The best of the best: Which players made it onto the 2024 All-Shore softball teams?

The 2024 softball season was another demonstration of the perennial strength in the Shore Conference. St. John Vianney solidified its place at the top of the mountain as the best team in New Jersey, beating previous favorites Notre Dame and Mount St. Dominic en route to back-to-back Non-Public A state titles.

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But the strength went beyond the incredible dominance of the Lancers. Last year's Group 4 Public champion Marlboro repeated as section champions, cementing its status as one of the top programs in the state. The Shore also has now had five of the previous six Gatorade Player of the Year honorees in the state after one of the below All-Shore first teamers was chosen this year, another testament to the talent across the league.

The theme of depth and talent in the conference is the recurring one to cap off the 2024 campaign with the APP All-Shore first, second and third teams. It was an incredibly difficult process given that there were so many worthy candidates, but there's no doubt that all the players chosen were very deserving after their accomplishments on the diamond this season.

Below are the 45 players chosen (15 on each team) with capsules for each of the first team selections.

ALL-SHORE FIRST TEAM

SJV Elizabeth Figliolino scores after driving in two other runs to put her team up 5-0. St. John Vianney Girls Softball defeats Red Bank Catholic 10-9 in the ninth inning of Shore Conference Tournament final in Red Bank, NJ on May 21, 2024
SJV Elizabeth Figliolino scores after driving in two other runs to put her team up 5-0. St. John Vianney Girls Softball defeats Red Bank Catholic 10-9 in the ninth inning of Shore Conference Tournament final in Red Bank, NJ on May 21, 2024

Elisabeth Figliolino - C - St. John Vianney - Jr.

Elisabeth "Figs" Figliolino was once again at the center of everything for the back-to-back state champions. In addition to her excellent defensive abilities, the Seton Hall commit finished her junior season with a .375 batting average in addition to 34 RBIs (second on the team) and three home runs. She delivered the biggest moment in the team's biggest game, hitting a two-RBI double with the bases loaded that ultimately sealed the Lancers win in the Non-Public A state championship game.

Donovan. Catholic’s Christina Ginex at the plate. Donovan Catholic’s Christina Ginex at the plate. St. John Vianney defeats Donovan Catholic 5-2 in a NJSIAA Non-Public sectional semifinal in Toms River on May 31, 2024.
Donovan. Catholic’s Christina Ginex at the plate. Donovan Catholic’s Christina Ginex at the plate. St. John Vianney defeats Donovan Catholic 5-2 in a NJSIAA Non-Public sectional semifinal in Toms River on May 31, 2024.

Christina Ginex - IF - Donovan Catholic - Jr.

Ginex was outrageously good in a program renowned for having outrageously talented players. Her competitive fire seemed to be a driving force for the Griffins, and she backed it up with her production. She led the team with an incredible 43 RBIs while batting .471 at the plate with eight home runs. Even more incredible is the consistency with which she's produced over three years, she's primed for a terrific senior season.

Olivia Kurth - IF - Donovan Catholic - Jr.

Kurth's penchant for clutch hitting was always on display for the Griffins. She had a pivotal home run in the Shore Conference final against SJV and delivered another clutch hit in the playoff victory over St. Thomas Aquinas. Her season totals reflected her remarkable offense as she finished with a .402 batting average, 30 RBIs and seven homers.

RBC Nicole Knox crosses plate for first run of game. Red Bank Catholic Girls Softball defeats Wall 6-2 in home game on April 4, 2024
RBC Nicole Knox crosses plate for first run of game. Red Bank Catholic Girls Softball defeats Wall 6-2 in home game on April 4, 2024

Nicole Knox - IF - Red Bank Catholic - Jr.

It seems like every game, Knox makes a play that causes the collective crowd to do a double take. Her athleticism on defense and versatility as a batter are truly rare; it's clear why she's a top prospect that will continue her softball career in the ACC with North Carolina. As usual, the numbers are excellent as she finished as the team leader in batting average (.573), slugging percentage (1.093), home runs (10), walks (13) and stolen bases (8). She was second on the Caseys with 30 RBIs.

SJV’s Brynn Utter and Gabby Gonzalez scored in second inning. St. John Vianney defeats Mount St. Dominic 4-1 in Non-Public A state championship softball game in Union, NJ on June 6, 2024.
SJV’s Brynn Utter and Gabby Gonzalez scored in second inning. St. John Vianney defeats Mount St. Dominic 4-1 in Non-Public A state championship softball game in Union, NJ on June 6, 2024.

Gabby Gonzalez - IF - St. John Vianney - So.

Gonzalez was the heart of the Lancers' prolific offense for the second straight season as she produced at an astonishing rate. She batted .500 at the plate (tied for the team lead) while leading SJV in slugging percentage (.933), RBIs (39), home runs (10) and walks (18). She delivered in an incredible clutch moment in the Shore Conference final, hitting a three-run home run to tie the game at 9-9 when the Lancers were down to their last out in extra innings before eventually winning 10-9.

Elena Weinseimer - OF - Manasquan - Sr.

Weinseimer was once again outstanding for the Warriors as a do-it-all star. Her experience in center field combined with Manasquan's general athleticism on defense was key to the team's success. She demonstrated her dynamic offensive abilities with a .494 batting average and .974 slugging percentage along with 23 RBIs and 10 home runs, all of which were team highs. She'll continue her softball career collegiately in the Ivy League with Harvard.

Mount St. Dominic takes on St. John Vianney in the softball state finals at Kean University in Union, NJ on Friday, June 9, 2023. SJV #12 Giuliana Cardin throws the ball.
Mount St. Dominic takes on St. John Vianney in the softball state finals at Kean University in Union, NJ on Friday, June 9, 2023. SJV #12 Giuliana Cardin throws the ball.

Giuliana Cardin - OF - St. John Vianney - Sr.

Cardin was a calming senior presence in big moments for the back-to-back state champs, and her leadership was clearly important for the Lancers. Her production was just as important, as Cardin batted .402 with 26 RBIs and four home runs this season. And she was a key figure in the SJV defense as she made plays in the outfield.

Bella Maria - OF - Donovan Catholic - So.

Maria's standard of play is so high that her sophomore campaign was technically a down year compared to numbers from her freshman season. She's still a clear-cut first team selection after batting .517 with 22 RBIs while also doing the little things like leading the team in walks (12) and stolen bases (14). And of course, she's an electric defensive presence in the outfield for the Griffins.

RBC pitcher Lily Hagan. Red Bank Catholic Girls Softball defeats Immaculata 2-1 in NJSIAA Sectional Quarterfinal game in Red Bank, NJ on May 28, 2024.
RBC pitcher Lily Hagan. Red Bank Catholic Girls Softball defeats Immaculata 2-1 in NJSIAA Sectional Quarterfinal game in Red Bank, NJ on May 28, 2024.

Lily Hagan - UT - Red Bank Catholic - Jr.

RBC is loaded across the board with their lineup, but Hagan is yet another elite standout on a team full of standouts. The Notre Dame commit continues to build on her illustrious career, leading the team in RBIs with 31 while batting .473 (and slugging .824) with six home runs. She also had the best season of her career on the mound, posting a 1.02 ERA with 171 strikeouts while sharing pitching duties.

Hannah Theuret - UT - Pinelands - Jr.

Theuret's production is simply undeniable. The numbers speak for themsevles: the junior batted an absurd .636 with a 1.167 slugging percentage this spring. In addition to leading the team in both those categories, she also led the Wildcats in RBIs with 36 and stolen bases with seven in addition to hitting five home runs. Pinelands needed Theuret to consistently be at her best and she absolutely delivered.

BethAnne Doderer - P - Central Regional - Sr.

Doderer's breakthrough campaign as a senior was truly remarkable, as she took her game to a new level and led the Golden Eagles to new heights. She went from batting .250 last season to becoming a .448 hitter with a .910 slugging percentage in addition to leading the team with 33 RBIs and eight home runs. And then there's the incredible pitching production, as she finished with a 1.16 ERA and 182 strikeouts. The best example of her greatness this spring came against St. John Vianney, as she held the Lancers scoreless for nine innings before Central eventually lost 1-0 on an unearned run.

Wall pitcher Brielle Coppola at the plate in fourth inning. Red Bank Catholic Girls Softball defeats Wall 6-2 in home game on April 4, 2024
Wall pitcher Brielle Coppola at the plate in fourth inning. Red Bank Catholic Girls Softball defeats Wall 6-2 in home game on April 4, 2024

Brielle Coppola - P - Wall - Sr.

Another senior pitcher that seemed to do everything for her squad, Coppola was tremendous for the Crimson Knights in her final season. She finished with a 1.53 ERA and 191 strikeouts over the course of 123 innings on the mound. Her offense was just as impressive, as she led the team with six home runs in addition to batting .382 with 24 RBIs.

Middletown North pitcher Madilynn Boyce. Middletown North Girls Softball falls to Steinert in NJSIAA Central Jersey Group 3 semifinal In Middletown, NJ on May 30, 2024.
Middletown North pitcher Madilynn Boyce. Middletown North Girls Softball falls to Steinert in NJSIAA Central Jersey Group 3 semifinal In Middletown, NJ on May 30, 2024.

Madi Boyce - P - Middletown North - Jr.

As was noted in the class rankings, it's just amazing what Boyce does in leading Middletown North. Purely as a pitcher, her numbers are absolutely ridiculous. The Seton Hall commit had a 0.93 ERA with an absurd 372 strikeouts. She is on pace to easily surpass 1,000 career strikeouts next season as a senior. Her offense was a welcome addition to her game as she led the Lions in batting average (.351), RBIs (14) and home runs (2). Boyce is a truly special athlete.

SJV pitcher Madison McDougall. St. John Vianney defeats Donovan Catholic 5-2 in a NJSIAA Non-Public sectional semifinal in Toms River on May 31, 2024.
SJV pitcher Madison McDougall. St. John Vianney defeats Donovan Catholic 5-2 in a NJSIAA Non-Public sectional semifinal in Toms River on May 31, 2024.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR:

Madison McDougall - P - St. John Vianney - So.

The truly great competitors become undeniable, and that's the definition of Madison McDougall. She is the engine behind the Lancers incredible two-year run as back-to-back state champions while also winning the Shore Conference title and Monmouth County title this spring. It's no question why she became just the second player in school history to win Gatorade Player of the Year and could potentially reach the rarified territory of being a two-time or three-time winner.

If the eye test didn't already tell the story, the final numbers certainly do. McDougall finished with a 0.85 ERA and an even 300 strikeouts (she got to 300 by getting a punch out in the final at bat of the state final). She had a no-hitter through six innings against Mount St. Dominic (the 15th ranked team in the nation) in the state championship game. And then there's the offense: she tied with Gonzalez for the team lead with a .500 batting average while adding 32 RBIs and seven home runs.

Marlboro’s Amy Fitzpatrick scores Marlboro’s first run of game. Marlboro Softball falls to Vineland 16-5 in NJSIAA Group 4 state semifinal matchup in Marlboro, NJ on June 4, 2024.
Marlboro’s Amy Fitzpatrick scores Marlboro’s first run of game. Marlboro Softball falls to Vineland 16-5 in NJSIAA Group 4 state semifinal matchup in Marlboro, NJ on June 4, 2024.

All-Shore Second Team

Georgia Tym - C - Point Pleasant Boro - Sr.

Sophia Senger - IF - Donovan Catholic - Jr.

Bella Plath - IF - Raritan - Sr.

Peyton Gallagher - IF - Toms River East - Sr.

Riley Lawrence - IF - Shore Regional - Sr.

Amy Fitzpatrick - OF - Marlboro - Sr.

Angela Christopher - OF - Shore Regional - Jr.

Julia DelMasto - OF - Raritan - Jr.

Olivia DeFonce - UT - Shore Regional - So.

Isabella Cino - UT - Donovan Catholic - Fr.

Ryann Healey - P - Matawan - Sr.

Emily Evans - P - Southern - Jr.

Angela Sasso - P - Colts Neck - So.

Riley Smith - P - Middletown South - Fr.

Freehold’s Sienna Smith crosses the plate in the first inning for the first run of the game. Freehold Township Softball defeats Colts Neck 3-2 in Colts Neck on April 15, 2024.
Freehold’s Sienna Smith crosses the plate in the first inning for the first run of the game. Freehold Township Softball defeats Colts Neck 3-2 in Colts Neck on April 15, 2024.

All-Shore Third Team

Jordan Terefenko - C - Red Bank Catholic - Sr.

Isabelle Wiemer - IF - Matawan - Jr.

Alexa Barbera - IF - Freehold Township - Sr.

Adison Ditillo - IF - Marlboro - Jr.

Emily Gill - IF - Wall - Jr.

Sienna Smith - OF - Freehold Township - Sr.

Alexandra Santos - OF - Jackson Memorial - Jr.

Mia Favato - OF - St. John Vianney - Fr.

Emily Kurth - UT - Donovan Catholic - Sr.

Isabella Wuelfing - UT - Marlboro - Fr.

Gianna Abinanti - P - Freehold Boro - Sr.

Morgan O'Sullivan - P - Red Bank Catholic - Sr.

Lindsay Fuller - P- Manasquan - Jr.

Dakota Palmieri - P - Point Pleasant Boro - Jr.

This article originally appeared on Asbury Park Press: NJ Shore softball 2024 All-Shore teams

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