Watsonville High sophomore catcher Juliana Wilson was named to Prep2prep’s All-Central Coast Section First Team, the website recently announced.
Wilson, who is already verbally committed to play NCAA Division I softball for the University of Central Florida, powered the Wildcatz to their first-ever CCS title, which was also the first section softball title for any team from Santa Cruz County.
Wilson led the team in every statistical category at the plate. She carried a .608 batting average with 45 hits, 43 RBIs, 11 doubles, six triples and eight home runs. She also tallied a .659 on base percentage and a ridiculous 1.243 slugging percentage, while scoring 35 runs.
Along with the CCS championship, Wilson helped Watsonville to a 24-4 overall record and a second-place finish in the high-powered Monterey Bay League Gabilan division behind San Benito High.
Her partner in crime, Jessica Rodriguez, earned a spot on the All-CCS Second Team.
The sophomore pitcher was arguably the most dominant pitcher in the entire section this season, leading the CCS in strikeouts (253) and recording the fifth lowest earned run average (.80) of any pitcher.
Watsonville freshman outfielder Angelina Heredia and junior shortstop Savanah Quintana were named to the All-CCS Third Team.
Seven locals earned honorable mention: Ashley Del Colletti (Aptos High), Erica Furtado (North Monterey County High), Michaela Galli (NMC), Nicole Garcia (NMC), Miranda Jansich (St. Francis High), Drew Barragan (Monte Vista Christian) and Gianna Vanni (MVC).
• Watsonville American, Aptos advance – Watsonville American and Aptos both advanced to the final four of the District 39 Little League Majors All-Stars tournament. Both teams finished with a 3-1 record in pool A play.
Watsonville American plays Capitola-Soquel, the runner-up of pool B, today at 5 p.m. in Santa Cruz.
Aptos, meanwhile, starts final four play today at 7:30 p.m. in Santa Cruz.
• Aptos advances – Aptos advanced to the final four of the District 39 Little League 11s All-Stars tournament after posting a perfect 4-0 record in pool B play.
Aptos begins final four play today at 5:30 p.m. against Santa Cruz National, the pool A runner-up, at Scott Valley.
• Watsonville American, Aptos into final four – Watsonville American and Aptos advanced to the final four of the District 39 Little League 10s All-Stars tournament.
Watsonville American, the undefeated pool A winner, and Aptos, the pool B runner-up, play today at 5:30 p.m. at Pinto Lake Park in Watsonville.