Plano East senior pitcher Holly Kern and Hebron senior pitcher Heather Stearns were named first-team high school All-Americans in softball by MaxPreps. Forney junior shortstop Brooke McCarroll, Ennis junior catcher Riley Fira and Celina senior shortstop Shelby Carter were named to the second team.
Kern, a Texas signee, was SportsDay’s player of the year this season. She was 33-4 and hit .365 with 10 home runs and 47 RBIs to lead Plano East to the Class 5A state semifinals.
Stearns, a Baylor signee, was SportsDay’s pitcher of the year and was named the Gatorade Texas Softball Player of the Year. She was 18-9 with a 1.29 ERA and hit .413 with 15 home runs and 41 RBIs as Hebron reached the 5A Region I final before losing to Plano East.
McCarroll, who has committed to UT-San Antonio, was SportsDay’s offensive player of the year. She hit .392 with 52 RBIs and an area-leading 16 home runs as Forney made it to the 4A state semifinals.
Fira, who has committed to UT-Arlington, hit .482 with 15 home runs and an area-best 70 RBIs for 4A Region II finalist Ennis. She was a first-team all-area selection.
Carter, a Midwestern State signee, was a first-team all-area pick and was named the Texas Girls Coaches Association’s 3A-2A-1A state player of the year. She hit .470 with six home runs and 45 RBIs.
Four Broward softball standouts named MaxPreps All-Americans September 4th, 2011
Okay, so technically, the 2010-2011 school year is behind us. But this list was released while I was still out on leave, so I’m hoping you’ll indulge me and let me share a little bit of old news.
Four of Broward County’s top high school softball players were honored in June when they were named MaxPreps All-Americans. The site puts together two All-American lists, including, one for underclassmen. Broward had two players named to the first team of both lists.
Former American Heritage standout Bailey Castro and former Pembroke Pines Charter standout Dani Heichen were both named to the All-American team.
On the underclassman side, St. Thomas Aquinas’ Gwen Svekis and Heritage’s Gianna Arrizurieta were also named All-Americans.
To check out the full teams, click on the links below:
I know the high school sports world is heavy with football news this time of year, but three Broward County baseball players are currently enjoying the perks of being named All-Americans.
Archbishop McCarthy’s Nicholas Basto and Nick Travieso, along with Coral Springs’ Lewis Brinson were named Under-Armour All-Americans and this weekend, they’ll participate in the 2011 Under-Armour All-America Game. The game is set to take place Aug. 13 at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
Infielder Basto, pitcher Travieso, and outfielder Brinson, were three of just 36 players selected nationwide to compete in the game, which will be broadcast live nationally on MLB Network. First pitch is slated for 2 p.m. eastern.
For more details on the game and full profiles on all the participating players, click here for the Under-Armour All-America Baseball Game site.