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November 26, 2022

MVC’s Isa Madrigal named Mission Division’s best offensive player

Locals named to All-PCAL first, second volleyball teams

WATSONVILLE—Monte Vista Chritian senior Isabella Madrigal was a powerful weapon on the hard court for the Mustangs’ girls volleyball this season.

Her production didn’t go unnoticed by coaches within the Pacific Coast Athletic League, which named her the Mission Division’s Best Offensive Player of the Year.

Madrigal finished with 127 kills, 35 aces on an 83.7 serving percentage (144-of-172 attempts), 168 digs and 224 receptions on serve-receiving, according to stats accumulated on MaxPreps.com.

“To be part of this team as a senior with just a really well rounded group of people as well as a great coach and great staff supporting us, it feels really, really great,” said Madrigal after the Mustangs’ season finale against King City on Oct. 25. 

MVC first-year coach Natalie Picone said that Madrigal is a fantastic player and is super team oriented.

“She’s not so focused on her own success, she is focused on the team’s success overall,” Picone said. “She’s constantly talking, she’s putting other people in front of herself. If she gets the kill she’ll immediately look at her setter.”

King City senior Sage Flores was named the league’s Most Valuable Player, while Pacific Grove junior Brianna Morgan earned the Best All-Around Player award.

Madrigal and fellow sophomore teammate Elizabeth McCuistion were named to the All-PCAL Mission Division First Team.

McCuistion finished with 115 kills, 34 aces on an 89.7 serving percentage (165-of-184), five blocks, 131 digs and 206 receptions on serve-receiving.

Madrigal and McCuistion led the Mustangs to a 16-9 overall record. They went 10-2 in league play to capture the PCAL Mission Division crown for the program’s first league title since 2013.

Madrigal said they made all of these really big goals at the beginning of the season and to persevere through diversity and come out with what they wanted, and expected, was just a great feeling overall.

“League champs, that’s a big thing so I’m really thankful to everybody that continues to support us,” Madrigal said. 

MVC junior Avery Coleman was named to the All-PCAL Mission Division Second Team after a great year as the team’s setter.

She finished with a team-high 273 assists to go along with 124 digs, 14 kills and 29 aces on a 93.7 serving percentage (86-of-200).

Watsonville senior Nora Cole and sophomore Daisy Cornejo were also named to the all-league second team.

Coleman and Watsonville senior Jessica Alvarez were named to the Richard Chamberlin All-Sportsmanship Team.  

 

Mission Division

Most Valuable Player: Sage Flores (Sr.), King City

Best Offensive Player: Isabella Madrigal (Sr.), Monte Vista Christian

Best All-Around Player: Brianna Morgan (Jr.), Pacific Grove

First Team

Sage Flores (Sr.), King City

Julia Mendez (Sr.), King City

Isabella Madrigal (Sr.), MVC

Elizabeth McCuistion (So.), MVC

Ava Marshall (Sr.), Pacific Grove

Brianna Morgan (Jr.), Pacific Grove

Pascone Jordyn (Sr.), North Salinas

Sia Halai (Sr.), Monterey

Gina Da Silva (So.), Stevenson

Second Team

Amity Hearne (So.), King City

Janesa Lopez (So.), King City

Avery Coleman (Jr.), Monte Vista Christian

Raina McCarthy (So.), Monterey

Juliette Souza (So.), Pacific Grove

Isabella Chaney (Sr.), North Salinas

Sydney Clymo (Sr.), Stevenson

Nora Cole (Sr.), Watsonville

Daisy Cornejo (So.), Watsonville

Elgie Bellizio Team Sportsmanship Award

Pacific Grove

Richard Chamberlin All-Sportsmanship Team

Lisa Villanueva (Jr.), King City

Avery Coleman (Jr.), MVC

Chloe Smith (Sr.), Monterey

Remi Misawa-Salzmann (Sr.), Pacific Grove

Jizelle Maturino (Sr.), North Salinas

Abby Yamashita (Sr.), Stevenson

Jessica Alvarez (Sr.), Watsonville

Cypress Division

Most Valuable Players: Angelina Navarrao (So.), Gonzales and Dora Roberts (Jr.), Seaside

Defensive Player of the Year: Ruby Lopez (Sr.), Rancho San Juan

First Team

Celeste Camarena (Sr.), Gonzales

Josselyn Hernandez (Sr.), Gonzales

Angelina Navarrao (So.), Gonzales 

Brianna Oliva (Jr.), Gonzalez

Amelia Visesio (Sr.), North Monterey County

Ruby Lopez (Sr.), Rancho San Juan

Lizbeth Madrid (Sr.), Soledad

Kasandra Lopez (Jr.), Soledad

Dora Roberts (Jr.), Soledad

Second Team

Alexa Mendez (Sr.), Gonzales

Iris Hurtado (Sr.), Gonzales

Priscilla Fierro, Gonzales

Janely Escobar, North Monterey County

Lauren Burke (Sr.), Pajaro Valley

Alondra Martinez (Sr.), St. Francis

Valeria Segura (So.), Soledad

Haley Mathews (Jr.), Soledad

Lynnette Arguelles (Sr.), Soledad

Elgie Bellizio Team Sportsmanship Award

Seaside High

Richard Chamberlin All-Sportsmanship Team

Karisma Cabada (So.), Gonzales

Mabel Martinez (Sr.), North Monterey County

Kalia Maravilla (Jr.), Pajaro Valley

Jaqueline Moreno (Sr.) Rancho San Juan

Dora Roberts (Jr.), Seaside

Marea Ito (Sr.), St. Francis

Melanie Chavez (Sr.), Soledad

Juan Reyes
A Watsonville native who has a passion for local sports and loves his community. A Watsonville High, Cabrillo College, San Jose State University and UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism alumnus, he primarily covers high school athletics, Cabrillo College athletics, various youth sports in the Pajaro Valley and the Santa Cruz Warriors. Juan is also a video game enthusiast, part-time chef (at home), explorer and a sports junkie. Coaches and athletic directors are encouraged to report scores HERE.

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