High school softball 2022: All-Bay Area News Group honors


All-Bay Area News Group softball team

(Listed in alphabetical order)


Kasey Aguinaga, P, Heritage, senior

Boise State commit went 11-0 with a 1.11 ERA as the Patriots captured the NCS Division I title. Struck out 115 in 69 ⅔ innings. Received first-team all-Bay Valley Athletic League recognition.

Tianna Bell, IF, Heritage, senior

Bay Valley Athletic League co-MVP bound for Cal hit .577 (45 for 78) while helping the Patriots capture the NCS Division I title and reach the NorCal D-I regionals. Drove in 34 runs and hit nine homers.

Elon Butler, IF, Archbishop Mitty, senior

Knocked in a team-leading 42 runs, finishing with a .450 batting average and eight home runs. Signed with Cal. Named to the West Catholic Athletic League’s first team.

Olivia DiNardo, IF, Aragon, senior

Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division co-player of the year and Arizona commit hit .606 with nine home runs while helping Aragon reach the semifinals of the CCS Open Division playoffs. Finished with 40 hits and 38 RBIs. Also scored 36 runs.

Megan Grant, IF,  Aragon, senior

Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division co-player of the year, bound for UCLA, capped her high school career hitting .511 with six homers and 22 RBIs.

Shannon Keighran, P, St. Francis, sophomore

West Catholic Athletic League pitcher of the year finished 14-1 with a 0.92 ERA for CCS and NorCal champs. In 76 innings, she struck out 124. Opponents had a .153 batting average against her.

Taryn Kern, IF, Archbishop Mitty, senior

Indiana-bound star earned first-team all-West Catholic Athletic League honors as she hit .527 (49 for 93) with 13 home runs and 11 doubles. Knocked in 31 runs and scored 40 for the CCS Open Division runner-up.

Madeline Le, IF, Milpitas, junior

Duke commit received MVP honors in the SCVAL De Anza Division. She hit .577 (45 for 96) with nine home runs and 10 doubles for a team that tied Los Gatos for the league championship. She also had 28 RBIs and scored 25 runs.


Baseball: All-BANG | Player of the Year | Coach of the Year

Softball: Player of the Year | Coach of the Year

Ahmiya Noriega, IF, Silver Creek, senior

Blossom Valley Athletic League Mt. Hamilton Division MVP and San Jose State-bound standout batted .547 (47 for 86) with nine home runs and 30 RBIs.

Jessica Oakland, IF, St. Francis, senior

Bay Area News Group and West Catholic Athletic League player of the year hit a state-leading 21 homers while batting .578 as the Lancers captured CCS and NorCal titles. Knocked in 67 runs. Bound for Minnesota.

Taylor Rodriguez, P, Livermore, senior

East Bay Athletic League player of the year struck out 327 in 188 innings. Finished 24-3 with a 1.15 ERA. She also hit .393 with seven home runs and 27 RBIs. Committed to Dominican University.

Sydney Stewart, C/IF, St. Francis, senior

First-team all-West Catholic Athletic League recognition. The Washington-bound star hit .557 (44 for 79) with 15 home runs and 53 RBIs, helping the Lancers finish No. 1 in Cal-Hi Sports’ state rankings.

Kailani Tatro, P/IF, Pinole Valley, junior

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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


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