Second TeamP - Ashtin Strickland, Santa Fe (Alachua, Fla.), Sr.
The Sun's Player of the Year and Florida Dairy Farmers Class 4A runner-up POY was 22-6 in the circle with a 0.94 ERA and 327 strikeouts (Class 4A best) in 175 innings pitched. At the plate, the Florida Atlantic signee hit .424 with a 4A-best nine home runs, nine doubles and 31 RBIs for the 22-8 Raiders.P - Jamie Wren, La Serna (Whittier, Calif.), Sr.
Wren had her second-straight 25-3 season and was again named the Whittier Prep Sports Player of the Year. She hit .455 and drove in a team-high 34 runs. In the circle, Wren was dominant with a 25-3 mark to go with a 1.13 ERA. She also had 176 strikeouts in 192 innings and threw 11 shutouts. She has signed with Ohio University.P - Peyton Pignolia, Curtis (River Ridge, La.), Sr.
Pignolia had 267 strikeouts in 158 innings with a 1.37 ERA and a 21-3 record in leading Curtis to the state 3A title. She also batted .370 and finished with 17 RBIs.P - Megan Guitar, Croswell-Lexington (Croswell, Mich.), Sr.
Guitar was dominant on the mound with a 23-8 record, 336 strikeouts and a 1.47 ERA. She finished the season first-team all-state and also was the Times Herald Softball Player of the Year. Guitar, who has signed with Wayne State, was equally impressive at the plate with a .445 batting average.P - Nicole Williams, St. Joseph (Trumbull, Conn.), Jr.
Williams went 23-0 with 213 strikeouts in 138 innings, a 0.66 ERA and a .438 batting average in leading her team to the Class M state title.
P - Abby Swaney, Springville (Ala.), 8th
That 8 is not a typographical error. Swaney is the first eighth-grader to make a MaxPreps All-American Softball Team after she pitched her team to a 5A state title and was named to Alabama's Super State Team after winning 33 games and striking out 279 batters. In the state tournament, the state's 5A Pitcher of the year pitched 28 innings, allowed 17 hits, two runs (one earned), walked five and struck out 26 for a 0.25 ERA. She allowed just two hits, no walks and struck out six in the championship game – facing only 23 batters. She was the MVP of the state tournament.P - Missy Zoch, La Grange (Texas), Jr.
In 162 innings, Zoch allowed just six earned runs (0.26 ERA) and struck out 229. She finished 26-2, losing her final two starts of the season to state 4A champion Hargrave (Huffman). She pitched 19 shutouts and has committed to DePaul.P - Caitlin Perry, Alabama Christian Academy (Montgomery, Ala.), Sr.
Middle-schooler Swaney may have stolen the spotlight in Alabama, but Perry had another award-winning year, finishing 28-10 with a 1.21 ERA and 311 strikeouts in 220 innings. She finished her high school career with 121 wins.P - Baylee Ports, Mount Anthony (Bennington, Vt.), Sr.
Named the Gatorade POY for Vermont, Ports led the Patriots to a repeat D1 state title, losing just once for the season. She will attend Miss Hall's School, a prep school in Pittsfield, Mass.P - Arizona Pilgrim, Taft (Calif.), Sr.
Pilgrim had another impressive year, winning 26 of 31 games and striking out 293 in 169 innings. Her ERA was 0.54. She finished with 103 wins, a 0.83 ERA and 1028 strikeouts in 638 innings. She will attend Charleston Southern University.C - Carly Testa, St. Joseph (Hammonton, N.J.), Sr.
Testa batted .617 with a .659 on-base percentage this season and slugged .972 with 16 doubles, two triples and six home runs. She also led the state with 67 runs scored. She will play at Caldwell.C - Stephanie Abello, Benet Academy (Lisle, Ill.), Sr.
Abello, who has signed with Illinois, hit 13 homers as a senior to set a career mark in Illinois with 60. She batted .369 and finished with a program career-best 211 RBIs.C - Dayla Gulledge, Rehobeth (Dothan, Ala.), Sr.
Gulledge had a .486 batting average with 52 hits while leading the Wiregrass in home runs (14), doubles (24), extra-base hits (38), runs batted in (64) and walks (59). She also scored 59 runs. She has signed with South Alabama.IF - Rebekah Cervantes, Redwood (Visalia, Calif.), Sr.
A MaxPreps A-A repeat, the 2014 Times-Delta/Advance-Register Player of the Year had another standout season. The Rangers senior hit .500 with 37 RBIs, 14 extra-base hits and 32 runs. Cervantes has signed with Boise State.IF - Olivia Gray, Trinity (Washington, Pa.), Sr.
Gray was named the state AAA POY after she batted .611 with 15 doubles, four triples, seven home runs, 44 runs and struck out only once in 91 plate appearances for the Hillers, who reached the PIAA Class AAA championship game. She has signed with Pittsburgh.IF - Darby Bishop, Newton County (Decatur, Miss.), Sr.
Bishop batted .480 and drove in 40 runs to lead Newton to the 4A state title. In the circle, she was 22-1 with a 1.62 ERA. She has signed with LSU-Eunice.IF - Jasmine Palmer, Enka (N.C.), Sr.
The Florida State recruit batted .580 with four home runs and 23 RBIs as Enka finished the season 29-0 and won the state 3A title.IF - Morgan Turkoly, Sanger (Texas), Sr.
The Louisiana Tech signee batted .810 with runners in scoring position and the District 9-4A MVP hit .657 overall (13 doubles, six triples and 10 home runs). The all-state shortstop made only two errors in 69 chances and scored 42 runs with 38 RBIs and 25 stolen bases. Helped by drawing 25 walks, Turkoly had a .750 on-base percentage. IF - Brooke Samios-Uy, Eastern Tech (Baltimore), Sr.
Samios-Uy broke school records for career batting average (.569), doubles (26) and hits (140). As a senior, she had 11 doubles, three triples and seven homers and batted .652, with 47 hits and 33 RBIs. She has signed with Saint Leo University.IF - Megan Lane, Hernando (Brooksville, Fla.), Sr.
Lane batted .646, scored 53 runs and stole 87 bases. For her career, she had 203 hits and 247 stolen bases to go along with a .517 batting average. She will play at Mercer.IF - Erika Underwood, Addison (Mich.), Sr.
Underwood posted a career-high batting average of .647 this season with 18 doubles, nine triples, 11 home runs and 37 RBIs. She has signed with Central Michigan.IF - Fa Leilua, Hawthorne (Calif.), Sr.
The Arizona State-bound senior didn't miss a beat after transferring from Mira Costa, clubbing nine homers with 30 RBIs on a .608 batting average. Leilua helped carry Hawthorne to an appearance in the CIF-SS D4 playoffs.OF - Cherish Burks, East Union (Manteca, Calif.), Sr.
The Oregon-bound Burks led East Union to the CIF Sac-Joaquin Sectiom D3 title by hitting .550 (.654 on-base percentage), scoring 52 runs and driving home 31. She had 22 extra-base hits in EU's 30-3 season.
OF - Veronica Ruelius, Marengo (Ill.), Sr.
Ruelius, a Class 3A first-team all-state selection for the second-straight season, was an offensive juggernaut for the Indians with a school-record 17 home runs to go with 18 doubles, 63 runs scored and 65 RBIs. She hit .483 with a .578 on-base percentage and finished her four-year varsity career with a school-record 35 home runs. She will attend Illinois.OF - Haley Bearden, Clarksville (Tenn.), Sr.
Bearden, who has signed with Tennessee, hit .426 with seven home runs, 14 doubles, 49 RBIs, 19 walks and a .690 on-base percentage. The 5-11 Bearden was also all-area MVP for basketball.OF - Candice Corcoran, Morehead (Eden, N.C.), Sr.
Corcoran batted .613 (.642 on-base percentage and .709 slugging percentage), and stole 26 bases. She is a three-time N.C. Coaches' Association all-state honoree, Gildan Scholar-Athlete of the Year for Rockingham County and the NCHSAA Heart of a Champion Award recipient this year.OF - Lauren Lewis, Baylor (Chattanooga, Tenn.), Sr.
Lewis, who homered in the state title game, led Baylor to its ninth state title and a 25-3 record as a senior. She finished with an .821 slugging percentage (16 extra-base hits), drove in 45 runs, scored 32 and batted .440. She has signed with Kentucky.UTIL - Skyler Sobeski, Bronson (Mich.), Sr.
Sobeski did it all for Bronson en route to the state title game. She hit .547 with 62 runs, 20 doubles, 11 homers and 65 RBIs. She pitched as well, finishing 24-3 with a 0.65 ERA and 209 strikeouts. She will attend Western Michigan.UTIL - Charlene Castro, Natalia (Texas), Sr.
Castro excelled in the circle (23-2, 0.74 ERA) and at the plate (12 HRs, 66 RBIs, .621 average). She has signed with Alabama State.UTIL - Hannah Stewart, Bishop Ryan (Minot, N.D.), Sr.
The state's 2014-15 Gatorade Softball and Basketball State POY, she posted a 28-3 record along with a 1.05 ERA in the circle leading the Lions (31-3) to the Class A state semifinals. Stewart struck out 302 batters in 199 innings pitched and threw 10 shutouts, including two no-hitters. At the plate, the three-time Class A first-team all-state selection batted .587 with 13 home runs, 69 RBIs and a 1.174 slugging percentage. She has signed with Iowa.UTIL - Meghan Wimmer, Chichester (Boothwyn, Pa.), Sr.
Wimmer led Chichester deep in the playoffs with a 22-3 record, 260 strikeouts and a 0.90 ERA. She also batted .528 and drove in 21 runs. She was the state 3A POY and has signed with Brown.