June 16, 2011
Trio of Trojans first team stars
Sinclair named Player of the Year
A trio of Homer Central softball players received OHSL Freedom Division first team all-star status from the league’s coaches after their recent year-end meeting.
The biggest honor went to Trojan junior catcher Katie Sinclair, who was named the Freedom Division Player of the Year. Phoenix junior Brittney Sears was named the Freedom Division Pitcher of the Year.
Joining Sinclair as first-team honorees were classmate and Homer shortstop Jessica Parmiter and senior outfielder Carissa Cornwell.
Rounding out the first team were seniors Julia Gilbert and Sarah Bregg along with junior Breezy Riggall from Phoenix; Chittenango senior Brandy McDermott; the East Syracuse-Minoa duo of freshman Danielle Ventrone and senior Laura Adams; Mexico seniors Alyssa Grove and Brianne Vincent and the Jamesville-DeWitt junior duo of Mary Young and Tessa Devereaux.
Two more local players were named Freedom Division Second-Team All-Stars. That duo was Homer junior pitcher-second baseman Alyssa Morgan and Cortland High junior catcher Taylor Huenink.
Rounding out the second-team selections were junior Jenna Zaia and sophomore Meghan Barry from Phoenix; junior Haley Wodarczyk of East Syracuse-Minoa; Mexico junior Jenna Behling; Jamesville-Dewitt junior Rachel Honis and sophomore Maddy Devereaux, plus Fulton’s Lindsey Larkin
Honorable mentions included Homer junior Chelsie Cornwell; Phoenix sophomore Trisha Hetko; Chittenango senior Haley Landres and junior Kaleigh Koegel; East Syracuse-Minoa juniors Danielle Hobb and Julie Maselli; the Mexico quartet of senior Shannon Cilento, senior Rose Mannise, senior Kayla Clark and sophomore Chelsea Roach; freshman Keri Keeler and junior Megan Engstrom from Jamesville-DeWitt and Fulton’s Stephanie Hotaling.
Homer coach Cris Colasurdo commented on her first-team all-stars:
Colasurdo on Sinclair: “Katie is three-year starter on varsity, who will continue to strive for excellence on and off the field, despite the success she has already accomplished. She strives to improve every day and works 110 percent to accomplish what is asked of her. Katie led the league in many offensive categories and has earned the respect of opposing coaches over the past three years. Katie is developing into a strong, vocal leader for us on and off the field and I look forward to what she will bring to the team next year as we continue to strive for excellence.”
Sinclair hit .556 while leading the team in hits (40), doubles (7) and runs scored (29). She was second in RBIs (25), home runs (4), triples (2), walks (9) and stolen bases (5).
Colasurdo on the Cornwell and Parmiter: “Both, along with Katie, led the team in offensive and defensive categories. However, all three (Katie, Carissa, and Jessica) led this team in more ways than any stat category will show. They have led this team with their drive to succeed, worked hard whether it was a game or a practice. They played hard-diving for balls, getting on base and keeping teammates motivated and focused. The improvement we made throughout the year is contributed to the leadership and work ethic of these girls.”
Parmiter batted .435 with 30 total hits, including five doubles and one triple to go with 23 runs scored and 22 RBIs. She led the team with six stolen bases.
Cornwell hit .355 thanks to 27 hits. She had four doubles and scored 19 runs along with leading the team in triples (3), home runs (6) and RBIs (32).
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