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FIRST TEAMKAILEE HOWARDSchool: LaceyYear: JuniorPosition: CatcherHighlights: There weren’t many other players in New Jersey that provided more raw power than Howard. The junior clubbed 14 home runs and drove in 43 runs and batted a remarkable .718. All three were new single-season school records. Howard walked 35 times, many of which were intentional as Howard was pitched around for the majority of the year. She was also solid behind the dish and compiled a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage.MORE: Donovan Catholic caps historic season with TOC titleKARINA GASKINSSchool: Donovan CatholicYear: JuniorPosition: InfieldHighlights: The 2019 Gatorade New Jersey Softball Player of the Year, Gaskins was one of the most feared hitters in the state once again. After hitting 18 home runs a season ago, Gaskins clubbed 19 homers, drove in 61 runs and hit at a .643 clip in a dominant season that helped propel Donovan Catholic to its first ever state and TOC titles. The first baseman tallied 63 runs, 54 hits and 11 doubles. Gaskins was so feared that sometimes teams decided to intentionally walk her despite the big bats hitting behind her. She's already a University of Notre Dame commit and made the All-Shore first team for the second straight year. LINDSEY HAYSchool: Donovan CatholicYear: SeniorPosition: InfieldHighlights: The senior third baseman was a spark plug out of the lead off spot for Donovan Catholic this season. Hay often set the tone for each game, recording 50 hits for a .521 batting average, 47 runs, 35 RBI, 11 doubles and two home runs. Hay's defense at the hot corner was unparalleled and her veteran leadership was a major factor in Donovan Catholic's Non-Public A and TOC titles. Hay will play at Hofstra University next year. This is Hay's second appearance on the All-Shore first team in three years.LAUREN PSCOLKASchool: Freehold TownshipYear: JuniorPosition: InfieldHighlights: A talented shortstop, Pscolka made a huge impact for the Patriots with her bat and her glove. Despite sitting the whole preseason due to a knee injury, Pscolka put together an impressive offensive season, batting .481 with 37 hits, 37 runs, seven home runs and 25 RBI. The seven home runs put Pscolka in second place in school history for most home runs hit with only her teammate Zoey Valentino ahead of her. Pscolka was also a slick defender with great range and tallied a .939 fielding percentage. She swiped 14 bases and will head to St. Joseph's University next year.CARA McNULTYSchool: Middletown NorthYear: SeniorPosition: InfieldHighlights: McNulty was a dangerous table setter atop a historic Middletown North lineup. The second baseman recorded 57 hits and batted .538, both school records. McNulty’s prowess at the plate was a key factor in the Lions’ run through a loaded Central Group III bracket and their first ever group title and TOC appearance. The senior also posted two home runs, 28 RBI and 32 runs. McNulty will play at St. Peter’s University next year.JAYDA KEARNEYSchool: Donovan CatholicYear: JuniorPosition: OutfieldHighlights: Any pitcher who decided to pitch around Karina Gaskins had to tall task of getting Kearney out in the cleanup spot. A University of Georgia commit, Kearney often made those pitchers pay, batting .469 with 46 hits, 41 RBI, 36 runs, eight doubles and five home runs. Kearney was usually the best raw athlete on the field at any time. She stole 13 bases and boasted her great range in centerfield by roaming deep into the gaps to snag would-be extra base hits. Kearney made the All-Shore first team for the third consecutive season.KAYLA RONCINSchool: Donovan CatholicYear: JuniorPosition: Outfield Highlights: Wherever Roncin was deployed, she succeeded in lifting Donovan Catholic to state and TOC titles. Roncin spent most of the season patrolling the outfield but when needed, she was nearly flawless at shortstop. Roncin hit out of the No. 2 spot in an unrelenting batting order and was always in the mix. She finished with a .522 batting average, 60 hits, 57 runs, 34 RBI, 17 doubles and five home runs. Like Jayda Kearney, Roncin was named to the All-Shore first team for the third straight year.GABBY POLERASchool: St. John VianneyYear: SeniorPosition: OutfieldHighlights: Polera established herself as a premier talent within a batting order with many powerful bats. She batted .500 with 47 hits, 35 RBI, 34 runs, 11 doubles and seven home runs in the heart of the St. John Vianney lineup. Her ability to drive in runs in large quantities was a major factor in the Lancers' Shore Conference Tournament title run. Polera will play at the University of Sciences next season. ZOEY VALENTINOSchool: Freehold TownshipYear: JuniorPosition: UtilityHighlights: Playing behind the plate and at first base, Valentino somehow improved her already historic numbers this season. Valentino set a new school record for single-season (10) and career home runs (12) last year, but her 11 homers this year broke her own single-season record and nearly doubled her career total. Valentino finished the season with a .457 batting average, 32 hits and 45 RBI. She is committed to the University of Delaware and made the All-Shore first team for the second year in a row. ALEXIS AGRAPIDESSchool: St. John VianneyYear: SeniorPosition: UtilityHighlights: Agrapides was one of the most vital pieces in St. John Vianney's Shore Conference Tournament title run. Hitting atop a dangerous lineup, the dynamic second baseman was constantly on base. She hit .484 with 44 hits, 46 runs, 20 RBI and 11 doubles. Agrapides also was a clutch hitter and drove in game-tying runs in separate at-bats in the SCT final. She will play at Moravian College next year. LINDSAY NELSONSchool: Donovan CatholicYear: SeniorPosition: PitcherHighlights: Alongside fellow senior Lindsey Hay, Nelson was one of the veteran driving forces behind Donovan Catholic's state and TOC title runs. The Drexel University commit reaffirmed herself amongst the state's elite with another fantastic season in the circle. The southpaw pitched superbly in every postseason game and compiled 172 strikeouts and a sparking 1.03 ERA through 122 innings. She produced at the plate as well, hitting .493 with 36 hits, 36 RBI, nine doubles and five RBI. Nelson is one of three Donovan Catholic plays to make the All-Shore first team for the third straight year. ALISSA EIMONTSchool: MatawanYear: SophomorePosition: PitcherHighlights: After establishing herself as one of the best young pitchers in New Jersey last year, Eimont doubled down on an impressive freshman debut. The sophomore right-hander pitched through a loaded B North division. She tallied a 1.53 ERA and posted 229 strikeouts in 142 innings. Eimont was also dangerous with a bat in her hands. She hit .420 on the year and added 34 hits, 29 runs, nine doubles and nine RBI.MALORI BELLSchool: Middletown NorthYear: SeniorPosition: PitcherHighlights: Bell was an irreplaceable piece in Middletown’s North first ever state title and TOC appearance. The right-hander was a dominant strikeout pitcher, posting 412 strikeouts in 221 innings. Bell struck out 20 batters in a complete game against Steinert in the Central Group III final and tossed a complete game shutout against Chatham in the Group III final. She compiled a 27-6 record and a 0.95 ERA. Also the leadoff hitter, Bell batted .377 with three homers, 10 doubles, 22 RBI and 43 hits. Bell will pitcher for Farleigh Dickinson University next year.JULIA PARKERSchool: St. John VianneyYear: JuniorPosition: PitcherHighlights: Parker followed up a fantastic sophomore debut with a second straight All-Shore first team performance in 2019. The right-hander pitched to a minuscule 0.80 ERA against the best competition in the state, leading St. John Vianney to a Shore Conference Tournament title. She struck out out 223 batters in 165 innings with her intense velocity. The Georgetown University commit was also one of the best double threats, hitting .506 with 40 hits, 42 RBI, 15 doubles and seven home runs. SECOND TEAMCatcher: Ally Jones, St. John Vianney, Sr.Infield: Ava Cino, Central Regional, So.Infield: Kiersten Withstandley, Freehold Township, Sr.Infield: Kylie Rochford, Red Bank Catholic, So.Infield: Haley Ahr, St. John Vianney, So.Outfield: Kayla Loges, Freehold Township, Sr.Outfield: Emily Maciolek, Howell, Sr.Outfield: Aleeah Randazzo, Middletown South, Sr.Utility: Kaci Neveling, Toms River North, Sr.Utility: Abby Warner, Toms River North, Jr.Pitcher: Karleigh Stout, Central Regional, Jr.Pitcher: Tara Musialowicz, Holmdel, Sr.Pitcher: Maddy Lowry, Howell, So.Pitcher: Erynn Boyle, Raritan, Sr.THIRD TEAMCatcher: Mikayla LaPlaca, Donovan Catholic Jr.Infield: Allison Yan, Holmdel, Sr.Infield: Jody Thomas, Marlboro, Sr.Infield: Morgan O’Donnell, Raritan, Jr.Infield: Lily Tomasiello, Raritan, Jr.Outfield: Vienna Chierchia, Manalapan, Sr.Outfield: Ava Turner, Middletown North, So.Outfield: Jackie Herrera, Southern Regional, Sr.Utility: Ashleigh Tavaska, Jackson Liberty, So.Utility: Alyssa Costello, Lacey, So.Pitcher: Ava Metzger, Colts Neck, So.  Pitcher: Gia McKnight, Freehold Township, Jr.Pitcher: Sophie Wilson, Middletown South, Sr.Pitcher: Karlee Smith, Monmouth Regional, So.Danny LoGiudice has covered local sports across New Jersey since 2014. Contact him at or at @danny_logiudice on Twitter.

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