Faith Bruce, Devyn Flaherty and Avery Goelz are Player of the Year finalists

SOFTBALL

COACH OF THE YEAR

T.J. GOELZ

Lakewood Ranch

• First-year coach guided the Mustangs to a district title. Lakewood Ranch was ranked first earlier this season in the Miracle Sports state softball rankings.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

FAITH BRUCE

Southeast High, sophomore

• Pitcher had a 12-5 record with five no-hitters, one perfect game and nine shutouts in 18 games with 134 strikeouts in 94 2/3 innings.

DEVYN FLAHERTY

Riverview High, junior

• Shortstop had a .508 average, .538 on-base percentage, .825 slugging percentage with 9 doubles, 4 triples, a home run, 27 runs batted in, 18 runs scored and 10 stolen bases. A Florida State University commit.

AVERY GOELZ

Lakewood Ranch High, sophomore

• First baseman had a .521 average, .585 on-base percentage, .930 slugging percentage, 4 home runs, 13 doubles, 2 triples, 26 runs batted in, 37 hits, 30 runs scored. Had a .987 fielding percentage. A University of Florida commit.

FIRST TEAM

MCKENZIE CLARK

Sarasota Christian, sophomore

• Shortstop/center fielder can play any position on the field. She led the team in on-base percentage, slugging percentage and was second in batting average. Has verbally committed to Clemson University.

CAMERON CORWELL

Southeast High, sophomore

• Shortstop had a .533 average with 23 runs batted in, 21 runs scored, 5 doubles, 5 triples, 4 home runs and 7 stolen bases in 7 attempts.

MORGAN CUMMINS

Lakewood Ranch High, senior

• Catcher had a .443 average, .447 on-base percentage, 10 doubles, 4 home runs, 27 runs batted in, a .983 fielding percentage, picked off 8 runners and threw out 4 attempting to steal. Signed to attend LSU.

BAILEY GROSSENBACHER

Lemon Bay High, sophomore

• Pitcher/center fielder had a .448 average, .579 on-base percentage, .914 slugging percentage with 4 doubles, 4 triples, 5 home runs, 18 runs batted in and 34 runs scored.

KAY HOLLAND

Venice High, junior

• Catcher had a .495 batting average, .585 on-base percentage with 6 doubles, 20 runs batted in and 7 runs scored.

SHAYLENE HOLT

Southeast High, senior

• Second baseman had a .549 batting average with 25 runs scored and 15 runs batted in and 9 stolen bases in 9 attempts.

LEXI JOHNS

Sarasota High, senior

• Shortstop had a .444 average, .506 on-base percentage with 20 runs scored and 10 stolen bases.

PAYTON KINNEY

Lakewood Ranch High, sophomore

• Pitcher had a 9-3 record with a 0.81 earned run average, allowing 45 hits, 13 walks and 8 earned runs with 91 strikeouts. Had a .358 average with a home run and 11 runs batted in as a hitter. Committed to attend UConn.

MADDIE LINDSLEY

Braden River High, sophomore

• Pitcher had a 9-3 record and 1.16 ERA with 67 strikeouts in 84 2/3 innings.

BROOKLYN LUCERO

Lakewood Ranch High, sophomore

• Pitcher/designated player had a .442 average with 12 runs batted in and a 5-1 record with a 2.00 ERA and 31 strikeouts and 2 walks in 35 innings as a pitcher. Committed to attend North Carolina State.

JOSIE MCCREA

Booker High, junior

• Pitcher/designated player had struck out 82 in 56 innings and has a. 545 average with a .658 on-base percentage with 9 runs batted in and 3 stolen bases.

JADE MOY

Braden River High, sophomore

• Shortstop had a .461 average and .487 on-base percentage with 10 doubles, 7 triples, 4 home runs, 28 runs scored and 27 runs batted in.

AMANDA O'CONNOR

Booker High, senior

• Had a .519 batting average, .658 on-base percentage with 13 stolen bases and 9 runs batted in.

KALI REIS

Braden River High, sophomore

• Second baseman had a .500 average and a .542 on-base percentage with two 7 doubles, 4 triples, 2 home runs, 27 runs scored, 21 runs batted in and 9 stolen bases.

KAYLEIGH ROPER

Venice High, freshman

• Third baseman had a .420 average, 4.65 on-base percentage with 4 doubles, 1 triple, 4 home runs and 17 runs batted in.

ANTONIA ROSA

Venice High, junior

• Center field had a .386 average, .435 on-base percentage with 7 runs batted in and 16 stolen bases in 17 attempts.

CLAUDIA SBASCHNIK

Saint Stephen’s, senior

• Shortstop/catcher had a .447 average, .587 slugging percentage and .983 fielding percentage with 14 runs scored and 12 runs batted in. Threw out 3 runners in 3 stolen base attempts.

HONORABLE MENTION

Lexi Albero, Sarasota

Christain Chandler, Lemon Bay

Taylor Currie, Riverview

Jada Emery, Braden River

Leanna Kelly, Lemon Bay

Maddie Koczersut, Lakewood Ranch

Becka Mellor, Venice

Faith Miller, Manatee

Jasmine Muldoon, Manatee

Gracie Mullett, Sarasota Christian

Tete Smith, Riverview

Courtney Stout, Braden River

Sierra Vander-Clay, Sarasota

Taylor Woodring, Lakewood Ranch

Amy Woodworth, Saint Stephen’s