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September 22, 2023

Aptos’ Laurel Southall earns All-SCCAL First Team honors | Girls basketball

Aptos High junior guard Laurel Southall earned All-Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League First Team honors following a strong performance on the court this season.

The coaches within the league recognized Southall for helping the Mariners girls’ basketball team to an 8-18 overall record this season.

She finished with an average of 9.6 points and 3.9 rebounds per game, and was a stalwart on the defensive side with 1.5 steals per game.

Fellow junior teammate Guin Lines earned all-league second team honors after she finished with an average of 9.0 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game for the Mariners this season.

Aptos freshman Abby Sherwood and junior Sophia Pursley were named to the Honorable Mention team.

Individual awards

Most Valuable Player: Claire Thompson (Sr.), Santa Cruz

Coach of the Year: Todd Trowbridge (7th season), Santa Cruz 

First Team

  • Gianna Winterhalder (Sr), Soquel
  • Laurel Southall (Jr.), Aptos 
  • Madison Yazalina (Sr.) Santa Cruz 
  • Tiera O’Connor (So.), Santa Cruz 
  • Amelia Sizemore, (Sr.) San Lorenzo Valley

Second Team

  • Maya Manildi (Sr.), Harbor
  • Elana McGrew (Sr.), Scotts Valley
  • Guin Lines (Jr.), Aptos 
  • Mackenzie Gomes (Sr.), Santa Cruz 
  • Lucy Lilienthal-Wynn (Sr.), SLV

Honorable Mention

  • Amelia Wyland (Sr.), Harbor 
  • Molly Endert-Tatum (Sr.), Harbor 
  • Abigail Shi (So.), Scotts Valley 
  • Amy Weiss (Sr.), Scotts Valley 
  • Abby Sherwood (Fr.), Aptos 
  • Sophia Pursley (Jr.), Aptos 
  • Ava Lord (Jr.), Santa Cruz 
  • Natalia Espinosa (Jr.), Santa Cruz 
  • Bella Reynolds (Sr.), SLV 
  • Hannah Morley (Sr.), SLV 
  • Lily Thayer (Sr.), Soquel 
  • Meaghan Diaz (Sr.), Soquel 
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