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60. KATE MCCARTHY | Drake-San Anselmo, Jr. (Water Polo): With 108 goals, 47 assists and 37 steals for the NCS Div. II champions, McCarthy... Bay Area 75 Rankings: 2017-18

60. KATE MCCARTHY | Drake-San Anselmo, Jr. (Water Polo): With 108 goals, 47 assists and 37 steals for the NCS Div. II champions, McCarthy was showered with a plethora of awards. They included North Coast Section MVP, Marin County Athletic League Player of the Year and Marin Independent Journal Player of the Year.

59. CHARLIE RUDY | Novato, Sr. (Lacrosse): Rudy makes this list for the second consecutive year. The Colorado-commit was the most dominant player on the most dominant girls team in the section. She scored a 147 goals and added 53 assists for an NCS-champion Novato team which went 25-1 and 20-0 against California opponents.

Bay Area athletes of the year, Haley Van Dyke

No. 58, Haley Van Dyke of Campolindo-Moraga. (Sam Stringer photo)

58. HALEY VAN DYKE | Campolindo-Moraga, Sr. (Basketball): The All-State and All-NorCal selection was a lock to be among the Bay Area athletes of the year the minute she dropped a North Coast Section-record 60 points in a 73-50 win over Moreau Catholic-Hayward. She averaged 29.8 points, 17.3 rebounds, 4.8 steals, 3.7 assists and 3.5 blocks a game. She’ll continue playing at Washington.

57. DAVID WOODRUFF | St. Ignatius-S.F., Sr. (Football, Soccer): He began the school year as a playmaker on both sides of the ball for the football team. Then during winter, he was named the West Catholic Athletic League Forward of the Year and netted the game-winning goal from 35 yards out in the CCS Open Div. championship.

56. HAILEY SMITH | Archbishop Mitty-San Jose, Sr. (Soccer): The Washington State-bound forward was the CCS Player of the Year and the WCAL Player of the Year after posting 15 goals and 13 assists for the CCS Open Div. champs and NorCal Div. I runners-up. She’s also had training time with the U18 Women’s National Team.

55. LOGAN JOHNSON | St. Francis-Mountain View, Sr. (Basketball): The do-everything guard wrapped up a stellar Lancers career by averaging 21 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for an 18-9 squad. He was named 3rd team All-State and 1st team All-NorCal. Johnson heads to Cincinnati in the fall.


54. BUBBA GOMEZ | Fremont Christian, Jr. (Baseball, Basketball, Soccer): Gomez was a 2nd team All-NorCal baseball selection after hitting .536 with 50 RBI, 62 runs and 23 extra-base hits while also pitching his way to an 8-1 mark with a 0.98 ERA, 131 strikeouts in 64.1 innings. Before that, he spent the fall racking up 104 saves as the soccer team’s primary goalkeeper. In the winter he averaged 15.6 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists on the hardwood.

Bay Area athletes of the year, Riley Ramsey

No. 52, Riley Ramsey of Marin Catholic-Kentfield. (Jean-Paul Toshiro photo)

53. GILLIAN WAGNER | Redwood-Larkspur, Sr. (Cross Country, Track): There was no better girls cross country runner in the Bay Area last fall. Wagner claimed the CIF Div. III state title in 17 minutes, 50 seconds — the fastest Bay Area girls time of the meet across all divisions. She was also the fastest female at the NCS Cross Country Championships. In the spring, she was the NCS champ in the 3200 meters and took 10th in the event at the state meet.

52. RILEY RAMSEY | Marin Catholic-Kentfield, Sr. (Volleyball): In leading the Wildcats to 32 wins, and NCS title and the CIF NorCal Open finals, she earned 1st team All-State honors and repeated as the MCAL Player of the Year. For the season, she racked up 439 kills, 302 digs, 55 aces and 41 blocks.

51. JASON GOMEZ | Westmont-San Jose, Sr. (Cross Country, Track): He came from behind to defeat the defending state champion and claim his own state title in the 800 meters. He claimed a pair of CCS Championships during his senior year. He won the 800 meters as well as the Div. III Cross Country title.

Bay Area athletes of the year, Isiah Kendrick

No. 49, Isiah Kendrick of Serra-San Mateo. (James K. Leash photo)

50. MALCOLM CLEMONS | St. Mary’s-Berkeley, So. (Track): Clemons won the state title in the long jump by more than a foot over the second-place finisher. His jump of 25 feet, 1 inch was a personal record and was the state’s top mark of the entire season. It also tied for the second best jump in the nation during the high school outdoor season. Two weeks later he lept 24-3.5 to take second at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in North Carolina. At the NCS Meet of Champions, Clemons won the long jump and took second in the triple jump.

49. ISIAH KENDRICK | Serra-San Mateo, Sr. (Football): An electric offensive talent, Kendrick paced the CCS Div. II and CIF Div. II-AA State Bowl champions with 34 total touchdowns. The All-State and All-NorCal selection rushed for 1,620 yards and 30 TDs while also adding four receiving scores.

Bay Area athletes of the year, Sydney Shepherd

No. 47, Sydney Shepherd of Monte Vista-Danville. (Phillip Walton photo)

48. ELIJAH HARDY | Bishop O’Dowd-Oakland, Sr. (Basketball): The four-year varsity point guard produced a stellar senior season, averaging 14.5 points, 5.2 rebounds and 6.9 assists to help lead the Dragons to an NCS Div. III title and the CIF NorCal Open finals. He was a 2nd-team All-State Elite selections and takes his game to Washington this fall.

47. SYDNEY SHEPHERD | Monte Vista-Danville, Sr. (Soccer): Without question, Shepherd was the linchpin to the Mustangs’ incredible season. The Michigan-bound defender was the stabilizer for a defense which allowed just seven goals all season en route to a 25-1-1 record a CIF NorCal Div. I title. She also managed to sneak in four goals and three assists and was’s NCS Player of the Year.

46. EMMILY PATNEAUD | Newark Memorial-Newark, So. (Volleyball, Wrestling): You’re not going to get the volleyball-wrestling double very often, which makes Patneaud one of the most unique and fascinating athletes to keep an eye on over the next few years. Prior to claiming the 143-pound state title during the winter, she accumulated more than 300 digs for a volleyball team that went 24-10 and reached the NCS semifinals.

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  • Matt Corona

    July 9, 2018 #1 Author

    Hope Tony Andrade of GIlroy makes the list…All league linebacker for CCS championship football team, CCS wrestling champ, State Champ and National Champ.


  • Peninsula Coach

    July 11, 2018 #3 Author

    None of the Half Moon Bay boys from the state championship football team make the list…

    Chase Hofmann: Prep2prep CCS SENIOR OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER; CIF all state football team; multiple 1st team all-Bay Area AND NorCal selections; PAL Most Valuable Player


    Gavin Tomberlin:qb of that championship team; all-state selection; PAL offensive player of the year; multiple all-Bay Area teams; qb of 3x CCS champs; PLUS, starter and huge contributor to the Cougars CCS championship basketball team

    No disrespect to those athletes chosen and understand there are SO many athletes to chose from in the area, but I cannot imagine both of these guys left off of this list, especially Hofmann…


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