LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The National Fastpitch Coaches Association is proud to announce the 48 players chosen for the 2015 NFCA High School All-America softball teams.
Texas’ Deer Park High School led the way with three players honored. Meanwhile, The Woodlands High School (Texas), Mt. St. Dominic Academy (N.J.), Clovis High School (Calif.), Papillion-LaVista High School (Neb.), Keystone High School (Ohio) and Bridgewater-Raynham High School (Mass.) each had two representatives.
In all, 40 schools are represented on the three 16-player All-America squads.
Garnering the only multiple first-team nods was The Woodlands as seniors Ally Langkamp and Aubrey Leach were recognized for the second straight season. Langkamp, one of four pitchers, concluded her senior campaign 17-1 with 1.00 ERA and 127 strikeouts in 112.1 innings of work. Grabbing honors at shortstop, Leach posted a .584 batting average (57-94) with 23 extra base hits, including 10 doubles and eight triples, 53 runs scored, 31 RBI and an .882 slugging percentage. She also walked 25 times which attributed to her .657 on base percentage.
Kelsey Oh of Mt. St. Dominic Academy, Morgan Ray of Frenchtown High School (Mont.) and Kelly Barnhill of Pope High School (Ga.) were the other first-team pitchers. Oh, the New Jersey Gatorade Player of the Year, finished her sophomore year 26-2 with a microscopic 0.24 ERA and 0.90 batting average against. She recorded 20 shutouts and struck out 330 batters in 170 innings and did not allow a home run to the 661 batters she faced. A three-time Montana Gatorade Player of the Year, Ray led her squad to a third consecutive state title by going 19-2 with a miniscule 0.23 ERA, 10 shutouts, and 248 strikeouts in 130 innings. The senior held her opponents to a .117 batting average and allowed just seven extra base hits all season. Senior Barnhill was 29-5 with a 0.59 ERA and an astronomical 534 strikeouts in 226 innings, while she held her opposition to a .076 batting average and was named Georgia 6A Pitcher of the Year.
Reagan Hathaway of Kansas’ Olathe Northwest and Bailey Hemphill of St. Thomas More Catholic (La.) were the first-team catchers. Garnering her second straight first-team All-American nod, senior Hathaway launched a state record 18 home runs, which played a big part in her jaw-dropping 1.950 slugging percentage. In addition, she hit .640 with 61 RBI, 50 runs scored and a .750 on base percentage. Junior Hemphill batted .489 with six doubles, nine home run and walked 49 times which helped her post a .758 on base percentage.
Shasta’s Mia Camuso earned the nod at first base, while Alexis Mack of Brecksville-Broadview Heights (Ohio), a second-teamer in 2013, garnered first-team honors at second base for the first time. Junior Camuso hit .606 with 14 doubles, six triples and a section-record 16 long balls, while posting 61 RBI, 45 runs scored and a 1.284 slugging percentage. Mack, a senior, hit .682 (73-107), posted a .717 on base percentage, scored 60 runs and swiped 79 bases in 83 attempts.
Rounding out the infield is third-base selection, senior Rhoda Jarvis of Deer Park. Jarvis clocked in with a .535 batting average, 16 doubles, 11 home runs, 47 RBI, 42 runs scored, a 1.079 slugging percentage and .586 on base percentage.
Sophomores JoJo McRae of Lucas Lovejoy (Texas) and Reese Guevarra of Immaculate Heart Academy (N.J.), along with freshmen Rachel Hammons of Bourgade Catholic (Ariz.) make up the All-American outfielders. McRae hit .557, scored 45 times and was a perfect 25-for-25 in stolen bases, while registering .652 slugging and .673 on base percentages. Posting a single-season program-record 67 hits, Guevarra recorded a .563 batting average with 14 doubles, five triples, six long balls, 35 RBI, 52 runs, a .908 slugging percentage and .639 on base percentage. With the highest batting average amongst the All-Americans, Hammons hit a cool .790 (83-105) with nine extra base hits and 76 runs. She swiped 68 bases in 69 attempts and sported .821 on base and .904 slugging percentages, respectively.
Baker’s Lacey Summerlin earned All-American status at the utility position. Summerlin, a senior, helped her program to a 7A state championship with her bat and arm. She hit .435 with 67 hits, 16 doubles, five triples, 12 home runs, 68 RBI and 71 runs scored, while registering 30 steals in 32 attempts. In the circle, she was 22-1 with a 1.35 ERA, 176 strikeouts and .142 batting average against in 120 innings.
Rounding out the first-team squad are at-large selections, pitcher Shelbi Sunseri of Santa Fe (Texas) and catcher Sydney Cross from Mt. Shasta. Sunseri, who no-hit 10 of her opponents this season, pitched in all but two of Santa Fe’s games. The sophomore compiled a 29-7 record with a 0.69 ERA, 18 shutouts and 329 strikeouts in 221.1 innings, while holding her opponents to a .144 batting average. Cross posted a .612 batting average with 60 hits, 11 doubles, 11 homers, 57 RBI, 50 runs scored, a .650 on base percentage and 1.087 slugging percentage.
The NFCA High School All-America teams are selected by a committee of member head coaches from the pool of players who earned first team All-Region recognition in the five high school regions.
To view the complete 2015 NFCA High School All-America teams, please click HERE.