The fall season is over and it is time to reflect on some of the special athletes who helped make Jeffco again one of the best producers of softball talent in any league in the state.
The annual All-Colorado Community Media Team honors the best …
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The annual All-Colorado Community Media Team honors the best individual prep efforts of the season. Congratulations to the following student athletes:
Ariella Apodaca (Alameda); This junior was an offensive powerhouse producing 35 hits in 70 at bats good for a .500 season average. She also had five triples and will return next season as one of Jeffco’s best players.
Denae Howes (Arvada); Just a freshman, Howes was the Bulldogs most potent bat the entire season with a stat line of .426 average, 17 RBIs and two home runs. Many are looking forward to her development over the next couple seasons.
Jessi Kenney (Arvada West); The junior had huge production all season long with a stat line that consisted of a .442 average, 34 hits and four triples. Kenney will return next season as one of the league’s best hitters.
Brett Johnson (Bear Creek); A senior leader for her team, Johnson was also one of Jeffco’s biggest offensive forces with a stat line of .479 average, 23 hits and five doubles.
Kelsey Marvel (D’Evelyn); The junior helped guide her Jaguars into the state tournament with a .471 average, 32 hits and 15 runs scored.
Kristen Dunson (Golden); This junior was one of the biggest offensive producers in Jeffco this season producing a .515 average with 35 hits and 26 runs scored. And she could just be the single best offensive force in Jeffco next season.
Camille Ostler (Green Mountain); An offensive superstar, this junior racked up monster numbers this season including a .481 average, 39 hits and 24 runs. Look out for her next season too.
Daniela Caldera (Jefferson); This junior’s stat line is not an error, she really produced a .735 average and had 25 hits in just 34 at bats. She also has seven doubles, six triples and a pair of home runs. And if she went to a bigger school she would be a bigger star.
Shelby Belloni (Lakewood); The senior leader had a big time season for the Tigers generating a .508 average, 32 hits and scored 22 runs. She will be missed by the program tremendously.
Tori Randolph (Pomona); The senior pitcher who led the team with eight victories and a 3.71 earned run average also had several big hits for the Panthers who finished near the top of 5A Jeffco. She also hit a home run.
Rylie Strong (Ralston Valley); This junior pitcher was the Mustangs’ ace, winning eight games with a 2.75 earned run average. She was also a pretty good hitter too.
Alexa Samuels (Ralston Valley); Only a sophomore, Samuels could be a superstar over the next couple seasons. This season she hit seven home runs to go along with her impressive .439 average.
Analece Apocada (Wheat Ridge); One of the most iconic softball players in Jeffco history, the senior hit eight home runs, 35 hits, 39 RBIs and scored 36 runs. It will be a long time before we see another slugger like Apodaca.
Ann Marie Torres (Wheat Ridge); One of the most complete players in the state, the junior went 6-1 as a pitcher while also being one of Jeffco’s best hitters producing a .500 average, 41 hits and 36 runs scored. And she could be the state’s best player next season.
Christina Nelson (Wheat Ridge); The Farmers’ other ace, the junior is also one of Jeffco’s best hitters. Nelson won five games (two by shutout) and she also hit .372 with 27 RBIs and six home runs.
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