La Verne’s Katherine Kibbe heads All-SCIAC softball team

Five Leopards earn All-SCIAC softball honors; Smith Coach of the Year

Here is complete list of those honored in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference for softball:

Athlete of Year: Katherine Kibbe, Sr., University of La Verne
Pitcher of Year: Anna Gurr, Soph., Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Newcomers of Year: Liz Rodarte, Pomona-Pitzer, Kacey Whitney, Whittier
Coaching Staff of Year: La Verne

First team
P Liz Rodarte, Fr., Pomona-Pitzer
P Samantha Blum, Jr., Whittier
C Lisa Perez, Sr., Chapman
1B Alexis Schiff, Jr., La Verne
2B Vicki King, Sr., Redlands
3B Mackenzie Dutton, Sr., La Verne
SS Raeleen Tellez, Sr., La Verne
OF AJ Carrasco, Sr., Redlands
OF Tara Robinson, Sr., Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
OF Sienna Kendricks, Fr., La Verne
UT Bianca Cockrell, Jr., Pomona-Pitzer
DP Briana Hatte, Soph., Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
AL Blake Lewis, Sr., Cal Lutheran

Second team
P Lauren Henson, Sr., Redlands
P Molly Rubidoux, Sr., Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
C Dani Santos, Sr., Redlands
1B Katie Savard, Sr., Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
2B Lauren Ganbdi, Jr., Whittier
3B Abigail Metsch, Fr., Clarermont-Mudd-Scripps
SS Carly Roleder, Soph., Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
OF Kacey Whitney, Fr., Whittier
OF Amanda Lewis, Jr., Cal Lutheran
OF Grace Rose, Sr., Redlands
UT Analisa Ruff, Fr., Chapman
DP Sarah Crawford, Fr., Whittier
AL Marialena Ahern, Soph., Whittier

Sportsmanship Team
Abbigael Howard, Soph., Cal Lutheran; Natalie Both, Sr., Chapman; Carlene Roberts, Sr., Claremont-Mudd-Scripps; Victoria Balatzar, Sr., La Verne; Alex Battest Jr., Occidental; Aryana Yee, Sr., Pomona-Pitzer; Summer Smith, Soph., Redlands.

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Lievanos leaves quite a legacy at University of Redlands

The University of Redlands has produced a lot of quality softball players. But if Amanda Lievanos doesn’t play another game, she could probably still lay claim to being THE best.

She’s a senior but she missed all of last season with a knee injury so she has another year of eligibility if she wants to pursue grad school.  But after the Bulldogs lost to CMS on Saturday she said she was leaning against returning because of the wear and tear the sport has taken on her body over the seasons.

Her career numbers are downright gaudy. If she doesn’t play another game she will still be at the top of the school’s career record list for batting average, slugging, doubles (43), home runs (34), RBI (158) walks (78) and total bases. She is tied for second in runs (151) and third in hits (200) although many players in the top 10 have played four years.

As far as single season marks, she has the top two and three of the top four averages, the top two and three of the top seven hit totals, three of the top four RBI totals, the second and third doubles totals, the top three single season totals for home runs, the top three slugging averages and the best single season for runs scored.

The Anaheim native will likely get a third All-American nod this year as well.

That’s quite a legacy to leave for future players. If she does change her mine and return for one last season, she will put some of those career marks pretty far out of reach.


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CMS, Redlands heavily represented on All-SCIAC softball

Athlete of the Year – Tara Robinson, So., Shortstop – Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

Rookie of the Year – Kaylilani Minami, Fr., Pitcher – Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

All-SCIAC First Team
P – Kaitlyn Hooper, Sr. – Redlands
P – Hayley Schultz, Jr. – Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
C – Sam Mellano, Jr. – Whittier
1B – Katie Savard, So. – Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
2B – Amanda Clark, Sr. – Redlands
SS – Victoria King, So. – Redlands
3B – Mercedez Cundiff, Jr. – Whittier
DP – Raven Freret, Sr. – LaVerne
OF – AJ Carrasco, So. – Redlands
OF – Jackie Shimamoto, Sr. – Occidental
OF – Amanda Lievanos, Sr. – Redlands
UT – Courtney DeLano, Sr. – Whittier
At-Large – Natalie Both, So. – Chapman

All-SCIAC Second Team
P – Cassie Oregel, Jr. – Chapman
P – Hayley Jaquess, Fr. – LaVerne
C – Morgan Beltz, Sr. – Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
1B – Alexis Schiff, Fr. – LaVerne
2B – Brooklyn Robinson, So. – Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
SS – Stephanie Martello, Sr. – Cal Lutheran
3B – Taylor Cartwright, Jr. – Chapman
OF – Ashley Morello, Jr. – Pomona-Pitzer
OF – Janelle Shiozaki, So. – Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
OF – Mickala Gonzales, Sr. – Whittier
UT – Danielle Vela, Jr. – LaVerne
At-Large – Kristin Hooper, Sr. – Redlands
At-Large – Blake Lewis, So. – Cal Lutheran

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