All-Empire small-school softball teams

Posted by Staff Writer Eric Branch:
The All-Empire softball teams will appear in Saturday’s paper along with feature stories on Maria Carrillo’s Lynsey Keith, the Large School Player of the Year, and Cloverdale’s Kena Ruiz, the Small School Player of the Year.
Here are the small-school teams:

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Kena Ruiz, Cloverdale, P, Sr.

FIRST TEAM
Whitney Edens, Cloverdale, SS, Jr.
Rylie Gabehart, Clear Lake, 1B, Sr.
Alyssa Garcia, St. Vincent, C, Sr.
Megan Hunt, Calistoga, C, Sr.
Mari Jordan, Clear Lake, C, Sr.
Cherise McEnery, Cloverdale, 3B, Jr.
Nicole Nygard, Tomales, P, Sr.
Katie Reynolds, Clear Lake, 3B, Sr.
Kena Ruiz, Cloverdale, P, Sr.

SECOND TEAM
Savannah DeKeyser, Clear Lake, OF, So.
Marissa Lawson, Potter Valley, SS, Sr.
Cassidy Lowe, Fort Bragg, P, So.
Allison Marrone, Cloverdale, OF, Sr.
Melissa Martinoni, Tomales, 2B, Sr.
Ronnilea Moore, Cloverdale, 2B, Sr.
Ashley Mueller, Kelseyville, Sr.
Liz Sanderson, Clear Lake, P, Sr.
Jessica Swaney, Upper Lake, 3B/P, Sr.

HONORABLE MENTION
Kendra Bradley, Fort Bragg, 1B, So.
Amanda DeLeon, Laytonville, OF, Sr.
Hannah Dolan, Rincon Valley Christian, C, Jr.
Lindsay Harjack, Geyserville, C, So.
Arika Martinoni, Tomales, SS, Jr.
Elise McCallister, Rincon Valley Christian, P, So.
Courtney Nygard, Tomales, C, Fr.
Nicole Taylor, Calistoga, P, Jr.
Emily Wingler, Clear Lake, P, So.