Riverdale won its ninth straight District 7-AAA softball title in 2012, keeping former Riverdale coach Jeff Breeden perfect in his coaching tenure at the school.
And it is the Lady Warriors that dominate the team announced today, with six being named to the 13-member first team.
Three-time DNJ Pitcher of the Year Rachel Albritton headlines the team. Albritton, a UT-Chattanooga signee, went 34-10 this season with 340 strikeouts and a 1.24 ERA. Albritton is joined on the first team by teammates Katie Brown, Courtney Clark, Taylor Lee, Caylee Porter and Kristin Uselton.
Clark, who was named The DNJ’s Position Player of the Year and the District 7-AAA Defensive MVP, hit .426 with two doubles and two triples this season. Porter hit .402 with 16 doubles, six triples and five home runs and drove in a team-high 44 runs. Uselton hit .381 with 17 doubles and 33 RBIs. Brown, an MTSU signee, hit .368 with 12 doubles, four triples and 40 RBIs. Lee, an MTSU walk-on, hit .392 with six doubles.
Joining the Riverdale contingent are a trio from Oakland and a pair from Siegel and Smyrna.
Oakland’s Chelsey Kirby, McKinley Preston and Holly Shirey all are on the first team.
Kirby hit .380 with 16 doubles and 32 RBIs for the Lady Patriots. Preston hit .386 with 10 doubles. And Shirey hit .302 with five home runs, eight doubles and nine triples.
Smyrna’s Makenzie Prince and Taylor Felts join them.
Prince, the District 7-AAA MVP, was 18-16 in the pitcher’s circle with 260 strikeouts and 2.11 ERA. She also hit .410 with 14 doubles. Felts hit .413 with 10 doubles.
Leah Newsome and Eleiyah Wade represent Siegel.
Newsome was 5-11 with four saves in the pitcher’s circle. She had 146 strikeouts and a 2.05 ERA. Wade hit .413 with seven home runs, six doubles and two triples.