all-east bay First team
JOHANNA GRAUER, Amador Valley, Sr., pitcher -- The UCLA signee was named Ms. Softball state player of the year by Cal-Hi Sports after leading the Dons to a 27-0 season and the North Coast Section Division I title. She didn't allow an earned run through the first 14 games and struck out 290.
ZOE CONLEY, Salesian, Sr., pitcher -- A four-year starter headed to Cal State Northridge, Conley led the Pride to a second consecutive NCS Division IV title. She pitched 11 shutouts during an 18-1 season.
TAYLOR ZEHR, Granada, Sr., catcher -- The leadoff hitter led Granada in home runs (10), batting average (.511), hits (46) and RBIs (29) as she helped the Matadors reach the NCS Division I final.
KYLEE PEREZ, Alhambra, Sr., infield -- The UCLA-bound shortstop earned Diablo Foothill Athletic League MVP honors for the third time. She hit .481 with 35 runs, 26 RBIs and 18 extra-base hits for the NCS Division II champions, and she was outstanding defensively.
ASHLEY LOTOSZYNSKI, Amador Valley, Sr., infield -- The shortstop, who is headed to UC Davis, anchored the defense for MaxPreps.com's No. 1 ranked team in the nation and was also the team's top run producer with 31 RBIs.
TABITHA HEINZ, Granada, Sr., infield -- Heinz was an all-East Bay Athletic League first-team selection and hit .405 with 29 runs, 25 RBIs and 18 extra-base hits.
DEANNE GARZA, James Logan, Jr., infield -- The Mission Valley Athletic League's MVP helped keep the Colts unbeaten in league play for a fifth straight season. She hit .467, drove in 26 runs and was strong fielder at third base.
KARLEE SPARACINO, Alhambra, Fr., outfield -- Already committed to Oregon, the freshman standout was the Bulldogs' top hitter with a .608 average. She had 48 hits, 36 runs and 28 RBIs.
ALEXIS MATTOS, James Logan, Sr., outfield -- The Colts center fielder made a big impact defensively with her strong arm. Batting leadoff, she scored 30 runs and hit .405.
NICOLE YOZZO, Amador Valley, Sr., outfield -- The slap-hitter used her speed to spark the Dons offense. The first-team EBAL pick hit .350 with a team-high 21 runs and stole nine bases.
TAYLOR BLAIR, Carondelet, Jr., utility -- Headed to Arizona State, Blair helped the Cougars reach the NCS Division II title game. She posted a 2.56 ERA and struck out 181. She also hit a team-high .455 with 12 doubles and 23 RBIs.
P -- Courtney Kezerian, San Ramon Valley, Sr.;
Carolyn Lee, Dougherty Valley, Jr.; C --
Victoria Molina, Amador Valley, Sr.; INF --
Hailey Sparacino, Alhambra, Sr.;
Kelsey Randall, Concord, Sr.;
Cynthia Duenas, Pinole Valley, Sr.;
Kim Trice, Heritage, Sr.; OF --
Briana Perez, Alhambra, Fr.;
Sydnee Strong, Newark Memorial, Jr.;
Kaylee James, Heritage, Sr.; UTL --
Leilani Huey, Castro Valley, So.
P -- Erin Enke, Alhambra, Sr.;
Samantha Whalen, Livermore, Sr.; C --
Sierra Blair, Carondelet, So.; INF --
Meghan Shackley, Foothill, So.;
Lindsay Rood, Monte Vista, Sr.;
Kristen Paulazzo, Livermore, Sr.;
Octavia Bond, Northgate, Sr.; OF --
Jennifer Ng, Foothill, Jr.;
Breana Pearsall, Moreau Catholic, Sr.;
Cara DiMercurio, Alhambra, So.; UTL --
Clare Dunnegan, Redwood Christian, Sr.
COACH OF THE YEAR: Teresa Borchard, Amador Valley
-- STEPHANIE HAMMON