All-League teams boast plenty of valley talent
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May 30, 2008 | 297 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Even though no San Lorenzo Valley High team or Scotts Valley High team won a Santa Cruz Athletic League title during the spring sports season, there were many strong performers who shined on the grass and in the gym.

The only individual from area to win an award was Ryan Morano, a Scotts Valley High junior volleyball player. Morano was honored as the Junior of the Year by the league’s coaches and expects a strong Falcon team to emerge during his senior season.

Two teams made the Central Coast Section playoffs.

The Scotts Valley baseball team squeaked in with a strong nonleague schedule and won a first-round game over Capuchino High before falling to top-ranked Santa Cruz.

The Cougars softball team finished second in league and fell one game short of the section finals after a memorable victory over Aptos, a team that came into the game with a single loss on the season.

The following is a list of the All-League Cougars and Falcons for the spring sports season:


First Team

Robbie Erlin, pitcher, Scotts Valley

Zach Settles, outfielder, San Lorenzo Valley

Second Team

Travis Salangsang, pitcher, SLV

Kevin Hatch, infielder. SLV

Jordan Taccolino, infielder, SV

Brett McNay, outfielder, SV

Boys Volleyball

Junior of the Year

Ryan Morano, SV

First Team

Zak Beltz, SLV

Second Team

Eric Brager, SV

Nick Groman, SLV

Honorable Mention

Alex Parker, SLV

Jared Payne, SLV

Victor Blazevic, SLV

Matt Frost, SV


First Team

David Sabo, SV

Kevin Kearney, SV

Travis Awe, SV

Mike DeRosa, SLV

Second Team

Sean Conner, SLV

AJ Corbella, SV

Sean Keir, SV

Michael Maxwell, SV


First Team

Whitney Heuser, SLV

Samantha Lipperd, SLV

Rachel Gregory, SLV

Kailey Payne, SV

Second Team

Kendra Salangsang, SLV

Jasmine Jones, SLV

Jessica MacCallister, SLV

Lia Henry, SLV

Ashley Petty, SV

Boys golf

First Team

Kyle Thompson, SV

Scott Abel, SLV

Second Team

David Bucci, V


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