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All-City Athletes Of The Year Vote 2018-19

All-City Athletes Of The Year, Level Bailey

SportStars And The Sacramento River Cats Ask Fans To Weigh In On The Finalists For The All-City Team’s Male And Female Athlete Of The Year •

The SportStars 10th Annual All-City Team was recently announced in the Sac-Joaquin Edition of our May issue. The team is produced in partnership with the Sacramento River Cats and presented by the Army National Guard. The celebration event will take place on May 12 at Raley Field. With each All-City Team, the River Cats have helped honor the All-City Athletes of the Year by awarding the Art Savage Award to the top overall male athletes, and the V Award to the top overall female athlete.

**THIS VOTE HAS ENDED. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO VOTED**

We’ve named five finalists for each award and are offering fans a chance to vote for their favorite. The vote will not influence the actual naming of the award, but the fan vote winner will receive special recognition. Which of these exceptional athletes would you pick as the Greater Sacramento Region’s Athletes of the Year?

All-City Athlete Of The Year

ART SAVAGE AWARD (BOYS)

Marcus Bagley, Sheldon-Sacramento (BASKETBALL)

Bagley was every bit the game-changer he was billed to be after arriving from North Carolina as the family followed his older brother’s NBA path to the Sacramento Kings. Despite back issues limiting him late in the season, he still averaged 19.9 points and 7.3 rebounds as the Huskies were NorCal Open Division Champs for the second straight season. He was named the SportStars NorCal Player of the Year.

Levelle Bailey, Burbank-Sacramento (FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL)

Titans’ do-it-all two-way football star accounted for 2,127 yards of offense from his QB position, and added 81 tackles and six interceptions on defense. He’s committed to Fresno State. He was equally versatile on the hardwood. He averaged 9.4 points, 8.4 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game, and came one steal shy of a quadruple-double in the season opener.

Matthew Hosmer, St. Mary’s-Stockton (WATER POLO)

The senior led the nation with 240 goals and averaged 10 points per game to help the Rams win their third SJS title and first since 2015. Hosmer earned All-SJS MVP honors and finished with 549 career goals. He will stay in Stockton to play at The University of the Pacific.

Woodland High pitcher, Cooper Hjerpe.

Cooper Hjerpe, Woodland (BASEBALL)

The Oregon State-signed left-handed senior has been dominant on the mound this year with a 1.29 ERA and a staggering 79 strikeouts in his first 32.2 innings pitched. He had a five-inning perfect game in which he recorded all 15 outs via strikeout, and followed that with two more no-hitters. He also had six home runs and entered May with a .441 batting average and a team-best 34 RBI.

Zach Larrier, Monterey Trail-Elk Grove (FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL, TRACK)

The two-way football stalwart had a breakout senior season, totaling 34 total TDs to lead the Mustangs to a Metro League title and SJS Div. I title game berth. He passed for 18 TD with just one interception. He also rushed for 990 yards and 16 more scores. On defense he had 21 tackles and three interceptions. In the winter he appeared in 23 games for the 18-win basketball team, averaging 5.3 points and 3.4 rebounds. This spring he’s established himself as a state gold contender in the 400. His time of 46.49 seconds at the Arcadia Invitational was the state’s top mark heading into May. He also held a Top 10 time in the 200 (21.30)

V AWARD (GIRLS)

Riley Chamberlain, Del Oro-Loomis (CROSS COUNTRY, TRACK)

A potential four-time All-City MVP, Chamberlain was an section and state champion. She recorded the fastest time of any female runner across all divisions at the state championships with a blistering 17:18.6. She’s ooking for more distance accolades in her freshman track season. She won the 1600 and 3200 at the 15th annual CSUS HS Track Classic.

Reyna Cota, River City-Sacramento (SOFTBALL)

The Chico State-signed catcher and third baseman was hitting .706 with 13 home runs, 47 RBI and 36 hits after 16 games. Of her 36 hits, 21 have gone for extra bases. Through her first 86 varsity games, Cota is a career .488 hitter with 121 hits, 108 RBI and a staggering 31 home runs.

Davis soccer phenom, Maya Doms.

Maya Doms, Davis (SOCCER)

Blue Devils senior standout tallied a hat-trick in the section semifinals as Davis cruised toward another SJS Div. I crown. Davis missed the CIF NorCal playoffs due to being in Spain with the Under-17 girls national team. During the fall, she was part of the U.S. U-17 World Cup Roster.

Alexa Edwards, St. Francis-Sacramento (VOLLEYBALL)

The junior had her best year for a Troubadours team which went 34-6. She posted a career-high 572 kills, averaging just shy of five kills per set. She also added 431 digs, 56 blocks and 32 aces.

Jzaniya Harriel, Antelope (BASKETBALL)

The Titans’ super sophomore averaged 23.4 points and 12.8 rebounds per game while recording 26 double-doubles in 34 games. Harriel led Antelope to an undefeated league title and 30-win season. The guard made 96 3-pointers and scored in double digits in every game.

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2 Comments

  1. Joe Ming

    May 7, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    Would like to nominate Noah Blake from Del Oro for the athlete of the year. One of only 4 kids in history of Sacramento Region to be a 4 time state placer. Made the finals of the California State Championships this year….lost in final to #4 kid in the country at his weight. Is going to West Point.

  2. Jimm Welch

    May 8, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    Zac Welch
    Football /Teack

    Football
    Team captain
    1st All league
    1st All metro
    1st All section
    2nd All state
    SportStars 1st team all NorCal
    Starter in Optimist All star Game
    Marvel A smith Winner

    Track. Shot put …
    All League
    All section S

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