With the season now underway, here’s a look at some girls who will be some of the top players to watch in Section 1:
Cassidy Boyle, Hen Hud: The junior second baseman has already given an oral commitment to play softball for the University of South Florida. Boyle batted .630 average with 46 hits, including 12 home runs and eight doubles, and 37 RBI. She didn’t strike out all season.
Brandi Coon, Valhalla: The shortstop helped lead the Vikings to the state final four, posting a .475 average with 33 RBI. She has struck out just five times in the past two seasons.
Alycia Feeney, Brewster: The junior hurler led the Bears to the Section 1 finals for the first time since 2008, had a 1.99 ERA in 88 innings and finished with a 7-5 record.
Paulina Gutkin, Tappan Zee: The junior pitcher, a Class A fifth-team all-state selection, carried the Dutchies to their first sectional semifinal in five years. She finished with a 16-5 record with 151 strikeouts in 130 innings.
Sam Lisikatos, Haldane: The junior catcher of the two-time reigning Class C champions returns after posting a .460 average with three home runs and 20 RBI.
Laura Marinello, Nanuet: The junior is an outstanding center fielder who batted .438 with 11 doubles and four triples.
Mandy McCarthy, Pearl River: The junior pitcher, a Class A third-team all-state selection, was 13-2 with an 0.82 ERA. She batted .400 with 30 RBI and 10 doubles.
Brittany Mitchell, Ursuline: The senior posted a 9-2 record with a 1.34 ERA and struck out 80 in 68 innings. The senior batted .500 with six home runs, eight doubles, 32 runs scored and 22 RBI.
Ruby Silverstein, Clarkstown North: The senior catcher batted .430 with nine doubles and had an on-base percentage of .522.
Dee Sinanaj, Tappan Zee: The senior shortstop, a Class A fourth-team all-state selection, batted .441 with five home runs, seven doubles, three triples and 24 RBI.