7 area softball players make MVL First Team
BRATTLEBORO — After helping their team win a dozen games this season, four Brattleboro Union High School varsity softball players were named Marble Valley League Division A All Stars.
Shortstop Rachael Rooney and first baseman Mya McAuliffe both delivered for the Colonels in a 5-4 loss to top-seeded Essex in a Division 1 quarterfinal, with a sacrifice fly and three-run homer respectively. Third baseman Lauren McKenney singled, doubled, homered and drove in four runs during a regular season game against Mill River in 2019, while one of BUHS pitcher Hailey Derosia's best outings was a no-hit shutout versus Otter Valley.
Three other area softball stars also made an MVL First Team, including Bellows Falls' Brooke Bennett, Leland & Gray's Erin Cutts, and Leland & Gray's Sarah Andersen.
On their Senior Day, Cutts and Andersen each pounded out a couple of hits for the Rebels. Bennett would earn Brattleboro Reformer Athlete of the Week honors after a four-hit performance against Hartford.
Coach Laurie Serrani and four of her West Rutland players were also honored following their 19-9 drubbing of Blue Mountain in the Division 4 championship game. In the other state softball finals this season, Saint Albans edged Missisquoi Valley 3-2 for the Division 1 crown, Mount Abraham routed Otter Valley 9-1 in the D-2 finale, and White River Valley outscored Fairfax 7-3 for all the marbles in Division 3.
The complete Marble Valley League All-Star softball teams are shown below.
First Team: Brattleboro — Hailey Derosia, Lauren McKenney, Rachael Rooney, Mya McAuliffe. Mount Anthony Union — Keana Gauthier, Emile O'Brien, Catherine Worthington, Jason Dicranian (coach). Rutland — Skyler Bird. Hartford — Bianca Severance.
Honorable Mentions: Brattleboro — Bella Powell. Mount Anthony Union — Dani Masscarello, Masson Billert, Brianna Murray, Kourtney Sanders. Rutland — Sam Bates, Samera Rideout. Hartford — Cassidy Beisler, Hailey Buffum.
First Team: Bellows Falls — Brooke Bennett. Springfield — Mycah White, Hannah Crosby. Fair Haven — Zoey Cole, Katrina Bean, Cass Lanfear. Mill River — McKenna Ludden, Sadira Majorell. Otter Valley — Livia Bernhardt, Josie Cone, Toni Paolino (coach), Kelly Trayah (coach). Windsor — Jasmine Frazer.
Honorable Mentions: Bellows Falls — Emily Bazin, Grace Wilkinson. Otter Valley — Shayla Phillips, Bella Falco, Stephanie Palmer. Mill River — Grace Gilman. Springfield — Jullianna Albero-Levings, Mykahla Jasinski. Fair Haven — Allie McIntyre. Windsor — Hannah Wood, Adi Prior.
First Team: Leland & Gray — Erin Cutts, Sarah Andersen. Green Mountain — Maddie Wilson, Annie Lamson, Erika Knockenhauer. Black River — Emily Perham. Proctor — Allison Almond, Maddie Lee. West Rutland — Elizabeth Bailey, Kiana Grabowski, Kiera Pipeling, Alyssa Covarrubias, Laurie Serrani (coach). Poultney — Julia Bruno, Kassidy Mack. Woodstock — Bitty Alexander, Lizzy Peck.
Honorable Mentions: Leland & Gray — Isabella Ameden, Abby Lowe. Twin Valley — Maria Page, Jarrett Niles, Sadie Boyd, Celia Betit. Woodstock — Sami Yates. Proctor — Lyndsey Elms, Laci French. Green Mountain — Alex Hutchins, Rachal Guerra. Black River — Hailey Pierce, Hope Kelley. Poultney — Hannah Welch.
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