2013 TIMES ALL-AREA SOFTBALL TEAM

The Times 2013 Illinois All-Area Softball Team

2013-06-20T18:00:00Z 2013-09-16T18:51:17Z The Times 2013 Illinois All-Area Softball Team nwitimes.com
June 20, 2013 6:00 pm

FIRST TEAM

Sarah Crews, Beecher

Sr., P

Stats: .538 avg., 5 HR, 41 RBI, 14 2B; 14-4, 1.74 ERA, 85 K, 96 2/3 IP

Scouting report: Crews led the Ladycats in hitting for the second straight year and handled the bulk of the pitching chores en route to her second straight all-area and all-River Valley Conference selections.

Savannah Soppet, Beecher

Sr., P/SS

Stats: .481 avg., 12 2B, 6 3B, 3 HR, 46 RBI, 45 R; 8-2, 1.26 ERA, 93 K, 61 IP.

Scouting report: A two-time Times Player of the Year and three-time all-area pick, Soppet led her team in hits, RBIs and ERA. She'll play next season at Illinois-Chicago.

Abby King, Crete-Monee

So., C

Stats: .529 avg., 8 2B, 7 3B, 3 HR, 50 R, 37 RBI, 24 SB

Scouting report: A two-time all-area selection, King has scored 107 runs and stolen 48 bases over two seasons with the Warriors.

Geena Locicero, Bloom Twp.

Sr., 1B

Stats: .560 avg., 42 RBI, 35 R, 6 HR, 11 2B

Scouting report: The Blazing Trojans' co-captain had a 26-game hitting streak and was named all-Southland Athletic Conference.

Kat Witting, Illiana Christian

Jr., 2B

Stats: .459 avg., 5 2B, .507 OBP, 18 R, 11 RBI

Scouting report: Witting excelled at the plate and in the field, making no errors while playing in 20 of the Vikings' 21 games.

Sam Oppenhuis, Illiana Christian

Sr., 3B

Stats: .571 avg., 3 3B, 10 2B, 5 HR, 30 RBI, 18 R.

Scouting report: The two-time all-area pick, who will join Purdue Calumet's first softball team next season, was the Vikings' vocal leader and an offensive juggernaut with a 1.218 slugging percentage.

Alex Nickel, Marian Catholic

Sr., SS

Stats: .541 avg., 40 R, 37 RBI, 8 HR, 17 2B

Scouting report: Twice the Spartans' team MVP and a three-time all-area pick, Nickel led her team in homers, doubles, runs and RBIs and leaves with the highest career average in Marian's history.

Jenna Amazzalorso, Bloom Twp.

Sr., OF

Stats: .449 avg., 21 RBI, 24 R, 11 2B, 6 SB

Scouting report: A two-time all-area pick, the Blazing Trojans' co-captain and all-Southland pick will play next season at North Central College.

Susie Baranski, Marian Catholic

Fr., OF

Stats: .431 avg., 11 SB, 31 R, 16 RBI

Scouting report: One of several young Spartans contributors, Baranski could run -- leading her team in steals — but it was unwise to run on her. The bulk of her eight outfield assists came on throws to the plate.

Savanah Stluka, Beecher

Fr., OF

Stats: .427 avg., 35 R, 35 H, 8 SB

Scouting report: An instant catalyst for the Ladycats' offense, this slapper made the most of it when her varsity opportunity arrived.

Ashtyn Kapovich, T.F. South

Jr., Util.

Stats: .458 avg., 25 RBI, 20 H, 2 HR, 4 SB

Scouting report: The Rebels' cleanup hitter, Kapovich earned all-South Suburban Blue recognition after two years as an honorable mention.

Cori Reynolds, T.F. South

Jr., Util.

Stats: .468 avg., 37 H, 27 RBI, 31 R, 5 SB, 2 HR

Scouting report: A two-time all-South Suburban Blue pick, Reynolds was a stabilizing presence for the Rebels behind the plate and in the No. 3 spot in the order.

SECOND TEAM

Allison Spence, Marian Catholic

So., P

Stats: .313 avg., 5 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 11 R, 9 RBI; 7-10, 2.63 ERA, 70 K, 117.1 IP.

Brooke Van Der Aa, Illiana Christian

Fr., P

Stats: .369 avg., 7 2B, 6 RBI; 6-9, 43 K, 77.2 IP

Morgan Zimmerman, Bloom Twp.

Jr., C

Stats: .467 avg., 43 H, 37 R, 8 2B

Awrian Rogers, Seton Academy

Sr., 1B

Stats: .514 avg., 24 R, 12 SB, 4 3B

Angela Roberts, Homewood-Flossmoor

Sr., 2B

Stats: .456 avg., 6 HR, 31 R, 22 RBI, 7 SB

Jensen Hunt, St. Francis de Sales

Jr., 3B

Stats: .519 avg., 6 HR, 30 RBI, 32 SB

Ashley Bartlett, Crete-Monee

Fr., SS

Stats: .452 avg., 10 2B, 6 3B, 2 HR, 58 RBI, 13 SB

Jessica Bombino, Illiana Christian

Jr., OF

Stats: .370 avg., 2 3B, 16 R, 5 SB

Megan Gliva, Beecher

So., OF

Stats: .321 avg., 9 SB, 24 R, 14 RBI, 6 2B

Taylor LaRaviere, Bloom Twp.

Stats: .532 avg., 11 RBI, 16 R, 4 2B

Kaitlyn Shereyk, Homewood-Flossmoor

Sr., Util.

Stats: .351 avg., 4 HR, 13 R, 11 RBI, 4 SB

Melanie Lambert, Crete-Monee

Sr., Util.

Stats: .459 avg., 12 2B, 2 HR

HONORABLE MENTION

BEECHER -- Katie Howard, Isabella Woolslayer. BLOOM TWP. -- Katie Fredrick. ILLIANA CHRISTIAN -- Alexa Van Beek, Natalie Vander Woude. ILLINOIS LUTHERAN -- Janelle Heyn. MARIAN CATHOLIC -- Meghan Henson. ST. FRANCIS DE SALES -- Kylee Carrasco, Abigail Castaneda, Tasia Harris. SETON ACADEMY -- Tiffany Ellis, Lawanda Thomas T.F. NORTH -- Sara Daw. T.F. SOUTH -- Daviea Cowans, Devin Pieper. THORNRIDGE -- Ebony Holliday. THORNWOOD -- Hannah McPherson, Kyla Owens.

 

 

-- Compiled by Phil Arvia

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