The Crown Point softball team went undefeated during the Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference season before winning a sectional championship, and the Panthers landed three players on the MVAC Division I All-Star Team, including the most valuable player. Schroon Lake received the Sportsmanship Award in Division I.
In Division II, Minerva/Newcomb players claimed the MVP as well as two other All-Star spots after the Mountainers went 12-1 in the regular season. Keene received the Division II Sportsmanship Award.
High School Sports Magazine
The All-Stars were selected by the MVAC coaches.
Division I MVP
Alex Macey, Crown Point- The senior pitcher posted a 1.06 ERA with 161 strikeouts while helping the Panthers claim the Section VII Class D title. Macey gave up just 36 hits in 86 innings pitched. She was also a threat at the plate, hitting .692 with eight home runs, nine doubles and one triple.
Brittany Foote, Crown Point- Foote posted a .483 batting average this season while hitting seven home runs, nine doubles and a triple. Just a freshman, she has the potential to be Crown Point’s best power hitter ever, according to coach Tony Macey.
Maria Malone, Crown Point- A freshman, Malone batted .327 with an on-base percentage of .840. She backed up Macey on the mound, recording three wins, and committed just one error while playing second base.
Jen McGinn, Elizabethtown-Lewis- The Lions’ top catcher, McGinn threw out 54 percent of runners attempting to steal. The senior hit .354 with 18 RBI and scored 19 runs. She showed excellent leadership, serving as captain the last two seasons.
Jasmine Barnes, Elizabethtown-Lewis- The sophomore drove in 27 runs, hit two homers and averaged .551 at the plate. She stole 28 bases and scored 29 runs, and she was outstanding in the outfield.
Renee Marcotte, Willsboro- With a great glove and a great arm, the senior was outstanding at shortstop, making an excellent play every game. Marcotte, a three-year starter, hit .430 this season.
Alyson Arnold, Willsboro- The senior had numerous big hits throughout the season and finished with a .477 batting average and three home runs. A three-year starter, Arnold also played strong defense at first base.
Megan Reynolds, Chazy- Reynolds was a senior captain who proved to be a clutch hitter and solid all-around player. She hit .306.
Amber Polomsky, Chazy- The junior displayed great speed and made a lot of plays in center field. She led the team in RBI.
Brendee Russell, Westport- Russell, a junior, posted a 6-4 record as a pitcher. She was also a strong offensive player, hitting .469 with one home run and stealing 24 bases.
Division II MVP
Shelby Hogan, Minerva/Newcomb- The senior pitcher went 9-1 in the circle for the Mountaineers this season and had a 1.92 ERA. She boasted a .270 batting average and committed just one error on defense.
Madison Miller, Indian Lake/Long Lake- As the Orange’s leadoff hitter, Miller had a .486 average, seven doubles and three triples. Just a sophomore, she was one of the top defensive players in the conference from her shortstop position.
Emma Gray, Indian Lake/Long Lake- Gray was the Orange’s ace, pitching in every game and striking out 111 batters. Offensively, the senior batted .338 with two doubles, a triple, a home run and 18 runs scored.
Tucker Geiger, Keene- Geiger averaged .536 at the plate and totaled 30 hits, including three triples and two home runs. She drove in 28 runs.
Bobbi-Jo Page, Wells- The senior was a three-year starter who showed her versatility by switching from shortstop to catcher this season. Page threw out 23 runners attempting to steal. She hit three home runs, averaged .482 and stole 21 bases.
Astasia Myler, Johnsburg- Myler was an outstanding defensive player at shortstop this season. She also contributed offensively, rapping 31 hits — eight home runs and seven doubles — and scoring 27 runs.
Taylor Geiger, Keene- Geiger totaled 23 hits for the Beavers, including seven doubles, three triples and two home runs. She finished with a .479 average and 27 RBI.
Makenzie Winslow, Minerva/Newcomb- A sophomore, Winslow used her speed to steal 44 bases this season. She batted .453.
Dakota Bennett, Minerva/Newcomb- Bennett, a junior shortstop, hit .351 and posted a .679 on-base percentage. She stole 45 bases.
Valeri Gereau, Johnsburg- Gereau was a strong defensive player for the Jaguars at third base. At the plate, she had 29 hits, including eight home runs, and scored 29 runs.