One of the more prolific power hitters in the state, sophomore Kylee Brown (Mayfair HS) was one of five Cerritos College softball players who were named 1st Team All-South Coast Conference South Division. Ranking second in the state in RBI (64) and third in home runs (16) heading into the post-season, Brown was joined on the 1st Team by sophomores Jissel Caballero (Warren HS), Kristen Voller (Norco HS) and Kimberly Olivas (Warren HS), along with freshman Briana Lopez (Norwalk HS). Earning 2nd Team recognition was freshman Rain Vega (La Mirada HS), while freshman Carly Gutierrez (Santa Fe HS) was an Honorable Mention choice.
The Falcons (26-13), third place finishers in the South Coast Conference South Division, saw Brown lead the team in batting average (.415), hits (51), home runs (16), RBI (64) and slugging percentage (.919). Throughout the season, Brown, a two-time 1st Team selection, opened the season as the starting second baseman and then moved to first base and is now the team's starting shortstop.
Also playing multiple positions, Caballero batted .385 on the year with seven home runs, 13 doubles and 41 RBI and became the first player in school history to play every position in her career. While in the circle, Caballero went 9-3 with one save and a team-leading 2.38 ERA. She also appeared in 94 innings and recorded 66 strikeouts. In the last few weeks of the season, when not seeing action in the circle, Voller has been the team's starting first baseman. She is 13-7 on the year as a pitcher with one save and leads the team in innings pitched (111) and strikeouts (79).
Named to the 1st Team for the second year in a row, Olivas was the Falcons starting center fielder and posted a .378 batting average and leads the team in runs (55), doubles (13), walks (27) and stolen bases (17). Hitting in the leadoff spot, Olivas is also fourth on the team with 21 RBI. Lopez has settled into the team's starting catcher's position and threw out nine base stealers, while adding offense at the plate with eight home runs and 32 RBI to go along with her .353 batting average.
As the team's starting third baseman, Vega is batting .291 on the year with two home runs, 20 RBI and 21 walks and a .975 fielding percentage. Gutierrez, the third Cerritos pitcher on the roster, has gone 4-2 on the season with a 4.17 ERA in 40.1 innings of work. At the plate, Gutierrez is hitting .242 with three home runs, six doubles, 12 RBI and 15 walks.
May 23, 2017 Softball: Ashley Melendez to receive scholarship
April 28, 2017 Softball: Five players named 1st Team All-SCC
April 25, 2017 Softball: Lead doesn't hold up against El Camino
April 22, 2017 Softball: Cerritos records 5-4 win over Santiago Canyon
April 20, 2017 Softball: Falcons hand EC-Compton Center 7-0 loss
April 18, 2017 Softball: Team suffers shutout loss to Cypress
April 13, 2017 Softball: Win over LB City comes from late-inning runs
April 11, 2017 Softball: Kylee Brown takes over state HR lead
April 6, 2017 Softball: Loss to El Camino snaps winning streak
April 4, 2017 Softball: Nine-run inning leads to 11-1 victory
April 1, 2017 Softball: Pair of wins aids Falcons in playoff push
March 30, 2017 Softball: Falcons respond with win over East LA
March 28, 2017 Softball: Big lead is lost in 14-13 setback
March 25, 2017 Softball: Split is highlighted by Brown's two home runs
March 23, 2017 Softball: Big numbers posted in win over LA Harbor
March 18, 2017 Softball: Cerritos scores early in 11-2 win
March 16, 2017 Softball: Offense comes alive in later innings
March 14, 2017 Softball: Long ball aids Falcons in conference win
March 11, 2017 Softball: Four-run first inning holds up in win
March 9, 2017 Softball: Shutout loss evens conference record
March 7, 2017 Softball: Falcons rebound with conference win
March 6, 2017 Softball: Early lead doesn't last long in loss
March 4, 2017 Softball: Big win and close loss for Falcons
February 28, 2017 Softball: Loss to Pasadena City first since 2007
February 25, 2017 Softball: Team splits two games
February 23, 2017 Softball: Seventh-inning heroics extends game
February 22, 2017 Softball: Third straight shutout extends winning streak
February 16, 2017 Softball: Brown powers Falcons to 7-0 win
February 15, 2017 Softball: Falcons post shutout win over Chaffey
February 14, 2017 Softball: Bases loaded walk brings home winning run
February 9, 2017 Softball: Late rally comes up short in loss to Mt. SAC
February 2, 2017 Softball: Five-run first inning leads team to win
January 27, 2017 Softball: Free passes help Falcons to win
October 21, 2016 Softball: Falcons host Canadian travel team