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Liz Anonucci
 

Liz Anonucci

Liz Antonucci is a recent graduate of St. John the Baptist High School in West Islip, NY.  She was a three year starting right-fielder on her Varsity Softball Team.  During her Junior and Senior year she received the All-Academic Award and also received one of the All League Awards.  In her senior year she received the Coaches’ Award. Liz started playing softball when she was 8 years old and started playing outfield when she was 10 years old.  Liz has always played for the Long Island Hurricanes travel softball team.  She has maintained a 100.28 GPA while taking many AP and college level courses.  She was part of the National Honor Society, Math Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and English Honor Society.  She was also a Retreat Leader and a Big Sister at St. John’s.  She has volunteered in the Nesconset Library Buddy Program, at the Nesconset Nursing Home and at Excel Physical Therapy office and TLC Physical Therapy.  She has helped coach the 14u Long Island Hurricanes softball team for the past two years.  Liz will be attending Widener University in the fall where she was recruited to play on their D3 softball team while pursing a doctorate in Physical Therapy.  


Kali Ball  

Kali Ball

Kali (Kay-lee) “Gator” is entering her senior year at Hood College, in Frederick, MD, where she plays shortstop for the Hood Blazers, and graduated in 2010 from Greencastle-Antrim High School in Pennsylvania where she played softball for the Blue Devils. While playing for the Blue Devils, she was named 2-time 1st Team All Conference and 2nd Team Public Opinion Softball All-Star. She was an honor role student, part of the Big Buddy Program, Environmental Club and Peer Tutors. While in college, Kali has made the Dean’s List multiple semesters throughout her years at Hood, including both semesters from last year. Kali also has a cumulative GPA of 3.44 currently, and was named to the MAC Spring Academic Honor Roll two consecutive years. While at Hood, Kali enjoys softball, is a member of the Best Buddies program and Habitat for Humanity, a member of Alpha Lamba Delta honor society group, and involved with the Student Education Association. Kali is employed over summer break at Greencastle Learning Center daycare where she is a classroom teacher in the school-age room with children ages 6-12 through the week. Throughout summer, Kali enjoyed volunteering at a therapeutic horseback riding center for challenged rider of all ages. She enjoys hunting, staying very busy with friends and family, cleaning, heading to Nashville once a year, and drinking coffee on the deck


Mackenzie Cronin
 

Mackenzie Cronin

Mackenzie is a 2012 graduate from Binghamton High School in New York and a member of the 18U STPS Ponies travel softball team. Mackenzie played both varsity volleyball and varsity softball for 3 years, receiving All- Conference, All-Tournament and MVP selections. She was varsity softball captain and an awarded scholar athlete/academic all-star in both sports. In high school Mackenzie was a member of National Honor Society, Math Honor Society, French Club and Student Government, as well as making High Honor Roll all four years. Mackenzie has volunteered her time as a tutor, Special Olympics coach, softball coach and Raise Money for Haiti Co-Chair. Mackenzie graduated high school a Full International Baccalaureate Diploma student, in the top 4% of her class. She will attend Siena College in the fall where she will major in Biology with pre-medical intent and be a member of the softball team.


Amie DeFeo

Amie DeFeo

Amie is a rising sophomore at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA and a graduate of Newton High School in Newton, NJ. Amie is majoring in Environmental Science and Early Childhood Education and made the Dean’s List both fall and spring semesters. As a freshman, Amie played outfield for the Muhlenberg Mules, and helped the team set the school record for all sports at Muhlenberg in wins (31) as they finished first in league play. Off the field, Amie is a part of the Student Athlete Mentors group on campus as well as ENACT, the environmental action team, and Muhlenberg’s Education Society. Amie was a 4 year Varsity starting outfielder at Newton High School and earned First Team All-Conference Honors, as well as the Offensive Player of the Year for her high school team in both her junior and senior years.


Madilyn Emenheiser
 

Madilyn Emenheiser

Madilyn Emenheiser recently graduated from Donegal High School where she played softball and tennis, as well as being a member of the marching band, jazz band, performing arts club, varsity club, key club, and quiz bowl team. In softball she was four time all-section, three time all league, and two time first team all-state. She was a four year starter and two year captain. She was also a member of the National Honors Society and Tri-M music honors society. She volunteers at LCBC church and as a puppy raiser for the Seeing Eye.  She will attend Carleton College next year where she will play softball for the Knights.


Taylor Ewing
 

Taylor Ewing

Taylor is a recent graduate from North Dorchester High School. She graduated being a Maryland Scholar student, having academic, general, and math honors. She received the Scholastic Merit Award by graduating in the top 5% of her class. Taylor was inducted into the National Honor Society her junior year and was a 4 year member in Student Government and Key Club. She played 4 years of varsity softball and field hockey where she was a captain her senior year. Taylor was awarded the offensive MVP by leading her team with the highest batting average. She played 4 years with the Delaware Storm. In the fall, Taylor plans to attend Goldey-Beacom College to major in accounting and play softball for the lightning


Jamie Fesinstine
 

Jamie Fesinstine

Jamie Fesinstine just graduated from West Morris Central High School in Long Valley, NJ. She was the starting pitcher for her junior and senior years and was a captain in her senior year. She was First Team All-Conference in 2012 and 2013, Third Team All-County in 2012, First Team All-County in 2013, and Second Team All-State in 2013. In her senior year she struck out 221 batters, earning her the 17th most strikeouts in the state. She finished her high school career with 417 strikeouts in 2 years. Jamie was in National Honors Society and French Honors Society and was invited into the Honors Program at Susquehanna University where she will study to be a French teacher while playing softball there as well.


Kelly Graham
 

Kelly Graham

Kelly is currently a student at SUNY Oneonta in Oneonta, New York. She is a member of the softball team and made the Dean's List her first two semesters in college. Kelly is majoring in meteorology, with intentions of also majoring in mathematics. This past spring, she made the SUNYAC All-Academic Team for SUNY Oneonta. Kelly graduated from Moore Catholic High School in 2012. During her time there, she was a four year student athlete, and was also very active in student affairs. In her junior year, she was the winning pitcher in the Archdiocesan Championship, and also competed in the CHSAA state tournament that same year. Kelly is very active in volunteer work. In 2012, she was part of a team that went to Guatemala and served in Potter's House Association, a Christian organization that builds homes for families living in the Guatemala City garbage dump. Kelly also took part in Hurricane Sandy relief efforts during the Thanksgiving holiday.


Kelly Graham
 

Logan Green

Logan is a recent graduate of Laurel High School in Delaware.  Logan was a four year member of the varsity softball team where she was the starting pitcher for the last three years and a two year captain. During this time Logan has made the Henlopen Conference team, All State team, Blue-Gold team, and the Carpenter Cup team.  Logan has been featured as the Athlete of the Week in the Laurel Star for playing softball her sophomore year through her senior year.  During her senior year she was also named as the Softball Player of the Year for the Daily Times.  Logan pitched seven shut outs this season and finished up this year with an E.R.A. of only 0.598.  Logan has struck out 345 batters during her high school career and has hit over .300 in all four years of varsity competition.  Logan finished in the top 3 career leaders at Laurel High School in hits, doubles, homeruns, total bases, and extra base hits.  The highlight of Logan’s high school career as a softball player was leading her team to their first DIAA Division I Softball State Championship.


Abby Jeffries
 

Abigail Jeffries

Abby just graduated from Warren Hills Regional High School in Washington, NJ. She played center field her freshman year and finished up junior and senior year playing first base. She was unable to play during her sophomore year due to an ACL injury. During her high school career Abby was a three-time MVP, a three-time 1st Team All-Conference recipient, and a three-time 1St team All-Area recipient. She also was a two-time first team All-West Jersey recipient. Abby also holds the career and single season Homeruns and doubles records at her school. Abby also played varsity basketball and volleyball up until her injury and was MVP and 2nd Team All-Conference for volleyball. Abby was senior class representative for Student Council, director of SADD Day, a peer leader, member of the school’s Middle States Committee, and also a member of National Honors Society. Abby’s true passion is softball and she will continue that in the fall as she plays for Moravian College. She will be majoring in Early Childhood Education


Anna Jensen
 

Anna Jensen

Anna Jensen is a recent graduate of Dulaney High School in Timonium, MD. A four-year varsity starter and two-time MVP for the Dulaney Lions softball team, Anna played nearly every position on the field, earning All-Division for her role as catcher in her senior year. She has played for the Maryland Black Ice for the past four years. Off the diamond, Anna participated in a wide range of extracurricular activities—she was editor-in-chief of her school’s newspaper, an anchor on the morning video announcements, captain of the “It’s Academic!” team, a published writer in the school’s literary magazine, a GOTV volunteer, a twelve year swim team veteran with records in backstroke and freestyle relay, a peer tutor, a member of the Honor Roll, and a National AP Scholar with Distinction. And this summer, she earned her black belt in kung fu. Anna will attend Swarthmore College in the fall 2013. She plans to major in history/pre-law and play outfield for the Garnet.


Kaitlyn Kallert
 

Kaitlyn Kallert

Kaitlyn is a recent graduate of Passaic Valley High School in Little Falls NJ.   She graduated with honors and a 3.8 GPA . She was a member and Vice President of the National Honor Society, as well as a member of the Passaic Valley Honor Society and World History Honor Society.  She also served as her Senior Class Historian.  While in high school Kaitlyn was an active member of the Student Senate, Varsity Club and President of “Girls Show” an event created by the Girls Athletic Association in the 1940’s to promote females in athletics.  During her junior year Kaitlyn discovered her passion for communications and video production and was the recipient of a 2013 MSG Varsity Scholarship for her accomplishments in broadcasting.    Kaitlyn was happy to be chosen as a member of “Heroes and Cool Kids”. She was a 4 year Varsity starting pitcher and team captain her  Senior year.  Her Junior and Senior year she was named 3rd team all group 3 NJ State.  She was also named  First Team all Passaic County, First Team All-Big North Conference and First Team All-Area her Sophomore, Junior and Senior years and Second Team All-County, Conference and Area her Freshman Year as well as a 4 time Athlete of the Week Honoree. Kaitlyn has been playing club softball for six years and credits her club softball team the NJ Heist and her coach, Sergio Rodriguez for helping her achieve her  dream of playing softball  at Rider University this fall where she will pursue a degree in Communications


Shelby Lipson
 

Shelby Lipson

Shelby Lipson graduated this year from East Brunswick High School. Shelby was a 4-year varsity softball player at EBHS and was captain in her senior year.  She received the Outstanding Defensive Player Award and was named to All County Teams.  At EBHS, Shelby was an honors student with a 4.2 GPA.  She received the Wallenberg Foundation of NJ Distinguished Honoree Award for her volunteer efforts in New Orleans. She founded Project Reduce to help victims of Hurricane Sandy reduce their energy costs while helping the environment.  She will be attending Tufts University hoping to major in International Relations and is looking forward to playing softball for the NCAA DIII College Softball World Series Championship team


Stephanie Mancuso
 

Stephanie Mancuso

Stephanie is a 2013 graduate of Bloomfield High School in Bloomfield, NJ. She has been playing softball for nine years and will be continuing my educational and softball careers for the next four years at Alvernia University where she will major in Occupational Therapy. She was a four year varsity softball player and a two year varsity volleyball player. She was a four year scholar athlete and 2013 Bengal Pride recipient and was named All Area DH in 2011, All Area Honorable Mention in 2012 and First team all conference and third team all county in 2013. Staphanie was an active key club member and plan on devoting the rest of my life to helping people as an Occupational Therapy.


Amanda Marakovitz
 

Amanda Marakovitz

Amanda recently graduated from Clifton High School in Clifton, New Jersey. She was a four year starting player (pitcher/first baseman/designated hitter) and team captain while on her Varsity Softball Team. She was named Rookie of the Year, Most Versatile, Offensive Player of the Year and MVP throughout her high school career while also receiving All League and All County Honors each year. She was named Clifton High School Female Athlete of the Year in her senior year.   She also played basketball for four years (varsity three years) and volleyball for three years (varsity two years), receiving additional league and county honors.   Academically, Amanda earned a 3.8 GPA, was a member of the National Honor Society, received Distinguished Honors all four years of high school and graduated in the top 7% of her class.   She is an active volunteer and captain of “Amanda’s Dream Team” which participates in the Parents of Autistic Children’s Annual Walk For A Difference for the past five years and is also a volunteer in Clifton’s Extended School Year Program. Currently a co-captain with the Clifton Cobras travel team for two years, Amanda also played with the Wayne Wildcats Extreme organization for three years and Clifton Chaos for four years. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family as well as volunteering at youth softball clinics or with special needs.


Rebekah Notte
 

Rebekah Notte

Rebekah (Becky) Notte, a 2012 graduate of Caravel Academy in Bear, DE, is entering her sophomore year at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, PA.  She is currently majoring in Early Elementary and Special Education.  During her freshman season with the Falcons, Becky led the team in hits and RBIS, 53 and 38 respectively.   As a catcher, she appeared in all but one game, with 143 putouts and a .983 fielding percentage.  Becky also earned a spot on the Second Team All-Commonwealth Conference as well as a place on the third team NFCA All-Region.  Academically, Becky finished her freshman year with a 3.97 GPA and was placed on the Dean’s list.  She also volunteered with the Special Olympics through Messiah College. 


Giana Panariello
 

Giana Panariello

Giana is a 2013 graduate from Bay Shore High School in Long Island, New York.  There, she was actively involved in several clubs including Athletes Helping Athletes, Peer Support Help,  and National Honor Society.  She is an avid participant in the classroom as she graduated ranked 5th in her class of 480 students.  Giana was also heavily involved with the athletic community, being a starter on the varsity softball team since 8th grade.  She has earned All-League, All-Division, All-County, All-Long Island, and Academic All-American honors over the years and helped her team to four county championship appearances, two county championships, a Long Island Championship, and a New York State Championship.  She is also a two-year captain, voted by her coaches and teammates.  Giana will be attending Harvard University in the fall where she will play softball for the Crimson


Calli Pastor
 

Calli Pastor

Calli recently graduated with honors from Big Spring High School in Newville, PA. She has been an active student athlete participating in the Dawg Pound Club, Graphics Club, Video Production Club in addition to serving as Vice-President of the National Honor Society volunteering her time with many Special Olympics events. She has been an active member of the Cumberland County 4-H Swine Club for nine years raising & showing market goats & hogs. Furthermore, she has served as an altar server for Our Lady of Visitation Catholic Church as well as numerous other community service activities. Calli has been playing travel softball for seven years currently playing for the Central PA Krunch Gold Team. Calli was a four-year varsity softball player, four-year varsity field hockey player, and two-year varsity swimmer for the Big Spring Bulldogs. Serving as the starting softball pitcher for four years, Calli has earned numerous athletic awards including team captain, team MVP (two years), Mid Penn First Team (four years), Sentinel News First Team (four years), Patriot News Big 11 (three years), Patriot News All Underclassmen Team (one year), PA All State Softball Team Honorable Mention (two years), Mid Penn Colonial Division Champions 2010, Mid Penn Colonial Division Co-Champions 2011, WGAL Channel 8 Athlete of the Week March 2012, Sentinel News Softball Player of the Year (two years) and Big Spring High School Outstanding Female Athlete 2012. The highlight of her high school career was leading her high school team to the school’s first PIAA AAA state softball championship in school history in June 2012. Calli will be attending Guilford College, Greensboro, NC, to major in Biology/Geology as well as play on the Quaker softball team.


Jodie Powell
 

Jodie Powell

Jodie just graduated from Indian river High School where she played Varsity Softball for 4 years. She received academic all conference 2009-2010,2010-2011. She also received 1st Team utility 2010-2011,2nd Team At-Large 2011-2012,and Honorable Mention 2012-2013. She played Varsity Field Hockey for four years, and Varsity Basketball my senior year. Throught out the school year She had a 4.0 GPA with mutiple Advanced Placement classes. She was involved in many clubs like Leo Club, Varsity Club, Math Club and Environmental Club. She was inducted into Honor Society in 2011 and became Treasurer in 2012 and was also the Treasurer for four years for the graduating class of 2013. Next year she plass on attending Towson University majoring in Nursing and will be a walk on for the Towson Tigers Softball Team.


Jessica Rumley  

Jessica Rumley

Jessica Rumley is a 2013 graduate of Lake Forest High School.  At Lake she maintained a 3.93 GPA and was a member of the National Honor Society.  She was also a member of the Marching Band, Concert Band, Spanish Club, and BPA.  She played varsity softball her sophomore through senior years, winning both the Sportsmanship Award and Most Improved.  Her senior year she received an all conference honorable mention.  Jessica plays travel softball with the Delaware Storm 18u under the management of Coach Jerry Kirby.  She has volunteered with the younger Storm teams providing instruction with fielding and batting during their practices.  In addition, she has volunteered at the past five Delaware Invitational Tournaments.  Next year she will attend Millersville University where she will major in Early Childhood Education and will play for the Maurader's softball team under the direction of Coach Kathleen Cummings.


Samantha Subda
 

Samantha Subda

My name is Samantha Subda I am 19 years old and I have played softball for Wilmington University softball. I am a former member of both the Delaware Military Academy softball team and the travel team Midway Orange Crush. I enjoy working part time and playing softball during the school year. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends. In my first year of college I made the Deans List.


Ashton Tomlinson
 

Ashton Tomlinson

I am a recent graduate of Sussex Technical High School where I studied Children’s Education and Services. I was a 4 year Varsity softball player and senior captain. At the varsity level I won a State, conference and division championship. I was awarded 2nd team all conference, Most valuable player, athlete of the week, outstanding senior athlete and held the spot for the most triples for the season. I was also a member of the Field Hockey & winter track team. Academically, I graduated with honor roll in my core classes, technical class and Advanced Placement classes. I was a part of a two time National competition Skills USA team while at Tech and a senior leader for the Fellowship of Christian athletes. My hobbies include going to the beach, volunteering at the hospital and local food bank, traveling and being with my family. I will be attending Eastern University and major in Nursing and certification for Pediatric Oncology.


Kirsten Trotta
 

Kirsten Trotta

Kirsten will be entering her sophomore year at Le Moyne College where she is majoring in computer science and minoring in mathematics. She is a 2012 graduate from Alexis I. DuPont High School where she was Salutatorian and started on the Tigers’ softball team all four years. Her freshman year at Le Moyne College, she was the Dolphins starting shortstop and earned the rookie of the year title for the NE-10 conference as well as making the all-conference third team and the all-rookie team. Off the field, she also maintained a 3.893 GPA earning her a spot on the Dean’s List both semesters while managing a work study position and participating in math club.


Julianne Vesce
 

Julianne Vesce

Julianne Vesce was a 2013 Graduate of Mahwah High School where she was a 4-year Varsity starter and a Senior Captain  of her high school softball team.  As a Senior Captain she led the team to its first State-Sectional title since 1998.  She is a 3-time 1st team all Conference selection along with leading her team in batting average and RBI’s all 4 years at Mahwah High School. This Spring Julianne earned the Coaches award and was a two time Minds in Motion award recipient by maintaining high honor roll status while playing a varsity sport. In addition she earned the Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum award for academics as well as the Principals award. Julianne was also an active member within the Girl Scout community; throughout the past 12 years she has earned the Bronze, Silver and Gold awards. She was recognized by her high school for her active work in the community and honored with this years Presidents award for service. In the fall Julianne will be attending Roger Williams University where she will be studying Biology and Pre Med and playing softball for the Hawks.


Kristen Waters
 

Kristen Waters

Kristen Waters recently graduated from Indian Hills High School in Oakland, New Jersey. She received many honors and was a participant in many clubs such as, Outreach Program, Holiday Festival, and Students Against Destructive Decisions. Over the past four years Kristen has played softball, volleyball, and basketball. In 2013 her softball team came in first in their league, won a state sectional title, and won a state title in their group. They won 32 games and lost 3 with Kristen playing 34 games in center field and one game pitching. Kristen will be attending Eastern University in the fall where she will study Athletic Training while playing softball for the Eagles.


Jodi Weaknecht
 

Jodi Weaknecht

Jodi is a 2013 graduate of Kutztown High School in Kutztown, PA. She was a 4 year starter for the varsity softball team as well as the field hockey team.  During those four years she was recognized as Berks County All-Division Softball 2010, 2011 & 2013 and All Berks County Outfield in 2012. She led her team to a PA District III Championship in 2012. She was All-Division Field Hockey in 2012 & 2013.  Her graduation awards included 2013 Kutztown Female Athlete of the Year, 2013 Cougar Award for top Female Scholar Athlete of the Year & the 2013 Presidential Scholar Award. She maintained a 4.0 GPA and graduated in the top 10% of her graduating class. She was a member of the National Honor Society where she held the office of secretary. She has been playing softball since age 8 and has been a member of the Boyertown Storm Travel team for the past 5 years.  Jodi will be attending Lock Haven University in the fall where she was recruited to play softball for their D2 program, while pursing her Physician Assistant degree.