Softball player of the year race is wide open … Your top ten choices heading to the playoffs

I put this list together in no particular order and the names can change depending on what happens over the next several weeks because playoffs have a habit of changing everything. You never know who gets hot and carries their team in the playoffs. But with a week to go before the postseason, this is what I came up with for the top ten MVP choices. Chino Hills, St. Lucy’s and Bishop Amat are clearly the top three teams and have other players to be considered. There are other players having great individual seasons that could have been mentioned as well, so if you think we missed someone, let us know … I’ll do a baseball top ten on Monday.


Bishop Amat’s Alexis Gonzalez (#40) is congratulated after hitting a home run. (SGVN/Staff Photo by Keith Durflinger/SPORTS)

Tribune’s Big 10 MVP candidates
Bishop Amat junior Alexis Gonzalez, .522, 28 RBIs, 8 HRs
Rowland junior Kaylea Snaer, .556, 14 HRs, 34 RBIs
Los Altos senior Alyssa Villalpando, .545, 10 HRs, 15 RBIs
St. Lucy’s senior Brandi Harkness, .471, 8 HRs, 37 RBIs
South El Monte freshman Ashley Diaz, .610, 9 HRs, 39 RBIs
Bishop Amat junior pitcher Sabrina Anguiano, 15-2, 0.78 ERA, 122Ks
Chino Hills senior pitcher Nikki Innamorato, 16-2, 0.97 ERA, 113Ks
St. Lucy’s pitcher Danielle O’Toole, 13-3, 1.70 ERA, 108Ks, batting .294, 11 RBIs
Chino Hills senior Nikki Girard, .385, 6 HRs, 29 RBIs
South Hills senior Britney Rodriguez, .453, 7 HRs, 30 RBIs

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  • SGV FAN

    I nominate Sydney La Follette South Hills

  • SGV MAN

    I nominate Ryan Nuveman for coach of the year.

  • one more

    tannon snow of chino hills, .471, with 7 HRs, 32 rbi’s and she’s a freshman.

    but really, you are correct in that too soon to tell. playoffs is what counts.

  • hssb

    Tannon Snow at Chino Hills is having a phenominal freshman year and she deserves alot of credit. Trisha Parks is also having a great year .479 batting average, 12 RBI’s and 2 HR’s. Nikki Girard was batting over 400 until the last game and seems to be the clear leader of the team, but Chino Hills has 8 of 9 starters hitting 300 +. They are solid 1 through 9.

  • STATS

    None of the SH player stats are accurate so why consider them? they stopped keeping stats for the last 3 games, which of course were all losses.

  • oklahoma550

    You need to relax. I haven’t put them on Maxpreps yet.

  • LA Conq

    Not sure about Player of the Year, but I’ll tell you this…Los Altos’ Nacho Hernandez deserves Coach of the Year! I know this decision won’t be made until the end of the playoffs, but lets be honest here. No coach has done more with less than he has. Los Altos has graduated some pretty solid studs over the past couple years and yet they overcame all that, manufactured runs, and were able to claim the league title in a very competative Hacienda League.

    Is Los Altos the best team in the SGV? No way. They aren’t even the best team in their league! But that’s what makes the job Hernandez has done this year so spectacular!

  • STATS

    someone should go back to oklahoma cuz here in the san gabriel valley, timely inputting of stats is important for the players…it takes you two weeks to put up stats and then you get offended when its brought to your attention. so maybe YOU should not be so “relaxed” about your JOB and get it done on the books…obviously you’re not getting it done on the field

  • Real talk

    @LA conq are you talking about girls softball or boys baseball? If you are talking about the girls is that what they call the girls that are good… Studs? I thought that only boys could be studs. Just asking

  • LA FAN

    Cant forget SR JENNIPHER SOLIS in that top 10 with her on the mound has keep LA in every game and a league Championship .096 ERA 76Ks 13-3 record 11-1 in a tough Hacienda League

  • Tough Hacienda League???

    4 of the 7 teams in the Hacienda League have losing records. Not as weak as the Valle Vista League, but close.