Players from medium schools and small schools now take center stage in the release of the 2012 Cal-Hi Sports all-state softball teams. We guarantee that at least a few of these players will be on the elite all-state first team or second team.
Players from teams that were considered for the Division IV and Division V state rankings are small schools. Those from teams that were in the Division III state rankings would be medium schools.
With a contribution from assistant editor Paul Muyskens, here are the 2012 Cal-Hi Sports All-State Medium Schools and All-State Small Schools all-state softball teams:
Medium Schools Catchers
Alyssa Reina (Bear River, Lake of the Pines) Sr.
Katie Saunders (Mira Costa, Manhattan Beach) Sr.
Medium Schools Pitchers
Jasmine Antunez (Garden Grove) Sr.
Courtney Cuzick (Nipomo) Jr.
Breanna Eaker (Madison, San Diego) Sr.
Delanie Gourley (El Capitan, Lakeside) Jr.
Hannah Harris (Dos Pueblos, Goleta) Sr.
Nikki Innamorato (Chino Hills) Sr.
Shelbi Reali (Oakdale) Sr.
Carolyn Snodgress (South, Torrance) Sr.
Allison Walljasper (Sierra, Manteca) Soph.
Medium Schools Infield
Maleena Esparza (La Habra) Sr.
Nikki Girard (Chino Hills) Sr.
Natalie Hampton (Center, Antelope) Sr.
Alex Kossoff (South, Torrance) Sr.
Jennifer McNeill (Notre Dame, Sherman Oaks) Sr.
Taylor Purdy (Barstow) Sr.
Medium Schools Outfield
Stephanie Ceo (Bear River, Lake of the Pines) Sr.
Hannah Cookson (Crescenta Valley, La Crescenta) Soph.
Maureen Duddy (Aragon, San Mateo) Sr.
Brandi Harkness (St. Lucy’s, Glendora) Sr.
Medium Schools Multi-Purpose (Hitting/Pitching)
Dani Albini (San Marin, Novato) Sr.
Krystal Gabbard (Kaiser, Fontana) Sr.
Ali Goldberg (Los Altos) Sr.
Jessie Hufstetler (Atascadero) Sr.
Heather Morales (Indio) Jr.
Nisa Ontiveros (Ridgeview, Bakersfield) Sr.
Briana Pontecorvo (Hanford West, Hanford) Sr.
Kim Scarsella (Tamalpais, Mill Valley) Sr.
Alex Scott (Santa Cruz) Sr.
Medium Schools Player of the Year:
Nisa Ontiveros (Ridgeview, Bakersfield)
Medium Schools Coach of the Year:
Randy Willis (San Marin, Novato)
Small Schools Catchers
Annie Aldrete (Santa Catalina, Monterey) Jr.
Ursyla Baumgarten (St. Vincent, Petaluma) Soph.
Breonna Bejarin (Modesto Christian) Jr.
Catherine Horner (La Canada) Sr.
Kim Tamayo (Mater Dei Catholic, Chula Vista) Jr.
Small Schools Pitchers
Lauren Cox (La Canada)Sr.
Michelle Floyd (San Marino) Jr.
Alyssa Fuimaono (Beaumont) Sr.
Cheyenne Gandara (Hemet) Jr.
Cheridan Hawkins (Anderson) Sr.
Marisa Kalusa (St. Patrick/St. Vincent, Vallejo) Sr.
Amber Padilla (Pomona Catholic) Sr.
Small Schools Infield
Bridget Castro (Calvary Chapel, Downey) Jr.
Faith Kraatz (Tri-City Christian, Vista) Sr.
Jessica Garcia (Hughson) Fr.
Mary Grabowski (Christian, El Cajon) Jr.
Sarah Guillan (Pomona Catholic) Soph.
Erica Musgrave (Elliot Christian, Lodi) Sr.
Mandie Perez (Whittier Christian, La Habra) Sr.
Kobie Pettis (Argonaut, Jackson) Soph.
Savannah Stephens (Golden Sierra, Garden Valley) Sr.
Danielle Vega (Aquinas, San Bernardino) Sr.
Small Schools Outfield
Maritza Lopez-Portillo (Mater Dei Catholic, Chula Vista) Sr.
Ashtyn Morris (Citrus Valley, Redlands) Jr.
Valerie Valdez (Rosamond) Sr.
Small Schools Multi-Purpose
Zoe Conley (Salesian, Richmond) Soph.
Jamie Duran (Kern Valley, Lake Isabella) Sr.
Katelyn Harden (Hughson) Jr.
Alex Pingree (Santa Catalina, Monterey) Sr.
Kayla Spini (Mount Shasta) Sr.
Small Schools Player of the Year:
Cheridan Hawkins (Anderson)
Small Schools Coach of the Year:
Jim Pingree (Santa Catalina, Monterey)
Corrections or comments? Email Mark.Tennis@espn.com.