Murrieta Valley’s Danielle Gibson tops the list of honors as the 2017 All-Southwestern League Softball team was recently announced. Gibson was named the league’s Most Valuable Player along with Vista Murrieta senior Shealyn Ollison and Murrieta Mesa junior Autumn Pease, who were selected as the Pitchers of the Year.
Gibson led the Southwestern League with a .530 batting average, hit 8 home runs, led the league in slugging and on base percentage, scored 25 runs and had 29 RBIs. Ollison led the Broncos to the Southwestern League Championship and helped the Lady Broncos get deep into the CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoffs.
Pease, a junior, won 22 games and was the league’s ERA leader with at 1.26. She helped pitch Murrieta Mesa all the way to the CIF SS Division 3 Championship. Teammate, Lauren Randle, was the youngest to make the First Team as a freshman. She was the league’s co-leader with 32 RBIs.
Great Oak had four players selected to the First Team, senior outfielder Skye Webb of Temecula Valley also made the First Team and Reilly Peters, the talented senior from Chaparral that led the league in Home Runs, Runs Batted In, was second in the league with 14 Steals represented the Pumas with a second team vote.
Most Valuable Player:
Danielle Gibson – SS (12) – Murrieta Valley
Pitchers of the Year:
Shealyn Ollison – P (12) – Vista Murrieta
Autumn Pease – P (11) – Murrieta Mesa
Sara Lillie – C (12) – Vista Murrieta
Jocelynn De La Cruz -3B (12) – Vista Murrieta
Anna Vines – SS (11) – Vista Murrieta
Mata Faapito – P (10) – Great Oak
Kayla Edwards – OF (10) – Great Oak
Kayla Green – C (12) – Great Oak
Candace Yingling – 1B (10) – Great Oak
Lauren Randle – 3B/1B (9) – Murrieta Mesa
Makena Smith – 3B (11) – Murrieta Valley
Skye Webb – OF (12) – Temecula Valley
Ahami Bradley – OF (11) Vista Murrieta
Karissa Ornelas – OF (11) Vista Murrieta
Serena Quinata – SS (12) Great Oak
Emily Burrow – OF/1B (12) Great Oak
Sydney Preston – P (11) Great Oak
Presligh Pilon – SS (9) Murrieta Mesa
Camille Rivera – C (11) Murrieta Mesa
Kaley Robinson – 2B (11) Murrieta Valley
Samantha Cortez – 3B (11) Temecula Valley
Ashley Rivas – 2B (12) Temecula Valley
Shannyn Bustamante – P (9) Temecula Valley
Reilly Peters – (12) – Chaparral
Sarai Mejia – (12) – Chaparral
Keyona Villanueva – (12) – Chaparral