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Former EU teammates earn top Cal Pac honors
Brittany LaMar and Cheri DeJesus

Teammates turned rivals were recognized by the California Pacific Conference on Wednesday.

East Union alumni Brittany LaMar and Cheri DeJesus were named to the all-Cal Pac team, and both earned top honors. LaMar, a sophomore catcher at Rocklin’s William Jessup University, was voted Player of the Year, while Simpson University (Redding) junior DeJesus is Newcomer of the Year.

LaMar was the conference leader with a .518 batting average and 43 RBIs. He also hammered 71 hits, 11 homers, 12 doubles and posted a .753 slugging percentage. She was one of six all-conference selections for the regular-season co-champion Warriors (10-6 Cal Pac, 30-18 overall).

DeJesus helped the Red Hawks (10-6, 35-26) claim the other half of the Cal Pac crown. The junior infielder made a good first impression after transferring from Central Arizona College. Simpson is currently competing in the National Christian College Athletic Association Championship after coming from behind to beat California Baptist University 3-2 in the West Region title game on May 2.

LaMar and DeJesus were teammates at East Union in 2009 and 2010 after DeJesus transferred from West of Tracy.