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MATT GENTRY | The Roanoke Times
Cave Spring pitcher Taylor Asimakopoulos was named Group AA pitcher of the year after leading the Knights to a state title.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Cave Spring’s Taylor Asimakopoulos and James River’s Jenna Sprinkle have earned top honors on the 2013 all-state softball teams selected by the Virginia High School Coaches Association.
Asimakopoulos was named Group AA pitcher of the year after leading the Knights to their first state championship.
Sprinkle, a first baseman, was named Group A player of the year for helping the Knights earn a spot in the Division 2 state semifinals.
Cave Spring’s Nick Sharp was named Group AA coach of the year. Scott Thompson of Floyd County was named Group A Division 2 coach of the year.
Also making first-team All-Group AA were outfielders Taylor Carter of Northside and Cortney Cooper of Cave Spring, and designated player Taylor Mabry of Bassett.
Pitcher Christene Phillips and outfielder Dani Harris of Floyd County and Auburn catcher Sarah Smith also made first-team All-Group A.
Second-team All-Group AA picks included pitcher Cassidy Hensley of Liberty, catcher Hannah Savedge of Magna Vista, catcher Hailey Porth of Blacksburg, and infielders Kristen Toppel of Lord Botetourt and Sara Wright of Pulaski County.
Infielder Amber Chrisley of Fort Chiswell was named second-team All-Group A.
Franklin County’s Mackenzie Chitwood was a second-team pick in the All-Group AAA team.
Chelsea Whitcomb of Cosby was named Group AAA player of the year, while Danyele Smith of Broadway was the Group AA player of the year.
Pitcher — Chelsea Whitcomb, Cosby; Aysha Richardson, Orange County; Catcher — Brittany Coffee, Osbourn; Lauren Duff, Hickory; Infield — Niki Prince, Stone Bridge, Maddie King, First Colonial; McKail Miller, Broad Run; Jordan Clark, Manchester; Amanda Hendrix, Lake Braddock; Haley Jones, Orange County; Chloe Carr, Great Bridge; Outfield — Augusta Clarke, Manchester; Marlowe Paulk, Great Bridge; Sydney Broderick, Stone Bridge.
Pitcher — Sydney Harless, Great Bridge; Taylor Newhart, Hayfield; Kelly McDaniel, Stone Bridge; Catcher — Mackenzie Chitwood, Franklin County; Infield — Evie Raley, Forest Park; Kiana Sherlund, Fairfax; Page Mitchell; Patrick Henry-Ashland; Kaylah McNair, Floyd Kellam; Christie Geisler, McLean; Whitney Burks, South County; Taylor Thorpe, Dinwiddie; Outfield — Jessica South, Osbourn Park; Frankie Beller, Broad Run; Kelly Petrohovich, Mills Godwin; Mikaylah Barnhart, Floyd Kellam; Sydney Glover, Nansemond River.
Player of the year — Niki Prince, Stone Bridge.
Pitcher of the year — Chelsea Whitcomb, Cosby.
Coach of the year — Kirk Clayton, Great Bridge.
Pitcher — Taylor Asimakopoulos, Cave Spring; Logan Viers, Abingdon; Sydney Gay, Smithfield; Megan Good, Fort Defiance; Catcher — Rachel Harris, Woodgrove; Danyele Smith, Broadway; Infield — Kayla St. John, Tabb; Justina Augustine, Fauquier; Amber Riley, Rustburg; Corbin Holder, Tunstall; Outfield — Taylor Carter, Northside; Cortney Cooper, Cave Spring; Allie Nowak, Smithfield; Rachael Shifflett, Powhatan; Designated player — Taylor Mabry, Bassett.
Pitcher — Sara Beamer, Skyline; Cassidy Hensley, Liberty; Catcher — Hannah Savedge, Magna Vista; Hailey Porth, Blacksburg; Infield — Taylor Balmez, King George; Alayna Furr, Woodgrove; Kristen Toppel, Lord Botetourt; Sara Wright, Pulaski County; Carli Hill, Fort Defiance; Jordan Counts, Briar Woods; Outfield — Kara Cucchenni, Culpeper County; Katie Seymour, Sherando; Heather Cantrell, Broadway; Kelsey VanAsch, Tunstall; Tori-Jo Brown, Skyline.
Honorable mention (Timesland players)
Eden Durnil, Carroll County; Ebony Reynolds, Patrick County; Abby Beatty, Cave Spring; Julia Hutchens, Patrick County; Cheyenne Strickland, Carroll County; Ruthie Williams, Northside; Kelsey Jarrett, Northside; Kim Sharrett, Liberty.
Player of the year — Danyele Smith, Broadway.
Pitcher of the year — Taylor Asimakopoulos, Cave Spring.
Coach of the year — Nick Sharp, Cave Spring.
Pitcher — Christene Phillips, Floyd County; Emily Kendrick, Honaker; Kayla Huffman, King William; Lauren Seale, Madison County; Catcher — Sarah Smith, Auburn; Kaycee Casteel, John Battle; Infield — Jenna Sprinkle, James River; Essence Jackson, King William; Bridget Bass, Bluestone; Samantha Cole, Eastside; Amelia Wampler, Holston; Outfield — Olivia Gore, Clarke County; Bree Duff, Virginia High; Dani Harris, Floyd County.
Pitcher — Lindsey Dean, Eastside; Carlie Clark, Rappahannock; Hallie Berger, Rappahannock; Mariah Morrison, Holston; Catcher — Brandi Tester, Goochland; Infield — Savannah Wood, Essex; Kelsey Nave, Virginia High; Amber Chrisley, Fort Chiswell; Taylor Glass, Essex, Jessica Lam, East Rockingham; Lauren Jenkins, King William; Outfield — Kelsey Berhalter, Rappahannock; Holly Neighbors, William Campbell; Jaz Hill, J.I. Burton.
Honorable mention (Timesland players)
Olivia Cleary, Auburn; Kayla Hannah, James River; Casie Hill, James River.
Player of the year — Jenna Sprinkle, James River
Pitcher of the year — Emily Kendrick, Honaker
Division 2 coach of the year — Scott Thompson, Floyd County.
Division 1 coach of the year — Amy Davidson, Honaker.
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