In addition to Alex Viscusi of Episcopal Academy, the rest of the All-Delco softball team includes:
Bridget Newman, Haverford: A two-time All-Delco, Newman guided the Fords to another winning season one year after leading them to the Central League co-championship. Arguably the most feared player in the league, the senior posted a 1.70 ERA with double-digit wins and three shutouts. Newman was a threat to a hit a home run every time she stepped to the plate. Opposing pitchers would normally pitch around her, which might explain her lack of extra-base hits this season. Even still, Newman knocked four doubles, one triple and one home run on the way to leading the Fords to the District One Class AAAA playoffs. Newman will continue her career at Kutztown, where she'll be teammates with 2013 Daily Times Player of Year Savannah Nierintz of Upper Darby.
Molly Rafferty, Cardinal O'Hara: A two-time All-Delco, Rafferty was an excellent pitcher and an even better hitter for the Lions over the course of her stellar high school career. An All-Catholic League selection, Rafferty led the Lions to the PCL semifinal round with a 14-3 record, 2.34 ERA and 92 strikeouts. At the plate, Rafferty could swing the bat as well as any player in the county. She hit .462 with a .606 on-base percentage, 26 RBIs, seven doubles and three homers. She racked up 26 RBIs and scored 19 runs.
Courtney Scarpato, Springfield: The junior began the 2014 season sharing the pitching workload. However, as the year progressed, Scarpato earned the majority of starts and emerged as the team's ace. Scarpato pitched every game in the District One and PIAA Class AAA playoffs en route to leading the Cougars to Delco's first state softball championship. Scarpato was the table setter at the top of the lineup for Springfield, which also claimed the Central League crown.
Izzy Schaefer, Radnor: Few pitchers enjoyed a greater stretch of success than Schaefer did in the 2014 District One Class AAA playoffs. Her performance in three games was flawless: 20 innings, no runs, three hits, one no-hitter, 24 strikeouts. Schaefer pitched Radnor to a District One title as the Raiders defeated Springfield. Schaefer's career came to an end when she allowed an unearned run in a 1-0 loss to Bethlehem Catholic in the state playoffs. She finished with a miniscule 0.76 ERA and 173 strikeouts in 136 innings of work. At the plate, Schaefer batted .421 with 22 RBIs and 18 runs scored. She'll attend Tulane University in the fall.
Katie Wenger, Agnes Irwin: One year after pitching the Owls to the Pennsylvania Independent Schools championship, Wenger got her team back to that spot, but lost a classic pitchers' duel against Alex Viscusi and Episcopal Academy. Wenger posted a 13-4 record in her senior year with a 0.61 ERA and 143 strikeouts, including 17 in one game. She allowed only 63 hits in 97 innings. At the dish, Wenger topped Agnes Irwin in batting average (.577), runs (18), doubles (seven) and home runs (two). She didn't strike out once in 2014. The two-time All-Delco will take her talents to Franklin & Marshall in the fall.
Meghan Wimmer, Chichester: While Chichester failed to make it back to the District One Class AAA final for a second year in a row, Wimmer did her job by winning 19 games with a 1.02 ERA and 213 strikeouts to help the Eagles claim the program's first Del Val championship in 18 years. Wimmer, who is garnering interest from Ivy League programs, was a hitting machine, too. The first-time All-Delco batted .611 with 32 RBIs, six home runs, six doubles and four triples.
Lauren Scarpato, Springfield: Not many softball players can brag about being a four-time All-Delco, but Scarpato can. Oh, and she wrote a fitting final chapter to a spectacular career when she delivered the biggest hit of her life — a two-RBI double in the third inning of Springfield's 3-0 victory over Bethlehem Catholic in the PIAA Class AAA championship game. Not a bad way to go out. At the beginning of the year, Scarpato did what was best for the team, moving from shortstop to third base without missing a beat. Scarpato batted .349/.443/.547 with seven doubles, five triples and 20 RBIs in her final season. She'll continue her career at West Chester.
Tori DePietro, Springfield: A shortstop/pitcher who has been stealing headlines in the Daily Times since her early days in the Del Val Youth League, DePietro improved on an impressive rookie year with a spectacular sophomore season. DePietro eventually became the everyday shortstop for the Cougars and made all the tough plays. DePietro worked hard on bettering herself at the plate after falling in slumps. She delivered many key hits in the playoffs and was instrumental to the Cougars' state championship run. She batted .475/.571/.813 with five homers, six doubles and a team-high 36 RBIs.
Lauren Del Romano, Cardinal O'Hara: A senior second baseman/shortstop, Del Romano was arguably the top hitter in Delaware County this spring. The numbers don't lie: .544 batting average, .667 on-base percentage, 10 doubles, seven triples, one home run, 36 RBIs and 19 runs scored. Del Romano rarely went a game without at least two hits. She was a constant force on a Lions teams that came within one win of playing for a Catholic League championship. She'll play field hockey in the fall at Widener.
Bari Margolis, Radnor: The senior shortstop was the offensive MVP for the District One champion Raiders. Margolis, a speed demon and threat at the top of the order, was an All-Central League honoree by batting .405 with 30 runs scored, 19 RBIs and eight stolen bases. She posted a .488 on-base percentage and a .696 slugging percentage with five home runs, four doubles and a pair of triples as a leadoff hitter. Margolis will attend Syracuse University in the fall.
Rylee Power, Marple Newtown: The junior shortstop and girls tennis All-Delco gets her first nod on the All-Delco softball team after leading the Tigers to the District One Class AAA quarterfinals. In the Tigers' first playoff win in six years, Power blasted two home runs in a 9-8 decision over Villa Joseph Marie. Power produced in hits more than half of her at-bats (.509 average). She flashed a ridiculously high .868 slugging percentage with nine doubles and five triples. She scored 18 runs and drove in the same amount. Power is also considered one of the best basketball players in the Central League.
Kate Robinson, Upper Darby: Robinson, a three-time All-Delco, was extremely productive at the plate and in the field. Robinson led the team in batting average (.468), RBIs (24) and doubles (six). She was a four-year varsity starter and team captain, Robinson was a vital part to the Royals' success and helped the team claim a Central League co-championship in 2013. She split time and excelled defensively between shortstop and catcher. She'll play at Fairfield University next spring.
Sam Tomasetti, Garnet Valley: Tomasetti, who verbally committed to Hofstra as a sophomore, was the best player on Garnet Valley. Tomasetti paced the Jaguars with a .484/.492/.929 line, six homers, seven doubles and three triples. A first-time All-Delco, she posted 29 runs scored and 25 RBIs. The slick-fielding shortstop, who was named to the All-Central League team, owned a .900 fielding percentage. Pencil her in as one of the top returning players in the Central League and Delco next spring, too.
Taylor Winkelman, Springfield: Batting in the No. 2 spot, Winkelman blossomed into the team's best hitter and perhaps the top all-around position player in Delaware County. A first-time All-Delco, Winkelman packed a big punch for a player who doesn't look the part of a power hitter. Winkelman, who hit .467, blasted a county-best 10 homers with 30 RBIs and 39 runs (both team highs). Her slugging (.960) and on-base (.598) percentages are mind-boggling.