Riley Donovan

Former Half Moon Bay High School softball star Riley Donovan trots in after a home run this season for Southern Oregon University. She earned accolades after her season’s performance.

Half Moon Bay High School Cougar alumna Riley Donovan says that awards have never really been at the top of her list of priorities, but the catcher was pleasantly surprised to wrap up the season at Southern Oregon University by raking in some hardware. 

In June, Donovan was named the Diamond Sports National Fastpitch Coaches Association Catcher of the Year in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, and was one of four unanimous first-team NFCA All-American selections. 

Emma Spaeth is a staff writer for the Half Moon Bay Review covering community, arts and sports. Emma grew up in Half Moon Bay before earning a bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Oregon.

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