The Gatorade Player for the state of West Virginia, Howard topped the OV in hits (59) and was one shy of leading the valley in triples (8). She batted .504 with 47 runs, 13 doubles and five home runs while driving in 49 runners. Howard is a three-time first team All-Valley selection and was the OVAC Class 5A Player of the Year.
P - Tara Paczewski, Cameron
P - Amy Rotriga, John Marshall
P - Katie Ellzy, Harrison Central
P - Megan Haegney, Shadyside
C - Marissa Bosley, Magnolia
C- Kristin Lewicki, John Marshall
IF- Haylee Bowers, River
IF - Jesse Machovina, St. Clairsville
IF- Kylie Howard, John Marshall
IF - Dana Bettinseschi, Buckeye Local
OF - Paige Geanangel, Indian Creek
OF - Kristin Prokopakis, Edison
OF - Kierstyn Czuchran, Buckeye Local
Util - Paige Creamer, Steub. Catholic
Util - Ashley Starr, Indian Creek
Util - Megan Garcia, John Marshall
Util - Tori Tharp, Magnolia
Util - Hanna Absalom, St. John Central
P - Carly Greer, Wheeling Park
P - Brittany Miller, Wheeling Central
P - Ashley Hadzima, Bridgeport
P - Erin Endly, Meadowbrook
C - Tori Nest, Buckeye Local
C- Shannon Reardon, Brooke
IF- Kayla Prokopakis, Edison
IF - Emma Cecil, Linsly
IF - Kim Ropellini, Beaver Local
IF - Casey Garloch, Bellaire
IF - Cassidi Richmond, Cameron
OF - Samantha Frizzell, Meadowbrook
OF - Sis George, John Marshall
Util - Maddy Gulan, Steubenville Catholic
Util - Andrea Guzek, Bishop Donahue
Util - Mallory Chapman, Magnolia
Util - Olivia Minamyer, Union Local
Util - Gabby Goudy, River
P - Megan Ging, Bellaire
P - Cirstie DelGuzzo, Martins Ferry
P - Gina Beekman, St. John Central
P - Renae Riley, River
C - Rosa Young, St. John Central
C- Abby Orr, Indian Creek
IF- Marissa Tucker, Wheeling Park
IF - Paige DeMattio, Indian Creek
IF - Micca Mirabella, Steubenville Catholic
IF- Sydney Bennington, Wheeling Central
OF - Allie Dailer, Wheeling Park
OF - Becca Schaming, Toronto
Util - Karlee Leonard, Buckeye Local
Util - Linda Hall, Cameron
Util - Sierra Fields, Steubenville
Util - Taylor Maxwell, Oak Glen
Util - Alex Bubencheck, Tyler Consolidated
Util - Lane Hanlon, Barnesville
Barnesville - Becky Burkhart
Bellaire - Sarah Marlin; Macy Cordy
Bishop Donahue - Beth Wolfe, Selena Ghaphery
Brooke - Michaela Hinerman; Samantha Cusick
Cameron - Taylor Whipkey
Edison - Molly McCoy
Harrison Central - Brooke Schultz; Madison Richardson
Indian Creek - Brey Mays
John Marshall - Morgan Watson
Madonna - Sara Lyons
Magnolia - Dallas Mullett, Emily Blake
Martins Ferry - Addie Suriano; Kady Webb
Meadowbrook - Abby Dudley; Alyse Dudley
Monroe Central - Chelsie Roberts; Asia Prickett
Oak Glen - Ashley Prior, Tia Smith
Paden City - Amanda Heasley; Dominque Craft
River - Machenzie Marshall; Monica Curtis
Shadyside - Karli Bonar, Tierany Duncan
St. John - Kaydie Coppa; Kristin Russell
St. Clairsville - Taylor Clark; Lauren Figura
Steubenville - Anna Perrino; Carmie Biasi
Steubenville Catholic - Allee Vandeborne
Toronto - Shane Spears
Tyler Consolidated - Torrye Cline
Union Local - Alexis Braher
Valley - Holly Schell
Weir - Meikka Buffo
Wheeling Central - Ashley Gast; Sarah Henry
Wheeling Park - Ashleigh Sidon
The Ohio State recruit ended her Red Devils career by once again leading the OV in batting average with a .602. Machovina totaled 56 hits, seven home runs, four triples and 11 doubles and stole a dozen bases. She also had a week during her senior season in which she went 20-for-25 at the plate. The OVAC Class 4A Player of the Year and Division III All-Eastern District selection only struck out twice in her final three seasons at St. Clairsville.
A four-time first team W.Va. Class A All-State and four-time All-Valley honoree, Paczewski finished her season with a 1.23 ERA, recorded 135 strikeouts and issued only 25 walks - the best strikeout to walk ratio of her career. She threw two perfect games and an error kept her from a third. She also had three other no-hitters to go along with two one-hitters and a pair of two-hitters. At the plate, Paczewski hit .481 (third in school history), scored 33 runs, hit two home runs, a triple, 13 doubles (school record) and 26 RBI.
Now a three-time All-Valley selection, Rotriga pitched 105 innings for the W.Va. Class AAA state champion Monarchs while compiling 157 strikeouts and a 2.13 ERA, winning 15 games prior to the regional tournament. She also hit .311 and had 24 RBI on 28 hits.
Ellzy put together a 16-8-1 record in her first year in the circle for the Huskies, though Harrison Central was shut out in six of those eight losses. She totaled 200 strikeouts, allowed 45 total runs (earned and unearned) in 25 games. She gave up three hits or less 16 times, had six one-hitters and three no-hitters. Her .120 ERA was third in the Ohio Valley. Ellzy batted .340 with 31 hits and 20 runs while being named to the first team All-Eastern district and All-OVAC.
Unsure of which direction she was going to go prior to the season, Shadyside coach Jillian Ongley turned to freshman Haegney. All she did to reward her coach for that decision was become the the OV leader in strikeouts with 214. Haegney won 16 games.
Bosley brought an end to her Blue Eagles career by leading Magnolia in hits (44), runs scored (37) and triples (3). In 104 at bats, she hit .423 and drove in 17 runs during the course of the season. She also hit 12 doubles.
Lewick is another member of the Monarchs state championship team to make this list. Her 52 hits and .515 batting average are both top five in the Valley while her 37 runs landed her at sixth. The repeat first teamer also had 15 RBI and three triples.
Bowers ended her first season with a school-best 62 RBI, which placed her sixth on the all-time, single-season list in Ohio. Her .531 batting average helped River advance to the district tournament for the first time in more than a decade. Her 51 base hits are also a school record and her six grand slams leave her one short of another. Bowers was a first team All-Division IV Eastern district and All-State selection as well as a first team All-OVAC pick.
Betanechi set a school record as she batted .522 her senior season, the fourth-best in the valley. Her 32 runs and 47 hits helped the Panthers win the OVAC Class 4A tournament title for the first time in more than a decade. A four-year starter, Betanechi was the valedictorian of her class as well as a first team All-OVAC, All-Buckeye 8, and All-Eastern District performer.
Geanangel led the OV in home runs (9) in her first year at Indian Creek. She hit an OV second-best .547 average with 47 runs and drove in 30 runners. She also went 6-3 for the Redskins, who were the OVAC Class 5A runner-up.
Prokopakis earns her third All-Valley nod after a season in which she batted .385 with six home runs. She had 30 runs on 45 hits and drove in 26 runners while totaling 15 stolen bases.
Another freshman on this list, Czuchran batted .465, drove in 31 runs and crossed the plate 23 times. She ended her season with 40 hits, 10 doubles, a team-high eight home runs and two triples. Her play was good enough for All-OVAC, All-Eastern District and All-Buckeye 8 honors.
Creamer totaled 16 victories in her final season on the mound for the Crusaders. She had 142 strikeouts and a 1.57 ERA. At the plate, she was third in the OV with nine doubles and led her team with 34 RBI. She batted .345 with 30 hits.
Starr finished her senior year with a 12-4 record in the circle and a 2.31 ERA. She also batted .500 and was only one of three OV players to have at least 50 hits this season. Starr drove in 19 runners, hit 10 doubles and scored 34 times.
The ultimate utility player, Garcia was another critical member of the John Marshall state championship squad. The team's lone senior scored 38 times and had 48 hits with a .444 batting average. She also hit 12 doubles and three home runs. Garcia also pitched 98 innings where she compiled a 15-2 record and a 2.34 ERA.
Another All-Valley repeat selection, Tharp ended her senior year with a 16-2 record and 182 strikeouts, both good for third in the OV. She also finished with a 1.32 ERA. On offense, She batted .400 with 34 hits, 10 doubles, 28 RBI and crossed the plate 26 times.
St. John Central
The only sophomore to make the first team, Absalom had the second-best ERA in the OV at 0.99. She had 150 strikeouts while racking up 10 victories. Absalom also scored 42 runs on 45 hits with a .404 batting average. She drove in 26 runners, hit six triples and four home runs.