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Archer's Faith Barth

Faith Barth

School: Archer

Class: Junior

Position: IF

Noteworthy:

♦ Named first-team All-County by the Daily Post last year after hitting .316 with 27 RBIs and a .540 slugging percentage

♦ Also selected first-team All-County by the Daily Post as a freshman in 2017 after hitting .442, with two homers, 34 RBIs, 14 doubles, two triples, a .471 on-base percentage, 29 runs and nine stolen bases

Favorite athlete: Sis Bates

Nickname: Faithanator

Best player in Gwinnett County that’s not me: Jin Sileo

Summer travel team: Glory-Adkins Berkhiser

College choice: Committed to Georgia Tech

Coach Emily Wilson’s take: “Faith is one of those players you love to have on your team. She is versatile in her defense having played different positions every year of her career. She is a force at home plate from the left side and brings a strong presence to our lineup. We are looking forward to another great year from her.”

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Mill Creek's Dallis Goodnight

Dallis Goodnight

School: Mill Creek

Class: Junior

Position: CF

Noteworthy:

♦ Named first-team All-County by the Daily Post after hitting .563 with a home run, 20 RBIs, 39 runs, 44 stolen bases, five triples, a .975 OPS and .963 fielding percentage in helping the Hawks to a Class AAAAAAA state runner-up finish last year

♦ Selected second-team All-County by the Daily Post as a freshman in 2017 after hitting .495, including .542 with runners in scoring position, with a homer, 30 runs, four triples and 38 steals

♦ GACA All-State selection the last two seasons

Favorite athlete: Elissa Brown

Nicknames: Dallis or Dal

Best player in Gwinnett County that’s not me: Aaliyah White

Summer travel team: Georgia Impact-18U Lewis

College choices: Washington, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina or Texas

Coach Paul Pierce’s take: “Dallis is a true competitor and her talents alone can be a game changer. Dallis is also a hard worker. She brings a tremendous work ethic to the field, to the weight room and to the classroom daily. But the thing that made me smile the other day was when I watched her interact with our new outfielder and see her help them raiser their level of play through her encouraging words and leadership. I believe the highest compliment a player can receive is when they are referred to as a player that makes others around them play their best also.”

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Wesleyan's Madison Kerpics

Madison Kerpics

School: Wesleyan

Class: Senior

Position: RHP

Noteworthy:

♦ Selected for the Daily Post’s Super Six for the second straight season

♦ Was the Daily Post’s Pitcher of the Year after setting Wesleyan school records in wins (20), ERA (0.68) and strikeouts (283) with an .076 opponents batting average in 134 innings in helping the Wolves to their second straight Class A (Private) state title

♦ First-team All-County selection by the Daily Post and the Gwinnett Diamond Club as a sophomore in 2017 after going 12-2 with a school-record 0.88 ERA and 117 strikeouts in 72 innings and hitting .306 with two homers and 23 RBIs

♦ Named 2018 Class A (Private) Pitcher of the Year by the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association

Favorite athlete: Joey Bosa

Nickname: Madi

Best player in Gwinnett County that’s not me: Jahni Kerr

Summer travel team: Atlanta Vipers Holbrook

College choice: Committed to Georgia

Coach Mary Stephenson’s take: “Madison has a warrior’s mentality and a servant’s heart. She’s at her best when we need her the most, and she has been the backbone of both of our state titles. It has been a privilege to coach her and watch her develop into a dominant pitcher and strong leader for our team.”

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Wesleyan's Jahni Kerr

Jahni Kerr

School: Wesleyan

Class: Senior

Position: CF

Noteworthy:

♦ Selected for the Daily Post’s Super Six for the second straight season

♦ Was the Daily Post’s Player of the Year as a junior after hitting a school-record .596 with seven home runs, 23 RBIs, 10 doubles, seven triples, a 1.733 OPS and a 35 stolen bases in helping the Wolves to their second-straight Class A (Private) state title

♦ Also holds Wesleyan’s school record with a .535 career batting average, as well as single-season (38) and career (83) school records in steals

♦ Named as Wesleyan’s MVP Female Athlete the past two years

♦ First-team All-County selection by the Daily Post and Gwinnett Diamond Club as a sophomore in 2017 after hitting .557 with four homers, 28 RBIs, 48 runs scored, 38 stolen bases, 10 doubles, eight triples and a 1.530 OPS

♦ Named 2018 Class A (Private) Player of the Year by the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association

♦ Awarded the Wesleyan program’s Stephanie Phillips Award for service and commitment to the team in 2017

Favorite athletes: Jessica Warren and Amanda Lorenz

Nicknames: Ni or J

Best player in Gwinnett County that’s not me: Madison Kerpics

Summer travel team: Atlanta Vipers Holbrook

Colllege choice: Committed to Florida State

Twitter handle: @kerrsoftball

Coach Mary Stephenson’s take: “Jahni is a dynamic player whose speed, power, and instincts affect every phase of the game. There’s just no one quite like her. Her leadership, work ethic, and stellar performance throughout her career have raised the bar in our program. She’s an absolute joy to coach.”

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Brookwood's Danielle Taitt

Danielle Taitt

School: Brookwood

Class: Senior

Position: 3B

Noteworthy:

♦ Named first-team All-County by the Daily Post after hitting .406 with two home runs and 32 RBIs as a junior last year

♦ Four-year varsity starter

♦ Gwinnett Diamond Club All-County 2016, 2017 and 2018

♦ GACA first-team All-State 2018

♦ GACA Junior All-Star Team 2019

♦ Has hit .409 with six homers, 85 RBIs and 1.052 OPS for her career

Favorite athletes: Rachel Garcia

Nickname: Taitt

Best player in Gwinnett County that’s not me: Aaliyah White

Summer travel team: TN Mojo-Lewis

College choice: Committed to Middle Tennessee State

Coach Jennifer Maloney’s take: “Danielle is a tremendous athlete, leader and teammate. She builds confidence in her peers and leads by example on and of the field with an unparalleled work ethic. Her intrinsic ability to make others around her better and help them believe they can accomplish anything is what sets her apart from other players. Not only does she work hard but her competitive (drive) has allowed her to continue to be successful year after year. I have been blessed to be a part of her high school career.”

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Grayson's Aaliyah White

Aaliyah White

School: Grayson

Class: Senior

Position: SS

Noteworthy:

♦ Selected for the Daily Post’s Super Six for the second straight season

♦ Named first-team All-County by the Daily Post as a junior last year after hitting .370, with two homers, 20 RBIs, three doubles, six triples, 48 stolen bases, 34 runs scored and a .960 fielding percentage

♦ Selected first-team All-State last year and second-team as a sophomore in 2017

♦ Named Defensive Player of the Year by the Gwinnett Diamond Club last season

♦ Region 8-AAAAAAA Player of the Year last year

♦ Grayson’s career steals leader with 132

♦ First-team All-County selection by the Daily Post as a sophomore in 2017 after hitting .485 with two home runs, 19 RBIs, 43 runs scored, a school-record 55 stolen bases, and a 1.147 OPS

Favorite athletes: Cortni and Sydni Emmanuel

Nickname: A.J.

Best player in Gwinnett County that’s not me: Danielle Taitt

Summer travel team: Atlanta Vipers Holbrook

College choice: Committed to South Carolina

Coach Bill Batchelor’s take: “In 22 years, Aaliyah is the most athletic player I have ever had the opportunity to coach. On offense, she puts so much pressure on the defense. She can hit for power, slap, power slap, bunt and absolutely fly on the bases. Defensively, we want ever ball hit to her or in her hands. She makes plays that most have no chance to make. She is a game changer.”

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