Five locals named to All-CIF teams

All-CIFs came out this week, here's a round-up of the local kids to be named:



Aaron Fried was Flintridge Prep's, and the area's, lone representative in Division VI—he made the second team. Fried played in all 22 games and hit .446 on the season to lead the team. He also had two home runs.


As expected, Flintridge Sacred Heart's Jessica Ferri made the Division III first team. Ferri led the team on the mound in almost every game, pitching 157 innings on the season with a 0.36 ERA and an astounding 254 strikeouts. She also led the team in batting average (.574), slugging percentage (1.221), home runs (10), RBIs (27).

For Crescenta Valley, two were named to the Division III squad. The obvious choice, Baillie Kirker, was named to the first squad for the fourth consecutive year with her brilliant senior season.

Teammate Heather Bacon, who was named Pacific League MVP, was named to the second team.

“Baillie is the elite,” Crescenta Valley Coach Dan Berry said. “It's great for both [Kirker and Bacon] and I'm glad they were able to be rewarded for their efforts.”

Kirker led the team with 15 home runs and came in second in batting average (.506) and on-base percentage (.648). She also notched an amazing 1.234 slugging percentage.

Bacon was a force on the mound, with a 0.16 ERA in 86 innings. She had 127 strikeouts to 15 walks on the season in the 14 games she started.

Missing from the list, and perhaps overlooked, is Kali Cancelosi, who batted .481 on the season with five home runs and a .797 slugging percentage. Cancelosi also pitching a 0.79 ERA in 71 innings.

Erin Ashby also had a stellar season for the Falcons, hitting .531 with four homers, five triples and five doubles.


Boys' volleyball

Desite getting to the semifinals in CIF-SS Division V, Flintridge Prep only had one representative, outside hitter Gavin Thomson. Thomson averaged 5.4 kills per game, completing nearly 50% of his kills on the season. He also had 54 aces.

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