softball 25 CIAC players to watch
Alexa Adinolfi, Trumbull: A first team All-FCIAC and All-State selection, Adinolfi is one of best outfielders in the state
Breana Brown, ND-Fairfield: Hit .507 with 34 hits for the Lancers, who are one of the favorites to win the SWC. Can also be dominant in the circle.
Lauren Card, North Haven: Posted a 1.18 ERA while striking out 170 batters en route to the SCC title. Committed to the University of Hartford.
Maggie Coffin, Trumbull: A first team All-FCIAC selection as a leadoff hitter for the Eagles, who are out for a third straight Class LL final spot.
Bailey Comeau, NFA: Shined in her first year in the circle, including tossing a no-hitter. Was a CHSCA All-State selection in Class LL.
Payton Doiron, St. Joseph: Pitched in several high-leverage situations to deliver the Cadets a sweep of the FCIAC and Class M titles.
Abigail Fletcher, Amity: Will be a key competent in the circle for the Spartans, who graduated several key contributors from last season’s Class LL championship.
Maria Hanchuk, South Windsor: Was spectacular last year for the Bobcats; punching out 258 batters with a miniscule 0.69 ERA.
Dominique Highsmith, Middletown: Batted .550 with 38 RBI to lead the Blue Dragons last season.
Hannah Hutchison, St. Joseph: Another sophomore coming off a fantastic first season, Hutchison hit close to .400 to help the Cadets to Class M title.
Gianna Iaquinto, Danbury: Committed to Hofstra before swinging a bat in high school, Iaquinto didn’t disappoint in her first year with the Hatters. Earned a first team All-FCIAC spot.
Cali Jolley, Law: The shortstop hit .458 last season with nine stolen bases.
Mia Juodatis, Cheshire: A three-sport standout (volleyball, basketball) , Juodaitis batted .452 from the leadoff spot a year ago.
Jessica Pereschino, St. Paul: A 2018 Softball Factory Pre-Season Under Armour All-American. Committed to Saint Anselm College.
Claire McCann, Barlow: A top pitcher in the state with two years of varsity under her belt, McCann’s rise has coincided with the Falcons’ to the top.
Meg McFarland, Masuk: An extra-base machine in the middle of the lineup with unlimited range in center field. Will attend the University of Bridgeport.
Emily Parchinski, Brookfield: Slugged .800 for the Bobcats with 19 extra-base hits. A key middle-of-the-lineup threat for the Bobcats, who surprised many by reaching the Class L final.
Abby Poirot, St. Paul: Hit over .400 while driving in 44 runs while pitching her team to the Class S quarterfinals.
Sykler Rapuano, Hale Ray: Batted .505 with six homers a year ago for the Noises. Committed to the University of Rhode Island.
Alyssa Roberts, Naugatuck: Batted close to .500 as a freshman while posting a 13-7 record with a 1.47 in the circle.
Samantha Scott, Northwest Catholic: Socked 15 doubles a season ago and hit close to .600 while spending time pitching.
Madison Shea, E.O. Smith: Hit .590 with five home runs and 43 RBI last season with 31 runs scored. Played errorless ball in center field for the Panthers, who reached the Class LL quarterfinals.
Sam Schiebe, Masuk: A Gatorade Player of the Year candidate after being unhittable as a junior. Went 20-0 with a 0.61 ERA and 147 strikeouts. Committed to the University of Bridgeport along with McFarland.
Isabel Siciliano, East Lyme: One of many dual-threats on this list, Siciliano led her team to a 13-10 mark last year. Named first team All-ECC last year.
Morgan Teodosio, Seymour: Burst onto the scene with seven home runs as a freshman. Drove in 39 runs while hitting .537.