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Coaches reward Hawks in softball
Victoria Lloyd at bat
Central Valley junior Victoria Lloyd earned first-team all-Central California Conference honors this year. - photo by DALE BUTLER/ Courier file photo

Three members of Central Valley High School’s softball program earned all-league recognition during the spring sports season, including Victoria Lloyd, Janessa Godinez and Micaela Martinez.

Lloyd, Godinez and Martinez helped lead the Hawks to a fourth-place finish in the Central California Conference standings.

Lloyd, a junior third baseman, was selected to the CCC First Team.

“It’s a well-deserved honor,” Hawks’ head coach Regina Selfridge said. “She’s a really hard worker. She plays year-round. She works on stuff outside of school with her family. That’s helped her.”

Lloyd batted .424 from the plate on the year with two homers, one triple, six doubles, 12 RBIs and eight runs.

She earned Western Athletic Conference South Division First Team honors as a sophomore.

“She has a goal in mind and wants to reach it,” Selfridge said. “She wants to play softball in college.”

Godinez, a junior shortstop/pitcher, was named to the CCC Second Team.

She earned WAC South First Team accolades as a sophomore.

“Janessa absolutely loves softball,” Selfridge said. “She wants to win.”

Godinez batted .286 from the plate this year with one triple, three doubles, four RBIs, seven runs, nine walks and five stolen bases.

She compiled a 4-6 record in the circle with 32 strikeouts in 64 innings.

“She’s a solid, all-round player,” Selfridge said. “She’s really athletic. She’s a fantastic leader. She’s so supportive of everybody else on the team. She likes to smile and joke. She’s just fun to watch.”

Martinez, a junior utility player, was named to the CCC Sportsmanship Team.

She batted .270 with three doubles, six RBIs, five runs and five stolen bases.

“She’s a workhorse,” Selfridge said. “She has excellent grades. She’s’ kind to everybody. She’s what you want every kid to be like.”

Janessa Godinez
Central Valley junior Janessa Godinez was named to the CCC Second Team. She scored seven runs in conference play. - photo by DALE BUTLER/ Courier file photo