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Softball: Lake County All-Area Team

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  • Jenny Behan

      Jenny Behan

  • Kelsey Borders

      Kelsey Borders

  • Jordyn Bowen

      Jordyn Bowen

  • Claire Brennan

      Claire Brennan

  • Ali Castriano

      Ali Castriano

  • Jenn Claussen

      Jenn Claussen

  • Jordyn Comitor

      Jordyn Comitor

  • Rachel DePouw

      Rachel DePouw

  • Jamie Dykstra

      Jamie Dykstra

  • Kathleen Felicelli

      Kathleen Felicelli

  • Jill Fox

      Jill Fox

  • Kristina Gandy

      Kristina Gandy

  • Alex Hemmer

      Alex Hemmer

  • Nicole Kruckman

      Nicole Kruckman

  • Megan Meline

      Megan Meline

  • Amber Mysliwiec

      Amber Mysliwiec

  • Kelly Neises

      Kelly Neises

  • Tayler Oberman

      Tayler Oberman

  • Katie Phillips

      Katie Phillips

  • Lexie Redmann

      Lexie Redmann

  • Amy Ricci

      Amy Ricci

  • Christina Sandstedt

      Christina Sandstedt

  • Maria Schroeder

      Maria Schroeder

  • Molly Smith

      Molly Smith

  • Sally Snarski

      Sally Snarski

  • Megan Sowa

      Megan Sowa


Jenny Behan Carmel Catholic

The No. 14 that she wears doesn't represent the freshman's age. She sure didn't play like it, either. "Jenny is one of the most polished and intelligent hitters for her age that I have seen," coach Jason Raymond said. "She has very few weaknesses as a hitter." All Behan did in her first season as a high school softball player was set single-season team records for batting average (. 437) and hits (56), despite playing 18 games in the what her coach called a "rugged" East Suburban Catholic Conference that produced five regional champions this year. Behan also played third base like a varsity veteran. "Defensively, she is so versatile, fundamental and effective," Raymond said. "She can play anywhere on the field with the exception of pitcher, and I would have complete confidence in her." Behan belted 8 homers, 12 doubles and 3 triples. She also had 39 RBI, 42 runs scored and 5 stolen bases. "There is no doubt that Jenny is one of the most physically talented players around, but what makes her so special is her passion for the game of softball," Raymond said. "She is a student of the game and is constantly learning how to make herself a better player."

Kelsey Borders Grayslake North

Grayslake North batting orders look better with Borders. The kid sister of former all-area player Carly, Kelsey crushes softballs too. In her third year as a varsity starter, the junior third baseman had her best season yet. She batted .458 (54 hits) with 17 doubles, 2 triples, 5 homers and 44 RBI for the Fox Valley Fox Division and Lakes sectional champions. In the Knights' regional-final win over Lakes at Antioch, she had 7 RBI thanks to her first grand slam, an RBI double and a 2-run double that ended the game in walk-off fashion. "When she comes up to bat, you know she's going to do damage," coach Molly Jones said. "You know she's going to hit the ball really hard. She's come up with a lot of crucial RBIs for us." Borders was just as impressive at the hot corner. "She plays great defense at third," Jones said. "She fields the bunt well, so she's really crucial in those situations. She's got a great arm, and she's got great range."

Jordyn Bowen Grayslake North

It doesn't matter if it's on a basketball court or softball infield, the athletic junior loves to play defense and get her nose dirty. Is it any wonder that her dad, Carmel Catholic boys basketball coach Tim Bowen, always has teams that play hard on defense? "She's got so much range, she's quick, and she's smart," coach Molly Jones said of her two-year starter. "Those are deadly." Bowen, who started at shortstop on varsity as a freshman for Grayslake Central, also sparked the Knights offensively. The lefty-hitting leadoff hitter was constantly getting on base and starting rallies. She hit .476 with 9 doubles, 5 triples and 26 RBI. She also had a .524 on-base percentage. "Jordyn sets the tone for us up to bat," Jones said. "Obviously she's a leadoff hitter, but she's a triple threat. She can slap, she can put the bunt down, and she can really hit for power."

Claire Brennan Grayslake Central

There might not be a female athlete at Grayslake Central who's hit more shots the last four years. Brennan has been hitting shots on the varsity softball diamond since her freshman year. She hit shots on the varsity basketball court for three straight winters. An all-area basketball player as a senior, she is a repeat selection on the all-area softball team after hitting .475 with 6 doubles, 1 triple and 4 homers. The athletic shortstop led the Rams in batting average, slugging (.750), home runs, stolen bases (5) and runs scored (20). "As a four-year starter, Claire's abilities on both defense and offense will greatly be missed next season," coach Abbey Tadelman said. "Claire is a very versatile player with the ability to play many different positions on defense. She played an excellent shortstop this season and continued to lead the team on offense as our No. 3 hitter. Claire led the team in almost every area offensively throughout her four years on the varsity team." Brennan will attend the University of Iowa as a student only.

Ali Castriano Stevenson

Talk about a "flex" player. An elite gymnast, the athletic senior showed off her physical flexibility in center field and on the base paths. Castriano, who placed fourth in the all-around at the state gymnastics meet last winter, made just 1 error in center field while hitting .357. Her 40 hits included 5 doubles and 2 triples. She also stole 5 bases and knocked in 18 runs. "She's another one of those real competitors," coach Larry Friedrichs said of the two-year starting outfielder. "I had four seniors that were real competitors this year." Friedrichs called Castriano a "great leader" and appreciated her "upbeat attitude" during a season in which the Patriots uncharacteristically lost more than they won. "You got to admire Ali for being as good as she is in two sports," Friedrichs said. "She spends a lot of time working on her winter sport. She's a great gymnast. She's a great kid." Castriano will attend the University of Wisconsin as a student only. "She's good at that, too," Friedrichs said.

Jenn Claussen Vernon Hills

An injury toward the end of her sophomore season on varsity robbed both her and her team. This spring, the junior third baseman/pitcher stayed healthy, and it paid off for both her and the Cougars, who won the North Suburban Prairie Division championship. The right-handed slugger batted .350 with 13 doubles, 4 triples, 2 homers, 27 RBI and 27 runs scored. She also slugged at a .620 clip. And when ace Megan Meline couldn't pitch at the beginning of the season due to a hamstring injury, Claussen assumed the role as the team's No. 1 pitcher. The Cougars barely missed a beat. She led the staff in wins (11) and innings pitched (114) and tied Meline for the team lead in strikeouts (119). "She showed a tremendous amount of growth in the circle this year," coach Steve Korney said. "Jenn figures to be a centerpiece in our lineup next year as a senior."

Jordyn Comitor Vernon Hills

Primarily the Cougars' designated player as a sophomore on varsity last year, she started in right field. Her swing has been right for a while. The lefty with the sweet swing batted .402 with 11 doubles, 1 homer, a team-leading 33 RBI, 29 runs scored and a team-best 13 walks. She posted a .474 on-base percentage and .546 slugging percentage. "She continued to shine as a hitter," coach Steve Korney said. "The timeliness of her hits was important. She had walk-off hits in a couple of games early in the season." Comitor also pitched intermittently for the Cougars and picked up a pair of wins.

Rachel DePouw Grant

When she wasn't "hurting" opponents with her bat or arm, she was hurting. The senior went relatively injury-free her first three varsity seasons, but bad luck caught up to her this spring. She sprained her left ankle early in the season, then twisted her right one. She strained her left calf muscle, then got spiked in her shin, and on and on it went. And she kept playing. And kept playing at a high level. She's an all-area pick for the third straight year after hitting .350 with 6 home runs -- several of them in late-inning situations with the game on the line -- and helped pitch the Bulldogs to 25 wins. She was voted team MVP. "She toughed it out," coach Mike Dolezal said of his four-year varsity starter. "She was a gamer. She gave everything she had. She was probably not 100 percent all year. ... That's tough playing when you're injured. She showed what she had. She was a big part of our success."

Jamie Dykstra Lakes

When her freshman year of softball rolled around three years ago, she took a pass. Less than two weeks later, she regretted it. Coach Bill Hamill accepted her, but told she'd have to spend two weeks on the freshman team. She did. "She was a leader on the freshman team," Hamill said. When the Eagles' varsity catcher got hurt that spring, Dykstra was promoted, and there she stayed. After missing her sophomore season with an ACL tear, she started at shortstop the last two seasons. She never stopped being a leader, often showing up to practices a half-hour before required. This season, she took her game to a new level. The senior belted 7 home runs, drove in 28 runs, hit .379 and slugged at a .683 clip. The busy shortstop also "commanded the infield," Hamill said, in posting a .987 fielding percentage. "I wish I had a hundred of her," Hamill said. "She's going to be one piece that I severely miss." Dykstra, who scored a 32 on her ACT, will attend the University of Notre Dame as a student only.

Kathleen Felicelli Carmel Catholic

Think her 12-homer season is rare? This is rarer, more special: As a sophomore this school year, Felicelli played three varsity sports -- and excelled at each of them. "She is a throwback to the days of old," coach Jason Raymond said of the tennis/basketball/softball player. "I could only imagine what kind of player she would be if she specialized. But that is not who she is. Kathleen is a fierce competitor, no matter which sport she is playing. She expects excellence in herself and her teams." The athletic shortstop headed into the Corsairs' sectional final with offensive numbers that included a .405 batting average, the dozen home runs (a school record), 9 doubles, 3 triples, 46 runs scored, 43 RBI and 10 stolen bases. She was Carmel's lone selection to the All-East Suburban Catholic Conference team. "Kathleen is your classic five-tool player," Raymond said. "She slugs for power, hits for average, provides run production, is ultra fast and athletic, and has a hose for an arm at shortstop. I have never seen Kathleen let up in anything. Her tenacity is admirable."

Jill Fox Warren

The Blue Devils' Fox was dogged in her effort. Which helped, considering the 5-foot-2 junior shortstop battled injuries to her groin and hip during the season. She, indeed, played big. She batted .375 with a .543 on-base percentage, and her 48 hits included 11 doubles. She also had 24 RBI and 6 stolen bases, and hit .490 with runners in scoring position. Defensively, she captained the infield and showed great range and awareness for the North Suburban Conference champs. She tied a school record with 7 assists in one game. "Jill covers so much ground at shortstop," coach Carri McGahan said of her second-year varsity starter. "Jill gives Sarah Clauser (2010 graduate) a run for her money as the best shortstop Warren has ever seen. Her arm strength has improved this year, and Jill became much more of a disciplined, consistent hitter for us this season. She routinely hit at the No. 2 spot all season because she could effectively lay down bunts or advance the runner with her hits up the middle or in the gap."

Kristi Gandy Grayslake North

She's set the bar. The next great softball player that comes through Grayslake North will inevitably be compared to the senior. Gandy started four years on varsity for a program that just completed its sixth season and reached heights it never had previously. She hit and pitched the Knights to their first Fox Valley Fox Division championship, a school-record 25 wins and their first supersectional berth. She hit .547 with 9 homers, 12 doubles, 1 triple and 59 RBI. She also posted a 1.08 ERA, striking out 213 batters in 155 innings. She is the captain of the Lake County All-Area team, the first time a Grayslake North player has received the honor. "She's the whole package," coach Molly Jones said. "She's not just a pitcher. She can play first base. She can obviously hit extremely well. And being a four-year varsity starter, it's really helped her build that confidence. Her teammates, whether they're seniors or not, look up to her. She's got one of the best bats in the league. I'm really proud of how she's stepped up on the mound." Gandy will play next for Lake Forest College.

Alex Hemmer Mundelein

Hammerin' Hemmer homered. Twice. In one game. But then, Mundelein opponents knew long before the senior catcher's 2-homer, 8-RBI game against Libertyville in the Carmel regional semifinals that she could hit. The three-year varsity starter put together her most productive season this spring, both at the plate and behind it. Hemmer hit .434 with 7 home runs, 9 doubles and 42 RBI. She posted a .717 slugging percentage and an OPS (on-base percentage plus slugging) of 1.186. Defensively, the team's lone senior threw out 13-of-15 runners attempting to steal on her. "We're losing a big senior," coach Brett Wilhelm said. "She calls pitches. She does a lot of things behind the scenes. (She provides) leadership. It's going to be tough to fill Alex Hemmer's shoes, just because she's been so vital to Mundelein for the last four years." Hemmer will continue her softball career at Lake Forest College.

Nicole Kruckman Libertyville

Her 6-foot frame came in handy on the basketball court when defending the paint. Her height also helped on the diamond when patrolling first base. Talent and work ethic went a long way for the senior, too, mind you. " 'Kruck' was just a rock at first base," coach Elissa Wisniewski said. "Anything that got thrown over there, you knew no matter where it was, 'Kruck' was going to catch it. She made some big-time picks and big-time plays for us by stopping balls." When she batted, Kruckman hit balls hard. She posted a .453 batting average and .525 on-base percentage. Her 48 hits included 8 doubles and a pair of home runs. She even stole 14 bases, while being caught only once, and scored 37 runs. A two-time all-area choice, she was an all-area player in basketball, as well, and plans to play the latter sport at North Park University. "She's one of those unbelievable leaders by example," Wisniewski said. "She's one of those kids who's the first to show up every day, the last to leave every day. She just puts in 110 percent effort."

Megan Meline Vernon Hills

A hamstring injury suffered before the season kept the veteran ace off the pitching rubber, limited her to first-base and hitting duties, and provided the speedy senior a new nickname -- "The Limping Gazelle." By season's end, the four-year varsity veteran was back to full-speed. "Megan finished strong," coach Steve Korney said. The four-year varsity ace allowed only 16 earned runs in 86 innings, good for a 1.30 ERA. She tied for the team lead in strikeouts with 119. She also led the squad in batting average (.426) and home runs (3), knocked in 21 runs, pounded 6 doubles and 3 triples, slugged at a .634 clip and posted an OPS (on-base plus slugging) of 1.086. A three-time all-area pick, she will attend the University of Illinois as a student only. Said Korney: "She graduates as one of the top producing softball players in VHHS history."

Amber Mysliwiec Antioch

She left her mark. In a late-season home game at McMillen Field, the senior slugged a home run that coach Anthony Rocco said traveled an estimated 330 feet to left field. The softball flew so far that it landed in the tennis courts. What a racket. Antioch plans to put up a sign in the area where the ball landed. "Amber is the most talented player I ever coached," Rocco said. "Her arm intimidated other teams from stealing. If I could describe Amber's swing, it would be an insult to say it was aggressive. It was more controlled rage. Every hit was so hard. I don't think I will ever see a hit like the one she hit onto the tennis courts at McMillen. It was something special." Mysliwiec had a special career at Antioch, starting the last three springs at catcher for the varsity after earning a late-season call-up during her freshman year and contributing during the postseason for a talented club. As a sophomore, she started for a Sequoits team that placed third in the state in Class 3A. This season, she finished the regular season by hitting an incredible .586 with 12 doubles, 2 triples, 4 homers, 37 RBI and 31 runs scored. She posted a .644 on-base percentage and .960 slugging percentage, while striking out just four times. Few players brought more energy and passion to the field. "Amber was a true leader on and off the field," Rocco said. "She was the one girl you could count on getting the team fired up and took many of our freshmen who played varsity under her wing. She also led by example by never being afraid or nervous and was hardworking in practice." A repeat all-area selection, Mysliwiec will continue her softball career at Judson University.

Kelly Neises Lake Zurich

She hit, started rallies, ran the bases, showed off range in center field, led. The nicest thing about Neises? Nice kid. "Both on and off the field, Kelly is a model for how athletes should conduct themselves," coach Michaela Towne said. "She was a coach's dream." A three-year varsity player and repeat all-area choice, the senior could slap with the best of them. She hit .370 (44 hits) with a .406 on-base percentage, 34 runs scored and 10 stolen bases. She also boasted a .913 fielding percentage. "She has always been an asset offensively and defensively, but this year really showed us how valuable her leadership skills were," Towne said. "She worked extremely hard in the off-season in order to come back from a season-ending ankle injury last year. As one of three captains, Kelly's leadership was vital to our team. Others looked to her to get rallies going offensively and to lead by example -- which she always did."

Tayler Oberman Libertyville

Oberman was oh-so good in her rookie year on varsity. She assumed two important positions -- shortstop and leadoff hitter -- and flourished. She hit .448 with her 52 hits including 12 doubles, 7 triples and 2 homers. She stole 16 bases in 18 attempts, knocked in 16 runs and struck out only six times. She also posted a .488 on-base percentage. "She was phenomenal leading off for us," coach Elissa Wisniewski said. "We could always count on her to set the table, be aggressive at the plate and on the bases, and make things happen for us." Better yet for the Wildcats, Oberman demonstrated maturity and a passion for the game. "She was a fantastic leader by example," Wisniewski said. "She was a huge ball of energy, was always ready to work and was always trying to improve."

Katie Phillips Antioch

Oh, dear. She couldn't be Olivia Duehr. No one could replace maybe the best player in Antioch softball history. So Katie Phillips chose to be Katie Phillips. And she did AO-K(atie). "Going into the season after three years of Olivia, she had big shoes to fill," coach Anthony Rocco said. "One thing the two of us agreed on was that she has to be her own person as a pitcher. She did that well this season and even surprised both of us." The junior, a varsity veteran who started in center field last year while serving as the No. 2 pitcher behind Duehr, won 15 games in the circle and averaged 7 strikeouts per a game. She also raked at the plate, hitting .402 with 11 doubles, 2 homers, 32 RBI and 23 runs scored. "Katie also did an outstanding job at the plate for us as a power hitter," Rocco said. "In the beginning of the season against top schools like Barrington, Cary-Grove, Prairie Ridge and Schaumburg, she was the one powering the offense. Having her one more year after getting a full season as our No. 1 (pitcher) is going to be scary for us next year."

Lexie Redmann Wauconda

A ready Redmann led to a red-hot start for the junior. "Just an incredibly hard, off-season worker," coach Tim Rennels said. "She set some goals last year and came out firing. She exploded out of the gate. She had a long run over .400 (batting average)." Redmann finished with a .341 batting average and led the Bulldogs in most offensive categories. Her 33 hits included 3 home runs. She also scored 25 runs, stole 6 bases and posted a .526 on-base percentage. After being primarily a reserve player on varsity as a sophomore last spring, she usually started in center field or pitched. Besides often being the Bulldogs' toughest out, she won 5 games in the circle and led the staff in strikeouts. "Lexie is an athlete," Rennels said. "We feel we can play her anywhere."

Amy Ricci Warren

On a talented squad that won the North Suburban Conference championship, won 31 games and featured two other all-area picks in center fielder Megan Sowa and shortstop Jill Fox, it was the junior first baseman who received recognition as team MVP, an honor that was "well deserved," coach Carri McGahan said. Ricci's .366 batting average didn't lead the team, nor did her 30 RBI, 6 doubles or 2 home runs, but the left-handed hitter was without question productive in her first year on varsity. She batted .431 with runners in scoring position. "Amy made a tremendous statement in the NSC," McGahan said. "Her swing is one of the most powerful swings I've seen, and she crushes the ball when she gets a hold of it. She routinely hit in our No. 3 spot for the duration of our season because we knew Amy would advance or score runners as necessary." Ricci was a vacuum at first, reading the ball well, McGahan said, scooping throws and securing outs.

Christina Sandstedt Lake Zurich

The graduation of two-time all-area catcher Paige Goldberg left a glaring hole behind the plate. Sandstedt stepped up to it. In her first year as a starter, the senior delivered with both offense and defense -- and leadership. She hit .369 with 7 doubles, 2 homers and 36 RBI. She did not make an error in 219 innings. "She knows what it is to be an athlete and compete," coach Michaela Towne said of the captain, who played basketball in the winter. "She was always striving to improve and get better every day of the season. It didn't matter that she was a senior, or it was the end of May and she was about to graduate. She really stepped up as a leader this year as one of our three captains. She could always be counted on to get a timely hit, talk to a teammate when they were down, or come out early to practice to get in some extra BP. She was definitely a role model for the younger girls on our team and in our program." Sandstedt will be attending Wheaton College in the fall and playing softball.

Maria Schroeder Lake Zurich

The happy-go-lucky sophomore doesn't wear collars. Not the "0-fors," anyway. Coach Michaela Towne calls her third baseman the "epitome of consistency," and it's no wonder. In the 35 games she played in, Schroeder hit safely in 32 of them, ending the season with a 23-game hitting streak. She batted a robust .474, with a .512 on-base percentage, 672 slugging percentage, 12 doubles, 4 triples, 1 homer, 26 RBI, 34 runs scored and 19 stolen bases. She struck out only three times, while racking up 55 hits. Defensively, she made only 1 error in 222 innings. "She's so reliable in all aspects of the game," Towne said of her repeat all-area selection. "She also plays with a swag that I love. She can come up to the plate dancing and singing, but still have the focus to get a hit and probably steal a base or two in that inning. Maria is also an extremely hard worker. She doesn't know how to give less than 100 percent. Whether it's in practice or in a game, she's always hustling, diving and treating that day like it's a championship game."

Molly Smith Grant

Good golly, Miss Molly. What a final month-plus of the season. "Her second half of the season, I bet she hit .600," coach Mike Dolezal said of his leadoff hitter. "She was on fire. ... She was a big part of our success." A four-year varsity starter who manned second base the last three springs, she served as a captain this season and helped the Bulldogs to 25 wins. She posted a .401 batting average with 10 doubles and, defensively, handled everything her way. Her twin, Amber, was the Bulldogs' starting catcher. "Defensively, she was real strong," Dolezal said of Molly. "She kept us strong up the middle."

Sally Snarski Carmel Catholic

On a scale of 1-10 for power consistency, give her a 10: 10 homers last year, 10 this year. Sally Snarski, the teammate: a perfect 10. "Sally is such a great person, teammate and leader," coach Jason Raymond said of his senior first baseman/captain, who helped the Corsairs advance to a sectional final. "Her teammates have all loved taking the diamond with her. When Sally took the field, she was able to compete with a balance of intensity and fun. She had a calming effect on the team with her quiet confidence and fun-loving demeanor. A four-year varsity player, she is a repeat all-area selection. After the Corsairs' sectional-semifinal win, besides the 10 long balls, her offensive numbers included a .423 batting average, 5 doubles, 1 triple, 43 RBI and a team-best .496 on-base percentage. Note her team-leading 17 walks, too. She was an All-East Suburban Catholic Conference choice as a junior. "One of the biggest differences I saw this year was the respect that Sally commanded during conference games," Raymond said. "There was a lot of pitching around her in the lineup from conference foes. ... She has made herself into a more patient hitter and was more selective at the plate this year." Snarski plans to continue her softball career at the College of Lake County.

Megan Sowa Warren

The record setter set the table in a record-breaking season for the Blue Devils. All the junior center fielder/leadoff hitter did was establish single-season school records for hits (65), consecutive hits (14), at-bats (140) and runs scored (55). Her 8 home runs, one of which was a grand slam, tied the school mark. So, if you think the lefty leadoff hitter is a slapper, think again. She showed power to all fields. "She has been a consistent hitter her entire high school career here at Warren," coach Carri McGahan said of the repeat all-area selection. "She puts the ball in play, yet can hit for power. Megan was our leadoff hitter for the duration of our season because she routinely got on base, and our (Nos.) 2, 3 or 4 hitter usually advanced her or scored her. She reads the ball aggressively as a base runner and takes extra bases when they are open." Sowa, who served as a captain in helping the Blue Devils post a school-record 31 wins, finished with a .464 batting average, .829 slugging percentage and .564 on-base percentage. Her power numbers also included 13 doubles and 7 triples. She swiped 7 bases. too. "To all college coaches out there," McGahan said, "she is the real deal."

All-area roster

Player School Yr. Pos.

Jenny Behan Carmel Catholic Fr. 3B

Kelsey Borders Grayslake North Jr. 3B

Jordyn Bowen Grayslake North Jr. SS

Claire Brennan Grayslake Central Sr. SS

Ali Castriano Stevenson Sr. OF

Jenn Claussen Vernon Hills Jr. 3B/P

Jordyn Comitor Vernon Hills Jr. RF

Rachel DePouw Grant Sr. P/1B

Jamie Dykstra Lakes Sr. SS

Kathleen Felicelli Carmel Catholic So. SS

Jill Fox Warren Jr. SS

*Kristi Gandy Grayslake North Sr. P/1B

Alex Hemmer Mundelein Sr. C

Nicole Kruckman Libertyville Sr. 1B/C

Megan Meline Vernon Hills Sr. P

Amber Mysliwiec Antioch Sr. C

Kelly Neises Lake Zurich Sr. CF

Tayler Oberman Libertyville So. OF

Katie Phillips Antioch Jr. P

Lexie Redmann Wauconda Jr. OF/P

Amy Ricci Warren Jr. 1B

Christina Sandstedt Lake Zurich Sr. C

Maria Schroeder Lake Zurich So. 3B

Molly Smith Grant Sr. 2B

Sally Snarski Carmel Catholic Sr. 1B

Megan Sowa Warren Jr. CF

*Honorary captain

Honorable mention

Amy Abel (Carmel Catholic So. 2B), Anna Balch (Warren Jr. 3B/DP), Sam Belletini (Warren Jr. C), Sara Braden (Lakes Sr. 1B), Kati Brew (Grayslake Central Sr. CF), Kaela Bryant (Lakes Jr. 2B), Jessica Demski (Warren Sr. P), Kelley Dodge (Carmel Catholic Sr. CF), Sami Freibrun (Vernon Hills Sr. C), Margaret Haws (Libertyville Jr. OF), Emily Holub (Wauconda Jr. OF), Tayler Janda (Grayslake Central Sr. P), Calley Kaluzny (Libertyville Sr. 3B), Katie Keefe (Antioch Jr. 1B), Alex Kinnamon (Wauconda Jr. 3B/C), Sarah Kuligowski (Grayslake Central Sr. C), Nikki Livengood (Grayslake North So. DP/P/1B), Kelly Majewski (Warren Jr. OF), Shannon McPeek (Lake Zurich Sr. P), Meghan Milewski (Lakes Jr. C), Hailey Morelli (Mundelein Jr. OF), Carlee Parsons (Lake Zurich So. IF), Mallory Parsons (Lake Zurich So. 1B), Jessica Pedersen (Antioch Fr. SS), Chloe Peterson (Mundelein Jr. OF), Kristin Pierce (Round Lake So. 1B/OF), Kaylene Ressler (Antioch Jr. 3B), Jamie Reiser (Grant So. 1B), Caily Rubenstein (Stevenson Sr. OF), Amber Smith (Grant Sr. C), Brooke Tracy (Grayslake North Sr. C), Jana Wagner (Warren So. P), Lexi Yonkovic (Stevenson So. C)

Captains honor roll

2002 -- Rachel Cleaveland (Mundelein P) and Elissa Wisniewski (Stevenson P)

2003 -- Megan Hinck (Lake Zurich P)

2004 -- Kristyn Castonzo (Lake Zurich C)

2005 -- Lea Corcoran (Grayslake P)

2006 -- Alex Vikartofsky (Stevenson P)

2007 -- Kariann Hill (Grant 2B)

2008 -- Katie Buczynski (Lake Zurich P)

2009 -- Olivia Duehr (Antioch P)

2010 -- Megan Mattera (Lake Zurich P)

2011 -- Olivia Duehr (Antioch P) and Megan Mattera (Lake Zurich P)

2012 -- Kristi Gandy (Grayslake North P/1B)

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