Who are the best players in the Southwest region? This is an open thread to discuss All-Region nominations, All-Freshman nominations, coaching awards, and more. Stay positive and keep it civil.
From the one game between Claremont and Occidental this season, Occidental’s Nora Fujita-Yuhas (#10?) stood out as a dominant handler (and as a freshman too!) More generally speaking, I got the impression that Occidental had a pretty rookie-heavy team, and played extremely well with only 9 players at D-I SoCal Sectionals.
On Claremont, freshman Feiyang “Eco” Lin won the D(efense)-bag for the tournament with her heads up play and multiple run-through D’s. Montana “Noodles” Roberts, as always, was a driving force handling for the Greenshirts, along with Becca “Rocki” Wainess, who had some awesome defensive skys as deep-deep. And while she couldn’t play this weekend, Lizzie “Guinn” Willsmore-Finkle is a powerful cutter with her speed and field sense.