VICTORIA BRUCTER – In 1989, San Pedro’s Eastview Little League made local history by going all the way to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA. However, of even larger historical note was Eastview’s clean-up hitter and first baseman — that role was filled by Victoria Brucker, the first girl to ever play in the Little League World Series. Brucker later earned a scholarship to play softball at San Jose State and made the All-Regional Team in two of her three seasons there. Brucker skipped her senior season at San Jose State for the opportunity to return to her true love of baseball and play in the new Ladies League Baseball. She was the starting shortstop and lead-off hitter for the San Jose Spitfires, which took the league championship in the only season of the league’s existence.
ASHLEY ESPARZA – San Pedro High School softball legend, Ashley Esparza was named the Los Angeles City Softball Player of the Year an incredible three times, made All-Marine League four times, and led the Pirates to city championships in all four years of her high school career — as the winning pitcher in the title game of the last three. After graduating, Esparza attended Penn State on a softball scholarship where she made the first team All-Big Ten and third team All-American squads during her softball career with the Nittany Lions.
Sarah Gascon – Sarah Gascon is an all-everything athlete that has excelled in numerous sports. A 2000 graduate of Mary Star High School, Gascon was a three- sport star at Southeastern Louisiana University, where she lettered in volleyball, softball, and soccer. While at Southeastern Louisiana, Gascon was a four year all-conference softball player, two time all- conference volleyball player, and she shattered an NCAA volleyball record for defensive digs. In 2004, Gascon was selected as the starting centerfielder for the inaugural USA national women’s baseball team and drove in the gold medal winning run at the first ever World Cup of Women’s Baseball. She is currently the captain of the USA women’s handball team.
LOUISE FIGLEWICZ QUICK – Louise Figlewicz earned Most Valuable Player honors in basketball, volleyball and softball in each of her three years at San Pedro High School and, in softball, was named to the All Los Angeles City team three times. In her senior year, she led San Pedro to an undefeated 31-0 season and to the City Softball Championship, She was selected as Southern California Softball Player of the Year. As a pitcher at Chapman College, Figlewicz earned All-American honors and, in 1988, became the first female athlete to be inducted into the Chapman College Athletic Hall of Fame. In 1995 she became the first female athlete from San Pedro High School to be inducted into the Sportswalk of Fame.