It was impossible for Anna Edwards and Lauren O'Leary to surprise their La Cañada High Coach, KC Mathews, this season.
Mathews was never shocked with the performances of the two seniors. It didn't matter if Edwards went four for four with two homers, or O'Leary pitched a perfect game or a no-hitter, or both put their team on their backs in the CIF Southern Section Division V finals to lead the Spartans to their first CIF Division championship since 1995. Mathews always expected them to accomplish great things.
"Players like Anna and Lauren O'Leary, they play at such a high level all the time, there are no peaks and valleys with them. They are just consistently outstanding," Mathews said.
There's no doubt La Cañada wouldn't have captured its second softball championship without the services of Edwards and O'Leary. The players' performances during the regular season earned them the title of Most Valuable Player and Pitcher, respectively, in Rio Hondo League.