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.

Second team

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.

Third team

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