2012 Marauders Softball

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2012 MIRA MESA MARAUDERS VARSITY

Back row (L to R): Alex Misiaita, Ashley Hight, Amber Ratza, Elizabeth Coffin, Alicia Garcia; Middle row (L to R): Coach Steve Jeli, Coach Melissa Tillett, Mercedes Humphrey, Grace Leomiti, Katiyana Mauga, Amber Cordero, Coach Brad Griffith; Front row (L to R): Tani Leasau, Mollie Simpson, Lani Vanta, Marissa Rillo, Quirisa Mauga

KATIYANA MAUGA EARNS 1ST TEAM ALL-STATE HONORS

Mira Mesa's junior shortstop Katiyana Mauga, was one of only four San Diego Section players named to the 2012 California All-State 1st Team. The following is from ESPNHS California (Cal-Hi Sports):

Katiyana Mauga (Mira Mesa, San Diego) Jr.
Despite her team getting knocked out in the second round of the CIF San Diego Section Division I playoffs, it was still an outstanding season for this power-hitting shortstop who has verbally committed to Arizona. Mauga belted 16 homers with 60 RBIs. She now ranks second on the all-time section career home run list with 36 and is well on track to break the record of 41 set by Trina Harrison from Oceanside. Mauga is also on pace to set the section career RBI mark, as she is at 159 after her junior year, only 38 behind the record holder.

MARAUDERS COMPLETE UNBEATEN EASTERN LEAGUE SEASON WITH 8-2 VICTORY OVER CHRISTIAN

K. MAUGA, LEASAU & GARCIA EARN ALL-CIF HONORS

The Marauders outstanding season, with culminated in a final #5 ranking by the U-T San Diego, has led to three players earning San Diego Hall of Champions' 2012 All-CIF San Diego Section recognition. Junior shortstop Katiyana Mauga was named 1st Team All-CIF, while senior catcher Tani Leasau and freshman pitcher Alicia Garcia made 2nd Team.

2012 MIRA MESA HIGH FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Tani Leasau was named the 2012 Mira Mesa High Female Athlete of the Year at the Senior Awards Ceremony on June 6, 2012.
Tani Leasau, Senior Captain (1st Team All-Eastern League, 2nd Team All-CIF S.D. Section, 2nd Team All-Section D-I, U-T S.D. All-Academic)

2012 U-T SAN DIEGO ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM

Alex Misiaita, Jr; Ashley Hight, Sr; Amanda Dickinson, Jr; Marissa Rillo, Jr; Amber Ratza, Sr; Tani Leasau, Sr; Amber Cordero, Sr; Katiyana Mauga, Jr; Lani Vanta, Sr
Lani Vanta, Senior (2nd Team All-Eastern League, U-T S.D. All-Academic)

2012 ALL-EASTERN LEAGUE TEAM

1st Team: Katiyana Mauga, Jr, SS; Tani Leasau, Sr, C; Alicia Garcia, Fr, P/3B
2nd Team: Lani Vanta, Sr, 3B/P; Quirisa Mauga, Soph, 2B

Amber Cordero, Senior Captain (U-T S.D. All-Academic)

2012 U.S. MARINE CORPS DISTINGUISHED ATHLETE AWARD

Amber Ratza was named the 2012 United States Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete at the Senior Awards Ceremony on June 6, 2012.
Amber Ratza, Senior Captain (U-T S.D. All-Academic)

MARAUDERS SWEEP EASTERN LEAGUE HONORS

After a perfect 10-0 Eastern League championship season, Mira Mesa's Katiyana Mauga (Player of the Year) and Alicia Garcia (Pitcher of the Year) received individual honors. Mauga earned her third straight Player of the Year award. Tani Leasau made the 1st team for the second consecutive year, to join Mauga and Garcia. Lani Vanta (2nd team) was awarded her fourth straight all-league honor, and Quirisa Mauga (2nd team) received her first selection.
Ashley Hight, Senior (U-T S.D. All-Academic)

KATIYANA MAUGA SELECTED U-T SAN DIEGO ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

Katiyana Mauga-Softball-Mira Mesa

The junior shortstop has been on fire at the plate. Mauga has a .520 batting average for the Marauders that includes five home runs. She also has crushed five doubles and has driven in 14 runs to help Mira Mesa off to a 12-1-1 start this season. (from U-T San Diego, 04/04/12)

K. MAUGA CLOSING IN ON ALL-TIME S.D. HR RECORD

After another outstanding season for Mira Mesa junior Katiyana Mauga, in which she belted 16 homeruns with 60 RBI, Mauga now ranks 2nd on the San Diego Section all-time HR list with 36. She is well on track to break the record of 41 HR's set by Oceanside's Trina Harrison from 2004-08. Mauga's 16 HR's in 2012 was only one short of the single season record set by Lisa Dodd of University City in 2003 and Harrison in 2008. Mauga is also on pace to set the career RBI mark, as she is at 159 after her junior year, only 38 behind the record holder. Mauga is headed to the University of Arizona, one of the most accomplished softball programs in NCAA history.
Katiyana Mauga, Junior (1st Team All-State, S.D. Section D-I Player of the Year, 1st Team All-Section D-I, Eastern League Player of the Year, 1st Team All-CIF S.D. Section, U-T S.D. All-Academic)

VANTA & K. MAUGA "PLAYERS TO WATCH"

Senior Lani Vanta and junior Katiyana Mauga were selected to the San Diego U-T 2012 Softball Players to Watch list.

Katiyana Mauga / Mira Mesa / Jr. / SS / Up and coming star
Millilani Vanta / Mira Mesa / Sr. / P-OF / Weber State commit

2012 VARSITY RESULTS

Overall record: 27-7-1
Eastern League record: 10-0 (1st Place)
Final Ranking: #5 U-T San Diego

Torrey Pines 4-MM 2 (CIF Playoffs)
MM 3-Otay Ranch 2 (CIF Playoffs)
Poway 4-MM 1 (CIF Playoffs)
MM 7-Mission Hills 2 (CIF Playoffs)
MM 8-Christian 2
MM 17-Morse 2
MM 5-Patrick Henry 0
MM 12-Serra 3
MM 6-Scripps Ranch 4
MM 12-Morse 0
MM 2-Patrick Henry 0
MM 11-Serra 4
MM 4-Scripps Ranch 0
MM 10-Christian 0
Torrey Pines 4-MM 1
MM 5-Santana 3
Cathedral Catholic 5-MM 3
MM 8-Durango (LV) 4
MM 4-Banning 0
MM 4-Valhalla 1
Bonita Vista 18-MM 6
MM 8-Poway 4
MM 13-La Quinta 3
MM 11-La Quinta 10
MM 9-Fallbrook 4
MM 9-Eastlake 5
MM 9-Eastlake 5
MM 11-Canyon Crest 1
MM 7-Clairemont 1
MM 4-San Pasqual 1
MM 7-Granite Hills 4
MM 3-Bonita Vista 3
University City 3-MM 2
Poway 9-MM 3
MM 17-Rancho Buena Vista 7
Goodbye Coach Brad Griffith