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Girls Basketball Fan Vote | SportStars’ NorCal Player Of The Year

Girls Basketball Fan Vote, Anya Choice, Cardinal Newman

While We Prepare Our NorCal Postseason Honors Release, We’re Asking Readers To Take Part In Our Girls Basketball Fan Vote For The Region’s Top Player •

SportStars will be releasing its NorCal Player of the Year and All-NorCal teams in our upcoming April 10 issue. While we’ll be producing our own NorCal Player of the Year, we want to find out the People’s Player of the Year. So welcome to the 2019-20 girls basketball fan vote. We’ve got ten deserving candidates.

Readers can vote for one player every six hours up till 11:59 p.m. on April 8. While the winner may not be OUR final choice, we’ll be sure to uniquely highlight the player with the most votes. You can also vote for Boys Player of the Year.

Here’s the ten nominees. Listed alphabetically.

Anya Choice, Cardinal Newman-Santa Rosa, Sr. — Perhaps no player was more integral to her team’s success than the UC Santa Barbara-bound Choice. She averaged 24.3 points, 6.2 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 2.3 steals in leading the Cardinals to a 29-win season.

Jzaniya Harriel, Antelope, Jr. — Her 830 points were the most by any NorCal player among stats reported to She averaged 25.9 per game, along with 10.4 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 3.3 steals a night. The Titans (29-4) won the Sac-Joaquin Section Div. II title.


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Ashley Hiraki, Archbishop Mitty-San Jose, Sr. – Hiraki was the linchpin to a Monarchs team that was NorCal’s undisputed No. 1 throughout the season. The CSU Northridge commit averaged 12.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 3.4 steals for the NorCal Open champs.

NEW! Kylie Horstmeyer, Redwood-Larkspur, Jr. — Like we’ve done in the boys poll, once a player reaches more than 75 write-in votes, we add them to the click-voting. Horstmeyer closed Monday with 152 votes, so she’s in. The Marin County Athletic League MVP had 17 double-doubles on her way to averaging 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Giants.

Makena Mastora, St. Joseph Notre Dame-Alameda, Jr. — The 5-9 junior guard ran the show with steadfast consistency for a Pilots team which won the NCS Open Div. championship and reached the NorCal Open final. She was the Bay Counties League-East Division’s Most Valuable Player.

Mia Mastrov, Miramonte-Orinda, Jr. — Mastrov looks to be on a course that would make her the East Bay’s most complete player next season. After averaging 15.1 points, 5.6 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 3.1 steals for the 23-6 Matadors, she might already be that player.

Abby Muse, Heritage-Brentwood, Sr. — The Boise State-bound Muse was among the region’s most dominant post players. She averaged 14.2 points, 10.3 rebounds, 2.9 blocks and 2.1 steals. She posted a 20-20 effort of 24 points, 20 rebounds in a win over California-San Ramon.

Amaya Oliver, St. Mary’s-Stockton, Sr. — After missing her junior year to injury, Oliver delivered a dynamic senior campaign in leading a young Rams roster to the program’s 13th consecutive SJS championship. She led the team with 18 points in the section final.

Gabby Rones, West Campus-Sacramento, Sr. — Rones averaged 17.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists for the 21-6 Warriors. She completed a stellar four-year varsity career with 1,775 points, 96 wins and two state titles.

Maile Williams, Capital Christian-Sacramento, Sr. — It was a mediocre season for the Cougars, but not for Williams. She dazzled opponents to the tune of 21.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 3.5 steals per contest.

WRITE-IN VOTES: Grace Bliss (Colfax — 48), Madison Parry (Del Oro-Loomis — 4), Alli McDonald (Union Mine — 46), Ahrray Young (Laguna Creek-Elk Grove — 68), Anaya Mejia (Monterey Trail-Elk Grove — 8), Bria Shine (Christian Brothers-Sacramento — 4), Kylie Horstmeyer (Redwood-Larkspur — 152, prior to being added), Zenevieve Coronado-Casebolt (Pioneer-Woodland — 20))



  1. Jason Bliss

    April 1, 2020 at 6:17 pm

    How is Grace Bliss not on this list?

    • Carol Loya

      April 2, 2020 at 11:13 am

      Right? I don’t understand? Didn’t she Break records?

  2. Lillian Moore

    April 1, 2020 at 11:37 pm

    I vote for Ashley Hiraki – Archbishop Mitty

    • Neel

      April 3, 2020 at 9:49 am

      Did mrs Hiraki tell you too?

  3. Carol Loya

    April 2, 2020 at 11:15 am

    I also vote for Grace Bliss and Allison McDonald.

    • Chace Bryson

      Chace Bryson

      April 2, 2020 at 11:17 am

      Use the write-in link near the bottom of the post and send us an email.

    • Michael Brown

      April 3, 2020 at 1:37 pm

      Grace Bliss of Colfax is a clear choice.

  4. Victoria Bernard

    April 2, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    I vote for Grace Bliss.

  5. Charles Bernard

    April 2, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    I vote for Alli McDonald.

  6. Karen Krowl denham

    April 2, 2020 at 3:19 pm

    I vote for Ashley Hiraki

  7. Brooke Dillard

    April 2, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    I would like to write in Bria Shine. I have been following her since her sophomore year, and she has grown so much. She has lead her team to 4 sections and went 3-1. She lead her team in rebounds, assists, points, steals and more. And do not quote me but I believe she was the MVP of the Delta league. Just saying

  8. Brooke Dillard

    April 2, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    I have also been watching Anaya Mejia. She has a very nice game. She came in and had an All Star season on new team. She can handle the rock and shoot. Her aggression levels are through the room. I hope to see her pick up some D1 contacts before the season starts

  9. Tarun Ramakrishnan

    April 2, 2020 at 8:53 pm

    I vote for Ashley Hiraki

    • Natalie

      April 7, 2020 at 12:02 am

      ashley hiraki

  10. Brooke Dillard

    April 2, 2020 at 8:53 pm

    Sorry one last one Kayla Fermail. She is a charge machine… that takes a lot of guts! She broke the record for charges at mclatchy this season and my oh my is she a beast I do believe that there are a lot more deserving kids that you should look into as well

  11. John hickey

    April 3, 2020 at 5:44 am

    I vote for Mia Mastrov

    • jomauree

      April 3, 2020 at 2:59 pm

      I vote Mekena Mastora

  12. Atish Chatterjee

    April 3, 2020 at 12:16 pm

    I vote to Ashley Hiraki

  13. Joe fennery

    April 3, 2020 at 1:38 pm

    Our family votes Maile Williams

  14. jomauree

    April 3, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    I vote Mekena Mastora

  15. Jill VanLiew

    April 3, 2020 at 4:47 pm

    I’ve been watching Mc Donald’s All American nominee Maile Williams for years, she’s one of the best point guards in the state….VOTE MAILE!!!!

  16. Christine C.

    April 4, 2020 at 12:22 am

    Without any hesitation, my vote is for Kylie Horstmeyer – Jr. Redwood HS. She Is a smart, skilled, strong and versatile player. She broke scoring and rebounding records in her junior year.

  17. Sergio Gomez

    April 4, 2020 at 6:46 am

    I voted for Mia Mastrov!!

  18. melissa manos

    April 4, 2020 at 7:29 am

    i vote Ashley Hiraki

  19. Hudson B.

    April 5, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    I vote Maile Williams

  20. Gisette Denker

    April 6, 2020 at 9:16 am

    I vote for Kylie Horstmeyer

  21. Mark

    April 6, 2020 at 10:59 am

    Your site does not work. When I log in it keeps saying I already voted and I have not. It wont let me vote.

    • Chace Bryson

      Chace Bryson

      April 6, 2020 at 12:43 pm

      Some people have had to clear their browser cache to get it to reset. You can also try disconnecting/reconnecting to your wifi. It’s third-party software we’re using. Most have not had issues.

  22. Alexa Almazan

    April 6, 2020 at 12:14 pm

    I vote Ashley Hiraki

  23. Bella

    April 6, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    i vote ANYA CHOICE!!!

  24. Isabella Villasis

    April 7, 2020 at 10:49 am

    I vote Ashley Hiraki of Archbishop Mitty Highschool!

  25. CJ Healy

    April 7, 2020 at 11:37 am


  26. Kevin H

    April 7, 2020 at 6:15 pm

    Kylie Horstmeyer is deserving of this award!

  27. Catherine Healy

    April 8, 2020 at 10:25 am

    I vote for Kylie Hortmeyer from Redwood

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