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Finalists announced for the 2019 Florida Dairy Farmers Miss Softball and Coach of the Year


Sports-Award-Logo_Color_Florida Dairy FarmerGAINESVILLE (June 6) — The class finalists for the 2019 Florida Dairy Farmers Miss Softball and Softball Coach of the Year have been announced following balloting by a statewide panel of high school softball coaches and prep media representatives.

Every finalist was the leading vote-getter in their classification, making each one the Player of the Year or Coach of the Year in their class. The two overall winners will be announced following a final round of balloting by coaches and media.

Following are the Miss Softball Award finalists (area winners in bold)

Tyrina Jones, Sophomore, Pitcher, Park Vista, Class 9A Player of the Year
Jones posted a 17-2 record with an 0.71 ERA and had 176 strikeouts and only 14 walks in 126 innings for the Class 9A state champions.

Kaley Mudge, Senior, Outfielder, Winter Springs, Class 8A Player of the Year
Mudge, a Florida State signee, led Winter Springs to the state title, hitting .535 with 41 runs scored and 28 runs batted in while collecting 17 doubles, five triples and four home runs.

Vivian Ponn, Senior, Pitcher/ First Baseman, Ft. Myers, Class 7A Player of the Year
The University of South Florida signee had a 17-2 record with an 0.63 ERA on the mound and hit .472 with eight home runs and 37 RBI, finishing her career with a school-record 35 home runs.

Maci Barnhart, Junior, Pitcher, Sebring, Class 6A Player of the Year
Barnhart led her team to the state title with a 23-1 record. She had an 0.75 ERA in 139 innings pitched with 256 strikeouts and 32 walks.

Lindsey Garcia, Senior, Infielder, Coral Springs Charter, Class 5A Player of the Year
The Auburn University signee led her squad to its fifth straight state title by hitting for a .549 average with 54 runs scored and 44 runs batted in while collecting nine doubles, three triples, 10 home runs and 23 stolen bases.

Chloe Nadler, Senior, Shortstop, American Heritage, Class 4A Player of the Year
Nadler posted a state-leading .727 batting average with 32 runs scored and 38 runs batted in with 14 doubles, six triples, two home runs and 29 stolen bases. She has signed with the College of Central Florida.

Kaley Sarasty, Senior, Utility, Faith Christian, Class 3A Player of the Year
Sarasty posted a .712 batting average while scoring 45 runs and posting a state-leading 83 runs batted in. She had 13 doubles, 12 triples, 7 home runs and 19 stolen bases. She has signed with Southeastern University.

Lexi Kilfoyl, Senior, Pitcher/ First Baseman, Academy at the Lakes, Class 2A Player of the Year
The 2018 Miss Softball led her squad to its second straight state title with a 12-1 record and an 0.48 ERA, striking out 134 batters in 73 innings pitched. She also hit .562 with 12 home runs and 37 runs batted in. She has signed with the University of Alabama.

Darian Ingram, Sophomore, Pitcher, Trenton, Class 1A Player of the Year
Led her team to the state title with a 23-0 record, holding opposing hitters to an 0.40 ERA while striking out 206 batters in 140 innings pitched.

Following are the Softball Coach of the Year finalists:

Joe DellaRocca, Park Vista, Class 9A Coach of the Year
In his first year at Park Vista, DellaRocca led his squad to a 29-3 record and its first state championship.  From 2008-11, he posted a 93-30 record with two Final Four appearances while coaching at Dwyer.

Mark Huaman, Winter Springs, Class 8A Coach of the Year
Led his squad to a 31-0 record and the school’s first state title by defeating No. 1 nationally-ranked and unbeaten Lakewood Ranch in the state title game. Winter Springs finished the season ranked No. 3 nationally.  In 20 years, Huaman has posted an overall record of 394-160 with a state runnerup finish in 2011.

John Bridges, Lake Region, Class 7A Coach of the Year
Led his squad to a 22-9 record and the state title. In 10 years, he has posted a 202-79 record with state runnerup finishes in 2014 and 2016.

Joe Sinness, Sebring, Class 6A Coach of the Year
Posted a 27-2 record on the way to the state championship, the school’s first Final Four appearance in his 11-year tenure. Has a career record of 174-100.

Mark Montimurro, Coral Springs Charter, Class 5A Coach of the Year
The 2019 Florida Coach-of-the-Year led his team to a 29-1 record and its fifth straight state championship in his seventh year at the school. Montimurro, who won two state titles at Hollywood Christian and was also named state coach-of-the-year in 2004, has a 496-109 record during his 21-year career.

J.R. Borden, Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville), Class 4A Coach of the Year
Led his squad to a 20-6 record and the state title after a state runnerup finish in 2018. Trinity has made four straight Final Four appearances.

Bill Hoopes, Admiral Farragut, Class 3A Coach of the Year
In his first year as head coach, Hoopes led his squad to a 20-10 record and the school’s second straight Class 3A state title.

Diane Stephenson, Academy at the Lakes, Class 2A Coach of the Year
Stephenson led her team to a 19-7 record and the school’s second straight state championship. In three years as head coach she has posted a 68-13 record.

Todd Bryant, Trenton, Class 1A Coach of the Year
Led squad to a 27-0 record and the state championship after finishing as the state runnerup in 2018. Has posted a 90-17 record over the past four years.

Final voting numbers by class listed below:

Class 9A
Player School Points
Tyrina Jones Park Vista 95
McKayla Timmons Newsome 54
Raychel Trocki Dr. Phillips 38

Coach School Points
Joe DellaRocca Park Vista 105
Mike MacWithey Apopka 79
Autumn Dunn Newsome 64

Class 8A
Player School Points
Kaley Mudge Winter Springs 95
Avery Goelz Lakewood Ranch 76
Claire Davidson Lakewood Ranch 56

Coach School Points
Mark Huaman Winter Springs 127
T.J. Goelz Lakewood Ranch 85
Christina Thompson Oakleaf (Orange Park) 55

Class 7A
Player School Points
Vivian Ponn Fort Myers 69
Alissa Humphrey Gainesville 61
Savannah Barnett Lake Region 55

Coach School Points
John Bridges Lake Region 125
Neil Luciano Creekside (St. Johns) 63
Johnny Manetta Fort Myers 54

Class 6A
Player School Points
Maci Barnhart Sebring 116
Cameron Fagan Dunnellon 68
Jaden Vickers Crystal River 43

Coach School Points
Joe Sinness Sebring 120
Deon Copeland Crystal River 83
Scott Thomas Rockledge 42

Class 5A
Player School Points
Lindsey Garcia Coral Springs Charter 87
Chloe Temples Marianna 66
Ali Shenefield Hernando (Brooksville) 50

Coach School Points
Mark Montimurro Coral Springs Charter 104
Scott Wiggins Marianna 89
Kevin Bittinger Hernando (Brooksville) 52

Class 4A
Player School Points
Chloe Nadler American Heritage 94
Hayley Eaton Calvary Christian 57
Amaya Ross Trinity Christian (Jacksonville) 42

Coach School Points
J.R. Borden Trinity Christian (Jacksonville) 120
Scott Doan Westminster Christian 75
Kevin Drake Oxbridge Academy 54

Class 3A
Player School Points
Kaley Sarasty Faith Christian 76
Chloe Culp North Florida Christian 69
Krystina Hartley Admiral Farragut 66

Coach School Points
Bill Hoopes Admiral Farragut 117
Rico Rosado John Carroll 76
Keith Stroud University Christian (Jacksonville) 56

Class 2A
Player School Points
Lexi Kilfoyl Academy at the Lakes 132
Jocelyn Alonso St. Pete Canterbury 57
Ashlyn Rogers Aucilla Christian (Monticello) 45

Coach School Points
Diane Stephenson Academy at the Lakes 130
Josh Swearingen Mount Dora Christian 85
Jeff Hutchins Peniel Baptist (Palatka) 57

Class 1A
Player School Points
Darian Ingram Trenton 117
Michaela Edenfield Sneads 59
Shelby Sloan Baker 51

Coach School Points
Todd Bryant Trenton 135
Michael Graham Sneads 91
Tony Price Wewahitchka 60


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