A year in which the Conway softball team proved it belonged, a trio of the club’s top performers now find themselves among elite company.
Following a season in which the Tigers earned its first Region VI-5A title and a trip to the Lower State 5A tournament, Neci Hemingway and Taylor Richardson each were voted to the Class 5A all-state softball team. Senior contributor Deanna DeLuca also was honored, being selected as a member of the South 5A/2A/A All-Star team.
St. James’ Dominique Gross — recently named the Region VII-4A Player of the Year — added two more honors to her crowded mantlepiece, being named an All-State 4A performer and a South 4A/3A All-Star. Joining Gross on the 4A All-State team was Myrtle Beach’s Cayce Roberts.
Another local player earned the All-State/All-Star double-dip in Aynor’s Taylor Charlton. A multi-year contributor for the Blue Jackets, she helped them claim the Region VI-3A title and a trip to the Lower State 3A tournament.
Her teammate, Brooke Elliott also earned the all-state nod, one of the driving forces in a stellar year for the Aynor softball team.
Also being recognized for a stellar prep softball career is Georgetown’s Kristen Vause, who was named to the South 4A/3A All-Star team.
North-South all-star activities will take place next month at USC-Aiken.
S.C. All-State Softball teams
Frankie Steins, JL Mann; CJ Ginn, Laurens; Calli Richards, Boiling Springs; Kayla Ogle, Clover; Andrea Lyon, White Knoll; Neci Hemingway, Conway; Camryn Alverson, Ashley Ridge; Khloe Saunders, TL Hanna; Matti Cantrell, Laurens; Kasey Widmyer, Byrnes; Bella Roy, Fort Mill; Allie Light, Lexington; Taylor Richardson, Conway; Alyssa Heinrich, Wando; Bri McCrae, JL Mann; Shelby Griffin, Boiling Springs; Jullian Hewes, Mauldin; Tiffany Dominque, Clover; Hannah Goodwin, White Knoll; Hannah Bettencourt, Sumter; Madison Ackerman, Stratford; Haren Pesce, Byrnes; Ginna Leaphart, White Knoll; Cassey McInerney, Fort Mill
Megan Vaughn, Belton Honea Path; Bailey Betenbaugh, Union County; Grace Revels, Lancaster; Carly Heath, North Augusta; Mak Whitman, Chapin; Myra McDonald, Hartsville; Dominque Gross, St. James; Raelee Brabham, Berkeley; Madison King, Wren; Gabi Howard, Blue Ridge; Jada Ames, Lancaster; Hannah Fisher, Airport; Hannah Davis, Chapin; Kelly Graham, Lugoff-Elgin; Cayce Roberts, Myrtle Beach; Jessica Stanley, Berkeley; Erica Chapman, Daniel; Katelyn Petty, Union County; Summer Clinton, Lancaster; Jace Bennefield, Midland Valley; Tracy Truesdale Chapin; Savannah Grigsby, Lugoff-Elgin; Brittany Sehnke, Wilson; Haley Rawls, Cane Bay
Maria Molloseau, Seneca; Rebecca Kellett, Palmetto; Brooklyn McElrath, Woodruff; Peyton Darnell, Indian Land; Madelyn Wise, Strom Thurmond; Taylor Charlton, Aynor; Jordan Fabian, Hanahan; Taylor Gleason, May River; Kayla Peppers, Crescent; Lauralee Scott, Emerald; Charlsy Traylor, Mid-Carolina; Shena Halsey, Chester; Skylar Maroney, Gilbert; Tori Grimsley, Dillon; Drayton Siegling, Hanahan; Ashley Parnell, Crescent; Addi English, Palmetto; Ansley Frady, Broome; Truett Taylor, Strom Thurmond; Haley Welch, Timberland; JaNautica Cohen, Chester; Brook Elliott, Aynor; Emily Crosby, Battery Creek; Addie Pate, Seneca
Hannah Houge, Chesnee; Kaleigh Lollis, Abbeville; Ashley Evans Gray Collegiate; Sydney Sullivan, Buford; Kelci Brown, Barnwell; Kaitlynn Creel, Woodland; Macy Hyatt, Latta; Carlee Stockman, Ninety Six; Dakota Bradham, Saluda; Morgan Hendrix, Andrew Jackson; Alexus Jennings, Bamberg Ehrhardt; Brianna Wilson, Woodland; Carli McCants, Andrews; Carly White, Liberty; Deja Robinson, Gray Collegiate; Hunter Allen, Buford; Jaylah Barr, Batesburg Leesville; Haley Duncan, Woodland; Brooklyn Brewington, Andrews; Reghan Steifle, Abbeville; Christy Buist, Fox Creek; Kinsley Adams, Andrew Jackson; Anna Brabham, Bamberg Ehrhardt; Jada Parsons, Johnsonville; Sarah Price, Landrum
Delanie Laudenbacher, Dixie; Chloe Thomas, Lewisville; Shelby Nisbet, Wagener-Salley; Morgan Hopson, Charleston Math & Science; Kinsley Driggers, East Clarendon; Bailee New, Dixie; Shaniya Thomas, McBee; Morgan Gunter, Wagener-Salley; Logan Spivey, Lake View; Jaelyn McAllister, Ware Shoals; Kathleen Sumner, Lamar; Emily McClary, Blackville Hilda; Caitlin Timmons, East Clarendon; Kaylynn Roche, Whitmire; Emily Morton, Lewisville; Shelby Miller, Williston-Elko; Riley Boyle, Hannah-Pamplico; Spivey Evans, Lake View.
All-Star Softball Teams
Mackenzie Haver, JL Mann; Alex Alverson, Woodmont; Callie Richards, Boiling Springs; Logan Webb, Boiling Springs; Parker Birch, Byrnes; Paige Love, Rock Hill; Taylor Stewart, Clover; Kayla Ogle, Clover; Darby Trull, Nation Ford; Cassie Wancheck Northwestern; Hannah Honge, Chesnee; Mary Ashley Moore, Ninety Six; Sydney Sullivan, Buford; Delanie Laudenbacher, Dixie; Kathleen Summer, Lamar; Emily Morton, Lewisville
Coaches: Michael Kidd Nation Ford; Mike Grigsby North Central
Erin Goff, Blythewood; Jenna Elkins, Dutch Fork; Caitlyn Burke, River Bluff; Jourdan Bostic, Spring Valley; Taylor Antley, White Knoll; Deanna DeLuca, Conway; Camryn Alverson, Ashley Ridge; Taylor Deleon, Ashley Ridge; Madison Ackerman, Stratford; Alyssa Heinrich, Wando; Alexus Jennings, Bamberg-Ehrhardt; Anna Brabham, Bamberg-Ehrhardt; Macy Hyatt, Latta; Mikayla Anderson, East Clarendon; Riley Boyle, Hannah-Pamplico; Logan Spivey, Lake
Coaches: Maureen McKelvey, Spring Valley; Tim Covington Batesburg-Leesville
Maria Molloseau, Seneca; Addie Pate, Seneca; Kayla Pepper, Crescent; Ashley Parnell Crescent; Alex Fulmer, Mid-Carolina; Charlsy Traylor, Mid-Carolina; Jace Bennefield Midland Valley; Haylie Fittery Midland Valley; Shaan Delport, Greer’ Madison King Wren, Ashley Vinson, Union County; Madeline Davis, York; Emalee Smith, York; Makayla Pearson, Clinton; Jada Ames, Lancaster; Mackenzie Wenz, Travelers Rest
Coaches: Michelle Yeater, Midland Valley; Rick Pate Seneca
Breanna Posey, Chapin; Laurel Shaw, Dreher; Cassi Ringer, Hartsville; Sophie Holland, Lugoff-Elgin; Dominique Gross, St. James; Jessica Stanley, Berkeley; Krislynn Coolong, Beaufort; Lauren DeWitt, Colleton County; Skylar Maroney, Gilbert; Taylor Charlton, Aynor; Tory Grimsley, Dillon; Kristen Vause, Georgetown; Haley Welch, Timberland; Jordyn Parker, Bluffton; Taylor Gleason, May River; MacKenzie Dyson, Hanahan
Coaches: Rufus Jackson Marlboro County; Marty Mack Swansea