Hailey Feiler of Bentley and Stefania Abruscato of Missouri.

Hailey Feiler of Bentley and Stefania Abruscato of Missouri. Credit: Bentley University/Ryan DeSantis; James Escher

Here’s an update on what the 2023 All Long-Island first and second-team softball stars have been up to in college:

Stefania Abruscato, C/OF, Missouri (Hauppauge): The 2023 Newsday Player of the Year is batting .213 with seven runs and four RBIs for the No. 11 Tigers. She hit her first collegiate home run in a 7-0 win over Villanova on March 30.

Abruscato returned to Long Island on March 26 when Missouri visited Hofstra for a doubleheader against Fordham and Hofstra. She went 2-for-4 with two runs in a 20-0 win over Fordham and drove in the winning run in the ninth inning of the Tigers’ 2-1 win over Hofstra.

Sarah Blaskiewicz, C, UConn (Sayville): Blaskiewicz has started three games for the Huskies. The 5-11 catcher has been a vacuum behind the plate with a 1.000 fielding percentage in 18 chances. Blaskiewicz hit .568 with 13 doubles and two home runs for the Golden Flashes a year ago.

Emily Brown, P, Oneonta (Clarke): Brown has 21 strikeouts in 22 2/3 innings. She struck out eight and allowed two earned runs in 5 1/3 innings in a 5-3 win over Puget Sound on March 18. She also sports a .231 batting average.

Taylor Brunn, P, Ithaca (MacArthur): Brunn was Newsday’s Nassau Player of the Year as she led MacArthur to its first county title since 2016. In nine appearances, Brunn has a 1.12 ERA and a 0.96 WHIP. She threw a no-hitter with three strikeouts and one walk in a 2-0 win over Occidental College on March 14.

Hailey Feiler, 1B, Bentley (MacArthur): Feiler is batting .362 with an .826 OPS, five RBIs, four runs and one stolen base in 19 games. She has four multi-hit games. Feiler hit .466 and drove in 23 runs for the Nassau A champs a year ago.

Erin McMahon, P, Dickinson (Bayport-Blue Point): McMahon has allowed two earned runs or fewer in each of her last four appearances. She struck out six and allowed two runs in five innings in a 10-2 win over Wilson College on March 25. McMahon has two wins and a save in eight appearances.

Stefani Murciano, OF, Georgetown (Herricks): Murciano has three hits, three runs, two stolen bases and one RBI. She hit .678 with 17 extra-base hits, 21 RBIs and 15 stolen bases a year ago.

Daniella Sofia, SS, Stony Brook (Mount Sinai): Sofia has yet to make an appearance for the 16-13 Seawolves. She hit .625 with a 1.732 OPS, 52 RBIs and 40 runs last spring.

Katie Stork, 3B, Cortland (Massapequa): Stork is batting .375 with three runs, three RBIs and a stolen base in eight games. She hit .400 and slugged .612 with 22 RBIs and 30 runs for last year’s Long Island Class AA champions.

Gabriella Zarcone, UTIL, LeMoyne (Smithtown East): Zarcone recorded her first collegiate hit with an RBI double in a 14-10 loss to Central Connecticut State on March 29. She .482 with a .540 on-base percentage, 24 RBIs and 23 runs to help Smithtown East to its first county championship since 1988.

Second Team Standouts

Amanda Audia, P, Geneseo (Mount Sinai): Audia has a 1.70 ERA and 1.38 WHIP in six relief appearances. She struck out six and allowed one earned run in 5 1/3 innings of relief in a 7-3 loss to Ithaca on March 30. Audia also has two hits, a run and an RBI.

Grace Heim, 3B, Assumption (Kings Park): Heim is batting .375 with a .850 OPS, five runs and four RBIs in 16 games. She went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs in a 9-4 win over Caldwell on March 17.

Kaitlyn Klepper, SS/2B, Adelphi (Patchogue-Medford): Klepper is batting .286 with a .983 OPS, three home runs, five RBIs and a stolen base. She went 3-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs in a 10-2 win over Queens College on March 13.

Olivia Wanser, C/1B, College of Staten Island (Clarke): Wanser is hitting .342 with a .953 OPS, two home runs, 19 RBIs and 14 runs in 23 games. She went 4-for-7 with five RBIs in CSI’s season-opening doubleheader against Goldey-Beacom on Feb. 25 to earn East Coast Conference Rookie of the Week honors.


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