July 11, 2013

Macey, Hogan highlight MVAC softball All-Stars

The Crown Point softball team went undefeated during the Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference season before winning a sectional championship, and the Panthers landed three players on the MVAC Division I All-Star Team, including the most valuable player. Schroon Lake received the Sportsmanship Award in Division I.

In Division II, Minerva/Newcomb players claimed the MVP as well as two other All-Star spots after the Mountainers went 12-1 in the regular season. Keene received the Division II Sportsmanship Award.

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The All-Stars were selected by the MVAC coaches.

Division I MVP

Alex Macey, Crown Point- The senior pitcher posted a 1.06 ERA with 161 strikeouts while helping the Panthers claim the Section VII Class D title. Macey gave up just 36 hits in 86 innings pitched. She was also a threat at the plate, hitting .692 with eight home runs, nine doubles and one triple.


Brittany Foote, Crown Point- Foote posted a .483 batting average this season while hitting seven home runs, nine doubles and a triple. Just a freshman, she has the potential to be Crown Point’s best power hitter ever, according to coach Tony Macey.

Maria Malone, Crown Point- A freshman, Malone batted .327 with an on-base percentage of .840. She backed up Macey on the mound, recording three wins, and committed just one error while playing second base.

Jen McGinn, Elizabethtown-Lewis- The Lions’ top catcher, McGinn threw out 54 percent of runners attempting to steal. The senior hit .354 with 18 RBI and scored 19 runs. She showed excellent leadership, serving as captain the last two seasons.

Jasmine Barnes, Elizabethtown-Lewis- The sophomore drove in 27 runs, hit two homers and averaged .551 at the plate. She stole 28 bases and scored 29 runs, and she was outstanding in the outfield.

Renee Marcotte, Willsboro- With a great glove and a great arm, the senior was outstanding at shortstop, making an excellent play every game. Marcotte, a three-year starter, hit .430 this season.

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