2016 was another great year for high school softball and baseball on the Northwest side. Once again both CDO and Ironwood Ridge were terrific in each sport and we saw Mountain View baseball and Pusch Ridge softball qualify for the playoffs.
Making All-Star teams is never easy. When the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the state play down the road from each other, you know there is a ton of talent in one area. There are players riding the bench at some of these schools who would be the best players on about half the teams in Tucson.
To make teams I made rules. Each team would have three pitchers, one catcher, four infielders, three outfielders and a utility player. In addition one more outfielder or designated hitter could be selected. Players could only appear on the team once, even if they deserve at multiple positions. And there were a few players who fit that bill. Players who play multiple positions were slotted to a position that makes the strongest possible team, even if they might have been better at another position, in an effort to get the most deserving players on the first and second teams.
P Mandy Lorenson, Ironwood Ridge
P Gabi Blevins, Canyon Del Oro
P Alyssa Lovato, Mountain View
C Isabel Pacho, Ironwood Ridge
IF Annika Baez, Ironwood Ridge
IF Loriann Olson, Ironwood Ridge
IF Katie Faulk, Marana
IF Arianna Acedo, Canyon del Oro
OF Ellessa Bonstrom, Canyon del Oro
OF Brenna Griesser, Canyon del Oro
OF Jaiden Reid, Ironwood Ridge
OF Reina Bondi, Ironwood Ridge
UT Alexis Kaiser, Canyon
P Randi Longville, Canyon del Oro
P Kelly Decker, Ironwood Ridge
P Alex Van der Werf, Mountain View
C Emily Turecek, Ironwood Ridge
IF Skylar Bracety, Ironwood Ridge
IF Arianna Felix, Canyon del Oro
IF Allison Smith, Pusch Ridge
IF Jenna Martinez, Canyon del Oro
OF Zaylie Calderon, Mountain View
OF Reina Bondi, Ironwood Ridge
OF Kelsey Buechler, Ironwood Ridge
DH Wendy Castro, Canyon del Oro
UT Anya Gonzalez, Canyon del Oro
Honorable Mention: Diondra Bodman, Marana; Nene Campos, Canyon del Oro; Jessica Giacoma, Pusch Ridge; Morgan Haft, Ironwood Ridge; Emily Hartzler, Ironwood Ridge; Maddie Johnson, Pusch Ridge; Halle Morris, Canyon del Oro; Kilie Lynn, Marana; Maddison McGowan, Pusch Ridge; Alexis Orth, Ironwood Ridge; Ashley Perdue, Pusch Ridge; Alyssa Roat, Pusch Ridge; Marisella Sandoval Mountain View; Ilena Santos, Canyon del Oro; Emma Stambaugh, Pusch Ridge; Bailey Thompson, Canyon del Oro; Maddie Vieux, Marana; and Kristina Wilson, Marana.
P Nick Estrella, Ironwood Ridge
P Denin Parson, Mountain View
P Mike Santorelli, Canyon del Oro
C Tristan Peterson, Canyon Del Oro
IF Tyler Porter, Canyon del Oro
IF Derek Daly, Ironwood Ridge
IF Greg Brown, Ironwood Ridge
IF Cody Aquilina, Canyon del Oro
OF Jake Engel, Ironwood Ridge
OF Jacob Allen, Ironwood Ridge
OF Stan Berryhill, Mountain View
OF Jared McKemy, Ironwood Ridge
UT Spencer Packard, Canyon Del Oro
P Christian Pearcy, Ironwood Ridge
P Josh Darang, Ironwood Ridge
P Aaron Noller, Pusch Ridge
C Adam Mays, Ironwood Ridge
IF Gabe Gordon, Mountain View
IF Mason Gavre, Canyon del Oro
IF Mason Myhre, Canyon del Oro
IF Cameron Sample, Marana
OF Jake Davis, Marana
OF Robbie Ryan, Mountain View
OF Alex Bustamante, Canyon del Oro
OF Gavin Ortiz, Ironwood Ridge
UT Evan Weidenkeller, Pusch Ridge
Honorable Mention: Drew Hill, Ironwood Ridge; Carter Kahn, Canyon del Oro; Gavin Owsley, Marana; Connor Parris, Marana; Austin Stamback, Marana; Trevor Smith, Mountain View; Robert Summerville, Pusch Ridge; and Cody Treatch, Mountain View.
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