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Cal softball commit inspires, lands Ivy League commitment

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California softball senior Alyssa Villarde just has it all figured out. For years, Villarde was playing multiple sports at the same time, on top of school. Softball and soccer. School. Homework. And still trying to be a kid. Villarde’s nonstop hard...

Notre Dame’s Malaina Alifano becomes guiding force for championship program

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She knew this was the stage meant for her. As Notre Dame-Belmont senior softball star Malaina Alifano attended the College World Series in 2018, she wanted to be there one day, representing at the highest level of the sport. “Just seeing...

Alex Mello achieves special feats in Granada uniform

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Alex Mello walked into the Granada softball season thinking it was a high school season, but not sure what to expect. The Matadors had all of the pieces to make some noise. Next thing the Granada rising senior pitcher knew,...

Alexa Couto carries family’s inspiration as dominant Notre Dame softball star

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The women in Alexa Couto's family are everything.  Couto, entering her senior season at Notre Dame High School in Belmont, can’t help but say too much about her mother. Her grandmother, who lives right down the street and who she...

Myia Weiler’s competitiveness lifts game into College Park stardom, college talent

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Myia Weiler was always that kid in school. She despised losing. When others in P.E. would not care as much about losing, Weiler was furious. How could this happen? Somehow, someway, she would bounce back. That is just who Weiler is....

SRV pitcher Paige McLeod embraces change while chasing Division I dreams

Change. It’s a scary thing. It’s intimidating, uncomfortable and impossible to predict. But for San Ramon Valley pitcher Paige McLeod, adapting to change has equipped her with many qualities that she uses to her advantage, not only as a...

Shannon Keighran continues pushing limits in superstar path

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In the Keighran household, there was never slacking. Only challenge yourself. If you’re trying that weight in the weight room, that is not enough. Go higher. Push yourself. Test your limits. Because that is what Keighrans do. Shannon, who just finished...
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Bay Area Softball Coach of the Year

Heritage’s Ron Rivers is the Bay Area Softball Coach of the Year following a banner campaign.  Rivers’ squad captured its second-ever North Coast Section title and first at the Division I level, knocking off top-seeded Granada on its home field...

Jasmine Whorley carries late aunt’s legacy as Alameda superstar

Remembering those days brings back every emotion for Alameda softball 2024 pitcher Jasmine Whorley. As Whorley was in Los Angeles for a softball tournament last summer, Whorley found out her aunt, Vivian, was diagnosed with cancer. When Worley and her...

Jessica DeLaTorre watched her brother shine on the diamond. DeLaTorre is doing the same...

Jessica DeLaTorre was out there watching her brother play baseball, watching him as a catcher, hoping to be in that position someday. DeLaTorre wanted to be around the diamond. So, as soon as she could start softball, she did. She...

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Bay Area Softball Rankings

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The latest West Coast Preps Bay Area Softball Rankings are up. Only teams located in cities on the Bay Area Census are eligible for...

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