GLENDALE — Though Crescenta Valley High and Burroughs shared the Pacific League softball title this past season, once more it was Falcons standout Erin Ashby that stood alone as the league’s most valuable player.
Not since Arcadia’s Jenna Rodriguez in 2007 had a player won consecutive Pacific League MVPs and not since Crescenta Valley’s Meredith Cervenka in 2001 had a player won consecutive outright MVPs in the league. Thus, the Stanford-bound Ashby left an indelible mark on Crescenta Valley and the Pacific League.
“It feels really good,” said Ashby of the honor — the fifth straight for a Falcons player, either outright or shared. “It just kinda shows that the more hard work you put in, you benefit from it.
“It’s such an honor to be selected.”
Falcons Coach Dan Berry explained the criteria for the league’s MVP as the player any coach would begin with when starting to build a team.