villanueva (12) Chaparral

Photos by Mike Clary, Scott Padgett and Debbie Pease