SOFTBALL CAPSULES

CRESCENTA VALLEY

COACH: Dan Berry, 11th year (24th overall).

LEAGUE: Pacific

LAST SEASON: 22-6, 13-1 in league for first place. Lost to Fullerton, 1-0, in CIF Southern Section Division III second-round game.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Kali Cancelosi, junior, pitcher; Caitlyn Cox, senior, outfielder; Lainey De Pompa, catcher, senior; Ashleigh Viers-Gordillo, first base, senior; Baillie Kirker, shortstop, junior; Stephanie Ziemann, junior, outfielder.

BERRY'S QUOTE: “We should be strong. We have most of the team back.”

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FLINTRIDGE PREP

COACH: Julie Jaime, third year.

LEAGUE: Prep

LAST SEASON: 6-11, 3-9 in league for sixth place. Did not qualify for playoffs.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Shannon Adelman, junior, infielder; Kate Beck, junior, second base; Lydia Kay, junior, pitcher; Kari Van Horn, senior, catcher; Emma Vine, sophomore, infielder.

JAIME'S QUOTE: “A lot of girls who have started with us since their freshman year are now into their junior season and the experience is going to help.”

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FLINTRIDGE SACRED HEART ACADEMY

COACH: Kirk Nishiyama, first year.

LEAGUE: Mission

LAST SEASON: 9-11, 3-7 in league for fourth place. Did not qualify for playoffs.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Jessica Ferri, junior, pitcher; Amy Leos, senior, outfielder; Meghan Luera, sophomore, catcher.

NISHIYAMA'S QUOTE: “We have some talent. It's just a matter of how quickly it gels.”

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GLENDALE

COACH: Christine Paknik, first year.

LEAGUE: Pacific

LAST SEASON: 9-14, 6-8 in league for fifth place. Did not qualify for playoffs.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Amy Bishop, senior, pitcher/infielder; Samantha Dickens, junior, infielder; Tatiana Mejia, senior, catcher; Courtney Williams, senior, pitcher.

PAKNIK'S QUOTE: “We want to keep it simple and have strong fundamentals.”

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HOLY FAMILY

COACH: Marlene Sandoval, first year.

LEAGUE: Horizon

LAST SEASON: 7-10, 1-7 in league for fourth place. Did not qualify for playoffs.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Lauren Arteche, senior, infielder; Rebecca Martinez, sophomore, outfielder; Melissa Romero, junior, infielder; Clarissa Romero, junior, infielder.

SANDOVAL'S QUOTE: “We have four or five returning players. For the rest of them, it's just concentrating on building them up to par.”

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HOOVER

COACH: Rich Henning, first year.

LEAGUE: Pacific

LAST SEASON: 6-17, 4-10 for sixth place. Did not qualify for playoffs.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Anarosa Aguirre, sophomore, outfielder; Stephanie Arreola, junior, second base; Jessica Kong, junior, pitcher; Glenn-Hayley Kong, freshman, pitcher; Marisa Mauerhan, senior, infielder.

HENNING'S QUOTE: “Maybe, I'm shooting high, but I'm leaning toward a .500 season.”


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