By DAVID CLAYBOURN
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.
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.
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.
P Meagan Richardson Wylie Sr.
C Cassidy McDaris Denison So.
IF Katie Curry Lovejoy So.
IF Amanda Connor Lovejoy So.
IF Megan Slocum Wylie Sr.
IF Aryn Smith Wylie East So.
IF Maddie Sisk Royse City So.
IF Olivia Fair Sherman Fr.
IF Hailey Jackson Denison Jr.
OF Stephanie Cunningham Lovejoy So.
OF Autumn Keefer Lovejoy Jr.
OF Kaitlyn Johnson Royse City Fr.
OF Arian Alford Greenville Sr.
Denison: Minica Eslick, Jr.; Dee Harris, Sr.; Alex Eichler, Sr.
Greenville: Megan Shaw, Jr.; Ashley Walden, Sr.; Katie McMurray, Jr.
McKinney North: Ashleigh Ahlborn, Jr.; Mikala Coxwell, Fr.; Bailey Florence, Jr.; Jordan McCraw, Fr.
Royse City: Sam Edgar, So.; Kaylie Torres, Jr.; Tori Green, Sr.
Sherman: Taylor Bailiff, So.
Wylie: Brooke Dumas, Anna Saldivar, Sr.
Wylie East: Morgan Shaulis, Sr.; Kaitlyn Shindoll, So.
Greenville: Elizabeth Rutherford, Sr.; Ashley Walden, Sr.; Arian Alford, Sr.; Sidney Tippit, Sr.; Katie McMurray, Jr.
Lucas Lovejoy: Danielle Brochu, So.; Amanda Conner, So.; Katie Curry, So.; Sammi Curry, Sr.; Rachel Genrich, Jr.; Amanda Gray, Sr.; Morgan Hancock, Sr.; Ginger Hervey, Sr.; Autumn Keefer, Jr.; Lindy Leggett, Jr.; Brittany Lewis, Sr.; Jaclyn Willis, Fr.
McKinney North: Ashleigh Ahlborn, Jr.; Mikala Coxwell, Fr.; Faith Dixon, Sr.; Bailey Florence, Jr.; Alli Lindsey, Jr.; Taylor McAllister, Sr.; Jordan McCraw, Fr.; Chandler Johnson, Sr.; Morgan Vanderbilt, So.; Celeste Verdolivo, So.; Briauna Williams, So.
Royse City: Paige Brown, Sr.; Tori Green, Sr.; Kyla Simmons, Sr.; Kaylie Torres, Jr.
Sherman: Taylor Van Kirk, Sr.; Ashley Crockett, Sr.; Khyla Bellamy, Sr.
Wylie: Brooke Dumas, Fr.; Cheyenne Gehring, Sr.; Ashlyn Pair, Sr.; Meagan Richardson, Sr.; Anna Saldivar, Sr.; Megan Slocum, Sr.; Julia Timmons, Jr.
Wylie East: Taylor Bowers, Jr.; Halie Daniel, Fr.; Kendal Dulaney, Fr.; Melinda Jallo, Jr.; Peyton May, Fr.; Corrie Moore, Jr.; Kara Moore, Jr.; Tara O’Neill, Fr.; Morgan Shaulis, Sr.; Kaitlyn Shindoll, So.; Aryn Smith, So.; Ashlie Sullivan, Sr.; Kendall Tilton, So.; Brooke Vincent, So.