San Diego Section announces standout athletes

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San Diego Section announced its annual list of standouts for the spring sports season, filled with student-athletes from East County in almost every discipline.
As expected, baseball topped the list with nine winners, including four on the All-CIFSDS first team.
The quartet is all seniors: Granite Hills pitcher-outfielder Jayson Rose, Steele Canyon shortstop Tanner Perry, and two Valhalla athletes an outfielder Jordan Qsar and catcher Chris Hudgins.

San Diego Section announced its annual list of standouts for the spring sports season, filled with student-athletes from East County in almost every discipline.
As expected, baseball topped the list with nine winners, including four on the All-CIFSDS first team.
The quartet is all seniors: Granite Hills pitcher-outfielder Jayson Rose, Steele Canyon shortstop Tanner Perry, and two Valhalla athletes an outfielder Jordan Qsar and catcher Chris Hudgins.
Rose batted .346 for the Open Division champion Eagles, finishing as the second-ranked team in the Division 1 state rankings according to Cal-Hi Sports. He also pitched with an 8-0 record, posting a 1.7 ERA and 103 strikeouts.
Perry batted .420, just missing the Grossmont Hills League battle title by just two points behind Helix’ Jorge Garcia (.422).
Hudgins was close behind at .405 with 12 home runs and 45 RBI, while the Pepperdine-bound Qsar posted numbers of .365, with 26 RBI and a 3-1 record as a part-time pitcher.
Meanwhile, Granite Hills head coach James Davis won San Diego Section Coach of the Year laurels and was also tabbed the state coach of the year by Cal-Hi Sports.
Second team berths in baseball featured five seniors: Christian pitcher Sam Gershow (who is finalist for all state in the small schools division). Mount Miguel outfielder Brad Moreno, Granite Hills outfielder Robert Bostedt, Santana pitcher Alan Strong; and Grossmont pitcher Brandon Weed.
In track, Mount Miguel senior sophomore Laulauga was athlete of the year in field events. She specializes in the shot put and rates among the best in discus, joined on the first team by West Hills junior Melissa Mongiovi.
On the boys side, the Grossmont Conference did not earn an individual champion for the second time in more than 50 years.
In girls fastpitch, West Hills catcher Cortney Horne was the lone all-CIF recipient from the Grosmsont Conference. This CSU Northridge-bound senior was a four-time all-GHL pick in gaining her third all-section citation.
In swimming, Santana junior Chase Webster became a two-time individual diving champion in Division 2. West Hills senior Micah Ornelasand Valhalla junior Michael Salazar joins him.
On the girls side, West Hills sophomore Sarah Nowaski was the area’s lone CIF individual champion in the 200 freestyle.
Boys volleyball found 6-foot-4 senior  and outside hitter Peyton Schirman of Steele Canyon gaining a first-team berth. Foothills Christian senior Taylor Faduti, gained a second-team spot.