Hudson Valley softball All-Underrated team
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Chelsea Dexter, Beacon. The Bulldogs have been one of the surprise teams of Section 1 this season and Dexter has been a major reason. She’s hitting a robust .621 with three homers, 17 RBI and 17 runs scored for Beacon (10-2).
Also consider: Angela Trozzi, New Rochelle.
Samantha Lucey, Westlake. The switch-hitting leadoff hitter has incredible speed and savvy in the field and at the plate. Lucey is hitting over .500 with two homers and leads the team in stolen bases. Westlake’s Nick DiPaolo calls Lucey the “most knowledgeable player” he’s ever coached.
Cyan Scarduzio, Ossining. A gifted defensive player, Scarduzio makes plays far beyond her freshman youth. She’s hitting a team-best .467 with 11 RBI and eight stolen bases.
Meghan Reynolds, Pelham. One of the top defensive shortstops in Section 1 has been the glue for the 10-2 Pelicans. She has a .508 on-base percentage, 16 stolen bases and 17 runs scored. Reynolds will play at College of St. Rose.
Also consider: Deangie Jiminez, East Ramapo; Janine Mackey, Nanuet; Cassie McGrath, Tuckahoe
Jamie Carfora, Ursuline. An outstanding defensive player, Carfora has been affectionately called a “criminal” for all the hits she steals from opposing batters. At the plate, she’s driven in 12 runs and scored nine for the Koalas.
Also consider: Ellen Gardon, Pelham.
Alyx Scapperotti, Harrison. The senior is mainly an outfielder but has shown incredible versatility, playing five positions this season, including shortstop, because of injuries. She’s batting .462 with a team-high 24 and 25 runs scored for the Huskies.
Ashley Votta, Marlboro. The eighth-grader is the next phenom out of the Section 9 powerhouse. Votta has batted .500 with 16 RBI, and 15 runs scored, and is 13 for her last 20 at the plate.
Laura Marinello, Nanuet. Marinello has emerged as an exceptional table-setter for a Golden Knights squad that’s faired well against a brutal schedule. She’s hitting .436 with a .551 on-base percentage, scoring 20 runs and driving in 11.
Also consider: Ailish Hogan, Kennedy; Nicole Leote, Pearl River
Katie McDougal, Pawling. The Tigers have a budding star in McDougal, who’s put up impressive numbers at the plate and on the mound all season. As a pitcher she 125 strikeouts in 82.1 innings, highlighted by an 18-strikeout effort against Putnam Valley. She’s hitting .386 with 16 RBI.
Also consider: Brianna Acevado, East Ramapo.
Samantha Duffy, Carmel. Duffy has done a little bit of everything this season for the Rams, mainly pitching and playing third base but also seeing time in the outfield. She’s extremely versatile and shows tremendous leadership as a junior captain. She’s hitting .333 and has a .449 on-base percentage.
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