Written by: Debbie Schechter
Other members of The Journal News first team include:
Vittoria Adams, North Rockland: Adams finished the season with a 14-4 record and a 1.14 ERA. She pitched 116 innings and struck out 131 batters. The senior was the catalyst in victories against Bethlehem, Mercy, and Pearl River.
Danielle DeStaso, Clarkstown North (GOLD): The undisputed leader of the Rams had another solid season and was named third-team all-state in Class AA. The senior had a .449 batting average with eight doubles, four home runs, and a .531 on-base percentage. In the circle, she was one of the best in Rockland County with a 1.14 ERA and 198 strikeouts.
Jamie DeGennaro, Pearl River (18U) : DeGennaro was a huge catalyst for the Pirates in their run to another Section 1 title. She batted .432 with 29 RBI, 11 doubles, three triples, and a .719 slugging percentage . The senior was named first-team all-state in Class A and second-team in the East Region.
Meghan Richards, Albertus Magnus: Richards finished the season with a .479 batting average, 29 RBI, and 10 home runs. The senior did not commit an error at first base and was named fourth-team all-state in Class B.
Melissa Place, Albertus Magnus: Place had a solid year for the Falcons and helped the team to a Class B semifinals appearance . The senior batted .472 with five home runs and 25 RBI.
Aferdita Sinanaj, Tappan Zee (16U): Sinanaj, a sophomore, batted .437 for the season with a team-leading 31 RBI. She had six home runs, seven triples, and five doubles.
Ruby Silverstein, Clarkstown North (18U): The sophomore helped the Rams to a berth in the Class AA sectional semifinals. She batted .306 for the season with 10 RBI.
Sam McDonald, Clarkstown South (GOLD): The junior played well for the resurgent Vikings and was rewarded with an all-section nod. She had 28 hits, including three doubles, a triple and two homers, with 13 RBI. Her batting average was .418.
Kristyn Neroda, Pearl River (18U): Neroda was a major catalyst for the Pirates all season long from the top of the lineup. The junior batted .410 with 28 runs scored and 19 stolen bases.
Brianna Rivera, North Rockland: Rivera's .406 average included a .621 mark with runners in scoring position. She split time in the outfield and behind the plate. The senior, who had 25 RBI, was named third-team all-state in Class AA.
Colleen Pagnani, Tappan Zee(18U): Pagnani was a major senior leader of the Dutchies and was named Class A fifth-team all-state. The catcher batted .390 with a double, triple, home run and 12 RBI. She threw out 16 of 20 base stealers.
Coach of the year
Danielle Trainor, Clarkstown North: In her third year at the helm, Trainor guided the Rams to a 15-7 record, which was second best in Rockland County. The Rams lost to eventual state champion John Jay-East Fishkill in the sectional semifinals. It was the furthest they had gone since 2006.
P: Paulina Gutkin, Fr., Tappan Zee
C: Laura Brennan, Sr., Clarkstown North (18U)
1B: Amanda Cooper, Sr., Clarkstown North
2B: Dana Kurtti, Sr., Clarkstown South
SS: Gemma Mahoney, Sr., Pearl River (18U)
3B: Becky Leone, Jr., Nyack
OF: Kathleen Baker, Sr., Suffern
OF: Cassi Coyle, Jr., Tappan Zee
OF: Laura Marinello, Fr., Nanuet
Util: Regina Argenzio, Jr., Tappan Zee
Util: Tara Condon, Jr., Albertus Magnus
Util: Taylor Corretjer, Sr., North Rockland
Lindsay Cohen, Sr., Suffern (18U); Nikki Cole, Sr., East Ramapo, Danielle DiModugno (14U), Fr., Nanuet; Carly Feuer (18U) , So., Clarkstown South; Amanda Hartigan, Jr. (18U), Pearl River; Destiney Jones, Sr., North Rockland; Nicole Leote, Jr., Pearl River; Madeline List, Sr., Albertus Magnus; Brittany Montana, Jr.(18U) , Clarkstown South; Brianna Nicosia, Jr. (18U), North Rockland; Chineyre Oti, So., Clarkstown North; Erica Ronda, Jr., Clarkstown North; Julianne Skrapits, Sr., Clarkstown South; Allison Tobias, Jr. (18U), Clarkstown South; Diana Tzanis, Sr.; Katie Wood, 8th, Suffern; Kim Yano, Jr., Albertus Magnus
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