|High School:||Santa Monica|
Before Brown: A three-year letterwinner from South High School ... In 2010, Cherness was named team captain, earned her team's MVP award, was the Female Athlete of the Season ... Selected to the Pioneer League First Team, All-South Bay Second Team, was an All-CIF honoree, and earned the Spartan Laurel Award ... Also a participant in the South Bay All-Star Classic Softball team ... In 2009, was South High School's team MVP, and a recipient of the Spartan Laurel Award ... In 2008, she earned All-Pionner League Second Team honors, the varsity Spartan Award, and the Spartan Laurel Award ... Received the President's Award for educational excellence, was a California Scholarship Foundation member, and received Honor Roll eight semesters.