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Coaches recognize CV talent
Victoria Lloyd
Sophomore third baseman Victoria Lloyd batted .595 from the plate with 12 RBIs and 10 runs while leading Central Valley’s softball program to its first-ever winning record in conference play this past spring.

Central Valley High School’s softball program placed three players on the Western Athletic Conference South Division First Team.

Victoria Lloyd, Allie Peterman and Janessa Godinez garnered special recognition for their outstanding play during the 2021 season from the league’s head coaches via email voting.

“I nominated three girls that were worthy of the honor,” Hawks’ head coach Regina Selfridge said. “They’re hard workers. They love the sport.”

Lloyd, a sophomore, started at third base.

She batted .595 from the plate with 12 RBIs and 10 runs.

Lloyd had an on-base plus slugging percentage of .625.

“Her numbers were crazy,” Selfridge said. “She’s always working to improve.”

Scarlett Lloyd, Victoria’s older sister and a 2020 Central Valley grad, became the first Hawk softball player to earn a Division-I scholarship (Wagner College). She earned first-team all-league honors three times. She batted .556 with one homer, three doubles, 20 hits, five RBIs and five runs en route to winning the Central California Conference Offensive Player of the Year award as a junior. She was also the Hawks’ ace pitcher.

“Victoria is not trying to be her sister,” Selfridge said. “She’s her own person.”

Peterman, a sophomore, started at catcher.

She batted .537 from the plate with one homer, one triple, six doubles, 20 RBIs and eight runs.

Peterman had an on-base plus slugging percentage of .619.

“She’d rather be in the outfield,” Selfridge said. “We put her behind the plate because she has such a strong arm.”

Godinez, a sophomore, contributed at pitcher and shortstop.

She batted .436 from the plate with three doubles, eight RBIs and 19 runs.

Godinez had an on-base plus slugging percentage of .625.

“She’s not a pitcher, but we needed one,” Selfridge said. “And she stepped up. She’s very competitive.”

Peterman and Godinez also had older siblings play sports at Central Valley.

Yescenia Godinez (class of 2016) was a four-year contributor in softball.

She logged playing time at catcher and second base, and in the outfield.

Godinez received honorable-mention accolades during her final season.

Raul Godinez (class of 2014) played baseball and football.

He also wrestled. 

He earned WAC honors twice in baseball. 

He was an honorable-mention pick in football senior year.

Kaydee Peterman (class of 2020) played softball her junior, sophomore and freshman years.

She was an outfielder.

Victoria Lloyd, Allie Peterman and Janessa Godinez all filled key roles as Central Valley posted a winning record in league play for the first time this past season.

The Hawks went 8-7.

Lloyd, Peterman and Godinez will return to the team next spring.

“I’m so lucky all three are sophomores,” Selfridge said.