Records were set, expectations were realized and playoff runs were made in the 2009-10 sports season in La Cañada.
Whether it was swimming, basketball, volleyball, softball, soccer or track and field, the area had its share of fine individual female performers from a number of schools.
Those athletes won All-Area, All-CIF Southern Section, all-league and even All-American accolades. They were also instrumental in helping their respective teams earn CIF and league success.
Here are the top-10 female high school athletes of the year in La Cañada, as voted on by the sports editors and writers of the La Cañada Valley Sun and Glendale News-Press.
1 Andrea Kropp, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, swimming, senior — She showed she wasn't rusty at all after taking a one-year break from swimming to run cross-country for the first time ever her junior year. It wasn't a vacation for Kropp, as she emerged as the Tologs' best runner in the program's banner year, as they finished fifth at the Division IV State Meet.