Lyford, Santa Rosa fare well on 32-3A honor list

Lyford softball had quite the season in 2017. The Lady Bulldogs reached new heights by qualifying for the regional quarterfinals along with a perfect district season.

As a result, the Lady Dogs led the 32-3A All-District team with12 selections.

Freshman Jerrica Rojas was unanimously named the league MVP after leading her team in average with a .566 mark. She also led the club in hits with 47, 19 doubles and seven home runs.

“I’m glad I was able to win district MVP as a freshman,” said Rojas. “All my work has paid off and this will only make me work harder for next season. I thank my teammates and coaches because if it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t be in this position,”

Lyford also saw Newcomer of the Year go to freshman Karla Medina. The shortstop batted .232 and collected 16 hits and 17 runs scored.

Offensive Player of the Year went to senior center fielder Kyndra Brown, who finished with a .311 average and led the team in runs scored with 31.

This year’s Defensive Player of the Year unanimously went to Santa Rosa catcher Mariah Contreras.

Coach of the Year was awarded to Lyford’s Joey Rios. In his second year as head coach Rios helped guide the Lady Bulldogs to the third round of the playoffs.

“It’s an honor to receive Coach of the Year,” said Rios. “All the credit goes to my coaching staff and kids because none of this gets done without their hard work and dedication.”

32-3A All-District selections

MVP: Jerrica Rojas, Lyford

Offensive Player of the Year: Kyndra Brown, Lyford

Defensive Player of the Year: Mariah Contreras, Santa Rosa

Newcomer of the Year: Karla Medina, Lyford

Coach of the Year: Joey Rios, Lyford

First Team


Pitcher: Evelyn Ortiz

Catcher: Jessica Cruz

First Base: Serena Rodriguez

Second Base: Christina Rocha

Third Base: Sandra Lupercio

Outfield: Adriana Duran, Sydney Bray

Designated Player: Ana Martinez

Santa Rosa

Pitcher: Raeven Robles

Third Base: Skyler Ruiz

Outfield: Cheyenne Rodriguez

Second Team


Pitcher: Allix Cortez

Santa Rosa

First Base: Alyssa Saldivar

Shortstop: Kelly Guerra

Outfield: Giselle Espinoza

Honorable Mention

Lyford: Madalyn Rodriguez, Leilani Salazar

Santa Rosa: Ana Gonzalez, Ayisa Perez