Quense is Tren­to­nian Soft­ball Player of the Year

The Advance of Bucks County - - SPORTS -

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.

,Q D fiUsW IRU WKH DOO-DUHD team, there are ac­tu­ally coPlay­ers of the Year as both Ne­shaminy’s Lau­ren Quen- se and Rob­binsville’s Lau­ren Fis­cher are both truly de­serv­ing of this honor.

*** 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

The Ne­shaminy se­nior PRYHd IURP FHQWHU fiHOd WR short­stop this year and reDOOy sROLdL­fiHd WKH 5Hd­sNLQ LQ­fiHOd. A JUHDW DWKOHWH wLWK ex­cel­lent speed and a strong arm, LaPolombara ripped the ball at a .417 clip with 33 hits and 35 runs scored at the top of the Ne­shaminy or­der. She had 13 ex­tra base hits, in­clud­ing a huge home run against Penns­bury. She will play col­lege ball next year at St. Fran­cis. MACKEN­ZIE OBERT A rare four-year starter for the strong Penns­bury pro­gram, the Fal­con se­nior com­pleted a stel­lar carer by hit­ting .400 for the reg­u­lar sea­son and .500 in the play­offs where she went 12-for-24. Obert has ex­cel­lent power and used it to KLW fiYH KRPH UuQs DQd EH among the team lead­ers in RBIs. The short­stop also has a strong throw­ing arm and has re­ceived a schol­ar­ship to Hart­ford Univer­sity.

JU­LIA McGOVERN An­other mem­ber of the 1HsKDPLQy LQ­fiHOd, 0FGRY- ern had a huge year at the plate with a .482 aver­age, a whop­ping 14 dou­bles and four home runs. She also drove in 23 runs, which was the sec­ond high­est to­tal on the team be­hind Quense. 0FGRYHUQ SODys D fiQH WKLUd base and showed her ver­sa­til­ity by mov­ing to catcher for most of the play­offs. 0FGRYHUQ wLOO SODy KHU col­lege ball at Quin­nip­iac.

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(Tren­to­nian file photo/jackie Sc­hear)

Ne­shaminy’s Lau­ren Quense led the Red­skins to both Dis­trict I and PIAA Class AAAA fi­nals.

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