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2013 Kane County Chronicle Softball All-Area Team

A look at the 2013 Kane County Chronicle Softball All-Area Team

Published: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 5:33 a.m. CDT

First Team

Haley Beno

St. Charles East, Jr., P

Pitched the Saints through the deepest postseason run in school history, going 21-4 with a 1.86 ERA before her signature outing – a two-run, five-hit gem that stymied mighty Barrington in a 4A state semifinal. Struck out 204 batters in 185 innings.

Maggie Remus

St. Francis, Jr., P

Helped the Spartans advance to a 3A sectional semifinal, going 22-1 with a 1.05 ERA. Showed pinpoint command in the process, walking just 14 while striking out 82 in 133 innings.

Bekah Harnish

Burlington Central, Jr., C

Harnish stabilized a young staff that jelled quickly following an early-season injury to Angie Morrow. A verbal commitment to Northern Illinois, she batted .530 with 27 RBIs as Central finished 27-4.

Alyssa Fernandez

St. Francis, Sr., IF

“Just terrific defensively,” per Spartans coach Ralph Remus, the Wisconsin-Whitewater- bound senior shortstop was no slouch with the bat, either, hitting .573 with 10 home runs and 59 RBIs.

Abby Howlett

St. Charles North, Jr., IF

Howlett stabilized a young lineup by hitting .510 with two home runs and a team-high 39 RBIs. The first baseman’s 49 hits and 67 total bases also led the North Stars.

Allyson O’Herron

Kaneland, Sr, IF

A versatile hitter who was part of a remarkable program turnaround in her final two seasons, the Winona State recruit boasted a .506 average and a team-high 31 RBIs. Her 12 extra-base hits also were tops for the 23-win, Northern Illinois Big 12 East champions.

Kirsten Searcy

Geneva, Sr., IF

Four-year starter closed her career by driving in 48 runs and serving as one of the most consistent bats during an up-and-down season in Geneva. The third baseman hit .362 and provided sound defense.

Olivia Lorenzini

St. Charles East, Sr., OF

Her clutch, two-run, two-out, full-count double sent the Saints past Barrington and into the 4A state title game against Minooka. Batted .389 with 37 RBIs and was one of three Saints with more than 50 hits in team’s breakthrough, state runner-up season.

Sabrina Rabin

St. Charles North, Jr., OF/P

The Kane County Chronicle Player of the Year was a speedy jack-of-all-trades for the Upstate Eight Conference River Division champs. She batted .534 with an on-base percentage of .602 and stole 35 bases in 37 attempts. Also went 18-4 with a 1.49 ERA in the circle.

Katie Ryan

Batavia, Sr., OF

Dayton-bound Ryan may not have flirted with her prolific sophomore power, but her legacy as a feared middle-of-the-order bat is a lasting one. She hit .408 and compiled an on-base percentage of .525 while collecting seven home runs and 35 RBIs.

Kate Peterburs

St. Charles East, Jr., UT

The UEC River Position Player of the Year, Peterburs, a powerful first baseman, batted .491 and drove in 32 runs, providing a consistent jolt to an attack that averaged just more than six runs in seven postseason games.

SECOND TEAM

Paige Miller, Aurora Central Catholic, Fr., P

Emily Brodner, St. Charles North, Jr., C

Gabi Alfaro, Aurora Central Catholic, So., IF

Anna Geary, Geneva, So., IF

Alex Latoria, St. Charles East, So., IF

Marissa Gagliano, Wheaton Academy, Jr., IF

Brooke Gaylord, Burlington Central, Jr., P/IF

Tess Hupe, St. Charles East, Jr., OF

Lexi Roach, Kaneland, Jr., OF

Cara Smoczynski, Rosary, Sr., P/OF

Aly Germanos, St. Francis, Sr., UT

HONORABLE MENTION

Jessica Bosse, Wheaton Academy, So., C

Lanie Callaghan, Kaneland, Jr., OF

Sarah Collalti, St. Charles East, Jr., OF

Ellissa Eckert, Kaneland, Sr., P

Mickey Goetz, St. Charles North, Jr., IF

Kelly Gordon, Geneva, Sr., IF

Shelby Holtz, St. Charles East, Sr., C

Emily Kisch, Burlington Central, Fr., UT

Selena Kweder, Batavia, Sr., IF

Emma Molenhouse, Rosary, Fr., P/OF

Lexi Perez, St. Charles East, Sr., IF

Samantha Phelps, Rosary, Jr., IF

Ryanne Rokos, Batavia, So., OF

Kayla Ross, Burlington Central, Sr., IF

Sami Villarreal, Batavia, Sr., IF

Kaitlyn Waslawski, St. Charles North, So., IF

Bridget Weitzel, Geneva, Sr., OF

– Kevin Druley,

kdruley@shawmedia.com

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