JULY 19 2011 UPDATE
BREE WILLIAMS MURDERED
SAN DIEGO — Friends and family are remembering a mother and daughter who were found stabbed to death in a Rancho Penasquitos house.
The homicide in the 9800 block of Paseo Montril was reported at 1:22 a.m., said San Diego police Officer Dino Delimitros.
When San Diego police officers arrived they found a 52-year-old woman and an 18-year-old woman dead with stab wounds. The suspect was found outside the home next to the naked body of his sister, who might have been pushed to the ground from the second floor of the home, police said.
The San Diego Police Department identified the deceased as Donna Williams, 52, a detective with the SDPD, and her daughter Briana “Bree” Williams, 18.
During an early morning media briefing, the SDPD said that the mother and daughter were stabbed to death by the woman’s son. The son, 24-year-old Brian Rockwell Williams, was arrested after surrendering without incident and is currently in custody. Police believe Williams used a kitchen knife in the incident.
“He was very calm when the officers got there, and he followed their commands (and) was arrested without any incident,” SDPD Capt. Jim Collins told reporters at a 10:30 a.m. press conference.
The motive for the attack was unclear. Preliminary evidence and interviews “only revealed there was a disturbance between the son, mother and daughter,” SDPD homicide Lt. Ernie Herbert said.
“I heard a scream… a really loud scream like, ‘Oh my God!” said neighbor Juan Mateos, who said he will never forget his first night at his new home. “After that, there was probably like four loud horrifying screams like when you’re getting attacked.”
Three neighbors called 911 after hearing screams, Collins said.
Collins said that on June 30, police were called to the residence for a disturbance and the incident was resolved without arrest.
Brian Williams was booked in County jail and is expected to be charged with two counts of murder, Collins said.
Briana Williams was a standout softball player who had just graduated from Mt. Carmel High School. She received a scholarship to the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and was to report in the fall. She also played travel softball with the San Diego Renegades.
“I wish it was all a dream and we’re going to wake up soon,” said Bree’s close friend, Nina Villanueva, as she fought back tears.
“She was really outgoing, always happy, always in a good mood [and] made people laugh and smile,” said Tiana Castano, who lives next to the Williams family and grew up with Bree.
A few miles away at Canyonside Recreation Center, hundreds of Briana’s cheerleading and softball teammates gathered for a vigil on Monday.
“The beauty is, I coached her in softball but softball was always secondary to her,” said Briana’s coach, Don Portugal. “Her friends – meaning you guys – meant the most to her.”
Simmone Kelly, Briana’s friend, told 10News, “She had a lot going for her. She was going to do great things with her life… sad to see that end.”
The hardest part for Briana’s friends is hearing that her older brother is suspected in the murders.
“It’s just like something snapped… I don’t know,” said Britanni Cortopassi, Briana’s friend. “Whenever we were there, he always would come into the room and say, ‘Hey, what are you guys doing? Do you want or need anything? Want to go get something to eat? Do you have a ride home tonight?’ He was always checking on us.”
Brian’s friends said they can’t understand what happened either.
“He was a calm guy. He liked church,” said friend Adam Evans. “He was going to school to be a minister.”
10News learned Det. Donna Williams is a 31-year veteran of the San Diego Police Department. She spent more than 20 years with the Child Abuse Unit and worked on prestigious cases, such as the kidnapping and murder of Danielle Van Dam in 2002.
The detective — whose late husband, Howard Williams, also had been a San Diego police officer — was a “cornerstone” of her division, Collins said.
“We are a family, and a case like this is devastating,” he said.
Cypress Named 2011 Cal JC National Coaching Staff of the Year
July 19, 2011
STARKVILLE, Miss. – The coaching staff of Cypress led by head coach Brad Pickler and assisted by Dennis Blas, Amanda Fernandez, Mike Hicks, Frank Mendoza and Mandy Rockwell have been named as the 2011 NFCA Cal JC National Coaching Staff of the Year, the Association announced Tuesday.
The Chargers captured their second state title in as many years this season to increase their overall total to seven Cal JC crowns under Pickler. The back-to-back championships marks the first time that Cypress has accomplished that feat since the 1998-1999 seasons.
Pickler and his staff piloted the Chargers to a 42-8 overall record in 2011 and led them to their 10th consecutive Orange Empire Conference championship. Cypress also extended its state “elite eight” appearance streak to 22 this season and have only failed to advance that far just twice in the 24 year tenure of Pickler.
On the field, the Chargers were led by 2011 Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-American outfielder Brianne Webster who hit .448 on the year and drove in 50 runs.
Other regional winners this season were:
North Region – College of San Mateo
Head Coach: Nicole Borg
Assistant Coaches: Dale Bassman, Denise Fabris, Toby Garza & Michelle Tating
The Bulldogs turned in a 28-14 record this season en route to a super regional appearance. The 10th-seeded Bulldogs knocked off 7th-seeded Shasta in the opening round of the play-offs by rallying from a game down to win the best-of-three series. Helping lead San Mateo this season was 2011 Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-American Alyssa Jepsen who hit .435 on the year and stole 18 bases.
South Region – Santa Barbara City College
Head Coach: Paula Congleton
Assistant Coaches: Bill Hilliard & Allison Slade
Santa Barbara City had another good outing in 2011, going 31-7 on the year and advancing to the state play-offs. The Vaqueros also claimed their first Western State Conference Gold Division title this year and placed pitcher Kailey Snyder on this Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-American team. For the season, Snyder was 27-4 with a 0.94 ERA and 233 strikeouts over 199 innings.
Softball’s Andrews Picked for All-American Game
BATON ROUGE – LSU softball signee Ayanna Andrews was selected to participate in the fourth annual Under Armour All-America Game at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex as part of the ESPN RISE Games. Andrews, an ESPN RISE Second-Team All-American pick, batted .557 with 57 stolen bases and 55 runs scored during her senior season at Countryside High School in Florida. Her 57 steals were second in the state and 15th nationally. The Tigers will be represented in the contest for the third consecutive season. Rachele Fico notched a quartet of strikeouts as part of two scoreless frames in the 2009 game, while Tammy Wray played in the 2010 tilt. The game features 30 of the top high school and club All-Star players in the nation. Players were selected by a committee from ESPN RISE and receive a tour of Walt Disney World, a special fireworks celebration along with community outreach and life skills training programming.
ESPNU will televise the game on tape delay with Mike Corey and Garland Cooper set to call the action. Fans can view the game on July 23 at 6 p.m. and July 24 at 5 a.m.
Name, Pos, High School (City/State)
Ayanna Andrews, OF, Countryside (Oldsmar, Fla.)
Alyssa Bache, P, East Lake (Clearwater, Fla.)
Allison Brown, INF, Los Alamitos (Los Alamitos, Calif.)
Allyson Carda, P/1B, Pleasant Grove (Elk Grove, Calif.)
Bailey Castro, 3B, American Heritage (Pembroke Pines, Fla.)
Bailey Chalmers, C/1B, Montgomery (Montgomery, Texas)
Lauren Chamberlain, INF, El Toro (Trabuco Hills, Calif)
Brittany Clopton, OF, Montgomery (Montgomery, Texas)
Cheyenne Cordes, SS, Angelo Rodriguez (Farifield, Calif.)
Jessica Damico, INF, Pacifc (Gray Summit, Mo.)
Shelby Davis, OF, Goddard (Goddard, Kan.)
Sara Driesenga, P/INF, Hudsonville (Hudsonville, Mich.)
Mattie Fowler, UTL, Canyon del Oro (Tuscon, Ariz.)
Kiara Garcia, SS, Angelo Rodriguez (Fairfield, Calif.)
Lauren Gaskill, SS, Rancocas Valley Regional (Mount Holly, N.J.)
Corrin Genovese, SS, Williamsville North (East Amherst, N.Y.)
Rachel Gillen, P/OF, Archemore Academy (Willmington, Del.)
Delaney Guy, SS, Klein Oak (Tomball, Texas)
Lauren Haeger, P/1B, Deer Valley (Phoenix, Ariz.)
Danae Hays, SS, Mortimer Jordan (Morris, Ala.)
Danielle Henderson, 3B, Sheldon (Elk Grove, Calif.)
Kelsi Jones, CF, Carmel (Carmel, Ind.)
Leslie Jury, P/1B, JL Mann (Anderson, S.C.)
Kylee Lahners, 2B, Laguna Hills (Laguna Hills, Calif.)
Amy Letourneau, 1B/P, Santa Margarita Cath (Laguna Niguel, Calif.)
Callie Parsons, OF, Pryor (Pryor, Okla.)
Logan Spaw, C/OF, Blue Springs South (Blue Springs, Mo.)
Lauren Sweet, C, Santiago (Corona, Calif.)
Janette Takeda, OF, El Dorado (Placentia, Calif.)
Cassidy Whidden, C, St Stephens Episcopal (Parrish, Fla.)
Leah O’Brien-Amico, Lauren Lappin, Jenn Sailing, Eileen Canney, Jackie Traina, Jolene Henderson
Jersey Inferno Gold
Lindsay Montemarano – 2013 – 3B – Verbal to UCLA
SUN DEVIL GOLF TOURNAMENT
TEMPE, Ariz. – The 2011 NCAA Softball Champions are ready to hit the links this
fall as they gear up to host their third annual Golf Tournament on October 22 at
Karsten Golf Course. Come join the champions as they tee-off for an 8 a.m.
shotgun start on the beautiful ASU Karsten Golf Course!
The format for the Tournament is a four person scramble and included in the $150
per golfer is a continental breakfast, greens fees and cart, polo shirt,
post-tournament BBQ and to be entered for prizes!
Participants are asked to RSVP as soon as possible and before October 8, 2011 to
ensure you get a spot in the tournament! For more information please contact
Rich Berger at (480) 898-8236 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sun Devils thank you for your support and hope to see you on the course this
October and at Farrington Stadium this fall and spring as they set their eyes on
a third NCAA title!
POWER LINE CAMPS
July 26th-28th and August 23th-25th
Power Line instructors and college returners will cover offensive and defensive softball skills and techniques used in college softball today. Additionally, these camps will provide intense focus on speed and proper footwork with the help of regionally recognized speed coach Shawni Flint.
$100 – All ages
9-11am Hickman Field in Clairemont
Space is still available. Sign up online through our Scheduler or call 858.277.7792 for more information!