The Class 3A and 4A state title games in softball took place on Saturday so it's time to look back on the star players of the spring season. There were plenty of sensational performances from local players this season, but here are the top players from locals schools in the 2014 softball all-area team.
Impact: The senior bound for Western Illinois hit .397 with 30 RBIs and a team-high 11 doubles while playing shortstop. Barrett was also 10-for-10 in stolen bases.
School: IC Catholic
Impact: The Northern Illinois recruit performed like a Division I player this season. She hit .570 and led the team with 37 RBIs. In the circle she had 198 strikeouts and a 2.23 ERA.
School: IC Catholic
Impact: The Knights' junior hit .496 with 20 extra base hits and 36 RBIs. Impressively she had 14 walks while striking out just three times in 138 plate appearances.
Impact: Dannenberg, an all-conference player, was a key addition after transferring from Montini. In addition to pitching duties, she hit .453 with 13 extra base hits and scored 40 runs.
Impact: The sophomore led the powerful Montini lineup with 11 home runs and had 22 extra base hits. She also hit .384 and topped the team with 41 RBIs and 36 runs scored.
School: Addison Trail
Impact: Marinelli was AT's top pitcher, but truly shined at the plate where she hit .454 with a team-high 42 runs scored. She was also all-conference in the West Suburban Gold.
Impact: The all-conference catcher has become one of the leaders of York's mostly young roster. She hit an even .500 and clubbed 15 doubles.
Impact: The junior first baseman hit .484 with eight home runs and 22 extra base hits in total. She had 39 RBIs and 36 runs scored and was all-conference in the West Suburban Gold.
Impact: The slap-hitting centerfielder finished her York career as one of the best players to ever come out of the program. The DePaul recruit hit .532 with 29 stolen bases and 50 runs.
Impact: In addition to playing the crucial position of catcher, Sclafani brings a big bat to the Montini lineup. She hit .379 with six home runs and 38 RBIs.
Impact: The all-area MVP put up monster numbers at the plate as well as playing a solid shortstop. The Northern Illinois commit hit .593 with 16 home runs, 50 RBIs and 54 runs scored.
Impact: The third baseman hit .397 with a whopping 51 RBIs and 10 home runs. Solem was also all-conference for the Dukes.
Impact: Montini's two-way star led the team in batting average (.422) and she scored 32 runs. As a pitcher Trojnar had 20 wins and a 2.22 ERA.
Addison Trail: Danielle Ciaglia, Carla Muell, Ari Renc
Glenbard East: Dana Camp, Kailey Lyons, Marissa West
IC Catholic: Anjella Farmer, Melissa Gonzalez
Montini: Isabell Alexander, Morganne Evans, Sara Ross
Timothy Christian: Kaylee Biscan, Kaitlyn Gehrke, Mariah Robinson
Willowbrook: Erin Sporer
York: Audrey Kosman, Lauren Lahey, Gabby Magnifico