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Posted: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 5:16 pm

Haley Culley, Red Mountain, Sr., IF: Engine of Red Mountain’s offense with her speed and slap-hitting; Once iffy at SS she’s improved drastically the past two seasons.

Mandi Grebe, Perry, Sr. OF: The Pumas’ lone senior hit .461 with 10 HR and 38 RBI last year; Headed to ASU.

Dynasty Luvai, McClintock, Sr., IF: Two-time 4A Desert Sky Region player of year could end her career as school’s leader in games, hits, avg., RBIs, home runs; She’s also practicing for upcoming Hawaiian/Polynesian dance competitions.

Kasey McCravey, Desert Mountain, Sr., IF: Also a standout basketball player, she owns school single-season record in runs (45) and hits (60); Will play for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point this fall.

Tess McPherson, Notre Dame, Sr., P: 4A East Sky Player of the Year hit .458 with 40 RBI and a 1.54 ERA; Headed to Texas Tech in fall.

Elise Oldham, Saguaro, Sr., IF: "Ice" was a first-team All-State SS in Class 4A last year after hitting .587 with 7 HR and 40 RBI.

Aly Ramsaier, Mtn. View, Sr., IF: Core part of the Toros’ returning bats in middle of lineup that reached what was believed to be the school’s first state semifinals in 2011.

Kailey Regester, Basha, Sr., P: Returns for one more shot after posting 19 wins, 137 strikeouts and a 2.28 ERA for state runners-up;

Courtney Rodriguez, Seton Catholic, Sr., IF: Power hitter one of few remaining Sentinels from their dynasty run in 4A-II a few years ago now elder stateswoman of young squad.

Abby Spiel, Corona del Sol, Sr., OF: The youngest Spiel to play CF for the Aztecs with similar skills; Headed to ASU this fall to play with older sister, Mary, along with Queen Creek’s Raianna Dobbs.

Marisa Stankiewicz, Gilbert, Jr., IF: Repeatedly came up clutch during the 2011 state tournament with her bat, and has sights set on a championship after last year’s semifinals appearance.

Skylar Weinstein, Chaparral, Jr., P: Her 3.12 ERA led Chaparral to the 5A-II semifinals in 2011 and most of the Firebirds are back.

 

Other players to watch

Apache Junction: Hailey Gonwa, Jr., OF; Autumn Rhodes, Sr., P; Marissa Stinnette, Jr., OF; Jade Yost, Sr., IF;

Arcadia: Aan Huff, So., P; Shelby Koontz, Sr., OF;

Basha: Theresa Asta, Sr., IF; Courtney Hiruko, So., IF; Kylie Shull, Jr., IF;

Cactus Shadows: Taylor Decker, Jr., C; Hollis Edwards, Sr., IF; Kristin Hillier, Sr., IF; Megan Scarpulla, Sr., OF;

Chaparral: Ashtyn Coleman, Jr., OF; Kendra Coleman, Jr., IF; Dallas McBride, So., IF/OF;

Corona del Sol: Nicole Giannonatti, Sr., IF; McKenna Isenburgh, Jr., P; Lani Redmond, Jr., IF; Paige Vallejos, Sr., C/IF;

Desert Mountain: Ashley Palmer, Sr., IF; Lexi Pierson, Jr., OF; Andy Wellins, Jr., P;

Desert Ridge: Brielle Breland, So., IF; Kayla Heath, Jr., P; Allyssa Sanchez, Jr., IF; Courtney Stoll, Jr., C;

Desert Vista: Danielle Block, Jr., P; Ali Cerminara, Jr., C; Michaela Duarte, So., IF; Emily Panther, Sr., IF;

Gilbert: Elysia Mesa, Sr., IF; Dani Nelson, So., IF; Alexa Redman, Sr., IF;

Hamilton: Aliza Bentez, Sr., IF; Raven Cannon, Jr., IF; Sammy Reynolds, So., OF; Jalyn Schollmeyer, Jr., IF

Higley: Cassidy Boggs, Jr., IF; Nicole Dutson, Jr., P; Sammy Manchaca, Sr., IF; Danielle Nelson, Sr., OF;

Highland: Mariah Gonzales, Jr., IF; Savannah Panell, Sr., C;

Horizon: Megan Howard, Sr., IF; Nicole Newbury, Sr., IF; Margaret Stahm, Jr., IF;

McClintock: Ashley Garcia, Sr., IF; Dian Nordstrom, So., C; Shealynn Zimnick, So., P;

Mesa: Melissa Milligan. Sr., IF; Aubrey Whitmer Sr., IF;

Mesquite: Alicia Enriquez, Sr., OF; Breona Peralta, Sr., OF; Domi Shone, Sr., P;

Mountain Pointe: Ciara Gonzalez, Sr., P; Hannah Hoban, Fr., C; Kristen McCann, Fr., P/OF; Nyla Wambold, Sr., IF;

Mountain View: Vall Kaff, Jr., P; Erin Manuel, Sr., IF; Amy Tarnowski, Sr., OF/P; Kelli Wickerman, Sr., IF;

Notre Dame: Nicole Bailey, Sr., IF; Linsdey Buckner, Sr., IF; Lanie Shuba, Sr., C;

Paradise Valley: Marissa Geith, Jr., IF; Denali Johnson, Jr., IF; Alexis Nixon, Jr., IF; Mariah Valencia, So., P;

Perry: Becca Aguallo, Jr., IF; Jillian Leslie, Jr., P/IF; Devon Ryan, Jr., C;

Pinnacle: Dani Dockx, So., IF; Katie McAllister, Sr., IF; Brittany Moralez, Sr., C; Shea Palmer, Sr., OF;

Queen Creek: Amanda Baldwin, Sr., P; Raianna Dobbs, Sr., IF; Kelsey Montgomery, Sr., IF/OF; Lexi Valenzuela, So., C/IF;

Red Mountain: Payton Kornfeind, Sr., OF; Bre Macha, So., P/IF; Sierra Phillips, Sr., P/IF:

Saguaro: Annie Davis, So., P; Sami Hanson, Sr., IF; Macall Maryhew, So., IF; Dana Dal Soglio, Sr., OF;

Skyline: Bianca Gonzales, So., IF/OF; Destany Poulette, Jr., IF; Marlee Roberts, Sr., P;

St. Mary’s: Alyssa Armendariz, Jr., IF; Alicia Espinosa, Jr., IF; Alexa Gomez, Jr., IF;

Tempe Prep: Monica LeBeau, Sr., C; Caroline Libsock, Jr., P; Alexa Muniz, Sr., IF; Marissa Rich, Jr., IF;

Valley Christian: Janelle Hunt, Jr., P/IF; Larae Hunt, Jr., IF; Lexi Kalfas, Jr., IF;

 

Haley Culley, Red Mountain, Sr., IF: Engine of Red Mountain’s offense with her speed and slap-hitting; Once iffy at SS she’s improved drastically the past two seasons.

Mandi Grebe, Perry, Sr. OF: The Pumas’ lone senior hit .461 with 10 HR and 38 RBI last year; Headed to ASU.

Dynasty Luvai, McClintock, Sr., IF: Two-time 4A Desert Sky Region player of year could end her career as school’s leader in games, hits, avg., RBIs, home runs; She’s also practicing for upcoming Hawaiian/Polynesian dance competitions.

Kasey McCravey, Desert Mountain, Sr., IF: Also a standout basketball player, she owns school single-season record in runs (45) and hits (60); Will play for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point this fall.

Tess McPherson, Notre Dame, Sr., P; 4A East Sky player of year hit .458 with 40 RBI and a 1.54 ERA; Headed to Texas Tech in fall.

Elise Oldham, Saguaro, Sr., IF: “Ice” was a first-team All-State SS in Class 4A last year after hitting .587 with 7 HR and 40 RBI.

Aly Ramsaier, Mtn. View, Sr., IF: Core part of the Toros’ returning bats in middle of lineup that reached what was believed to be the school’s first state semifinals in 2011.

Kailey Regester, Basha, Sr., P: Returns for one more shot after posting 19 wins, 137 strikeouts and a 2.28 ERA for state runners-up;

Courtney Rodriguez, Seton Catholic: Power hitter one of few remaining Sentinels from their dynasty run in 4A-II a few years ago now elder stateswoman of young squad.

Abby Spiel, Corona del Sol, Sr., OF:  The youngest Spiel to play CF for the Aztecs with similar skills; Headed to ASU this fall to play with older sister, Mary, along with Queen Creek’s Raianna Dobbs.

Marisa Stankiewicz, Gilbert, Jr., IF: Repeatedly came up clutch during the 2011 state tournament with her bat, and has sights set on a championship after last year’s semifinals appearance.

Skylar Weinstein, Chaparral, Jr., P:  Her 3.12 ERA led Chaparral to the 5A-II semifinals in 2011 and most of the Firebirds are back.

Other players to watch

Apache Junction: Hailey Gonwa, Jr., OF; Autumn Rhodes, Sr., P; Marissa Stinnette, Jr., OF; Jade Yost, Sr., IF;

Arcadia: Aan Huff, So., P; Shelby Koontz, Sr., OF;

Basha: Theresa Asta, Sr., IF; Courtney Hiruko, So., IF; Kylie Shull, Jr., IF;

Cactus Shadows: Taylor Decker, Jr., C; Hollis Edwards, Sr., IF; Kristin Hillier, Sr., IF; Megan Scarpulla, Sr., OF;

Chaparral: Ashtyn Coleman, Jr., OF; Kendra Coleman, Jr., IF; Dallas McBride, So., IF/OF;

Corona del Sol: Nicole Giannonatti, Sr., IF; McKenna Isenburgh, Jr., P; Lani Redmond, Jr., IF; Paige Vallejos, Sr., C/IF;

Desert Mountain: Ashley Palmer, Sr., IF; Lexi Pierson, Jr., OF; Andy Wellins, Jr., P;

Desert Vista: Danielle Block, Jr., P; Ali Cerminara, Jr., C; Michaela Duarte, So., IF; Emily Panther, Sr., IF;

Gilbert: Elysia Mesa, Sr., IF; Dani Nelson, So., IF; Alexa Redman, Sr., IF;

Hamilton: Aliza Bentez, Sr., IF; Raven Cannon, Jr., IF; Sammy Reynolds, So., OF; Jalyn Schollmeyer, Jr., IF

Higley: Cassidy Boggs, Jr., IF; Nicole Dutson, Jr., P; Sammy Manchaca, Sr., IF; Danielle Nelson, Sr., OF;

Highland: Mariah Gonzales, Jr., IF; Savannah Panell, Sr., C;

Horizon: Megan Howard, Sr., IF; Nicole Newbury, Sr., IF; Margaret Stahm, Jr., IF;

McClintock: Ashley Garcia, Sr., IF; Dian Nordstrom, So., C; Shealynn Zimnick, So., P;

Mesa: Melissa Milligan. Sr., IF; Aubrey Whitmer Sr., IF;

Mesquite: Alicia Enriquez, Sr., OF; Breona Peralta, Sr., OF; Domi Shone, Sr., P;

Mountain Pointe: Ciara Gonzalez, Sr., P; Hannah Hoban, Fr., C; Kristen McCann, Fr., P/OF; Nyla Wambold, Sr., IF;

Mountain View: Vall Kaff, Jr., P; Erin Manuel, Sr., IF; Amy Tarnowski, Sr., OF/P; Kelli Wickerman, Sr., IF;

Notre Dame: Nicole Bailey, Sr., IF;

Paradise Valley: Marissa Geith, Jr., IF; Denali Johnson, Jr., IF; Alexis Nixon, Jr., IF; Mariah Valencia, So., P;

Perry: Becca Aguallo, Jr., IF; Jillian Leslie, Jr., P/IF; Devon Ryan, Jr., C;

Pinnacle:  Dani Dockx, So., IF; Katie McAllister, Sr., IF; Brittany Moralez, Sr., C; Shea Palmer, Sr., OF;

Queen Creek:  Amanda Baldwin, Sr., P; Raianna Dobbs, Sr., IF; Kelsey Montgomery, Sr., IF/OF; Lexi Valenzuela, So., C/IF;

Red Mountain: Payton Kornfeind, Sr., OF; Bre Macha, So., P/IF; Sierra Phillips, Sr., P/IF:  

Saguaro: Annie Davis, So., P; Sami Hanson, Sr., IF; Macall Maryhew, So., IF; Dana Dal Soglio, Sr., OF;

Skyline: Bianca Gonzales, So., IF/OF; Destany Poulette, Jr., IF; Marlee Roberts, Sr., P;

St. Mary’s:

Tempe Prep: Monica LeBeau, Sr., C; Caroline Libsock, Jr., P; Alexa Muniz, Sr., IF; Marissa Rich, Jr., IF;

Valley Christian: Janelle Hunt, Jr., P/IF; Larae Hunt, Jr., IF; Lexi Kalfas, Jr., IF;

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