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June 5, 2013

Lovejoy claims top honors in 13-4A softball

GREENVILLE —   Lucas Lovejoy’s state finalists grabbed several of the top honors on the All-District 13-4A softball team.

  Lovejoy pitcher Brittany Lewis earned the most valuable player award, while her teammate Jaclyn Willis was the freshman of the year and the Lovejoy staff claimed the coaching staff of the year honor.

  Royse City senior catcher Kyla Simmons, who has signed with Abilene Christian University, claimed defensive player of the year honors.

  McKinney North senior Taylor McAllister captured the offensive player of the year award.

  Greenville senior shortstop Sidney Tippit, who anchored the Lady Lions’ defense, made the first team as an infielder.

  Greenville senior outfielder Arian Alford was selected to the second team.

  Royse City freshman infielder Lexi Ruff claimed first-team honors, while Royse City sophomore infielder Maddie Sisk and freshman outfielder Kaitlyn Johnson made the second team.

         All-District 13-4A

       Softball Team

  Most valuable player — Brittany Lewis, Lucas Lovejoy, Sr.

  Offensive player of the year — Taylor McAllister, McKinney North, Sr.

  Defensive player of the year — Kyla Simmons, Royse City, Sr.

  Catcher of the year — Taylor Van Kirk, Sherman, Sr.

  Pitcher of the year — Celeste Verdolindo, McKinney North, Sr.

  Newcomer of the year — Natalie Castillo, Wylie East, Jr.

  Freshman of the year — Jaclyn Willis, Lucas Lovejoy.

  Utility player of the year — Serena Saldivar, Wylie, So.

  Coaching staff of the year — Lucas Lovejoy.

               FIRST TEAM

P    Danielle Brochu           Lovejoy               So.

C    Amanda Gray              Lovejoy               Sr.

IF    Ashlyn Pair                  Wylie                  Sr.

IF    Lexi Ruff                      Royse City          Fr.

IF    Ashley Crockett           Sherman             Sr.

IF     Sidney Tippit              Greenville            Sr.

IF    Sammi Curry               Lovejoy                Sr.

IF    Faith Dixon                 McKinney North    Sr.

IF    Alli Lindsay                 McKinney North    Jr.

IF    Mariah Scally              Denison                Sr.

OF    Ashlie Sullivan          Wylie East             Sr.

OF    Ginger Hervey           Lovejoy                 Sr.

OF    Meleaha Ewing          Wylie                    Fr.

OF    Chandler Johnson     McKinney North    Sr.

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