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All-Area first team softball

August 02, 2011

Hannah Cookson, Freshman, Outfielder, Crescenta Valley

Burst onto the scene with a big bat that was vital in Falcons' Pacific League title run, as she hit .538 (43 for 88), 45 RBI, 33 runs, 10 doubles, five triples, seven home runs and just four strikeouts. The first-team All-Pacific Leaguer was also a standout left fielder.

Anna Edwards, Senior, Infielder, La Cañada

Culminated a brilliant career with a storybook ending, as her solo home run led the Spartans to the CIF Southern Section Division I championship with a 1-0 victory. For the year, sported a .471 average, a .569 on-base percentage, 12 homers, 31 RBI, nine stolen bases and 10 doubles on the way to being named Rio Hondo League's Most Valuable Player. During the Spartans' title run, she hit .545 with three round-trippers.

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Katie Hooper, Soph., Infielder, Burbank

All-Pacific League and All-CIF standout belted nine home runs and hit .539. Was an offensive stalwart for third-place Bulldogs, notching 48 hits, 45 RBI, 32 runs and seven triples.

Catherine Horner, Junior, Catcher, La Cañada

Spartans backstop not only caught the area's best pitcher, had a great arm and a 1.000 fielding percentage, but was splendid at the plate. The All-Rio Hondo League first-teamer tallied a .421 batting average, scored 24 runs, drove in 17, hit 12 doubles and swiped eight bases.

Sydney House, Senior, Infielder, Crescenta Valley

Hit .479 on 34 hits in 84 at-bats to notch second-team All-Pacific League status. Drove in 25 runs and hit five home runs for the league co-champs, was stellar at first base with just one error and drew 13 walks on her way to a .560 on-base percentage.

Monique Landini, Soph., Infielder, Bell-Jeff

Santa Fe League first-teamer was crucial in Guards' ascent to CIF finals, notching a .475 average with 28 RBI and five home runs.

Lauren O'Leary, Senior, Pitcher, La Cañada

There were accolades aplenty for the dominant hurler, who was the Rio Hondo League Pitcher of the Year before becoming the CIF Southern Section Division V Player of the Year after leading the Spartans to a CIF championship. Threw a shutout in La Cañada's 1-0 win over Beaumont for CIF crown to culminate a season in which she went 25-2 with 16 shutouts, a microscopic 0.39 ERA, a .137 opposing batting average and 237 strikeouts to just 27 walks.

Haley Schulman, Junior, Utility, Burroughs

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