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