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WAC coaches reward Ceres High standouts
• Silva, Rodriguez filled major roles
Camryn Silva had a productive final season with Ceres High’s varsity girls basketball team. She averaged 15.0 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.8 steals and 2.4 steals per game. - photo by Dale Butler

Ceres High varsity girls basketball standouts Camryn Silva and Mia Rodriguez were both recognized during the Western Athletic Conference year-end coaches’ meeting on Feb. 25 in Ceres.

“We could always count on them,” Bulldogs’ first-year leader Mike Estrada Jr. said.

Silva, a team captain and senior guard, was named to the WAC Second Team.

“She was one vote away from First Team,” Estrada said. “She probably didn’t get it because of our record.”

Silva averaged 15.0 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.8 steals and 2.4 steals per game for Ceres High, which placed sixth in the WAC standings (4-10).

“I saw the potential at practice before the season started,” Estrada said. “I knew she could be that type of player. She’s someone we could count on to be a good leader. She was our most consistent player. She was ready for anything we threw at her.”

Rodriguez, a freshman guard, received honorable-mention accolades.

She played wing on offense and everywhere on defense.

“It shows what kind of player she could be,” Estrada said. “Hopefully, moving forward, she gets more accolades the next three years. I think eventually, she can be one of the better players in league and area if she works hard and puts her mind to it.”

Rodriguez averaged 8.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.7 assists per game.

“I knew what kind of player she was,” Estrada said. “I coached her in AAU basketball with the Central Valley Hornets. She’s used to my coaching style. I’m looking forward to seeing her improve the next couple of years.”

No players from Central Valley’s 0-12 varsity girls basketball team earned all-Central California Conference honors.