2015 Softball All-Scholastics

Silver Lake pitcher Maddy Barone earned Division 1 Player of the Year honors.
George Rizer for The Boston Globe
Silver Lake pitcher Maddy Barone earned Division 1 Player of the Year honors.

Players of the Year

Division 1: Maddy Barone, Silver Lake, junior

The junior pitcher led the Lakers to a 24-2 record and a spot in the Division 1 state championship. She compiled 234 strikeouts and a 0.38 ERA and was named Patriot League MVP. Barone had a .407 batting average with 23 RBIs.

Division 2: Patricia Newhard, Dennis-Yarmouth, senior

The senior center fielder batted .581 in the regular season and lead the Dolphins to an 18-2 record. Plymouth State-bound, Newhard hit two homers and had 29 RBIs this year. She also plays field hockey and basketball.

Division 3: Autumn Kligerman, Amesbury, senior

The UMass-bound third baseman was named Cape Ann League Player of the Year. She led Amesbury to the North sectional title and posted a .420 batting average with six home runs and 36 runs batted in.


Leslie Denis, Case, senior


The two-time South Coast Conference All-Star pitcher posted a 0.95 ERA this season with 183 strikeouts and a 19-3 record. Denis batted .419 with 26 RBIs and a .585 on-base percentage. She will play softball at Post University.

Ashley Eisnor, Medford, junior

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The three-time Greater Boston League MVP threw two no-hitters and had nine shutouts this season. She finished with a 1.06 ERA and 216 strikeouts. Offensively, Eisnor batted .484 and hit six home runs.

Kayleigh Forgetta, Methuen, senior

The Merrimack Valley co-Player of the Year had a 1.32 ERA and led Methuen to a 20-3 record and trip to the Division 1 semifinals. The UMass-Lowell-bound senior is also a member of the National Honor Society.

Erin Garczynski, Norwood, senior

The Bay State Herget MVP batted .656 this season with three homers and 32 RBIs. She helped lead Norwood to a 19-1 regular-season record as its catcher and will attend Southern New Hampshire University next fall.

Emma Kraus, Wakefield, senior

The third baseman posted a .499 average with 3 homers, 37 RBIs, and 20 stolen bases. Kraus was named Middlesex Freedom MVP for the second year in a row and set school records with 98 RBIs and 71 stolen bases.

Emily Kurkul, Bridgewater-Raynham, senior


The catcher hit .493 with three home runs and 29 RBIs. She had an .859 slugging percentage and a .524 on-base percentage. Kurkul managed not to strike out this season. She will play softball at Merrimack.

Jennifer Lee, Woburn, senior

The Middlesex Liberty MVP posted a .681 average with 12 home runs and 43 RBIs. The center fielder was named MIAA student athlete of the month in April, and was an All-Scholastic in indoor track.

Kali Magane, King Philip, junior

The pitcher went 16-2 with a 0.28 ERA and 159 strikeouts. She threw one no-hitter and had one perfect game on her way to Hockomock All-Star honors. Magane is also a member of the National Honor Society.

Caitlin McBride, Danvers, senior

McBride batted .627 with 2 homers, 24 RBIs, and 20 runs this year. The catcher also called every pitch of the season. McBride finished her career with a .633 batting average and 118 RBIs. She plans to play at Merrimack.

Jill Miller, Apponequet, senior

A four-time South Coast Conference All-Star, Miller had a team-best .523 batting average with three homers and 28 RBIs, including seven game-winning RBIs. The third baseman had a career batting average of .556.

Sabrina Palermo, Revere, senior


The pitcher finished 16-6 with 156 strikeouts and a 1.58 ERA. Palermo was named Northeast Conference MVP this season. She finished her career with 698 strikeouts. She’ll attend Arizona State.

Kelly Reading, Taunton, senior

The Hockomock MVP finished the season with a .421 batting average, 10 RBIs, and 31 runs scored. The outfielder lead Taunton to a 20-2 regular-season record. She will play softball at Cedar Crest College next spring.

Michaela Reeves, Reading, senior

The pitcher posted a 1.46 ERA with 115 strikeouts and helped lead Reading to a 21-2 record and a spot in the Division 2 state championship. The Simmons-commit is a two-sport athlete and runs cross-country in the fall.

Kayla Sullivan, Hopkinton, senior

The outfielder was named Tri-Valley League MVP. She compiled a .516 batting average along with 6 home runs and 36 RBIs. She was named Tri-Valley All-Star in field hockey as well. Sullivan will attend Quinnipiac.

Gabby Vachon, Newton North, junior

The Bay State Carey MVP compiled a 14-2 record and an ERA of 0.93 as she led Newton North to a 18-2 regular-season record. At the plate, the Southern New Hampshire-commit hit four home runs with 29 RBIs.

Coaches of the Year

Division 1: Antonio Pina, Silver Lake

In his second year as the Lakers’ coach, Silver Lake went 24-2 and advanced to the state title game. It was the deepest postseason run program history. A teacher at the school for 19 years, Pina was also the JV coach for three years.

Division 2: Jill McElroy, Reading

McElroy led the Rockets to a 22-3 record and a spot in the Division 2 state championship game. McElroy and the Rockets won the Middlesex League and the Division 2 North titles. Her 19-year career mark is 322-110.

Division 3: Christopher Perry, Amesbury

The 2015 Cape Ann League Coach of the Year led Amesbury (21-3) to a spot in the Division 3 state tournament. In his 31st year as softball coach, Perry helped Amesbury win the Cape Ann League and the Division 3 North crowns.


Atlantic Coast — Dennis-Yarmouth: Kiley Chapasko, Taylor Conley, Sami Feinstein, Maggie Johnson, Patty Newhard. Falmouth: Kathleen Desmond, Kelly Ferreira. Marshfield: Autumn Brown, Meghan Doyle, Ellie Fleming, Kaylen McClarey, Katherine Meuse. Nauset: Natalie Keagul. Sandwich: Kelley Fitzgerald, Courtney Ladner.

Bay State — Braintree: Kasey Nolan. Dedham: Samantha Girard, Jenn Wadman. Framingham: Taylor Hogan, Alex Leombruno. Milton: Caroline Johnson. Natick: Kayla Finacchiaro. Needham: Lucy Colarusso, Julia Ritcey, Emily Rizzo. Newton North: Caroline Bass, Caitlin O’Hanley, Liv Sloane, Gabby Vachon. Norwood: Erin Garczynski, Katie O’Donnell, Taylor Reed. Walpole: Lindsey Bruen. Wellesley: Emily Dudek. Weymouth: Emily Cronin, Cassidee Fall.

Big Three — Brockton: Elizabeth Buckley, Courtney Francis, Caroline Golding, Samantha Landry, Nicole Shaw. Durfee: Katelyn Banalewicz, Jackie Dumont. New Bedford: Hannah Greany, Sarah Hope, Ashtyn Phaneuf, Sarah Reed, Alexandra Soqui.

Boston City — Boston English: Karina Abreu, Christal Cruz, Stephanie Torres Barrea. Boston International: Johenny Del Jesus, Olecia Dos Reis, Ivanilde Semedo. Brighton: Cassidy Aiello, Yesica Correa, Rosbelly Martinez. Burke: Amanda Carvalho, Erica Vieira, Stacy Weens. Dorchester: Alisha Cooper, Jasmine Sudhu. East Boston: Anna D’Argenio, Danielle Elliot, Francesca Marifiote. Fenway: Shamaine Darden, Laura Escolero, Loren Escolero. Latin Academy: Vicky Brown, Julianne Coleman, Olivia McGrath. Madison Park: Julissa Hernandez, Rebecca Sarvia, Paige Sullivan. New Mission: Katy Kostigen, Brianna Milligan, Ana Pimental. O’Bryant: Shaelyn Devlin, Maeve Fittz, Amanda Leyton-Nolan. Snowden: Madelis Mejia, Samantha Rincon. South Boston: Jailine Fontes, Lily Joyce, Amiracle Ogarro. West Roxbury: Lastarrahs Bradham, Rocely Gomez, Monique McPherson.

Cape & Islands — Cape Cod Tech: Fallon Culver. Nantucket: Kezia Duarte, Samantha Stewart. Sturgis East: Deja Andrews. Sturgis West: Mimi Crowley, Rachel Gardner, Mary Kane.

Cape Ann — Amesbury: Hayley Catania, Autumn Kligerman, Maddie Napoli. Georgetown: Kylie Hayward. Ipswich: Carly Coughlin. Lynnfield: Annika Han. Manchester Essex: Bailey Graves. Newburyport: Shelby O’Brien. North Reading: Kendra Butner, Carly Swartz. Pentucket: Kassidy Kennefick. Rockport: Jessica Collins, Kayla Parisi. Triton: Julia Hartman.

Catholic Central — Archbishop Williams: Katie Meehan, Erin Murphy, Kyleigh O’Donnell, Katryna Veasey. Arlington Catholic: Emily Arrendondo, Samantha Kenny, Erin Lane, Melissa Rodgers, Shannon Svenson. Austin Prep: Kenda Currier, Caty Flagg, Logan MacDonald. Bishop Fenwick: Gaby Hart, Katie O’Brien, Mikayla Porcaro. Cardinal Spellman: Lily Demers, Lydia DePina, Lizzy Maher. Cathedral: Candace Alexander, Jannelle Kampman, Janne Merritt. Lowell Catholic: Emily Carbonneau, Andrea Cervizzi, Paige Fournier, Hailey Lowell, Madison Medina, Laura Stucchi. Marian: Courtney Daley, Carolyn Sistrand, Tatiana Torres. Matignon: Shayna Fondini, Natalie McAllister. St. Clement: Kaitlin Anderson, Jessica Popken, Christina Puccio. Saint Joseph Prep: Sam Chaisson, Natalie Fitzpatrick, Nina Forcellatti, Sarah Smith. St. Mary’s: Molly Doyle, Michelle Hamill, Casandra LaFauci, Mia Nowicki, Vanessa VanBuskirk.

Catholic Conference — Fontbonne: Jessica Olivieri, Noelle Sass. Notre Dame (Hingham): Hannah Coulter, Hillary Dole, Alexandra Doll, Kaliegh MacDonald. Ursuline: Maeve Moynihan, Grace Roberto.

Commonwealth — Chelsea: Izza Bourouis, Alizea Gacharna. Essex Tech: Kaylyn Countie, Kasey Harris, Sabrina Napoli. Greater Lawrence: Alyssa Melendez, Samantha Smerdon, Emily Viens. Greater Lowell: Rachel Silva, Teah Sullivan. Lynn Tech: Sam Oliva. Minuteman: Kaleena Gulledge, Mae Spencer. Mystic Valley: Colleen McGlynn, Sam McGlynn. Northeast: Amanda Carlisle, Bianca Dipietrantonio, Alana Ellis. Notre Dame (Tyngsborough): Mandy Grace Handy, Kendall Liggett, Carley Scarano. Presentation of Mary: Samantha Boksanski. Shawsheen: Lauren Barletta, Jaime Ray, Mariah Wentzell. Whittier: Lena Faranna, Dominique Ortiz, Ashley Wilson.

Dual County — Acton-Boxborough: Jilly Carr, Maya Haigis, Eliza Poupenis. Bedford: Hayley Bayen, Elizabeth Carter, Nicole Kennedy. Boston Latin: Kate Casey, Brenna McCarthy, Sydney McMorrow, Elizabeth Ward. Cambridge: Jayla Blackmon, Rebecca Sadock, Tatiana Santos, Michayra Zapata. Concord-Carlisle: Scout Boynton, Jillian Sweeney. Lincoln-Sudbury: Becca Gorman, Emily Graff. Newton South: Monica Cipriano, Kim An Quinn, Amanda Smith. Waltham: Shauna Galvin. Wayland: Samantha Abbott, Teresa Whitesell. Westford: Caroline Baggeroer, Kayla Murphy, Morgan Ross, Meagan Scannell. Weston: Maddie Pillione, Naomi Silverstein.

Eastern Athletic — Bishop Feehan: Julia DaCosta, Isabelle Hanewich, Sarah Jarbeau, Kayla Leary. Coyle & Cassidy: Kristan Caporelli, Courtney Gouveia. Martha’s Vineyard: Emily Turney. Somerset Berkley: Cassie Graca, Savannah Neilan, Sarah Poor.

Greater Boston — Everett: Sydnee Bessler, Talia Mirra, Nicole Sylvester. Malden: Alexis Brown, Jaime MacDonald, Jillian Powers, Robyn Santo. Medford: Ashley Eisnor, Bailey Flynn, Julia Kearney, Brianna Napoleone, Hannah O’Leary. Somerville: Alyvia Baker, Emily O’Regan.

Hockomock — Foxborough: Lindsay Cunniff. Franklin: Briana Flaherty, Sabrina LoMonaco. King Philip: Kali Magane, Renee Poirier, Brianna Sebio, Christa Wagner. Mansfield: Madison Letendre. Milford: Taylor LeBrun, Allie Piergustavo, Emily Piergustavo. North Attleborough: Emily Knobel. Oliver Ames: Jamie Gottwald. Sharon: Rachel Usen. Stoughton: Peyton Pizzano. Taunton: Aimee Kistner, Meg Navarro, Kelly Reading, Jordan Wade.

Mayflower — Avon: Maggie Duggan. Bishop Connolly: Kaitlyn Newton. Blue Hills: Madison Harris. Bristol Aggie: Sarah Ellis, Malarie Pittsley. Bristol-Plymouth: Sami Mulcahey, Talia Roos, Alyse Zucco. Diman: Hailey Levesque, Marissa Matias, Stephanie Perron, Katrina Rachel. Holbrook: Caroline Curtis, Courtney Foley. Norfolk Aggie: Shannon Allen, Allicyn Cole, Allison Glennon, May Neary. Old Colony: Cydey Girard, Emily Littles. Sacred Heart: Lauren Melchionda. South Shore Voc-Tech: Jodee Savery. Southeastern: Nina Hutchinson. Tri-County: Brianna Barfield, Kyla Johnson. Upper Cape: Krystle DiBona, Molly Horn, Sarah Vaughan. West Bridgewater: Anna Comperchio, Caitlyn Francoeur, Allison May, Casey Willis. Westport: Brittany Arruda, Khoryn Cote, Kylie Marcoux.

Merrimack Valley — Andover: Tori Roche. Billerica: Ashley Jones. Central Catholic: Olivia Antczak, Karoline Leavitt. Chelmsford: Meg Dugas, Shannon Garrity, Carly Rennie. Dracut: Sam Durand. Lowell: Haley Drakoulakos. Methuen: Amanda Conway, Kayleigh Forgetta. Tewksbury: Adrianna Favreau.

Middlesex (Freedom) — Burlington: Gillian Daly, Jill Ghio, Cassidy Smith. Melrose: Kaitlin Carson, Stephanie Crovo, Alyssa Gorman. Stoneham: Dominique DelVecchio, Madison Kelly. Wakefield: Amanda Boulter, Megan Burnett, Emma Kraus, Alexis Trusdale. Wilmington: Jen Dovidio, Shannon Horrigan.

Middlesex (Liberty) — Arlington: Melanie DeAlmeida, Michaela Farmer, Dianna Jamgochian, Roxanne Vento. Belmont: Meghan Ferraro, Julia Rifkin. Lexington: Caitlyn Burke, Megan LePore, Maggie Oram. Reading: Julia McGurn, Ali O’Leary, Michaela Reeves, Ashley Tango, Fallon Tierney. Woburn: Dahlia Decologero, Jennifer Lee.

Northeastern — Beverly: Alexandra Pia. Danvers: Caitlin McBride. Lynn Classical: Emma Dejoie, Ivy Martin. Lynn English: Shanna Zeremby. Marblehead: Madi Ernst, Montana Joyce. Peabody: Shelbi Wilson. Revere: Sabrina Palermo, Kristina Stella. Salem: Desiree Martin. Swampscott: Christina King, Sam Rizzo.

Old Colony — Barnstable: Jamie Corey, Ashlie Curtiss. Bridgewater-Raynham: Sarah Dawson, Jenny Heller, Stacey Korotsky, Emily Kurkul, Kelsey Leuenberger, Sophie Perez. Dartmouth: Elizabeth Mayo, Madison Piva, Sydney Silva, Elissa Tetrault.

Patriot — Duxbury: Isabelle Foley, Lilly Foote. Hanover: Callie MacDonald, Kayla McMahon, Lindsey North, Caroline O’Rourke, Stephanie Spitz. Hingham: Taylor Commesso. Middleborough: Hannah Johnson, Micaela Pohl, Vickie Woodward. North Quincy: Sarah Franklin. Pembroke: Taryn Cahill, Jess Smith. Plymouth South: Shannon Colbert, Jessica Whyte, Alex Zoebisch. Quincy: Angelina Avitabile, Saxon Bresnahan, Nicole Jorgensen, Angela McDonald. Scituate: Sammy Meyerson. Silver Lake: Maddy Barone, Emily Critch, Shannon Grindle, Hannah Johnson, Caroline Videtto. Whitman-Hanson: Caitlin Hughes, Keighla McAloney, Ally Webster.

South Coast — Apponequet: Sarah Eugenio, Jill Miller. Bourne: Renee Moore. Case: Madison Carpenter, Leslie Denis, Haley Sousa. Dighton-Rehoboth: Julie Araujo, Lauren Cappiello. Fairhaven: Hannah Alves, Kacie Carvalho. Greater New Bedford: Rileigh Avila, Kristen Sylvia. Old Rochester: Kaleigh Goulart, Olivia Labbe. Seekonk: Shaeilyn DaSilveria.

South Shore — Abington: Victoria Chiocchio, Amanda Doherty, Kate Donovan, Tori Young. Carver: Avery Carrara, Sarah Hannant, Samantha Rudnik. East Bridgewater: Sophie Halverson, Mikayla Kingman, Jenna Talabach. Hull: Theresa DelGuidice. Mashpee: Alexa Horton, Cece Piermatti. Monomoy: Karley Marchese, Taylor Schaub. Norwell: Colleen Benedict. Randolph: Alexis Soberanis. Rockland: Allison Sammon, Brianna Starkey.

Tri-Valley — Bellingham: Zoe Haley, Chloe Woodward. Hopkinton: Juliet Hulme, Lizzy Kelley, Kayla Sullivan. Medway: Casey Sheehan. Millis: Abby Pyenson, Carly Wenzel. Norton: Carli Arcaro, Kelly Nelson. Westwood: Jamie Burke.

How we picked them: The All-Scholastic softball team was selected by the school sports staff. Selection is limited to MIAA schools that compete in EMass leagues.