Blumfield, Cara — Softball
Cara Blumfield was a three-time All-LA City softball shortstop (1997-99) and was the City Player of the Year at El Camino Real High School in 1999 and a First-Team All-State selection. She led El Camino Real High School to the City Section 4-A Division softball championship, batting .513 with 31 RBIs. In basketball, she led the region in scoring her senior season with a 23.3 average, while twice being selected All-City after leading the team to the City Playoffs. Cara accepted a softball scholarship to Boston College, where she became the school’s first NCAA All-American in 2002 (only one since) as shortstop, batting .445 and ranked among the nation’s top 10 hitters. She was also a CoSIDA Regional Academic All-American and the Boston College Student-Athlete of the Year as a junior.
As a senior, Cara led the team to the Big East Conference title and a berth in the NCAA Championships, one of three playoffs in school history. She set numerous Boston College career softball records including games played, batting average, runs scored and RBIs. She was also invited to try out for the USA National Team. Cara became a member of the Boston College Athletics Hall of Fame in 2011 and was inducted into the Los Angeles City Athletics Hall of Fame in 2017. She was the 2002 Jewish News All-American shortstop, and has worked as a coach, teacher, and administrator at her alma mater El Camino Real High School for many years. In 2019, Cara was part of El Camino Real High School’s City Title; in 2021 she was part of their record 17th softball title as an assistant coach, and was also a part of their 2022 Open Division City Title – making it a three-peat for the school.