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Sports

MEET THE HERALD-NEWS ALL-AREA SOFTBALL TEAM

Carly Alvers
Lincoln-Way Central, Fr., IF

Second-team all-stater in Class 4A and all-SWSC Red selection. Batted .473 with eight home runs, 40 RBIs and 25 runs with a .520 on-base percentage and a .912 slugging percentage.

Danielle Callahan
Lincoln-Way West, Sr., IF

First-team all-stater in Class 4A and all-SWSC Red selection. Repeats on Herald-News first team. Led the Warriors in average (.409), slugging percentage (.742), RBIs (33) and home runs (five). School’s career leader with 28 home runs also had a .500 on-base percentage.

Sarah Gersch
Joliet West, Sr., IF/OF

Third-team all-stater in Class 4A. Batted .391 with 39 runs, four home runs and 26 stolen bases. Also was an all-Southwest Prairie Conference selection.

Taylor Herschbach
Lockport, Sr., IF

Second-team all-stater in Class 4A. Batted .477 with 61 hits, 37 RBIs and 48 runs and an on-base percentage of .559 and a slugging percentage of .734.

Allison Jaquith
Lincoln-Way East, Sr., IF

Third-team all-stater in Class 4A and an all-SWSC Blue selection. Hit .443 with 22 RBIs and had a .477 on-base percentage and a .639 slugging percentage.

Jen Krizka
Joliet Catholic, Jr., C/IF

Second-team all-stater in Class 3A and an all-East Suburban Catholic Conference selection. Batted .452 with eight home runs, 45 RBIs and 24 runs.

Lex Leighton
Providence, Jr., OF

First-team all-stater in Class 3A and an all-GCAC selection. Batted .405 with 21 extra-base hits, 12 home runs, 42 RBIs, 36 runs and 14 stolen bases.

Tara McElligott
Lockport, Sr., IF

First-team all-stater in Class 4A, all-SWSC Blue selection and repeats on Herald-News first team. Batted .400 with 16 home runs, 50 RBIs, 45 runs and an on-base percentage of .493 and a slugging percentage of .918.

Ashley Platek
Lincoln-Way Central, Jr., P/IF

First-team all-stater in Class 4A and all-SWSC Red selection. Went 12-2 with a 1.25 ERA and 106 strikeouts. And hit .406 with 38 RBIs, 25 runs and a .634 slugging percentage.

Amberly Rodriguez
Plainfield East, Sr., OF

Second-team all-stater in Class 4A and all-SPC selection. Batted .439 with a .496 on-base percentage and had 35 runs, 15 RBIs and 16 stolen bases beside playing good defense.

Ryan Shaughnessy
Plainfield North, Jr., OF

Third-team all-stater in Class 4A and all-Southwest Prairie Conference selection. Batted .414 with 46 hits, 14 extra-base hits, 25 RBIs and 40 runs.

Taylor Shingler

Lockport, Sr., OF

Second-team all-stater in Class 4A and an all-SWSC Blue selection. Batted .539 with 62 hits, 42 runs, an on-base percentage of .551 and a .600 slugging percentage.

Lexi Siwek
Plainfield North, Sr., OF/IF

Second-team all-stater in Class 4A and an all-Southwest Prairie Conference pick. Batted .373 with 44 hits, 25 RBIs, 37 runs and 16 stolen bases.

Alex Storako
Lincoln-Way East, Sr., P

Repeats as Herald-News Player of the Year and all-area pick. First-team all-stater in Class 4A and an all-SWSC Blue selection. Went 20-2 and allowed 14 earned runs for an 0.76 ERA while striking out 255 in 1282/3 innings. Also hit .439 with five home runs, 31 RBIs, a .495 on-base percentage and a .780 slugging percentage.

Maddy Szymanski
Joliet Catholic, Sr., IF

Second-team all-stater in Class 3A and all-East Suburban Catholic Conference selection. Batted .482 with 45 RBIs and 39 runs.

Greta Thompson
Plainfield North, Sr., P/IF

First-team all-stater in Class 4A, co-Player of the Year in the Southwest Prairie Conference and repeats on Herald-News first team. Was 23-3 with 152 strikeouts and an 1.75 ERA. Also batted .318 with 35 hits and 24 RBIs.

Amanda Weyh
Lincoln-Way Central, Jr., P/OF

Second-team all-stater in Class 4A and an all-SWSC Red pick. Repeats on Herald-News first team. Was 7-2 with a 1.50 ERA and hit .482 with 32 RBIs with a .732 slugging percentage.

Taylor Young
Providence, Sr., IF

First-team all-stater in Class 3A and all-GCAC selection repeats on Herald-News first team. Batted .348 with 25 extra-base hits, 10 home runs, 27 RBIs and 34 runs.

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