BURBANK — The Bellarmine-Jefferson High softball team was able to be successful this past season because of some new blood.
Along with first-year Coach John Castaneda, the Guards had a large group of first-year players who helped the program become successful.
At the head of that list was freshman third baseman Monique Landini. Landini was a driving force for Bell-Jeff, providing the team with offensive punch while supplying solid defense.
"She just had a great year for us," Castadena. "She was one of those players for us when we needed a big hit, more times than not she would come through. She made a big impact for us and she was only a freshman."
Landini's didn't go unnoticed in league, as she was voted the Santa Cruz League Player of the Year.
Landini was one of a host of players from Bell-Jeff, as well as Burroughs, Burbank and Providence, to earn all-league honors for the 2010 season.