Girls BB All-NorCal Teams

Douglas Benton, NCP Editor
NorCal Preps
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FIRST TEAM

Julia Blackshell-Fair SR Vanden: Blackshell-Fair leaves Vanden as the program’s best all-time player. She averaged 16 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and four steals.

Neenah Young JR St. Mary’s, Stockton: A stabilizer for the Rams as they dealt with injuries, Young averaged 15 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals. She was the SJS Player of the Year.

Iimar’i Thomas SR Sacred Heart Cathedral: The overall player of the year averaged 25 points and 13 rebounds for the Fightin’ Irish, which made the Open Division three times the past four years with Thomas.

Haley Jones SO Mitty: The standout sophomore averaged a team high 15 points and 8.2 rebounds for the NorCal Open Division champions. She had eight double-doubles.

Haley Van Dyke JR Campolindo: Van Dyke averaged 23 points, 15 rebounds, four steals, three assists and three blocks. She was the NCS Player of the Year after leading the Cougars to a NorCal title.

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SECOND TEAM

Brianna Simonich SR Carondelet: Simonich was the EBAL MVP for the Cougars, which won the NCS Division I title before falling in the first round of the NorCal Open Division. They were ranked as high as No. 2 this year.

Madeline Holland SR Mitty: Signed to St. Mary’s, Holland put up 12 points, eight rebounds and three assists per game. She averaged 18 points and a shade under nine rebounds in the last four games.

Myah Pace SR Bishop O’Dowd: A consistent impact player for the Dragons, Pace capped her final prep career with averages of 12 points and 11 rebounds. The 4-star prospect will stay in the state for college at San Diego.

Kiara Astrom SO Pinewood: The Panthers were a balanced group, but Astrom shined down the stretch. She averaged 12 points and seven rebounds, including a season high 24 points against Sacred Heart Cathedral.

Hailey Vice-Neat SR Cardinal Newman: Vice-Neat’s versatility as a perimeter playmaker and inside defender was key for the Cardinals in reaching their first ever NorCal Open Division final. They won two road games to reach the championship game.

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THIRD TEAM

Clair Steele JR Miramonte: Steele had an increased role for the Matadors this past season and averaged 15 points. She scored 34 points against Valley Christian and 28 at Vanden in the NorCal playoffs.

Jordan Cruz SR McClatchy: Though she battled injuries in her final year at McClatchy, Cruz was the go-to scorer for the Lions on its journey to the NorCal Division I title. The Utah signee won two NorCal tites and a state title during her prep career.

Kayla Tahaafe SR Eastside Prep: The do-everything player for the Panthers, Tahaafe contributed 14 points, seven rebounds, five assists and almost three steals for the back-to-back Division V state champions.

Aquira DeCosta JR St. Mary’s, Stockton: Despite missing time in the second half of the year, DeCosta still put up one of the best seasons of the year at 18 points, 12 rebounds and three steals.

Angel Jackson SO Salesian: The sophomore post averaged a double-double at 11 points and 10 rebounds in addition to five blocks per game. She had 25 points, 12 rebounds and 10 blocks in a playoff win over Campolindo.

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