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Tablet Names Diocesan Girls HS Softball Stars

The high school girls’ softball season is complete and we announce The Tablet’s All-Star Team, thanks to the voting of the league’s coaches.

AA FIRST TEAM

Infielders

Alyssa Siess: St. Francis Prep, Fresh Meadows, senior; .439 batting average, 12 RBIs; won team’s MVP Award; selected to play in Mayor’s Cup game; will attend Dominican College, Orangeburg, N.Y.; 2014, 2015 Tablet All-Star

Miranda Cintron: St. Francis Prep, senior; .439 batting average; won team’s Highest Batting Average Award; selected for Mayor’s Cup game; will attend Springfield College, Springfield, Mass.

Camille Sears: Archbishop Molloy, Briarwood, senior; .457 batting average, four home runs, 14 RBIs; won team’s Coaches Award; selected to play in Mayor’s Cup game; 2014, 2015 Tablet All-Star

Jessica Hickey: Archbishop Molloy, junior, .492 batting average, five home runs, 26 RBIs; 2015 Tablet All-Star

Natalie LaCognata: Fontbonne Hall Academy, Bay Ridge, junior; .421 batting average, 14 runs scored, 14 RBIs, two home runs, two triples, four doubles

Gabriella Casagrande: Fontbonne Hall, senior; .328 batting average, 15 runs scored, three doubles, two triples, four stolen bases, 11 RBIs; selected for Mayor’s Cup game; 2015 Tablet All-Star

Outfielders

Taylor Russo: St. Francis Prep, senior; team’s Golden Glove Outfielder; 2013 Tablet All-Star Honorable Mention; 2015 Tablet All-Star

Victoria Brown
Victoria Brown

Stephanie Leyden: Archbishop Molloy, senior; .426 batting average

Sam Merino: The Mary Louis Academy, Jamaica Estates, junior; won team’s Most Outstanding Player Award; will attend Fairfield University, Conn.; 2015 Tablet All-Star

Samantha Marletta: Fontbonne, junior; .413 batting average, 23 runs scored, two doubles, two triples, five stolen bases, 12 RBIs

Catcher

Victoria Brown: Archbishop Molloy, senior; .434 batting average, three home runs, 14 RBIs; won team’s MVP Award; selected to play in Mayor’s Cup game; 2014 Tablet All-Star Honorable Mention; 2015 Tablet All-Star

Pitchers

Bianca Marletta: Fontbonne Hall, senior; .288 batting average, 13 runs scored, six doubles, two home runs, three stolen bases, 17 RBIs; selected to play in Mayor’s Cup game; 2013 Tablet All-Star Honorable Mention; 2014, 2015 Tablet All-Star

Liz Hanover: Mary Louis, junior; won team’s MVP Award

Liz Hanover
Liz Hanover

AA SECOND TEAM

Infielders

Sarah Williams: St. Francis Prep, sophomore; .423 batting average, nine RBIs; team’s Rookie of the Year

Nicole DeMaria: Archbishop Molloy, senior; .423 batting average

Alexa Bertelle: Fontbonne Hall, freshman; .328 batting average, 11 runs scored, six doubles, seven RBIs

Abigail Fogliano: Fontbonne Hall, junior; .300 batting average, nine runs scored, eight RBIs

Kelsey Trudden: Mary Louis, senior, captain; co-winner of team’s Manager’s Award; selected for Mayor’s Cup game; will attend SUNY New Paltz

Taylor Milata: Mary Louis, senior, team captain; co-winner of team’s Manager’s Award; selected for Mayor’s Cup game; will attend the College of Mount St. Vincent, the Bronx; 2015 Tablet All-Star

Outfielders

Elizabeth Tesoriero: Fontbonne Hall, junior; .316 batting average, 15 runs scored

Giulia Gizzi: Mary Louis, junior; won team’s Most Outstanding Player Award

Jamie Durso: Archbishop Molloy, senior; 2015 Tablet All-Star

Giovanna Bonilla: Archbishop Molloy, senior; 2015 Tablet All-Star Honorable Mention

Catcher

Emily Manti: Fontbonne Hall, junior; .340 batting average, 14 runs scored, two doubles, 12 RBIs

Pitcher

Monica Zhivanaj: St. Francis Prep, senior; 2.76 ERA; won team’s Golden Glove Infielder Award

DIVISION A FIRST TEAM

Infielders

Erica Fonseca: St. Saviour H.S., Park Slope, junior, .507 batting average, three triples, four home runs, 27 RBIs, 40 runs scored, 24 stolen bases; won team’s Co-MVP Award

Amanda Ragusa: St. John’s Prep, junior; batted .400, two home runs, 14 RBIs; won team’s Offensive Player of the Year Award; 2015 Tablet All-Star

Lauren Lavelle: St. John’s Prep, junior; .348 batting average, 10 RBIs; won team’s Defensive Player of the Year Award

Jessica Ehert: Msgr. McClancy, sophomore; .396 batting average, 14 RBIs, 10 stolen bases

Amber Fioranelli: St. Agnes H.S., College Point, junior; led team in hits, total bases, stolen bases and home runs; Best Defensive Player Award

Dana Velasquez: Christ the King, senior, team captain; .300 batting average, 12 RBIs, 11 stolen bases, four doubles, two home runs; won team’s MVP Award; selected for Mayor’s Cup game; will attend Adelphi University

Outfielders

Brigid McEvoy: St. Saviour, freshman; .375 batting average, 16 RBIs, 22 runs scored, nine stolen bases

Allyson Moynihan: Msgr. McClancy, senior, .346 batting average, 15 RBIs, 15 runs scored; won team’s Coaches Award

Kaitlyn Stenz: Msgr. McClancy, junior, .372 batting average, 11 RBIs, 11 stolen bases; 2015 Tablet All-Star

Catchers

Grace Sullivan
Grace Sullivan

Alyssa Mortellaro: St. John’s Prep, sophomore; .420 batting average, two home runs, 12 RBIs, threw out eight baserunners; won team’s Offensive and Defensive player of the Year Awards; 2015 Tablet All-Star

Victoria Ramirez: Msgr. McClancy, senior; .416 batting average, 13 RBIs, four home runs, three triples; selected to play in Mayor’s Cup game; 2015 Tablet All-Star

Pitchers

Grace Sullivan: St. Saviour, senior; 11-2 record, 78.2 innings pitched, 136 strikeouts, 1.16 ERA, batted .703, six triples, six home runs, 36 runs scored, 38 RBIs, 17 stolen bases; was team’s Co-MVP; selected for Mayor’s Cup game; 2014, 2015 Tablet All-Star

Nicole Schweit: St. John’s Prep, senior; 9-3 record, 99 strikeouts, batted .488, five home runs, 28 RBIs; team’s MVP; selected for Mayor’s Cup game; 2013, 2014, 2015 Tablet All-Star

Megan Herrey: Msgr. McClancy, freshman; 11-3 record, 119 strikeouts, 2.86 ERA; won team’s MVP Award

Kayla Maiolo: St. Edmund Prep, senior; over 100 strikeouts; won team’s MVP Award; selected for Mayor’s Cup game; will attend Herkimer College, Herkimer, N.Y.; 2013, 2014, 2015 Tablet All-Star

Patricia Van Rossem: St. Agnes, senior, team captain; 9-7 record, 82.0 innings pitched, 123 strikeouts; won team’s MVP Award

Nicole Schweit
Nicole Schweit

DIVISION A SECOND TEAM

Infielders

Meghan Riley: St. Saviour, junior; .300 batting average, three triples, 23 RBIs, 26 runs scored, 11 stolen bases; won team’s Slugging Award; 2015 Tablet All-Star

Ariana Mortellaro: St. John’s Prep, freshman; 15 runs scored, 10 RBIs; team’s Rookie of the Year Award

Alicea Hernandez: St. Edmund Prep, senior, team captain; team’s Coaches Award; 2014 Tablet All-Star Honorable Mention; 2015 Tablet All-Star

Kristie MacBride: St. Edmund Prep, senior; will attend Mount St. Mary College, Newburgh, N.Y.; 2014 Tablet All-Star Honorable Mention; 2015 Tablet All-Star

Taylor Draxdorf: St. Edmund Prep, senior

Angela Callado: Christ the King, freshman; batted .255, eight RBIs, 35 stolen bases, six doubles, two triples

Outfielders

Lauren Barone: St. Edmund Prep, senior; over 30 stolen bases; won team’s Most Improved Player Award

Emily Casanova: Christ the King, junior; .225 batting average, six RBIs, three doubles, four stolen bases; won team’s Spirit Award

Samantha Prunty: Christ the King, sophomore; .200 batting average, four RBIs, nine stolen bases, two doubles

Catchers

Allison Ryan: St. Saviour, freshman; .365 batting average, two triples, 22 RBIs, 39 runs scored, 24 stolen bases

Kaila Delbridge: Bishop Loughlin, senior; won team’s Most Improved Player Award

Pitchers

Janina Pelaez: St. Saviour, sophomore; 3-0 record, two saves, 17.0 innings pitched, 29 strikeouts, 1.62 ERA, threw back-to-back no-hitters this season, .406 batting average, 22 RBIs, 29 runs scored, 10 stolen bases

Mya Hall: Christ the King, sophomore; .220 batting average, six RBIs, nine stolen bases, six doubles; won team’s Most Improved Player Award

Bryanna Brown: Bishop Loughlin, senior; won team’s MVP Award

Arianna Rentas: Nazareth, sophomore, team captain; 2015 Tablet All-Star

Keira Matos: Nazareth, junior, team captain


Contact Jim Mancari via email at jmmanc@gmail.com.

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