Gwinnett had 24 representatives on the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association All-State Softball Teams, released by the organization this week.
Four local standouts were honored as state players of the year, including a sweep by Wesleyan in Class A Private — player of the year Jahni Kerr and pitcher of the year Madison Kerpics. Grayson’s Kylie Macy was pitcher of the year in AAAAAAA and Dacula’s Jin Sileo was player of the year in AAAAAA.
Kerr hit .534 this season with 11 home runs, 32 RBIs, seven doubles, seven triples, 55 runs scored and 41 stolen bases. Kerpics had a 26-2 record and a 0.57 ERA with 313 strikeouts in 159 innings. Kerpics also hit .379 with 23 RBIs.
Macy went 22-4 this season with a 0.64 ERA and 263 strikeouts in 153 2/3 innings. Sileo hit .404 with six home runs, 22 RBIs, 46 runs scored, 28 stolen bases and a .539 on-base percentage.
Ten Gwinnett players made the AAAAAAA all-state team, led by first-team selections Sarah Currie of Mountain View, Aaliyah White and Kailyn Jones of Grayson, Faith Barth of Archer and Dallis Goodnight of Mill Creek. The second team included North Gwinnett’s Amber Reed and Marisa Miller, Parkview’s Grace Hrustich, Peachtree Ridge’s Kennedy Harp and Archer’s Kaytlyn Moore.
In AAAAAA, Dacula’s Sydney Boulware and Emily Digby made the first team.
Buford had four all-state players in AAAAA, including first-teamers Ansleigh Hollifield and Abbi Perkins. Teammates Anabel Adams and Emmy Hall earned second-team honors.
Wesleyan was represented by four all-state picks in A Private. Emma-Kate Means, Reece Holbrook and Gracie Taylor made the first team, and Elizabeth Bertram was on the second team.