- Last Updated on 12:22 PM 04/23/12
- BY Doug Ford
Six players from the Western Valley District champion, Northwest Region runner-up and state quarterfinalist Comets’ varsity softball team have been named to the AAA All-Northwest Region Softball Team announced recently.
Junior pitcher Sam Gibson, also named Western Valley District Player of the Year for 2011, was a First Team, All-Northwest Region selection, as was senior shortstop Jameshia Smith and sophomore second baseman Meg Bane.
Junior third baseman Sydney Puryear, junior outfielder VeVe Brandon and senior catcher Jill Trickey were Second Team, All-Northwest Region selections.
The Comets, who finished the season with a 23-2 record and their first appearance in the state tournament since 2007, had more Northwest Region First Team and Second Team selections than any other school.
ALL-NORTHWEST REGION SOFTBALL TEAM
• Player of the Year: Miranda Kemp, Battlefield
• Coach of the Year: Joe Schelzo, Battlefield
• First Team: Sam Gibson, Jameshia Smith, Meg Bane, Halifax County; Miranda Kemp, Bailey Liddle, Battlefield; Erica Field, Amanda Meade, Osbourn Park; Shae Braxton, C.D. Hylton; Kelsie Barker, North Stafford; Megan Baltzell, Mountain View; Katey Smith, Stafford; Hailey Smith, Stonewall Jackson.
• Second Team: Sydney Puryear, VeVe Brandon, Jill Trickey, Halifax County; Kimmy Brady, Stephanie Figgins, Battlefield; Jess Nowak, Beth Kelley, North Stafford; Hannah Otterman, Patrick Henry-Roanoke; Alexa Hernandez, Woodbridge; Sabrina Hill, Mountain View; Kelsey Cockrill, Stonewall Jackson; Ashleigh Engels, Garfield.