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Bryce Monroe | Fan Choice NorCal Boys Hoops Player Of The Year
After Storming The SportStars Fan Poll Through The Write-In Process, Riordan Senior Bryce Monroe Gained Over 23,000 Votes • Bryce Monroe has proven himself a player of many skills over the past two seasons at Archbishop Riordan in San Francisco. The lightning-quick, 5-11 guard can play at a breakneck... Read more
Anya Choice | SportStars’ 2019-20 NorCal Girls Player Of The Year
Cardinal Newman’s Anya Choice Was A Near-Unstoppable Force For The North Coast Section Open Finalists • We had a hand in her face,” recalls Salesian-Richmond coach Steve Pezzola. “We had a hand above her face. Her release just got quicker and higher. “She became unstoppable.” “I was definitely in... Read more
Anthony Roy | SportStars’ 2019-20 NorCal Boys Player Of The Year
Anthony Roy Became The Leader The Dublin Basketball Team Needed, Then Helped Push The Gaels To Within One Point Of The NorCal Open Final • Player of the Year honors are never decided by one performance. High school basketball seasons stretch four months from conditioning week to the state... Read more
Boys Basketball Fan Vote | SportStars’ NorCal Player Of The Year
While We Prepare Our NorCal Postseason Honors Release, We’re Asking Readers To Take Part In Our Boys 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... Read more
Jackson Pavitt | SportStars 2019 NorCal Offensive Player Of The Year
Accounting For 41 Touchdowns, Cardinal Newman’s Jackson Pavitt Was A Prolific Dual-Threat QB — And Just The Right Leader For 3-AA State Bowl Champions • A great quarterback once said, “You can’t have success if you don’t visualize it first.” That great quarterback is the SportStars NorCal Offensive Player of... Read more
Shamar Garrett | 2019 SportStars NorCal Football Player Of The Year
After A Remarkable Senior Year, Shamar Garrett Closed His Three-Year Varsity Career With A Place Among De La Salle’s Best Two-Way Skill Players • For as much talent that takes the field for De La Salle year-in and year-out, Northern California’s best football program of the last four decades... Read more
Henry To’oto’o: 2018 NorCal Defensive Player Of The Year
De La Salle’s Wrecking Ball Linebacker Embodied The Physical Nature And Served As The Emotional Center To NorCal’s Best Team, Defense • Henry To’oto’o spent 12 games of 2018 cementing his stature as Northern California’s best linebacker — for the second year in a row. His standing as one... Read more
Kaiden Bennett: 2018 NorCal Offensive Player Of The Year
Folsom’s Offense Was A High-Octane, Well-Oiled Machine — And The Boise State-Bound Dual-Threat QB Was The Rocket Fuel Making It All Go • No player was more potent in 2018 than Folsom High’s Kaiden Bennett.  In his second year as the varsity starter, Bennett accounted for 75 touchdowns —... Read more
Sione Vaki: 2018 NorCal Football Player Of The Year
No Two-Way NorCal Player Did More For A State Bowl Winner Than The Liberty-Brentwood Receiver And Safety • Sione Vaki simply wasn’t going to be denied his chance to make a difference for his teammates.  After a regular season in which he was one of the East Bay’s most... Read more
All-NorCal Football Vote: People’s Player Of The Year
We’re Giving Readers And Fans Their Own All-NorCal Football Vote — Who Will Be The First People’s Player Of The Year? • VOTING IS CLOSED! THANK YOU TO ALL WHO VOTED. WATCH FOR THE WINNER ON FEB. 1 SportStars will be naming it’s fifth annual All-NorCal Football Teams right... Read more
SJS Spring Athletes of the Year
Lincoln’s Isaiah Garcia and Vacaville’s Jurnee Woodward take our top honors for the season as SportStars SJS Spring Athletes of the Year.   SPRING MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR   Isaiah Garcia | Lincoln | Baseball | Senior Isaiah Garcia is a believer in the line that baseball, like... Read more
SportStars 100: Top 25 Athletes
  1 – Maggie Steffens, Monte Vista-Danville, Water Polo When we named her our first SportStars Female Athlete of the Fall in January of 2011, we asked her if she could see herself competing at the Olympics. This is what Steffens said: “I can envision myself (in London), but... Read more