Left to right:
– Melissa Finona (Marina, Ca) (Pos: P/OF), Evelyn Sablan (Los Angeles, Ca) (Pos: Utility), Atalia Quenga (San Jose, Ca) (Pos: SS/OF), Delaney Diaz (Oxnard, CA) (Pos: 3B/OF)

By Michael Cruz

Four softball players participated in the inaugural AIGA Softball U14 All Star Game. The process started with AIGA wanting to host the first softball all-star game consisting of Polynesian players.

They went through different cities looking for talent. Fortunately, they were able to contact Island Built Softball Girls Fast pitch Program in Northern California.

Tryouts started and players were selected from Southern and Northern California. The end result was an All-Star Games for three divisions 12U, 14U, and 16U-18U combined. The players were hosted to a banquet and received a valuable recruiting workshop.

Player Profiles

Melissa Finona
City: Marina, Ca
Family Village: Dededo/Merizo
Pos: P/OF
Quotes: It was a great experience, meeting players from similar backgrounds, and can’t wait until next year to play. I’m ready for spring and summer travel softball. I pitched in the ASA Nationals in Indiana and PGF Showcase in Arizona.

Evelyn Sablan
City: Los Angeles, Ca
Pos: Utility

Atalia Quenga
City: San Jose, Ca
Family Village: Piti
Pos: SS/OF

Delaney Diaz
City: Oxnard, CA
Family Village: Barrigada
Pos: 3B/OF


The Finona, Diaz, and Quenga Families all came out in support of all four all-star slectees. (courtesy photo)

The Finona, Diaz and Quenga families all came out in support of all four all-star selectees. (courtesy photo)

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