Bella Secaira made her imprint on everything the Newport Harbor High softball team did this spring.
The Sailors were red-hot at the start of the season, going 13-6 before beginning their brutal Sunset League schedule.
Secaira was, too, batting near a .600 clip early on. The sophomore catcher helped the club win the silver bracket at the Costa Mesa tournament, finishing fifth overall. There was no MVP named for the La Quinta tournament, but Coach Tony Qualin said his vote would have gone to Secaira. She was two for two with three runs batted in and a double in the championship game, helping Newport Harbor defeat La Quinta, 3-1.
During the Sunset League campaign Secaira was no less involved. The Sailors were a team that lost their senior leader, pitcher Alex Bauer, who decided to switch sports to rowing before the season even began. But Secaira, a team captain, served as a motivating force even as the team had yet another 0-10 league record.