Three members of the Elmira Notre Dame softball team have earned all-state softball honors while Addison’s Kiwi Burrell was named Class C Player of the Year.
The picks were made by the New York State Sportswriters and Coaches Organization for Girls Sports.
Addison’s Oakley Hayes, who guided the Knights to the Class C state title with a win over Notre Dame, shared Class C Coach of the Year honors along with Hoosic Valley’s Blake Bochette. Addison beat Hoosic Valley in extra innings in the state semifinals.
Clark, a junior, and Burrell, a senior, were both named to the Class C first team as pitchers. Addison senior catcher Rachel Sutryk was also a first-team pick.
Also earning all-state honors for Notre Dame were second-team third baseman Mackenzie Maloney, a sophomore, and fourth-team catcher Brooke Harvey, a senior. Clark and Maloney previously received All-East Region second-team honors from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.
Addison’s other all-state choices were fourth-team second baseman Makenzie Wooldridge and fourth-team shortstop Mikey Watkins. Both were seniors.
Elmira High School senior catcher Abbie Topping was a fifth-team pick in Class AA. Horseheads senior first baseman Haley Williamson was a sixth-team Class AA choice.
Thomas A. Edison junior pitcher Mckenzie Slaven earned third-team honors in Class B, where Waverly senior utility player Kiana Manuel was a fifth-team pick.
Burrell was 4-for-4 with a home run, double, four RBIs and three runs in Addison’s 9-3 victory over Notre Dame in the state championship game. She also pitched a complete game. She plans to play at Corning Community College.
She joined Sutryk, Wooldridge and Watkins in helping Addison to its first state championship in any sport. Hayes was honored in his first season as the team’s head coach.
Clark earned first-team all-state honors for the second straight season. She posted a 17-3 record on the mound, striking out 127 batters in 122 innings, with an ERA of 1.72. Clark batted .500 and led the Crusaders with four home runs, 15 doubles, 37 runs and 38 RBIs. Her four triples tied for the team lead.
Maloney was Notre Dame’s leading hitter with a .621 average. She had 54 hits in 87 at-bats and also had four triples, nine doubles, a home run, 32 runs and 24 RBIs. Maloney led Notre Dame with 21 stolen bases in 22 attempts and made only three errors.
Harvey made the move to catcher this season and batted .405 with a homer, five doubles, four triples, 23 runs and 31 RBIs, which ranked second on the team.
Slaven was a repeat all-state pick. She earned first-team Class C honors last year after pitching Edison to a state title. Slaven’s pitching was a big reason the Spartans advanced to the Section 4 Class B final this year despite losing several players from last year’s team.
Topping batted .419 this season with six home runs, seven doubles, 23 runs and 17 RBIs for the Express. She had 31 hits in 74 at-bats. She won Elmira High’s Eileen Collins Female Athlete of the Year award.
Williamson led Horseheads to the STAC West Division championship and a berth in the Section 4 Class AA finals. She batted .474 with two homers, eight doubles, 16 runs and 11 RBIs.
Manuel batted .569 this season for Waverly and had three homers, six doubles, a triple, 23 runs and 22 RBIs.
Deposit’s Ed Swartwout was named Class D Coach of the Year and Deposit’s MaKenzie Stiles shared Class D Player of the Year honors with Hamilton’s Becca Rogers. Deposit won the Class D state title.
Joining Stiles on the Class D first team were teammates Megan Faulkner and Kylie Papagelos. Afton had two first-team picks in senior pitcher Tonya Hatton and senior first baseman/pitcher Cassidy Phillips.
Section 4 Class C runner-up Tioga had two all-state picks. Junior pitcher Sam Wood was chosen to the second team and senior third baseman Dani Barto was a third-team choice. The other all-state picks from Section 4 were Sidney’s Connor Decker (second team), Union Springs’ Grace Van Horn (fourth team) and Greene’s Laura Durdon (fifth team).
Other Class AA all-state picks from Section 4 were Binghamton’s Alli McGovern (third team) and Kailey LaForce (seventh team).
Representing Section 4 in Class A were Union-Endicott’s Adrianna Harvey (second team), Maine-Endwell’s Allison Missavage (fourth team) and Vestal’s Karissa Kohlman (fifth team).
Windsor had three all-state picks in Class B: Paige Rauch (second team), Mara Kohlbach (second team) and Allison Lockwood (fifth team). Also from Section 4 were Chenango Valley’s Chelsea Henige (first team), Susquehanna Valley’s Sophia Pappas (first team), Chenango Forks’ Kylee Warner (third team), Norwich’s Shannon Moore and Kassidy Seary (both fourth team), Chenango Valley’s Dani Forbidussi (fifth team) and Oneonta’s Brianna Baker (seventh team).
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