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2011 softball players to watch

Kings Park pitcher #9 Lindsay Taylor during the

Kings Park pitcher #9 Lindsay Taylor during the Class A Finals against Eastport High School held at Kings Park High School. Photo Credit: Frank Koester

Here are Newsday's 2011 softball players to watch.

COURTNEY BLAKE East Islip, Pitcher/OF, Junior She was
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COURTNEY BLAKE
East Islip, Pitcher/OF, Junior
She was 9-0 with a 2.25 ERA in part-time action last year, and hit .305.

KRISTEN BROWN MacArthur, Pitcher, Junior The North Carolina-bound
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KRISTEN BROWN
MacArthur, Pitcher, Junior
The North Carolina-bound junior has an explosive bat — .458 with 15 RBIs and three home runs — and a strong arm — 12-6 with a 1.50 ERA and 160 strikeouts.

ALLIE CAIN St. John the Baptist, Second Base,
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ALLIE CAIN
St. John the Baptist, Second Base, Senior
The lead-by-example captain hit .361 and started the majority of games at second.

ERIN CAPUTO St. John the Baptist, Pitcher, Senior
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ERIN CAPUTO
St. John the Baptist, Pitcher, Senior
She was 14-4 overall last year with 86 strikeouts and a sub-1.00 ERA for the CHSAA champs.

MICHELLE CARBONE St. Anthony’s, Pitcher, Sophomore Went 16-3
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MICHELLE CARBONE
St. Anthony’s, Pitcher, Sophomore
Went 16-3 with a 0.96 ERA on the way to being named Pitcher of the Year in the CHSAA.

ASHLEY COLE Carle Place, Pitcher, Junior A very
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ASHLEY COLE
Carle Place, Pitcher, Junior
A very consistent pitcher with nice movement and great control who can work the corners. Struck out 128 batters while walking only 24 and finished with a 1.73 ERA.

ISABELLA CORRAO Farmingdale, Pitcher, Senior The three time
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ISABELLA CORRAO
Farmingdale, Pitcher, Senior
The three time All-Long Island selection had a 0.86 ERA, 251 strikeouts and two no-hitters while leading the Dalers to the semifinals last season.

JACKI D'ARIES Deer Park, Second Base, Senior Hit
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JACKI D'ARIES
Deer Park, Second Base, Senior
Hit .464 with a .548 OBP, eight triples, 25 RBIs and six stolen bases to lead a lineup of .300 hitters.

MICHELLE DAUBMAN Plainedge, Pitcher, Senior Just as effective
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MICHELLE DAUBMAN
Plainedge, Pitcher, Senior
Just as effective at the plate (.506, three home runs, 18 stolen bases) as she is on the mound (15-6 with a 0.74 ERA, 211 strikeouts).

CORREY DENIHAN Friends Academy, Catcher, Senior All-Long Island
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CORREY DENIHAN
Friends Academy, Catcher, Senior
All-Long Island second team selection tied for the county lead with eight home runs last season.

CHRISTINE DESIDERIO Babylon, Centerfield, Junior The five-year starter
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CHRISTINE DESIDERIO
Babylon, Centerfield, Junior
The five-year starter batted .576 with 43 stolen bases, 37 runs, 22 RBIs and two homers.

NICOLE EHLINGER Hauppauge, Pitcher, Senior Ehlinger was 12-3
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NICOLE EHLINGER
Hauppauge, Pitcher, Senior
Ehlinger was 12-3 with a 0.78 ERA and 0.82 WHIP, striking out 170 batters in 107 innings.

AMBER FOGARTY Bay Shore, Shortstop, Senior A premier
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AMBER FOGARTY
Bay Shore, Shortstop, Senior
A premier defender and base runner, Fogarty batted .354 with 13 RBIs for the state Class AA champs.

SAMANTHA GIOVANNIELLO Floral Park, Pitcher, Junior The reigning
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SAMANTHA GIOVANNIELLO
Floral Park, Pitcher, Junior
The reigning Nassau Player of the Year had a 0.54 ERA with 328 strikeouts and recorded a shutout in 18 of her 20 wins.

CATHERINE HAVENS Eastport-South Manor, Pitcher, Senior Pitched 120
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CATHERINE HAVENS
Eastport-South Manor, Pitcher, Senior
Pitched 120 innings, striking out 160 and walking 25, on her way to a 13-5 record and 0.68 ERA.

LEANNE IANNUCCI Carle Place, Catcher, Junior Hit clean-up
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LEANNE IANNUCCI
Carle Place, Catcher, Junior
Hit clean-up the past three seasons and thrives with runners in scoring position. Also makes few mistakes behind the plate, finishing last season with a .929 fielding percentage.

JAIME LAIRD East Meadow, First Base, Senior Cleanup
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JAIME LAIRD
East Meadow, First Base, Senior
Cleanup hitter hit .436 with 18 RBIs and helped lead East Meadow to a county title.

ARIANA LAPUMA Centereach, Third Base, Junior Hit .479
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ARIANA LAPUMA
Centereach, Third Base, Junior
Hit .479 with a .657 OBP with 21 RBIs and 23 runs scored to help Cougars win 10 of last 12 games.

CLAUDIA LAW Mepham, Catcher, Junior All-County catcher who
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CLAUDIA LAW
Mepham, Catcher, Junior
All-County catcher who is great at calling games and can also hit for average and power, finished the season with a .417 average and 15 RBIs.

JACQUELINE MARINO Kellenberg, Shortstop, Senior The Firebirds’ biggest
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JACQUELINE MARINO
Kellenberg, Shortstop, Senior
The Firebirds’ biggest threat at the plate is a singles and doubles hitter that will find the gaps, making for a very difficult out.

MICHIKO MCGIVNEY Port Jefferson, First Base/Pitcher, Junior Was

MICHIKO MCGIVNEY
Port Jefferson, First Base/Pitcher, Junior
Was 7-2 with a no-hitter and 58 Ks in first half, and hit .758 with 39 runs and 22 RBIs overall.

TAYLOR MCGOWAN Bay Shore, Pitcher/Second Base, Senior Went
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TAYLOR MCGOWAN
Bay Shore, Pitcher/Second Base, Senior
Went 10-0 with an 0.12 ERA in the circle, striking out 104 and walking just four.

SAMANTHA MILLER East Meadow, Centerfielder, Senior Was named
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SAMANTHA MILLER
East Meadow, Centerfielder, Senior
Was named MVP of the postseason for East Meadow after securing the county title with some game-saving defensive plays in center.

LINDSAY MONTEMARANO Seaford, Third Base/Pitcher, Sophomore Burst onto
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LINDSAY MONTEMARANO
Seaford, Third Base/Pitcher, Sophomore
Burst onto the scene last season with a .600 average, 22 RBIs and tied for a county best with eight homers.

RYAN QUICK St. John the Baptist, Catcher, Senior
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RYAN QUICK
St. John the Baptist, Catcher, Senior
Played rightfield in 2010 and brings strong arm to catcher. Hit .364 with a .818 slugging percentage.

LINDSAY TAYLOR Kings Park, Pitcher, Senior She tossed
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LINDSAY TAYLOR
Kings Park, Pitcher, Senior
She tossed three perfect games, six more no-hitters and 15 total shutouts on her way to a 22-3 record.

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