The college softball season is in the books, and 30 area players contributed on major college rosters during the 2017 season. The Times-Union charts their progress.
Position, Player, Class, College, Local tie
OF Taylor Aguayo, Jr., North Florida, Bartram Trail
Played all 58 games, batting .310 for Ospreys.
P Kaylee Allen, Jr., Presbyterian, St. Augustine
As third starter for Blue Hose, went 4-5 with a 4.37 ERA.
IF Emma Andrew, Jr., Mercer, Episcopal
Batted .244 with 4 HR, 17 RBI, added 11 steals for Bears.
1B Karla Beasley, Jr., USC Upstate, Yulee
Led Spartans with 39 RBI, along with 7 HR, 14 doubles, 10 steals and .326 average.
P Blaise Brooks, Sr., Jacksonville, Atlantic Coast
Appeared in three games.
IF Blakely Burch, Fr., USC Upstate, Suwannee
Batted .257 in 23 games.
IF Kelsey Chisholm, Jr., Georgia Tech, Bartram Trail
Heavy-hitting Yellow Jacket bashed team-high 11 homers, 41 RBI, batted .267.
C/UT Blake Crews, Fr., Stetson, Ware County
Played 45 games, batting .250 with a homer and 30 RBI; Atlantic Sun all-freshman selection.
IF/OF Jordan Daniels, Jr., Jacksonville, Bartram Trail
Batted .294 with 19 RBI, while playing all 55 games for Dolphins.
OF Colleen Darragh, Sr., Georgia Tech, Creekside
Hit five homers to go with .190 average in 49 games.
OF Fayth Davis, Fr., Florida Atlantic, Bartram Trail
Appeared in 26 games, batting .150 with a home run.
IF Lindsey Devitt, So., South Florida, Atlantic Coast
Played 53 games for the Bulls, hitting .242 with 4 homers, 17 RBI.
IF Leslie Farris, Fr., Florida State, Creekside
Appeared in 25 games, batting .125.
IF/OF Nikki Grupp, Fr., East Tennessee State, Atlantic Coast
SoCon All-Freshman selection posted .292 average, 2 homers, 20 RBI while starting 47 games.
UT Brianna Harris, Jr., Savannah State, Paxon
Played in 38 games with 10 steals, .266 average and 12 RBI.
C/IF Paige Holmes, So., Lamar, Bolles
Batted .181 with 11 RBI in 41 games.
C Kylie Holton, Jr., Morehead State, Baker County
Batted .309 with 5 HR, 12 RBI in 34 games; first team All-Ohio Valley.
1B Kayli Kvistad, Jr., Florida, Columbia
Slugging star batted .368 with 9 homers, team-high 53 RBI; first-team All-SEC.
P KK Leddy, So., North Dakota State, Fleming Island
Compiled 10-9 record with 4.23 ERA as Bison’s No. 2 starter.
OF Cayla Levins, Sr., Murray State, Bolles
Reached base steadily, batting .325 with 21 RBI for Racers.
C Ashley Maynard, Sr., Toledo, Keystone Heights
Hit five homers with 20 RBI, batted .171 in 49 games.
3B Brittany McGuire, Jr., Florida Gulf Coast, Ponte Vedra
Tied for team lead with 4 homers; batted .219 with 18 RBI in 56 games.
C Abbie Millete, Sr., USC Upstate, Mandarin
Led Upstate with 8 homers, with a .310 average and 32 RBI; second-team All-Atlantic Sun.
OF Morgan Podany, So., Auburn, Ponte Vedra
Played in 52 games, batting .217 for Tigers.
P/UT Brittney Rayfield, Fr., South Florida, Bolles
Appeared in three games; transferred to Pensacola State.
OF Delaney Rickey, Sr., Florida Atlantic, Episcopal
Batted .260 with 31 RBI, added nine steals.
C/IF Heather Roberts, Jr., Jacksonville, University Christian
Led Dolphins in numerous major stats with .364 average, 7 HR, 42 RBI.
C Jordan Roberts, Fr., Florida, Suwannee
Batted .260 with 8 HR, 39 RBI in 63 games as Gators reached NCAA final.
P Ashley Stokes, Fr., St. Joseph’s, Clay
Pitched in 16 games as a freshman, going 2-2 with 2.60 ERA.
2B Anna Tarpley, Sr., Akron, Sandalwood
Hit 4 HR, 18 RBI while batting .257 for Zips; played in 52 games.
2B Jessie TenBroeck, Sr., Stetson, Suwannee
First-team All-Atlantic Sun speedster swiped 48 bases; also good at plate in .329-3-20 season.
2B Jeanie Verderese, Sr., Florida Gulf Coast, Creekside
Played 54 games, batting .237 with 7 RBI.
3B Erica Ward, Jr., Florida Gulf Coast, Trinity Christian
Batted .273 with a home run in 15 games.
OF Kelsey Waters, Sr., Stetson, Keystone Heights
Played all 47 games, batting team-high .392 with 6 homers and 30 RBI; first-team All-Atlantic Sun.