Outstanding All-Around Player
- School: Central
- Grade: Sophomore
- Qualifications: Taking over as the primary pitcher following graduation of Rachel Rodriguez, Mancha set three single-season school records while also swinging a potent bat for the Central Section Division I runners-up. Mancha – who has given an oral commitment to Boise State, where she would join Rodriguez – finished with 22 wins (against four losses), 15 shutouts and 256 strikeouts, all school records. She had a 0.62 ERA in 170.1 innings for a team that went 34-9 and finished No. 34 in the state by Cal-Hi Sports. Offensively, the first-team All-Tri-River Athletic Conference selection hit .336 with five doubles, one triple, one home run, 18 RBIs and 10 runs. Mancha allowed one earned run in eight innings during a 7-5 victory over Southern Section Division II semifinalist Oaks Christian-Westlake Village in the final of the Washington Tournament, and pitched a six-hitter with six strikeouts in a 4-2 victory over Clovis for the Clovis Easter Classic title.
- He said it: “You could see she had potential to be a very, very good player. And she exceeded what I really expected out of her. I expected a lot, and she was even better. We’ve had a string of pitchers who have been pretty darn good, and she’s eclipsed a lot of them in a lot of ways. We would have struggled to be as successful this season without her. She’s a difference-maker in the circle and an invaluable member of our team.” – Central coach Scott Gorton