The top-10 female high school athletes of the year were voted on by the Glendale News-Press sports department. These are selections 2-10. See the Aug. 17 edition for the Female Athlete of the Year.
2 — Katie Johnson, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer, junior
Plenty of players assembled impressive seasons to make the 2011 Flintridge Sacred Heart soccer season the best in school history. Johnson had a hand — or foot — to play in the Tologs' dominant run to the CIF Southern Section Division I championship, establishing herself as the team's most dangerous and reliable offensive threat.
The Mission League MVP scored 23 goals and notched 12 assists (a career high) for a total of 58 points, which were all team bests for Sacred Heart. She also set league highs in goals (10), assists (four) and points (24), while leading the Tologs' offense in the postseason with four goals and four assists.
Johnson's impressive junior campaign led to her being selected to the All-CIF first team for the second straight year, the ESPN Rise All-State list and drew interest from USC, which is where she's committed to after she graduates.
"The impact that Katie had for us is immeasurable on offense," said Sacred Heart Coach Frank Pace. "One tribute to Katie is the big jump in her assists. ...[She had] assists in some huge games.
"She really filled out her offensive game from just a pure scorer to someone who also created opportunities for her teammates."
3 — Erin Ashby, Crescenta Valley softball, senior
Whether she was at the plate or in the circle, Ashby's done a bit of everything for the Falcons over the past few years. She hauled in All-CIF Southern Section Division III first-team, Pacific League MVP honors and her second-consecutive All-Area Softball Player of the Year title after outperforming the opposition, both pitchers and batters.
The senior hit .636, scored 47 times, drove in 43 runs and bashed 10 home runs. The right-hander also went 15-3, posted a 2.02 earned-run average and struck out 124 batters in 97 innings for Crescenta Valley.
Ashby playing both ways for CV had a big part to play in the Falcons capturing a share of the Pacific League crown with Burroughs this year. Crescenta Valley also made an appearance in the CIF Southern Section Division III playoffs.
"She got a lot done pitching and with the bat," said Falcons Coach Dan Berry of Ashby, who's headed to Stanford. "She once again proved to be an outstanding leader for us."
4 — Kim Fraisse, Crescenta Valley water polo and swimming, senior
For the second straight year, Fraisse occupies a spot on the Glendale News-Press Female Athlete of the Year list. The utility player burst onto the scene as a junior and followed it up with an impressive senior season.
The 2010 and 2011 All-Area Girls' Water Polo Player of the Year sat out a few games early on, due to a shoulder injury, but it didn't hamper her when she got into the pool. She emerged as a well-rounded player as a senior and finished her high school career off with 71 goals, 25 assists and 45 steals.
The senior hauled All-CIF Southern Section first-team honors for the third straight year, as she led the Falcons to a 28-4 record and on a deep run to the CIF Southern Section Division V semifinals.
"There was a presence about her when she was in a game and she could literally take over a game," Falcons Coach Pete Loporchio said.
5 — Brooke Elby, Flintridge Prep soccer, senior
For the first time ever, Flintridge Prep captured an outright Prep League title. The Rebels also worked their way to the CIF Southern Section Division III quarterfinals with Elby leading the way.
The Rebels forward is headed to the University of North Carolina after producing 28 goals and nine assists for Flintridge Prep this season. Elby's performance in her final high school season earned her Prep League Offensive Player of the Year and first-team All-CIF and All-Area honors.
"I just think she's matured on the field," Rebels Coach Esteban Chavez said. "Even when they man-mark her, she's learned to not get frustrated and to understand that in 80 minutes nobody's good enough to man-mark her for 80 minutes."
6 — Camille Coffey, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball, senior
After being a first-team All-Area selection the past two seasons, Coffey finished off her senior campaign as the 2010 All-Area Girls' Volleyball Player of the Year.
Coffey, a co-MVP in the Mission League, led the Tologs in nearly every stat — kills (241), digs (162), blocks (19) and aces (eight). Sacred Heart compiled a 6-3 Mission League record for a second-place league finish in the elite league and made it to the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division I-AA playoffs.
"She really is too well-rounded," Sacred Heart Coach Anne Arlie said of Coffey, her captain and outside hitter. "She plays aggressively on both offense and defense. Her mentality is to always put the ball away — never let it drop."
7 — Breeana Koemans, Flintridge Sacred Heart soccer, junior
Johnson and Koemans rounded out a deadly forward combination for Sacred Heart. Koemans managed to score 12 goals and contribute eight assists for the Tologs after missing part of the season with an injury.
The All-Mission League first-teamer ended the season tied for second in league points with 16 (six goals and four assists) and was second to only Johnson in postseason points for Sacred Heart with 11 (four goals and three assists). Thanks to Koemans' play, the Tologs finished the season 23-2-1 and won the Mission League and CIF Southern Section Division I titles.
8 — Kira Lee, Flintridge Prep tennis, junior
The Rebels' ace improved on her sophomore campaign by advancing to the third round of the CIF Individual tournament, before being defeated by San Marino's Sarah Gaeler, 6-0, 6-1.
"[Lee] was happy about [making the] third round and happy about how she did," said Flintridge Prep Coach Ron Catano of the All-Area Player of the Year. "She's looking forward to her senior year making it to the fourth round."
9 — Jocelyn Chia, Crescenta Valley golf, freshman
The 2010 All-Area Girls' Golfer of the Year put together a fine debut season for the Falcons. Chia placed third in the Pacific League Individual Final before marching all the way to the CIF Southern Section Northern Individual Regional, the CIF Individual Final and Women's Southern California Golf Assn. Qualifying Tournament and finally the WSCGA Foundation Tournament.
"She went out there this season and let her play do the talking," Crescenta Valley Coach Lee Pope said. "I had no problem slipping her into the No. 1 spot and I'm just grateful that I'll have her for the next three years."
10 — Adrienne Ingalla, Crescenta Valley water polo and swimming, senior
In one year, Ingalla made the jump from a All-CIF third team to an All-CIF first-team water polo player. She helped anchor a Falcons defense with 71 steals and also had 38 goals and 11 assists.
"I think Adrienne, probably cerebrally, is one of the smartest players I've ever coached," Loporchio said.
Ingalla was also apart of CV's swim team. She won the 100 breaststroke Pacific League title in one minute and 11.63 seconds and was part of a 200-freestyle relay team that won the league championship in 1:45.94.
Others receiving votes were: Tera Trujillo, Flintridge Sacred Heart Soccer, Claudia Pham, Crescenta Valley cross-country and track; Denise van der Goot, Flintridge Prep softball.