Sydney Matzko Area-MVP
Torrington, Sr. Pitcher
Stats: Finished the season 22-2, with 16 shutouts, 317 strikeouts, while only walking 12 batters. She also pitched five no-hitters, including two perfect games this season.
Honors: Three-time All-State, three-time All-NVL, one-time All-Copper, NVL Pitcher of the Year, NVL All-Star Team, school record of 1,157 career strikeouts, United States Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award, CO Sports Academy Softball Player of the Year, two-time Bags Scholarship Foundation Player of the Year, 2013 Register Citizen Female Athlete of the Year.
Off the Field: Presidents Education Award Program for Outstanding Academic Excellence, Connecticut Association of Schools Award of Excellence, Student Honor Medal Award; CIAC Scholar Athlete, National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists Award of Excellence, Harvard Club of Southern Connecticut Award, M. Tracy Conway Exchange Club Scholarship Pin.
College: She will play the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Northwestern Sr. Third baseman
Stats: Batted .571 with nine home runs and 41 RBI.
Honors: All-State, three-time All-Berkshire League, All-Area girls’ volleyball.
College: She will play softball at the University of Hartford
Torrington Jr. Center fielder
Stats: Hit 10 home runs and had 25 RBI.
Honors: All-NVL team
Northwestern Jr. Pitcher
Stats: Went 6-2 with an ERA of 2.02 and 94 strikeouts. At the plate she hit .422 with 23 RBI and helped lead Northwestern to the Berkshire League title.
Honors: All-Berkshire League.
Torrington Sr. First baseman
Stats: Hit four home runs and had 18 RBI.
Honors: All-Copper Team.
Off the field: National Honor Society
College: Roger Williams University
Thomaston Sr. Shortstop
Stats: Batted .471 with 41 hits, 31 RBI and 16 stolen bases, she also didn’t strike out once this season. She also helped lead the Golden Bears to their first softball state title in school history.
Honors: All-State, two-time All-Berkshire League, Raymond Marinko Memorial Award, all-area MVP for both field hockey and girls’ basketball.
College: She will play softball at Southern Connecticut State University.
Torrington Jr. Catcher
Stats: Hit two home runs and had 19 RBI.
Honors: All-Copper Team.
Off the field: Elmira College Key Scholarship, U.S. Army National Scholar Athlete Award.
Terryville Sr. Catcher
Stats: Batted .458, with 22 hits, five doubles, two triples, four home runs, 14 RBI and she scored 18 runs.
Honors: Two-Time All-State, two-time All-Berkshire League.
Off the field: U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished athlete, four-time scholar athlete.
College: Western New England University
Lewis Mills Sr. Pitcher
Stats: Went 12-7 with a 3.16 ERA and 143 strikeouts. At the plate, hit .400 with 26 hits and 19 RBI.
Honors: All-Berkshire League, two-time All-Berkshire League second team.
Off the field: Honor Roll and two-time coach’s award winner
College: Tunxis Community College
Thomaston Soph. Pitcher
Stats: Went 9-2 during the regular season with 145 strikeouts and won four games in the state tournament to lead the Golden Bears to their first softball state title in school history. At the plate she hit .471 with 32 hits, three home runs, 24 RBI and scored 31 runs. In the state tournament semifinals, she hit the game-tying home run with two outs and down 0-2 in the count and then hit the game-winning base hit to send Thomaston to the state finals.
Honors: All-Berkshire League