DP sophomore Pickett named Channel League defensive MVP

Dos Pueblos sophomore Kiara Pickett is the 2014-15 Channel League Defensive MVP. (Presidio Photo)

Dos Pueblos sophomore Kiara Pickett is the 2014-15 Channel League Defensive MVP. (Presidio Photo)


Dos Pueblos sophomore Kiara Pickett is the Channel League’s Defensive MVP while Buena’s Hailie Mace earned the Offensive MVP honors for leading the Bulldogs to the league championship.

Michael Braico was named Coach of the Year in his first year at the helm at Buena. The Bulldogs swept the second half of league play to finish in first place with a record of 6-0-2.

Dos Pueblos came in a close second with a record of 6-1-1.

Forward Ady Willett, midfielder Malia Morales and defender Angela Penza made the First Team for the Chargers.

San Marcos sophomore forward Chloe Hamer, junior defender Natalie Widmer and junior defender Tasha Wood made the First Team for the third-place Royals.

Santa Barbara also had three representatives on the First Team in Erin Graf, Bailey Wolf and Alea Hyatt.

2014-15 All-Channel League:

Coach of the Year: Michael Braico
Offensive MVP: Hailie Mace: Buena
Defensive MVP: Kiara Pickett: DP

First Team:
Chloe Hamer, SM
Tasha Wood, SM
Natalie Cooper, Buena
Nikki Sather, Buena
Amber Mulligan, Ventura
Erin Graf, SB
Bailey Wolf, SB
Angela Penza, DP
Ady Willett, DP
Malia Morales, DP
Alea Hyatt, SB
Natalie Widmer, SM
Emma Wood, Ventura

Second Team:
Katherine Jordan, Buena
Julie Pitney, SB
Katherine Hawkes, SB
Kaitlyn Saperstein, SM
Olivia Jones, SM
Lucia Lynn, SM
Danielle Anderson, SM
Raynee Odell, SM
Idalis Rodriguez, DP
Lila Johnson, Ventura
Alexx Hamilton, Ventura
Sydney Kruft, Buena
Kylie Schmidt, SB
Stephanie Rodriguez, SB
Natalie Cvitanic, SB

Honorable Mention:
Caitlin Scott Ventura
Weslea Greyson DP
Kiara Amble DP
Becca Burrato DP


  1. Mike Shaffer says

    Way to go Channel League coaches, you really screwed up the selections this year. Buena was the undefeated Channel League champion (6-0-2) and you only put 2 of their players on the 1st team and only 2 on the 2nd team??!! You put the same amount on both teams from the winless last place Ventura (0-7-1), and gave the most nominations to the 3 SB schools (8 total for SM, SB and DP…only 5 total from Buena). It’s apparent the SB coaches took advantage of the fact that long-time Buena coach Trish Butterbaugh resigned last year and swayed the nominations in favor of their schools while Buena’s rookie coach was unaware of how the process is supposed to work. You should be ashamed of yourself. Take a look at the boy’s nominations and all previous years for both boys and girls….champion usually gets 4 on 1st team and 3-4 on 2nd team….and the majority of total nominations…NOT THE LEAST!!! Good job on padding your coaching and school’s stats, while failing to recognize some very deserving female athletes from the best team in the league who represented the league in CIF playoffs to the quarterfinal round and ended the season as the #1 ranked CIF-SS Division 3 school at 20-3-5.