HS Softball: The 2018 All Southwestern League Teams have been Selected

Presleigh Pilon & Matalasi Faapito Named Co-MVPs…Autumn Pease is Selected Pitcher of the Year

The 2018 All Southwestern Team has been selected and Great Oak’s Matalasi Faapito and Murrieta Mesa’s Presleigh Pilon were named as Co-winners of the Most Valuable Player award. Murrieta Mesa ace Autumn Pease was selected as Pitcher of the Year.

Matalasi Faapito was the key to the Wolfpack’s second place finish in the Southwestern league this year. The power hitting pitcher was Great Oak’s ace, captain and leader of the pack. The junior will be back next season.

Joining Faapito on the All Southwestern League First Team are senior Quincee Lilo and sophomores Kayla Edwards and Sara Kinch.

Presleigh Pilon was instrumental in winning Murrieta Mesa’s first Southwestern league Championship. The sophomore led the Rams with 8 home runs and .465 average.

Murrieta Mesa’s Autumn Pease was named Pitcher of the Year. The senior finished the season with a 17-7 record. She had a 1.68 ERA and batted .341 with 3 homers. Junior Kelci Hill and senior Breanna Anderson also made First Team Honors for the Rams.

Junior Alesia Denby and senior Kassandra Torres from Vista Murrieta, seniors Samantha Torres and Alyssa Wenzel from Chaparral also made the First Team. Joining them are sophomore Shannyn Bustamante from Temecula Valley and Murrieta Valley senior Makena Smith.

Selected to the All Southwestern league second team were Murrieta Valley’s Kaylee Robinson (12), Bailey Williams (10), Makena Tjaden (12), Murrieta Mesa’s Maisyn Cadena (9), Camielle Rivera (12) and Kendall Powell (10) and Jaelynn Lambert from Chaparral.

Also selected for second team honors were Temecula Valley’s Jessica Granados (11), Alexis Macias (10), Katlyn Hancock (12), Vista Murrieta’s Amani Bradley (12), Briza Blanco (11), Jaylin Davis (12) and Paulina Johnson from Great Oak

Most Valuable Player

Presleigh Pilon MMHS 10

Matalasi Faapito Great Oak 11

Pitcher of the Year

Autumn Pease MMHS 12

All SWL First Team

Makena Smith, MVHS 12

Kelci Hill, MMHS 11

Breanna Anderson, MMHS 12

Kayla Edwards,Great Oak 10

Quincee Lilo,Great Oak 12

Sara Kinch, Great Oak 10

Alesia Denby, Vista 11

Kassandra Torres, Vista 12

Samantha Torres, Chap 12

Alyssa Wenzel, Chap 12

Shannyn Bustamante, TVHS 10

All SWL Second Team

Kaylee Robinson, MVHS 12

Bailey Williams, MVHS 10

Makena Tjaden, MVHS 12

Maisyn Cadena, MMHS 9

Camielle Rivera, MMHS 12

Kendall Powell, Chap 10

Jaelynn Lambert, Chap 9

Jessica Granados, TVHS 11

Alexis Macias. TVHS 10

Katlyn Hancock, TVHS 12

Amani Bradley, Vista 12

Briza Blanco,Vista 11

Jaylin Davis,Vista 12

Paulina Johnson, Great Oak

Photos by Alicia Salcedo & Scott Padgett