San Lorenzo Valley High junior Amelia Sizemore recorded five strikeouts for the Cougars sofbtall team in a 13-4 win against Soquel. With the win, SLV clinches a share of the SCCAL title with the Knights. (Marcello Hutchinson-Trujillo/special to the Press Banner)

The San Lorenzo Valley High softball team’s amazing season was capped off with a league title and a trip to the Central Coast Section playoffs.

The Cougars (17-8, 10-2) defeated Soquel High in the regular season’s finale, helping them capture at least a share of the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League championship with the Knights.

Leading the way in the circle for SLV was junior Amelia Sizemore, who started most of this year’s games as the team’s ace pitcher. Her ability to fool batters with a curveball or get a batter to hit the ball right where she knows her defense can pick it for the out was fun to watch in person.

SCCAL coaches also recognized her skills on the field, naming her the league’s Pitcher of the Year.

SLV junior Bella Reynolds and sophomore Alyssa Struthers were named to the All-SCCAL First Team.

Scotts Valley High (7-13, 2-8) had a nice late surge with three-straight wins and a trip to the SCCAL tournament final against Soquel to finish the season. 

Scotts Valley senior Kayla Brown and freshmen Gracie Delgado and Taylor Wilson earned all-league first-team honors for their skills out on the field.

All-SCCAL Second Team selections include SLV freshman Angie Fulkerson, senior Erika Kindred and sophomore Olivia Renouf.

Scotts Valley senior Kylie Alvarez, sophomore Taylor Ezgar and senior Alysa Harrington were also named to the all-league second team.

SLV senior Jersey Collins, sophomore Alison Reger and junior Anaya Sutcliffe earned honorable mention. Scotts Valley freshmen Jazzy Doubek and Abby Howell and senior Kristin Powell earned honorable mentions.

SCCAL Softball All-League  

Player of the Year: Nevaeh Martinez, Sr., Soquel  

Pitcher of the Year: Amelia Sizemore, Jr., San Lorenzo Valley 

Coach of the Year: Frank DeBernardo, Soquel 

First Team    

Bailey Fulton, Fr., Aptos  

Ada Neu, Sr., Aptos

Bella Reynolds, Jr., SLV

Alyssa Struthers, So., SLV

Kayla Brown, Sr., Scotts Valley  

Gracie Delgado, Fr., Scotts Valley  

Taylor Wilson, Fr., Scotts Valley

Ellie Escalante, Sr., Soquel  

Carmella Muccilli, Sr., Soquel 

Sophie Sense, Fr., Soquel  

Dillyn Vasconcellos, Sr., Soquel 

Second Team  

Jewels Chavez, Jr., Aptos

Lilly McGee, Fr., Aptos

Angie Fulkerson, Fr., SLV

Erika Kindred, Sr., SLV

Olivia Renouf, So., SLV 

Maddy Jin, Sr., Santa Cruz

Molly Pisciotta, Fr., Santa Cruz  

Kylie Alvarez, Sr., Scotts Valley

Taylor Ezgar, So., Scotts Valley

Alysa Harrington, Sr., Scotts Valley 

Danika Marlatt, Sr., Soquel

Kiera Mattas, Sr., Soquel

Tori Sierra, Sr., Soquel 

Honorable Mention  

Mileena Carbajal, So., Aptos

Raegan Fulton, So., Aptos 

Charlotte Ramirez, Jr., Aptos

Jersey Collins, Sr., SLV 

Alison Reger, So., SLV 

Anaya Sutcliffe, Jr., SLV

Poppy Coursey, Fr., Santa Cruz 

Sophie Coursey, Sr., Santa Cruz 

Jazzy Doubek, Fr., Scotts Valley

Abby Howell, Fr., Scotts Valley

Kristin Powell, Sr., Scotts Valley 

Natalia Perez, So., Soquel 

Jayden Ramirez, Sr., Soquel 

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