Watsonville High junior Daisy Cornejo earned All-PCAL First Team honors for the 2023 season. (Raul Ebio - The Pajaronian file photo)

Watsonville High’s Daisy Cornejo was one of several impact players that helped the Wildcatz girls’ volleyball team earn a trip to the Central Coast Section Division I playoffs in 2023. 

The junior outside hitter and defensive specialist was all over the court this season. Cornejo finished with a team-best 203 kills and 95 aces, according to the Monterey Bay Preps website.

Cornejo was also second on the team with 197 digs, helping her case furthermore to earn All-Pacific Coast Athletic League Mission Division First Team honors. 

Fellow teammate Valeria Garcia, a senior, earned All-PCAL Second Team honors after she finished with a team-best 298 assists to go along with 141 digs and 42 aces for the ‘Catz, who finished third with an 8-4 record in Mission Division play.  

Garcia was also named to the Richard Chamberlin All-Sportsmanship Team.

Below is a complete list of recipients for all-league honors.  

Mission Division

Individual Awards

Most Valuable Player: Ava Edwards (Jr.), Stevenson

Offensive Player of the Year: Ava Leleua (Jr.), Monterey

Defensive Player of the Year: Taylor Onitsuka (Sr.), Stevenson 

First Team

Angela Ayozie (Jr.), Alvarez

Lexi Leleua (Jr.), Monterey

Ava Leleua (Jr.), Monterey

Raina McCarthy (Jr.), Monterey

Gina Da Silva (Jr.), Stevenson

Ava Edwards (Jr.), Stevenson

Taylor Onitsuka (Sr.), Stevenson

Grace Von Schack (Jr.), Stevenson

Daisy Cornejo (Jr.), Watsonville

Second Team

Valeria Garcia (Sr.), Watsonville

Kasandra Lopez (Sr.), Soledad 

Haley Mathews (Sr.), Soledad 

Janelle Medina (So.), Alisal

Angelina Navarro (Jr.), Gonzales

Brianna Oliva (Sr.), Gonzales

Lucia de Marignac (Jr.), Stevenson

Willa Olalia Setter (Jr.), Monterey

Darlene Pacheco (Sr.), Alvarez

Richard Chamberlin All-Sportsmanship Team

Haley Mathews (Sr.), Soledad

Raina McCarthy (Jr.), Monterey 

Emma Sondergaard (Sr.), Stevenson

Natalia Bustos (Jr.), Gonzales

Nayeli Gil-Silva (So.), Alisal

Valeria Garcia (Sr.), Watsonville

Gissel Vigil (Sr.), Alvarez

Elgie Bellizio Team Sportsmanship Award


Gabilan Division

Individual Awards

Most Valuable Player: Sabrina Moore (Sr.), Salinas

Offensive Player of the Year: Caroline Byrne (Sr.), Carmel

Defensive Player of the Year: Anna Eldredge (Sr.), Salinas 

First Team

Sabrina Moore (Sr.), Salinas

Anna Eldredge (Sr.), Salinas

Cadee Guzman (Jr.), Salinas

Caroline Byrne (Sr.), Carmel

Riley Imamura (Jr.), Carmel

Myah Koster (Fr.), Carmel

Sierra McAnally (Fr.), Pacific Grove

Maya Rosette (Sr.), Hollister

Maya Giannini (Jr.), Notre Dame

Second Team

Indy Aguilar (Jr.), Salinas

Bella Storelli (Jr.), Salinas

Cynthia Moreau (Jr.), Carmel

Charlee Riddle (Jr.), Carmel

Juliette Souza (Jr.), Pacific Grove

Jada Dickens (Sr.), Hollister

Xienna Novoa (So.), King City

Sofia Luna (Sr.), Santa Catalina

Cambria Lyon (Fr.), Pacific Grove

Richard Chamberlin All-Sportsmanship Team

Mikayla Davidson (Sr.), Carmel

Bailey Cotter (Sr.), Hollister

Iran Ibarra (Jr.), King City

Marack Miller-Spahn (Sr.), Monte Vista Christian

Aalyssah Huihui-Martinez (Sr.), Notre Dame

Rylee Eastin (Jr.), Salinas

Layla Borman (Sr.), Santa Catalina

Erin Shoemaker (Sr.), Pacific Grove

Elgie Bellizio Team Sportsmanship Award

King City

Cypress Division

Individual awards

Most Valuable Player: Maria Dora Roberts (Sr.), Seaside

Offensive Player of the Year: Aleena Salas (Fr.), Greenfield

Defensive Player of the Year: Kalea De Leon (Sr.), North Salinas

First Team

Maria Dora Roberts (Sr.), Seaside

Norma Tulua (Sr.), Seaside

Leilani Quiambao-Gonzalez (Sr.), Rancho San Juan

Cadence Walters (Sr.), Rancho San Juan

Aleena Salas (Fr.), Greenfield

Madeleine Guillen (Jr.), Greenfield

Jade Hausmann (Sr.), Pacific Collegiate School

Aliyah King (Sr.), North Salinas

Kalea De Leon (Sr.), North Salinas

Second Team

Mindy Le (Jr.), Seaside

Makhaila Porter (Sr.), Seaside

Erika Nunez (Sr.), Rancho San Juan

Jacqueline Rico Rocha (So.), Rancho San Juan

Emily Soto (Jr.), Greenfield

Jodi Fortugaliza (Sr.), North Salinas

Sarah Stockmanns (Jr.), Pacific Collegiate School

Ariyah Morgan (Sr.), North Monterey County

Georgia Otzman (So.), St. Francis

Richard Chamberlin All-Sportsmanship Team

Norma Tulua (Sr.), Seaside

Isabel Solis (Sr.), Rancho San Juan

Latai Matelau (Sr.), Greenfield

Farrin O’Hara (So.), Pacific Collegiate School

Kalea DeLeon (Sr.), North Salinas

Peyton Orradre (So.), St. Francis

Mariela Ramirez (Sr.), North Monterey County

Elgie Bellizio Team Sportsmanship Award

Rancho San Juan

Santa Lucia Division

Most Valuable Player: Amara Long, (Fr.), Marina

Offensive Player of the Year: Opatra Thai (Sr.), Marina

Defensive Player of the Year: Mikaela Minoza (Sr.), Oakwood

First Team

Amara Long (Fr.), Marina

Gisbelle Ramirez (Sr.), Marina

Opatra Thai (Sr.), Marina

Kayleigh Capistrano (Jr.), Marina

Sophia Gomes (Sr.), Oakwood

Isabel Anderson (So.), Oakwood

Mikaela Minoza (Sr.), Oakwood

Ella Gutierrez (Jr.), Oakwood

Kalia Maravilla (Sr.), Pajaro Valley

Second Team

Gianna Melendez (Jr.), Anzar

Lucia Nakashima (Jr.), Kirby Prep

Kalissa Barrera (Sr.), Marina

Aaliyah Chavez (Jr.), Pajaro Valley

Olivia Contreras (So.), Pajaro Valley

April Stilwell, Oakwood

Sarah Chisholm, Trinity

Desiree Peraza, Trinity

Akyra Smith, York

Richard Chamberlin All-Sportsmanship Team

Kalissa Barrera (Sr.), Marina

Rebekkah Perkins (Sr.), Kirby Prep

Giselle Quintero (Sr.), Pajaro Valley

Caitlin Kanazawa, Oakwood

Sarah Chisholm, Trinity

Angelica Campos, Anzar

Orion Godfrey-Dacuyan, York

Elgie Bellizio Team Sportsmanship Award

Kirby Prep

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