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July 19, 2024

Seryna Esparza’s grit, work ethic results in signing with D1 program Coppin State

Seryna Esparza had to wait a long time before college softball programs started showing her some attention.  That puzzled Hollister High coach Andrew Barragan, who would’ve fast tracked Esparza’s recruiting process and told anyone who was willing to listen they would be getting an absolute...

Despite playing just one year of high school softball, Gia Felice earns a spot on UC Davis fall-ball squad

In her recently completed senior year at Hollister High, Gia Felice played golf in the fall, basketball in the winter and track and field in the spring sports season.  But, softball is the sport which she’ll have the chance to compete in at the next...

Brittnee Rossi gets her mojo back; looks to close Hawaii career out strong

With one swing of the bat, Brittnee Rossi let out weeks of frustration with an emphatic stomp of home plate.  Rossi, a 2017 San Benito High graduate and University of Hawaii senior center fielder, homered against Cal in a March 12 tournament game and immediately...

Lauren Sabbatini makes the adjustment at the Division 1 level

Over the years, only a handful of student-athletes from the San Benito High girls volleyball team have been good enough to go straight from high school to a Division I program.  Lauren Sabbatini, a 2018 graduate, is one of them. A redshirt junior at Fresno...

Tyler Triano, Diego Fisher find their way together

As longtime friends Tyler Triano and Diego Fisher were making the drive to Kansas last December, it symbolized the long, arduous journey they’ve been on since graduating from San Benito High in 2017.  In separate cars with their respective families, they left on Christmas Day,...