Murrieta Valley’s Autumn Bishop was named the Most Valuable Player in the Southwestern League. The power hitting sophomore batted .393 with six home runs and 24 RBIs. The clutch hitting outfielder helped drive the Nighthawks to the Southwestern League Crown with a perfect 10-0 league record.
She is joined on the 2014 All Southwestern League Softball team by seniors Lacey Alderman and Stephanie Moreno. Junior Olivia Sanchez and Autumn’s twin sister Amber Bishop were also selected to the All First Team.
Junior Amber Nelson and freshman Danielle Gibson were named the All-League Second Team. The Nighthawks would make it into round two of the CIF SS Division 1 Playoffs.
Senior Selena Ta’amilo and junior Sydney Romero from Vista Murrieta were chosen for All -First Team honors. Ta’amilo helped propel the Broncos into the quarterfinals of the CIF SS Division 1 Playoffs and pitched consecutive shutouts. Seniors Kylie Keller, Klarissa Flexon, sophomore Tristin Edwards and freshman Sara Lillie earned All League Second Team honors.
Chaparral had three players selected to the All First team. They were seniors Karissa Frazier, Kristin Williams and junior Cheyenne Balzer. The Pumas also had Juniors Nicole Johnson, Mariah Young and freshman Reilly Peters selected to the Second Team. The Pumas were 19-13 this season.
Great Oak had senior Savannah Ferstle, junior Laura Curry and sophomore Autumn Storms selected to the First Team. Sophomore Dylinn Stancil was named to the Second Team. The Wolfpack finished second in the tough Southwestern league.
Temecula Valley senior Annabelle Burns and Murrieta Mesa junior Alexis Watts were named to the All Southwestern League Second Team.
2014 All Southwestern League Softball Team
MVP – Autumn Bishop – Murrieta Valley
- First Team
Selena Ta’amilo – Vista Murrieta
Autumn Storms – Great Oak
Karissa Frazier – Chaparral
Lacey Alderman – Murrieta Valley
Sydney Romero – Vista Murrieta
Savannah Ferstle – Great Oak
Laura Curry – Great Oak
Cheyenne Balzer – Chaparral
Kristin Williams – Chaparral
Stephanie Moreno – Murrieta Valley
Olivia Sanchez – Murrieta Valley
Amber Bishop – Murrieta Valley
- Second Team
Annabelle Burns – Temecula Valley
Alexis Watts – Murrieta Mesa
Kylie Keller – Vista Murrieta
Tristin Edwards – Vista Murrieta
Dylinn Stancil – Great Oak
Nicole Johnson – Chaparral
Amber Nelson – Murrieta Valley
Danielle Gibson – Murrieta Valley
Sara Lillie – Vista Murrieta
Klarissa Flexon – Vista Murrieta
Reilly Peters – Chaparral
Mariah Young – Chaparral