Even though school’s out for summer, the accolades keep coming for many of the top high school student athletes from the spring sports season. Earlier this week the Southern Section of the California Interscholastic Federation announced the All CIF-SS teams for some of the spring sports and quite a few players from the baseball, softball and boys’ volleyball teams all found themselves on the list, including Murrieta Mesa ‘s Antonio Romero who was named Softball Coach of the Year. Romero’s Lady Rams finished third in the Southwestern League with a 5-5 record, won the Division 3 CIF-SS Championship and finished 24-10 overall.
Also representing the Lady Rams with postseason accolades is freshman Lauren Randle (.481 with 4 homeruns) and Murrieta Mesa’s ace from circle, Autumn Pease. Pease was selected as the All CIF-SS Division 3 Player of the Year after leading the Southwestern League with 257 strikeouts behind a 1.26 ERA. The junior hurler also threw a no-hitter this year, won 22 games and helped lead her team to the Division 3 Championship where they defeated Hart High School from Newhall, 3-1.
Vista Murrieta’s Sara Lillie was named to the CIF SS Division 1 team. The senior catcher helped lead the Lady Broncos to the Southwestern League Championship, Haley Cassidy from Temescal Canyon batted .435 with 10 home runs to make CIF SS Division 3 honors and Ciara Jensen of Santa Rosa Academy was named to the Division 8 team. The freshman hit .472 with 25 RBIs for the Rangers.
On the baseball side of the fields, All CIF-SS picks include Vista Murrieta’s Jake Moberg and Temescal Canyons Tyler Hardman, a future Oklahoma Sooner, who was recently drafted by the Rockies in the 37th round of the MLB Amateur Draft, Kevin Wiseman of Linfield Christian School. Not only did a couple of Tahquitz Titans players get named, but head coach Ron Savage was also selected as the Division 4 Coach of the Year.
On the Boys’ volleyball courts, The Greeley brothers out of Vista Murrieta, Karson and Kade, were named to the All CIF-SS Division 3 team, while Javier Castaneda of Perris represented in Division 4.
Presented by the LA84 Foundation and as selected by the CIF-SS Coaches’ Association, the following players have been recognized in their divisions:
2017 All CIF Southern Section Baseball team
Coach of the Year: Ron Savage, Tahquitz – Div. 4
Jake Moberg (11), Vista Murrieta – Div. 1
Tyler Hardman (12), Temescal Canyon – Div. 2
Kevin Wiseman (12), Linfield Christian – Div. 4
Caleb Farmer (12), Tahquitz – Div. 4
Norman Power (12), Tahquitz – Div. 4
Jacob Garcia (12), Heritage – Div. 5
Trevor Jones (11), Rancho Christian – Div. 6
Luke Nobiensky (12), Rancho Christian – Div. 6
John Carlberg (11), San Jacinto Valley Academy – Div. 7
Nehemiah Valencia (11), San Jacinto Valley Academy – Div. 7
2017 All CIF Southern Section Softball team
Player of the Year: Autumn Pease (11), Pitcher, Murrieta Mesa – Div. 3
Coach of the Year: Antonio Romero, Murrieta Mesa – Div. 3
Sara Lillie (12), Catcher, Vista Murrieta – Div. 1
Haley Cassidy (11), Catcher, Temescal Canyon – Div. 3
Lauren Randle (9), Infielder, Murrieta Mesa – Div. 3
Kenna Shernicott (11), Infielder, Paloma Valley – Div. 4
Kinsley Callicott (10), Infielder, Hemet – Div. 4
Emme Martinez (12), Infielder, West Valley – Div. 4
Ciara Jensen (9), Infielder, Santa Rosa Academy – Div. 7
2017 Boys Volleyball Southern Section team
Kade Greeley (12), OH, Vista Murrieta – Div. 3
Karson Greeley (12), OH, Vista Murrieta – Div. 3
Javier Castaneda (12), OH, Perris – Div. 4
Colton Rosendahl (12), OH, West Valley – Div. 5
Anton Mozga (12), MB, West Valley – Div. 5