High-SchoolCalifornia: Dani Albini

All-State Softball: Medium, Small

July, 5, 2012
California high school softballSanta Catalina HS/ESPNHSAlex Pingree (left) and Annie Aldrete starred for CCS Division III champ Santa Catalina.
Players from medium schools and small schools now take center stage in the release of the 2012 Cal-Hi Sports all-state softball teams. We guarantee that at least a few of these players will be on the elite all-state first team or second team.

Players from teams that were considered for the Division IV and Division V state rankings are small schools. Those from teams that were in the Division III state rankings would be medium schools.

With a contribution from assistant editor Paul Muyskens, here are the 2012 Cal-Hi Sports All-State Medium Schools and All-State Small Schools all-state softball teams:

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Cal-Hi Sports Softball State Stat Stars

May, 10, 2012
Marjani Knighten of Fullerton Sunny Hills leads the pack with three homers as part of a 5-for-5 outing. Others among the best include L.A. Lincoln’s Angelica Felix and Monache’s Kaitlyne Thompson.

Note: We’re proud once again to collect weekly writeups of the most significant individual high school softball totals in California. We use these as the basis for updating the state record book, which has been published seven times, most recently in the spring of 2009. To report a state stat star of your own, please email highlights to Mark.Tennis@espn.com.

(After games of Saturday, May 5; includes some games as of Wednesday, May 9; Contributing: Bob Barnett, Mark Tennis)

Dani Albini (San Marin, Novato)
In a 1-0 win over San Rafael, she tossed her first complete-game no-hitter this season (11 strikeouts) to go with three one-hitters and six two-hitters for the 17-1 Mustangs.

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