Carpinteria’s Mercer named FL coach of year

Dan Mercer, who led a young Carpinteria team to the Frontier League girls basketball title, was named the league’s coach of the year, and two Warriors were selected to all-league first team.

Carpinteria sophomores Victoria Kelley and Monique Sanchez were named to the all-league first team.

From Cate, senior Brittiany Newsome and junior Elan Halpern received first-team honors.

Senior Sierra Caudillo of Carpinteria and junior Mikaela Li of Cate earned second-team honors.

Carpinteria honorable mention choices: Harmony Reed, 10; Maddie Cleek, 11; Sierra Diaz, 11. Cate: Charlotte Pecot, 11; Miriam Weiss, 12; Delaney Mayfield, 10.