Quense is Trentonian Softball Player of the Year
Featuring the best players from over 50 high school teams in the area and loaded with college talent, The Trentonian presents its All- Area Softball team.
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*** LAUREN QUENSE The Neshaminy senior completed a stellar career by pitching her team all the wDy WR WKH sWDWH fiQDO wKHUH the Redskins lost a heartbreaker in 12 innings. Headed to Fordham University, Quense compiled a record of 23-3 and beat Pennsbury twice. She struck out 251 EDWWHUs DQG fiQLsKHG wLWK an ERA of 1.70. Quense was also one of the top hitters in the entire area. This year she batted over .400 with a whopping 10 home runs. She also led the Redskins with 28 RBIs, which is an impressive total be-
cause she’s another player who didn’t see a lot of good pitches to hit. Quense was also our Player of the Year last season. LAUREN FISCHER Fischer is one of the coPlayers of the Year after pitching Robbinsville to the state title and the No. 1 ranking in the area. During her stellar career, she won two state titles and was on a state runner-up team as a junior. Fischer batted .472 with 34 hits, 20 RBIs and four home runs this year. CHRISTINA BASCARA
The Pennsbury senior also received strong consideration for our Player of the Year. The third baseman, who will play next year at LaSalle, shattered the school record for most hits in a season with 57 (the old record was Kathryn Welsh’s 46). Bascara also had plenty of power, belting six home runs and four triples. Her average for the year was .583 in the regular season and ,538 in the playoffs. She also plays an exceptional third base. DIANA LaPOLOMBARA
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Neshaminy’s Lauren Quense led the Redskins to both District I and PIAA Class AAAA finals.