All-Eagle Softball Team


Alicia Bazonski

Senior, Mount Everett, pitcher

Now a three-time All-Eagle MVP, Bazonski recorded more than 200 strikeouts in 16 games this season and more than 1,100 for her career.

The coach's take: A premier athlete for five years and she'll be sorely missed.

-- Kurt DeGrenier, Mount Everett coach Aoife Nester

Senior, Pittsfield, catcher

Nester was the signal-caller behind the plate for the Generals and provided power with her bat. She led the team with 23 RBI and drew 18 walks. The senior hit .476 with two home runs and scored 28 runs.

The coach's take: She's the leader of our team. She kept us solid behind the plate. ... Aoife and Allie [Hunt] had to be consistent the whole season and they provided every game. Called every single pitch and handled it well.

-- Greg Marchbanks, Pittsfield coach

Bridget Lussier

Junior, Wahconah, first base

Led the team in all offensive categories. The junior captain totaled 36 hits, five home runs, five doubles and two triples. She batted .514 with a .610 on-base percentage.

The coach's take: She moved from the outfield and stabilized the infield. She had a phenomenal year and her leadership qualities are what makes her stand out. Not overly vocal, but she sets the example on the field.

-- Dustin Belcher, Wahconah coach

Kirsten McNeice

Senior, Taconic, second base

The senior was a force in the middle of the Braves lineup. McNeice batted .475, with a .623 slugging percentage and .500 on-base percentage. She totaled 29 hits, 14 RBI and scored nine runs.

The coach's take: Kirsten consistently performed and came through with some really big hits. She can tear the cover off the ball. Really an emotional leader on the team.

-- Kevin Harrington, Taconic coach

Allie Hunt

Sophomore, Pittsfield, shortstop

Hunt was spectacular in every phase of the game for the Generals. She led the team in batting with .514 average. She also led the team in runs scored with 29 and was second on the team in RBI (19) and hits (37).

The coach's take: A solid player. Could field it and hit for power and average. Can bunt and has speed. She's the total package.

-- Greg Marchbanks

Miranda Voller

Junior, Mount Greylock, third base

Voller played a strong defensive third base during her first year at the position. At the plate, the junior batted .382, collected 21 hits and scored 17 times.

The coach's take: Talented defensively. Any spot she was needed to play she did. She made tough plays look easy. Made a huge impact on the program and has more to offer. I can see her having an even better season next year.

-- June Blake, Mount Greylock coach

Emily Jordan

Junior, Wahconah, outfield

Jordan batted lead off and in the No. 3 hole for the Warriors. She led the team in steals and was a standout with her glove, making routine and highlight reel catches in center field.

The coach's take: Key part of our success as our center fielder. We had an inexperienced corner outfield and she acted as the anchor. Really provided stability on defense.

-- Dustin Belcher

Lauren Carnevale

Junior, Pittsfield, outfield

Carnevale made great strides during her junior year for the Generals. Batting leadoff, Carnevale led the team in hits and was second in batting average (.482). She was third on the team with a .494 on-base percentage.

The coach's take: She was a surprise player. I knew she was fast, but I was not sure she was going to show the aggressiveness she did in the outfield. Not your prototype leadoff hitter. ... Great defensively and offensively.

-- Greg Marchbanks

Hannah Joyce

Senior, Mount Everett, outfield

Joyce provided clutch hitting and solid offense out of the No. 5 spot for the Eagles. In the outfield, Joyce committed only one error and was second on the team in batting average.

The coach's take: She's our captain and the heart and soul of the team. Proved to be a leader on the squad and came up with big RBI.

-- Kurt DeGrenier

Alexa Nejaime

Senior, Monument Mountain, catcher

Led the Spartans with a .447 batting average. The senior signal caller scored 16 runs, had 16 RBI, six triples and three home runs. She was a four-year varsity starter.

The coach's take: A spark plug and leader of the team. Very good defensive catcher. ... The kids looked up to her for leadership and she did the best she could. Go-to person on the team.

-- Paul Gibbons, Monument
Mountain athletic director

Julia Murphy

Sophomore, St. Joseph, pitcher

Murphy provided stability and consistency to the St. Joseph pitching staff. The sophomore pitched 123 innings and recorded 212 strikeouts against only 36 walks. Murphy also pitched a no-hitter and four one-hitters. On offense, Murphy batted .482 with one home run and 28 runs scored.

The coach's take: Knowing she was on the mound, we knew we were going to be in every game. It was a matter of putting the hits together. Not a power pitcher, but she hits her spots and has five or six pitches that she can go to at any time.

-- Jim Stimpson, St. Joseph coach

Morgan DeGrenier

Sophomore, Mount Everett, catcher

DeGrenier had the responsibility of catching the most dominant pitcher in Berkshire County (Alicia Bazonski), while allowing only two passed balls the entire season. She also threw out eight of 10 runners who attempted to steal on her. In addition to her catching duties, DeGrenier led the Eagle in batting average.

The coach's take: Handled a Division I pitcher with class and energy and never gave up. She got beat up every game and never missed an inning. She never misses practices and is a high honor roll student. Class act.

-- Kurt DeGrenier

Alanza Quinones

Sophomore, McCann Tech, catcher

Caught 121 out of 133 innings this season, while playing in all 21 games. Led the team in batting average: (.379), on base percentage (.523) and RBI (30). Scored 21 runs and hit two home runs.

The coach's take: She was a rock behind the plate and threw out almost a baserunner a game. She took charge of not only the pitcher but the entire infield. She leads by both giving out instructions and leading by example.

-- Kathy Galli, McCann Tech coach

Coaches' All-North team

Emily Koldys, Pittsfield, pitcher

Kelsey Bell, Taconic, catcher

Anna Sarabia, Taconic,first base

Jamie Downer, Wahconah, second base

Amanda Ely, Taconinc, shortstop

Tierney Crocker, Taconic, third base

Jenevieve Gavazzi, Drury, outfield

Jillian Campbell, Taconic, outfield

Rachel Voller, Mount Greylock, outfield

Kendal Frye, Mount Greylock, utility

Coaches' All-South Team

Caroline Tomkowicz, Hoosac Valley, pitcher

Kacey Sondrini, St. Joe, catcher

Natasha MacLeay, Mount Everett, first base

Brooke Moorehouse, Mount Everett, second base

Emily Coon, Mount Everett, shortstop

Kassandra Kazmierczak, Hoosac Valley, third base

Hannah Stansfield, Hoosac Valley, outfield

Alyssa Creamer, St. Joe, outfield

Aanisah Taylor, Monument Mountain, outfield

Nikki Laudon, Lee, catcher


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