Saturday, December 16, 2017
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Tampa Bay Times all-North Suncoast softball

Player of the year: Tia Williams, Jr., Land O'Lakes

Pitcher of the year: Callie Turner, So., Land O'Lakes

Coach of the year: Mitch Wilkins, Land O'Lakes

First team

P Kama Woodall, Sr., Springstead

P Alexis Kilfoyl, So., Academy at the Lakes

P Jordan Almasy, Fr., Wesley Chapel

P Ali Shenefield, So., Hernando

C Paige Pfent, Jr., Springstead

IF Alex Hare, So., Mitchell

IF Isabella Huff, Jr., Sunlake

IF Bre Blankenship, Jr., River Ridge

IF Abby Oliver, Sr., Springstead

OF Jessica Bryson, So., River Ridge

OF Josey Sims, Sr., Hernando

OF Samantha Hiley, Sr., Wiregrass Ranch

UTIL Shelby Westbrook, So., Land O'Lakes

DH Brooke Blankenship, 8th, Academy at the Lakes

Second team

P Melanie Rogers, So., River Ridge

P Abbey Primavera, Sr., Nature Coast

P Ashley Autuori, Jr., Mitchell

P Morgan Boudreau, So., Sunlake

C Kameron Aitken, Sr., Wiregrass Ranch

IF Ashley Smith, Jr., Land O'Lakes

IF Kayla Cruz, Jr., Springstead

IF Kacie Lemanski, Jr., Wiregrass Ranch

IF Tori Parker, Sr., Hudson

OF Bayley Williams, Jr., Mitchell

OF Jessie McCallister, Sr., Land O'Lakes

OF Chayse Skinner, Jr., Nature Coast

UTIL Mariah Melendez, Jr., Sunlake

DH Neely Peterson, So., Wesley Chapel

Honorable mention

Academy at the Lakes: Kendra Falby, Jessica Mott; Bishop McLaughlin: Madison Janning, Danielle Jones, Kaylee Woods; Central: Olivia Gartland; Fivay: Adreanna Bodwell, Alexis Dillon; Gulf: Alicia Boloyan, Amanda Crisafulli, Karlee Hieftje, Scarlett Leal; Hernando: Taliyah Dowdell, Kaylee Frascatore, Janea Mobley; Hernando Christian: Olivia Baker, Kayla Hethorn; Hudson: Ashley Combast, Hailey Smith; Land O'Lakes: Brianna Lindner; Mitchell: Madison Bell, Allie Bellwood, Marina Rao; Nature Coast: Alanis Berrios, Celine Kordon, Abby Marshall; Pasco: Kacie Huber, Jordyn Kadlub; Ridgewood: Kelly Hall, Camryn White; River Ridge: Brooke Vescey, Madisen Vozdecky; Springstead: Emily Kolwicz; Sunlake: Cayley Gottschall; Weeki Wachee: Madyson Lamp, Brooke Spaulding; Wiregrass Ranch: Alexis Ridolph, Jaime Valenta; Zephyrhills: Alexis Christopher

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