"He had a great year and it's just putting everything together from opening pitch until the final pitcher of the game," Falcons Coach Phil Torres said. "He can be one of the dominating players in the Southern Section."
Mulcahey, who posted a 4-2 record as a pitcher, was voted the 2011 All-Area Baseball Player of the Year.
He finished with a team-leading .425 batting average and team-high 25 runs batted in. After a season-opening loss to Claremont, he hit his first seven home runs as the Falcons (23-5) reeled off 14 consecutive wins.
Mulcahey was also an All-CIF Southern Section and All-Pacific League first-team pick.
The Falcons were dominant in league play, posting a 13-2 record and positioning themselves for a chance to claim a share of the league title in the season finale before losing to champion Arcadia.
7 — Hakop Kaplanyan, Hoover water polo, junior
The All-Area and All-Pacific League Water Polo Player of the Year, Kaplanyan helped lead the Tornadoes to a third-place finish in league for a third consecutive year and an appearance in the first round of the Division V playoffs.
Kaplanyan, who set a Southern Section single-season record of 229 goals in 2009 but did not win the individual honor, still led the league in scoring as a junior with 138 goals in 2010.
"It actually feels pretty great," he said after receiving the award. "I kind of feel accomplished after going with not such a great season [for the team]. Winning player of the year gave me the idea that at least I accomplished something else besides getting the team far."
Reducing his touches for a more balanced offensive attack, Kaplanyan became an even better all-around player.