Falcons’ Softball Garner All-League Honors

Mel Abzun
Crescenta Valley High School softball players Melanie Abzun and Hailey Cookson were named to the All-Pacific League first team, as voted on by the league’s coaches.

Both Abzun and Cookson were seniors this season and led the Falcons to a 16-11 record, and 9-5 in league. The team lost in the first round of the CIF playoffs.

Abzun, a centerfielder, batted.623 with 10 home runs, 13 doubles and 48 runs batted in.  It was her first year starting in centerfield on the varsity after replacing Hannah Cookson, who is currently with Long Beach State. In the field, Abzun made three errors in 43 total chances and had 11 assists.
Cookson played shortstop and pitcher, behind starter Adela Alatraca. Cookson batted .478 with 19 RBIs and 21 runs scored.

Alatraca and catcher Sydney Wells were named to the all-second team. Junior third baseman Kendall Ebert was an honorable mention.

The Falcons were led this season by first-year head coach Amanda Peek.