The 2017 New Haven Register All-Area Softball Team. Capsules by Jim Fuller. Portraits by Peter Hvizdak. Designed by Sean Patrick Bowley.
Stats: 23-2 record with 1.10 ERA and 306 strikeouts in 159 innings. Hit .429 with seven homers, nine doubles and 21 RBIs. Had on-base percentage of nearly .650 and 39 walks. Had a game with 19 strikeouts. Set program record with 11 home runs as a junior.
Honors: Gatorade State Player of the Year, CHSCA Class L Player of Year as junior and senior, two-time SCC Player of Year, CIAC Scholar Athlete, Danni Kemp Award winner, captain of soccer and softball teams.
Off the field: Member of National Honor Society, president of Best Buddies chapter at Cheshire, founder of Unified Theater group, Wellesley Book Award winner and Presidential Award winner.
Up next: Will play at Penn.
Stats: Led a team with just one senior to a 10-3 record and Fairchester League title. The 10 victories were the most at Hopkins since 2010. Chase has a career record of 310 wins and 182 losses in 37 seasons.
Off the field: Former president of Western New England Prep School Softball Association, a 1975 graduate of Hopkins who became the program’s softball coach in 1980.
Stats: Hit .541 with six doubles, four triples, four home runs, 27 runs scored and 10 RBIs in 13 games. Scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh innings as the Hilltoppers defeated St. Luke’s to win the Fairchester League title. Chung had a 2.15 ERA with 57 strikeouts in 75 innings.
Honors: Two-time All-Fairchester League and named to the Western New England Prep School Softball Association team.
Off the field: Section Editor of Hopkins Razor Newspaper, Griffin Hospital Volunteer and member of field hockey team.
Stats: Batted .444 with nine doubles, four triples, three homers, 22 runs scored and 17 RBIs while striking out only twice. Had a .985 fielding percentage as a senior. Finished career with 146 hits.
Honors: Two-time All-Area and CHSCA all-state selection, All-SCC.
Off the field: Graduated with 4.6 GPA, President of National Honor Society, member of Advanced Choir, recipient of President’s Award for academic excellence and Lauralton Hall Lezotte Award.
Up next: Will play softball at Colgate.
Stats: Hit .440 with four homers, 22 RBIs, 22 runs and had a .986 fielding percentage. Two of her home runs came off All-Area pitchers Abby Abramson of Cheshire and Amanda King of Guilford. Finished with 131 career hits and 96 RBIs.
Honors: Selected to All-SCC team as a senior, two-time SCC All-Hammonasset Division pick.
Off the field: Honor roll student.
Up next: Will play softball at Rhode Island.
Stats: Hit .608 with 40 runs, 32 RBIs, seven doubles, three triples and school-record eight home runs as a senior. Also had 16 stolen bases, a 1.108 slugging percentage. Had a 14-game hitting streak.
Honors: Shoreline Conference Player of the Year.
Off the field: Received academic awards for Outstanding Achievement in Statistics and Outstanding Effort in Forensic Science and earn high honors. Volunteered for Shoreline Buddy Baseball Little League Challenger Program for four years and recipient of Rotary Youth Leadership Award in 2016.
Up next: Will be attending Salve Regina.
Stats: Led Class M champions with 11 doubles and eight home runs. Batted .448, had 523 on-base percentage, 34 runs scored and 41 RBIs, only committed two errors. Has .426 career average with 15 homers, 110 hits, 86 runs and 96 RBIs.
Honors: All-Area, All-NVL. CD Sports Academy All-Star.
Off the field: Member of National Honor Society, served on Student Council, Hope Club, Spanish Club, Special Olympics volunteer.
Stats: Hit .382 as a senior with a .600 slugging percentage, five homers and 24 RBIs. Did not allow an opposing baserunner to steal a base in the last two seasons. Finished career with 120 hits and 11 home runs.
Honors: Two-time All-Area selection, three-time All-SCC Hammonasset. Two-time CHSCA all-state pick.
Off the field: Earned high honors in each of her four years, won Nation Army Reserves Scholar-Athlete Award. Volunteered with Democratic Committee in Madison.
Up next: Will attend UMass.
Stats: Batted .363, had 22 runs, 19 RBIs, 7 doubles, 5 homers, on-base percentage of .505 and slugging percentage of .700. Finished with career batting average of .419 with 78 runs, 122 hits, 26 doubles and 10 homers. Struck out only 25 times in career.
Honors: Three-time first team All-FCIAC and CHSCA All-State selection.
Off the field: Honor roll student for three years, represented St. Joseph at CIAC Sportsmanship Conference.
Up next: Will play softball at New Haven.
Stats: Hit .620 with 54 runs and was 50 for 51 on stolen bases to lead Seymour to NVL and Class M titles. Her 62 hits and 50 stolen bases are program records. Was 4 for 4 and scored game-winning run in Class M final. Has a .549 career average with 158 hits, 129 runs and 114 stolen bases.
Honors: MVP of Class M title game, two-time All-Area and CHSCA all-state selection.
Off the field: National Honor Society, Student Council, Link Crew and Spanish Club member.
Up next: Has committed to play softball at Colgate.
Stats: Hit .471 with .582 on-base percentage and .814 slugging percentage. Had six homers, 28 RBIs and 30 runs scored. Went 17-7 with 1.92 ERA and 206 strikeouts. Holds Guilford’s career record with 14 homers. Has 405 career strikeouts, a .424 batting average, 65 RBIs, 75 runs scored and 31 victories.
Honors: All-SCC pick in volleyball and softball as a junior. Was second leading vote-getter for All-SCC honors and competed in CHSCA Junior Select All-Star Game.
Off the field: Volunteered for Relay for Life, took part in Trinita retreat.
Stats: Batted .396 with 10 doubles, six stolen bases and a team-leading 45 RBIs for the Class M champions. Drove in at least one run in 10 of last 11 games and didn’t commit an error in Wildcats’ final 12 games. Finished with career .439 batting average.
Honors: Two-time All-Area volleyball pick.
Off the field: National Honor Society member, Seymour/Oxford food drive volunteer.
Up next: Will play softball at Johnson & Wales.
Stats: Hit .467 with .553 on-base percentage. Hit .536 in the postseason with three homers and 11 RBIs in eight games. Had six doubles, four triples, four homers. Struck out only once. Had .405 career average with 120 hits, 109 RBIs and 74 runs.
Honors: Second team All-Shoreline pick, chosen for Senior All-Star and Scholar-Athlete Games. Set North Branford indoor track and field record in the shot put.
Off the field: National Honor Society member, AP Scholar, Presidential Award recipient.
Up next: Will attend South Carolina.
Stats: Hit .429 with .505 on-base percentage, 24 runs scored, 17 RBIS as No. 3 had a 35-game winning streak. Had game-tying single as Cheshire rallied for 3-2 win over Foran to clinch SCC Hammonasset Division title.
Honors: All-SCC pick as a junior and selected to play in CHSCA Junior Select Game.
Stats: Hit .393 as a senior with four home runs and 28 RBIs. Also had on-base percentage of .471. Drove in two runs in the SCC title game.
Honors: All-SCC and Class LL all-state selection. Also earned All-Area honors in field hockey.
Off the field: Two-time SCC All-Academic selection in softball and earned Class LL academic honors in field hockey.
Up next: Will play field hockey at Bentley.
Stats: Batting .451 with .873 slugging percentage, seven doubles, seven homers, 20 RBIs, 27 runs scored and 16 stolen bases. Finished career with 102 hits.
Honors: CHSCA all-state and all-academic selection. Played in Senior Select All Star East Team and CT Umpires Association Scholar Athlete Classic.
Off the field: Honor roll student all four years, Mercy’s Athlete of the Year, Peer Minister, Sophomore Executive Board member.
Up next: Will play softball at Stonehill.