The 2014 Main Line high school softball season produced a number of standout teams paced by Radnor High School, Episcopal Academy and Friends' Central.
Radnor High School (18-6) won the PIAA District One Class AAA crown with a 2-0 win over Springfield. The win marked Radnor's third win this season over the Cougars.
Episcopal Academy won its first Inter-Ac title along with its first Pennsylvania Independent Schools Tourmnament championship in school history.
Friends' Central captured its third consecutive Friends Schools League title, defeating unbeaten Germantown Friends in the semifinals before defeating Friends' Select in the championship contest.
Haverford High School (13-7) and Agnes Irwin (13-4) also had successful campaigns, with Haverford qualifying for the district playoffs and Agnes Irwin qualifying for the Pennsylvania Independent Schools state tournament.
The All-Main Line high school softball teams are selected by the coaches. Because Main Line Media News covers 19 high schools, the Main Line Media News sports staff limits the number of spots available to first team, second team and honorable mention — but follows the priority of coaches' selections.
What follows are the 2014 All-Main Line high school softball teams:
Emily Sheehan, Academy of Notre Dame — Junior second baseman, an All-InterAc selection, batted .438 with three doubles, five runs scored and six RBI's in 12 games, while committing only one error.
Katie Wenger, Agnes Irwin — Senior pitcher, a first team All-InterAc selection, batted .577 with 18 runs, 13 RBI's, 12 extra-base hits and nine walks in 17 games. Struck out 143 batters in 104 innings, allowing only 71 hits and 10 walks. Has committed to play softball at Franklin and Marshall.
Michala Maciolek, Agnes Irwin — Freshman catcher, a first team All-InterAc pick, batted .500 with 18 runs, 15 RBI's and seven extra-base hits in 17 games. Noted for her brainy work behind the plate, she committed only two passed balls all season.
Lizzie Citrone, Archbishop Carroll — Senior outfielder, a first team All-Catholic League selection, batted .552 with five home runs and seven extra-base hits in 12 games. Was Patriots' team co-captain and MVP.
Monica Clark, Archbishop Carroll — Senior third baseman, a first team All-Catholic League pick, batted .472 and provided valuable leadership as Patriots' team co-captain.
Samantha O'Keefe, Baldwin School — Sophomore pitcher, a first team All-InterAc pick, struck out 83 batters in 86 innings; shutting out Agnes Irwin 2-0 on the Bears' Senior Day. She also contributed at the plate, batting .294.
Sophia Shoulson, Barrack Hebrew Academy - Senior shortstop and captain batted .830 with 39 RBI's, committing only three errors all season. Was Cougars' MVP and Barrack Hebrew's Female Athlete of the Year.
Callie Wang, Conestoga — Sophomore pitcher/dp batted .471 with a .784 slugging percentage, cracking 10 extra-base hits in 19 games with 10 RBI's. Struck out 79 batters in 79 2/3 inning pitched, compiling a 2.37 ERA. An All-Central League selection, she was Pioneers' MVP.
Jenna Wilson, Conestoga — Junior outfielder, a first team All-Central League selection, batted .551 with six doubles, 14 RBI's and 27 runs in 19 games. Was Pioneers' Offensive MVP and won Conestoga's Golden Glove Outfield Award.
Alex Viscusi, Episcopal Academy — Junior pitcher, a first team All-InterAc selection for the third straight year, was the MVP of the Inter-Ac champions and All-Delco Softball Player of the Year. Had 15-2 record with 0.35 ERA, striking out 135 batters in 101 innings and pitching a no-hitter in the PAISAA state championship game. Batted .600 with 30 hits, six doubles, four triples, five home runs, 28 runs scored and 29 RBI's. Has verbally committed to Princeton.
Gabby Donatucci, Episcopal Academy — Senior catcher and captain was first team All-InterAc selection for the second time. Collected 21 hits (including six extra-base hits) and 26 RBI's. Batted .412 in league games, with some crucial hits against InterAc foes.
Taylor Long, Episcopal Academy — Junior shortstop, a first team All-InterAc pick, collected 21 hits (including seven extra-base hits), nine stolen bases and 19 RBI's while batting .382. At shortstop, she is noted for her great range, anticipation, strong arm and consistency.
Isabel Nardi, Friends' Central — Senior third baseman/pitcher and co-captain was first team All-Friends Schools League and MVP of the FSL champions for the second year in a row. Batted .340 with 12 RBI's in 16 games.
Saiorse Hahn, Friends' Central — Junior catcher and co-captain batted .340 with 16 RBI's in 16 games. Was noted for her on-the-field leadership from behind the plate for the Friends Schools League champions.
Bridget Newman, Haverford High — Senior pitcher and captain, a first team All-Central League selection, was the Fords' MVP. Also contributed at the plate, with a .385 batting average.
Cori Pisauro, Merion Mercy Academy - Junior shortstop, a Catholic Academies League All Star, was a dominant two-way player for the Golden Bears, batting .518 with a fielding percentage of .970.
Izzy Schaefer, Radnor — Senior pitcher, a first team All-Central League selection, posted an 0.76 ERA, striking out 173 batters in 136 innings and allowing only 28 runs. Batted .421 with 18 runs scored, 22 RBI's and 12 stolen bases in 24 games.
Bari Margolis, Radnor — Senior shortstop, a first team All-Central League selection, batted .405 with 30 runs scored in 24 games, along with 19 RBI's, eight stolen bases, five home runs, 11 extra-base hits and .696 slugging percentage.
Katie Jordan, Radnor — Junior first baseman batted .368 with 19 runs scored (in 24 games), 14 RBI's and .509 slugging percentage. Slugged a home run in district playoff win against Springfield, and was the Red Raiders' Defensive Player of the Year, with 118 putouts.
Maddie Abbot, Villa Maria Academy - Sophomore pitcher, an AACA all-star and the Hurricanes' MVP, struck out 192 batters in 137 innings, allowing only 50 walks and holding opponents to a .241 batting average. A fine hitter (six extra-base hits, nine RBI's) and fielder (recorded 31 outs in the field) as well.
Cailee Gordinier, Villa Maria Academy - Senior shortstop batted .468 with 19 extra-base hits and 12 RBI's. An AACA all-star, she was a fine fielder at shortstop as well.
Academy of Notre Dame — Kelly McCabe, senior left fielder; Morgan Vockel, senior shortstop.
Agnes Irwin — Jenna Myers, sophomore second baseman; Emily Speakman, senior shortstop/catcher.
Archbishop Carroll — Cara Santoleri, senior outfielder; Maura Berlingis, junior pitcher.
Baldwin School — Noelle Zimmerman, sophomore shortstop.
Barrack Hebrew Academy - Talia Raikin, freshman catcher.
Conestoga — Monica Hood, senior infielder; Dani Liebowitz, senior infielder; Brittany Myers, junior catcher; Emily Conaway, sophomore shortstop.
Episcopal Academy — Elizabeth Capper, senior outfielder; Kate Ortlieb, junior first baseman; Ariana Feliziani, freshman third baseman.
Friends' Central — Caroline Fakharzadeh, sophomore shortstop.
Harriton — Lyndsey Diebel, junior first baseman; Sydney Handel, junior outfielder.
Haverford High School — Tyler Beccari, junior catcher; Sam Donato, junior third baseman.
Lower Merion - Moira (Mo) McConnell, sophomore pitcher/first baseman.
Merion Mercy Academy - Cathy Gormley, senior center fielder.
Radnor — Morgan Campbell, senior rightfielder; Amanda Davis, sophomore centerfielder.
Shipley - Chrissy Wentz, freshman pitcher.
Villa Maria Academy - Sararose Jonik, sophomore second baseman; Gabby Costagliola, senior first baseman; Marissa Calderin, senior center fielder.
Academy of Notre Dame — Marissa Laws, senior third baseman.
Archbishop Carroll — Megan Dempsey, senior second baseman; Shannon Lloyd, sophomore first baseman.
Baldwin School — Angela Smith, freshman catcher.
Conestoga — Olivia Youman, junior outfielder; Giavanna Lorine, sophomore pitcher/infielder; Allison Reagan, sophomore outfielder.
Episcopal Academy — Julianne Longen, junior infielder; Arianna Pompei, sophomore outfielder; Nina Pagano, sophomore outfielder.
Friends' Central — Caroline Bartholomew, junior first baseman; Carolyn Spellacy, sophomore pitcher.
Harriton — Sonia Groeneveld, freshman pitcher/second baseman.
Lower Merion - Alison Epstein, senior outfielder; Lily Millar, sophomore catcher/outfielder; Jessie Epstein, freshman shortstop.
Merion Mercy Academy - Brianna Quinn, sophomore pitcher.
Radnor — Michelle Gorson, senior third baseman; Holly Pachella, junior catcher.
Sacred Heart - Jamie Falcone, junior pitcher; Allison Schell, sophomore second baseman.