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Amanda Loeffler, a senior outside hitter for Pacific Union College, was named first-team All-California Pacific Conference for volleyball, the league announced.

It was Loeffler’s third All-CalPac first-team honor.

Loeffler, who is from Hilo Town, Hawaii, was the league’s Freshman of the Year and a second-team selection in 2014.

Chace Rogers and Morgan Spencer were named honorable mention All-CalPac for the Pioneers (6-13 overall, 5-8 CalPac).

Jalen Yoder of Embry-Riddle was selected as the Player of the Year.


Franco Martinez, a junior for Pacific Union College, was named honorable mention on the All-California Pacific Conference men’s soccer team.

Martinez is from Sunnyvale and plays central midfield and center back for the Pioneers (0-13-1 overall, 0-10-1 CalPac).


The CIF announced that the inaugural Regional Water Polo Championships begin Tuesday in the North Region for boys and girls and will culminate with the championship finals on Saturday, Nov. 18.

There are eight-team brackets for each of the two divisions.

The boys Division I field consists of No. 1 seed Sir Francis Drake-San Anselmo, followed by Sacred Heart Prep-Atherton (2), Campolindo-Moraga (3), Menlo School-Atherton (4), Buchanan-Clovis (5), Bellarmine College Prep-San Jose (6), Jesuit-Carmichael (7) and Davis (8).

The boys Division II field is led by No. 1 seed St. Francis Mountain View. The rest of the field has Clovis North (2), Rio Americano-Sacramento (3), Garces Memorial -Bakersfield (4), Marin Academy-San Rafael (5), Alameda (6), Monache-Porterville (7) and Christian Brothers-Sacramento (8).

The girls Division I field is led by Miramonte-Orinda, the No. 1 seed. Also in the field is Monte Vista-Danville (2), Leland-San Jose (3), Sacred Heart Prep (4), Davis (5), Clovis (6), Soquel (7) and St. Francis-Sacramento (8).

The girls Division II field has No. 1 seed St. Francis-Mountain View. The rest of the field consists of Sanger (2), Drake (3), Redwood-Visalia (4), Carondelet-Concord (5), Rio Americano (6), Monache (7) and Sonora (8).


Vallejo Admirals outfielder Tillman Pugh was named as the Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs’ 2017 Most Valuable Player, the league announced.

Pugh, who is in his third season in the independent league that is based in Northern California, batted .322 and had 58 RBIs, 18 home runs and 30 stolen bases, leading Vallejo to the championship.

“Tillman could have won the MVP for the man he is in the clubhouse as well,” Admirals owner Kevin Reilly said in a press release. “His preparation and leadership set the example for the team. It was no coincidence that the team’s fortunes improved as Tillman’s game warmed up.”

After going 12-27 in the first half of the season, Vallejo turned things around, going 24-15 in the second half.

Pugh, a native of Oakland, was drafted by the New York Mets in the 15th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball June Amateur Draft out of Sonoma State. He was also in the Chicago White Sox organization.

The Napa Silverados will join the league next year, increasing the Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs to five teams.

Each of the teams in the league – which was founded in 2013 – plays an 80-game schedule, with the season running from June through August. Forty of those games are home games.

Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs is not affiliated with major league teams.

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Executive Sports Editor

Executive Sports Editor Marty James has been with the Napa Valley Register since 1979. He is a member of the Associated Press Sports Editors, California Prep Sportswriters Association, and the California Golf Writers Association. He was inducted into the