Valdez comes home

Remember April Valdez, the former All-Valley softball star, who along with Jamee Juarez, led Wilson to a CIF-Southern Section title in 2000?
She’s back, working as an assistant for two-time CCCAA state champion Mt. San Antonio College.
Valdez has accomplished a lot since leaving the friendly confines of Hacienda Heights. She signed with DePaul out of high school and played played one season with the Blue Demons, hitting .415 and earned first team All-Conference USA honors. She then transferred to the University of Oklahoma. She played in 87 games in two years withe Sooners, stealing 16 bases and going 2-1 in the circle with a 2.27 ERA. Oklahoma advanced to the Women’s College World Series her senior year. She also played for the Arizona Heat of the now defunct Pro Fastpitch league.