CoachES of the year

Mike Cowan and Micalann Cowan, Dougherty Valley -- The father and daughter team guided the Wildcats to their first NCS Division I Tournament of Champions team title with a five-player score of 390, prevailing by eight strokes. Dougherty Valley, also Diablo Foothill Athletic League champions, finished sixth at the NorCal tournament. Micalann Cowan also starred as a player at Amador Valley, leading the Dons to their first state tournament qualification.

ELIZABETH SCHULTZ, Acalanes, Sr. -- The San Jose State-bound star finished second at the CIF State Championship and the NorCal tournament after tying for top individual qualifier at the NCS Division I Tournament of Champions.

MEGAN CONDER, Heritage, Sr. -- The Oregon -bound player won a third consecutive Bay Valley Athletic League tournament title. She finished the season with a 75 at NCS. She was third at the Post-Season Preview Classic with a 2-under 70.

MERIDITH HIRSCH, Mission San Jose, Sr. -- Hirsch, who will join her sister Madison at Cal Poly in the fall, shot a 74 at the North Coast Section Division I Tournament of Champions and tied for 15th at NorCal. She also shot a 76 at the NCS Division I Qualifier.

BELINDA HU, Dougherty Valley, Fr. -- The freshman phenom was the medalist at the Diablo Foothill Athletic League tournament and co-medalist at NCS with a 3-under 68, leading the Wildcats to their first NCS Division I TOC team title. She finished the season taking 24th at NorCal.


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KIMBERLY LIU, Amaor Valley, Sr. -- Liu, who is headed to USF, capped her stellar varsity career with a fourth appearance in the state tournament. She earned East Bay Athletic League MVP honors for the third time. She was co-medalist at the NCS Division I TOCwith a 3-under 68, and was medalist of the Post-Season Preview Classic with a 5-under 67. She tied for 15th at NorCal and tied for 41st at state.

SABBY VIRTUSIO, Carondelet, Jr. -- The EBAL tournament champion, Virtusio was third-best among the individual qualifiers at NCS and tied for sixth at NorCal. She tied for 26th at the state tournament with a 78, when she was even par through her front nine.

Second team

Yonhee Kim, Dougherty Valley, So.; Aileen Jeong, Dublin, So.; Lulu Huang, Foothill, Sr. Taylor Robles, Granada, So.; Hailey White, Monte Vista, So; Melissa Yao, Alameda, Jr.