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Softball: The Press first-team All-Stars

Player of the Year

Danielle Lugo

Sacred Heart, Jr.

The Press Player of the Year batted .385 with a .518 on-base percentage thanks to a team-best 29 walks. Had 48 runs scored with five doubles, three triples, a home run and 26 RBIs. Only struck out four times all season.

First team

Pitchers

Dominique D'Andrea

St. Joseph, Soph.

D'Andrea pitched the Wildcats into the South Jersey Non-Public B final and helped them win the CAL American Conference title. Went 15-5 with 165 strikeouts, five shutouts and a 1.41 ERA. Batted .446 with a .515 on-base percentage, 12 doubles, five homers and 29 RBIs.

Shayla Loud

Cumberland Regional, Sr.

Loud pitched the Colts into the quarterfinals of the South Jersey Group III tournament and finished 14-5 this season with a 2.03 ERA.

Cheyenne Meyer

Cedar Creek, Soph.

Meyer pitched Cedar Creek to the CAL National Conference Division II title this season in only its first year with a senior class. Also one of the team's top hitters, batting .604 with 53 hits, including 11 homers.

Emma Neuweiler

Pinelands Regional, Jr.

Neuweiler was a big reason the Wildcats went 23-7 and won the Shore Conference B-South title. Went 13-4 a 0.98 ERA, five shutouts and 137 strikeouts. Batted .379 with four doubles, 18 runs scored, 15 RBIs, 14 walks and eight stolen bases.

Rosie LaGrotta

Sacred Heart, Jr.

LaGrotta is Sacred Heart's all-time winningest pitcher with 65 career wins. Went 23-3 this season with 92 strikeouts, seven shutouts and a 1.33 ERA. Batted .283 with two home runs, five doubles, 13 RBIs and 15 runs.

Catchers

Rachel Rivera

Millville, Sr.

One of the top offensive catchers in the CAL, Rivera batted .415 with five doubles, three home runs, 18 runs, a team-high 14 walks and 18 RBIS. Had only five passed balls this season.

Ashley Surran

Buena Regional, Sr.

Surran picked up her 100th career hit in Buena's South Jersey Group II final win. Batted .431 this season with a .491 on-base percentage, 44 runs, 10 extra-base hits and 33 RBIs.

Infielders

Chelsea Bright

Middle Township, Sr.

Team captain started every game this season at shortstop with just four errors. Batted .351 with a .469 on-base percentage and team-highs in runs (27), walks (15) and stolen bases (six).

Morgan DiVello

Hammonton, Soph.

DiVello finished the season with a .398 average, 24 runs, seven doubles, four triples, two home runs and 29 RBIs. Was walked more times (11) than she struck out (seven).

Brigette Garvey

Vineland, Sr.

Garvey batted .413 with three home runs, 14 doubles, 26 RBIs and a .773 slugging percentage. Will play at Chesapeake College.

Natalie Giannascoli

Buena Regional, Sr.

A four-year starter for the Chiefs, Giannascoli batted .396 with a .486 on-base percentage, 35 runs, 31 RBIs and only one error in 181 innings defensively. Will play at Cabrini College.

Angela Hood

Cedar Creek, Sr.

One of the top shortstops in the CAL, Hood led the Pirates to the CAL National Conference Division II title. Batted .428 with a .478 on-base percentage, striking out only three times in 92 at-bats and drawing 12 walks. Scored 39 runs and stole eight bases. Hood will play at Widener University.

Janessa Rios

Buena Regional, Sr.

Rios was a four-year starter for the Chiefs and one of the top shortstops in South Jersey. Batted .427 with a .517 on-base percentage, 39 runs scored, nine extra-base hits and 37 RBIs. Will play at West Chester University.

Lauren Tobolski

Millville, Jr.

Tobolski was one of the toughest outs in the CAL this season. Batted .647 with a .727 on-base percentage, four doubles, seven RBIs, nine walks and 13 runs scored.

Outfielders

Gabby Castellini

Sacred Heart, Jr.

Castellini finished the season with a .405 average, 39 runs scored, 27 RBIs, nine doubles, two triples and two home runs. Helped the Lions win the Cape-Atlantic League National Confernce and South Jersey Non-Public B titles.

Casey Derella

Millville, Sr.

Derella batted .380 with a .652 slugging percentage, six doubles, two triples and a team-high five home runs. Made only two errors all season. Will play at Ursinus College.

Raelynn Genovese

Hammonton, Soph.

Genovese batted .396 with a .438 on-base percentage. Finished with seven doubles, four triples, two home runs and eight steals.

Breanna Wilson

Pinelands Regional, Sr.

Wilson batted .463 with eight doubles, three triples and two home runs, 30 runs scored, 16 RBIs and 10 stolen bases. Did not commit an error this season. Will play at Ocean County College.

Flex/utility

Kylie Finley

Vineland, Sr.

A repeat first-team selection and one of the top defensive catchers in the CAL, Finley batted .391 with 13 RBIs, 15 runs scored and eight walks. Will play at Catholic University next season.

Naomi Stas

Pinelands Regional, Soph.

Stas split time on the mound and went 10-3 with 95 strikeouts, a 1.03 ERA and five shutouts, including a perfect game. Batted .379 with four doubles, one home run, 14 runs scored and 20 RBIs.

Carly Testa

St. Joseph, Soph.

One of the area's most athletic catchers and the team's leadoff hitter, Testa led the Wildcats to the CAL American Conference title and the finals of the South Jersey Non-Public B tournament. Hit .461 with a .602 on-base percentage, walking 12 times while striking out just three times. Had 30 runs scored, five doubles and three triples.

 

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