Barcellos selected All-Sierra Nevada
South Tahoe High’s Brittany Barcellos has been selected All-Sierra Nevada Softball by the Sierra Nevada Media Group. Three other South Shore players earned honorable mention.
The selections were by media representatives of Lake Tahoe, Carson Valley, Carson City and Fallon newspapers.
Brittany Barcellos, South Tahoe – She hit better than .400 and had an on-base percentage in excess of .700. She was a speedy outfielder who was one of the league’s best slappers. A first-team all-league pick.
Heather Mathews, Fernley – The senior led Fernley to the NIAA 3A dtate title. On the mound, she was 19-1 with a 1.24 earned run average with 105 strikeouts and just eight walks. She also hit .528.
Nikki Keller, Carson – An all-Sierra League first-team pick, Keller was 11-3 with a 1.72 earned run average. Offensively, she hit .309 with three home runs, four doubles and 20 RBI.
Cassi Vondrak, Carson – An all-league second-team pick, Vondrak went 12-3 with a 1.68 ERA. Offensively, she hit .388 with six home runs, one double, two triples and 25 RBI.
Dacey Hassey, Carson – Arguably the best defensive catcher in the North, Hassey was an all-league second-team pick while putting up monster numbers. Hassey will play softball at Santa Barbara City College. She hit .557 with an .807 slugging percentage. She was 49 for 88 with 32 runs, three home runs, three triples, seven doubles and 32 RBI.
Christa Casci, Carson – An all-league first-team choice, Casci hit .398 (39 for 98) with three home runs, three doubles, two triples, 32 runs and 22 RBI.
Kaitlin Burroughs, Carson – An all-league first-team pick, Burroughs hit .418 with 33 hits, one home run, four doubles, four triples, 35 runs, 18 RBI and a .608 slugging percentage. Burroughs also was an outstanding defensive center fielder.
Lauren Hoppe, Douglas – She had 14 doubles, six triples, six home runs and 45 RBI. The junior has been an all-league first-team selection for all three years she’s played.
Emily Weaver, Douglas – An all-league first-team choice, Weaver had six doubles, six triples and 32 RBI.
Stephanie Harper, Douglas – Her seven complete games in three days in the Northern 4A playoffs helped the Tigers finish as the zone runner-up behind eventual state champion Spanish Springs. An all-league second-team selection, Harper finished with a 25-9 record, making her the winningest pitcher at Douglas in at least the last five years. She struck out 150 batters. Offensively, she had three doubles and 13 RBI.
Casey Pomeroy, Fallon – An all-High Desert League first-team choice. Pomeroy hit .360 with 12 RBI, 27 hits and was the team’s No. 1 pitcher.
She finished with four home runs and among her highlights was hitting a home run off of the state’s top pitcher, Spanish Springs’ Mallory Darby.
Alyssa Meihack, Fallon – An all-league performer, Meihack hit .341 with 28 hits and tied a school record with seven home runs. She also had 26 RBI and a .695 slugging percentage. She pulled off double duty as a catcher and pitcher.
Honorable mention: Danielle Lowe, South Tahoe; Megan Esquivel, Abby Kingman, Whittell; Frances Estrada, Nikole Whitney, Jayme King, Fernley; Sara Parsons, Fallon.