Softball: The Press first-team All-Stars
Player of the Year
Buena Regional, Sr.
Scott tossed shutouts in 19 of her 21 wins this season and had six no-hitters and three perfect games. She had 239 strikeouts, 12 walks and a 0.35 ERA. Will play at the University of New Haven.
Sacred Heart, So.
LaGrotta came on strong at the end of the season, pitching a no-hitter in the South Jersey Non-Public B title game and then winning the school's first state title. LaGrotta won 21 games, with 79 strikeouts and four shutouts.
Lupton finished the season with 262 strikeouts and 42 walks in 148 innings. She finished 17-5 with seven shutouts and two no-hitters. Set Absegami records for career strikeouts (684) and RBIs (79). Batted .333 this season with two home runs and 18 RBIs. Ended her career with 99 hits. Will play at the University of Maryland next season.
Murray had 131 strikeouts and 52 walks and went 11-8. Threw five shutouts with a 1.53 ERA. Opponents batted just .169 against her.
Atlantic City, So.
Taggart pitched every inning of every game as the Vikings won the Cape-Atlantic League American Conference Division II title. Taggart had 110 strikeouts with 22 walks, five shutouts and a no-hitter.
One of the top defensive shortstops in the area, Butler batted .305 with seven doubles, two home runs, 10 walks, 13 RBIs, 25 runs scored and six walks. Will play at Villanova University.
Atlantic City, Sr.
Led the Vikings with a .478 average, 23 runs scored, four doubles, two triples and two home runs. Caccavo had a slugging percentage of .687 with 17 RBIs.
Second baseman led the Bengals offensively with a .517 average (45-for-87), 24 runs scored, three doubles, two triples, 10 walks and 11 stolen bases. Carcasses slugged .632 with a .571 on-base percentage. Will play at Bloomfield College.
Buena Regional, Sr.
Second baseman led a strong Buena offense with a .447 average and .859 slugging percentage. Had 11 doubles, six triples, four home runs and 26 RBIs. Will play soccer at Indiana University of Pennsylvania next season.
Sacred Heart, Sr.
Gavigan was among Sacred Heart's leaders offensively in every category. Third baseman batted .455 with 11 doubles, four home runs, 27 RBIs, 37 runs scored and 25 stolen bases. Will play at Mount St. Mary's next season.
Set a single-season school record for hits with 41. Jackson batted .494 with a .558 on-base percentage. Second baseman had 14 stolen bases, 12 RBIs and struck out only twice all season. Will play at Gloucester County College.
First baseman had one of the top offensive seasons in school history. Set single-season records for home runs with 10, RBIs with 37 and extra-base hits with 22. Maguire batted .473 with nine doubles, three triples and 23 runs scored.
Egg Harbor Township, Jr.
The shortstop was the leader of the Eagles' defense. A Carpenter Cup Classic selection, Santiago had RBI singles in two of Tri-Cape's games Tuesday.
Sacred Heart, Jr.
Dwyer anchored the Lions' defense with only one error all season. Batted .361 with a .431 on-base percantage, 10 walks, nine doubles, 27 runs scored and 31 RBIs.
Led the Blue Devils with a .489 average, 15 runs scored, nine doubles, three triples, 18 RBIs and eight stolen bases. Genovese had a .583 on-base percentage and slugged .615.
Cleanup hitter batted .471 with a .529 slugging percentage and .553 on-base percentage. Derella had a team-high nine walks, 17 RBIs, 19 runs scored and seven stolen bases.
Mainland Regional, Sr.
One of the top defensive catchers in the area, Boudreau finished her career with 85 hits, 32 RBIs and a .392 batting average. She set a single-season record for hits with 41.
Finley led the Fighting Clan's offense with a .403 average and .472 on-base percentage. She had 18 RBIs, and was among the area leaders in getting hit by pitches, with six.
Sacred Heart, So.
The team's sparkplug out of the leadoff spot, Lugo batted .352 with a .469 on-base percentage. She scored 38 runs with 23 RBIs, nine doubles and 19 walks.
Batted .365 with a team-high 24 runs. McCann had two doubles, 14 stolen bases and a .992 fielding percentage.
Buena Regional, Jr.
Called her own games for Player of the Year Brittany Scott. Hit .356 with 30 runs scored, 12 RBIs and a .398 on-base percentage.
Lower Cape May Regional, Sr.
Holden spent parts of the season at first base, third base, shortstop and center field. Batted .476 with 26 runs scored, five doubles, two triples, two home runs and 13 RBIs. Finished her career with 111 hits. Will play field hockey at the University of Virginia.
DiVello split time between second base and shortstop and was even 2-0 on the mound with a no-hitter in her first varsity start. She batted .347 with 18 runs, eight doubles, five triples, 16 RBIs and nine stolen bases.