Softball: The Kane County Chronicle All-Area Softball TeamBy JACOB BARTELSON - firstname.lastname@example.orgJune 14, 2018 Led by Player of the Year Katie Keller, here is the Kane County Chronicle All-Area softball team. Katie Arrambide, St. Charles East, freshman, pitcher: The Saints' future is bright, and it'll be Arrambide to lead the charge. The Upstate Eight River Pitcher of the Year tossed 165 strikeouts en route to a 17-4 record for the UEC River champs. [Sandy Bressner - email@example.com]Julia Barnes, Burlington Central, senior, catcher/outfield: Barnes' impact on the field can be seen everywhere, swatting a .423 average with three home runs and 21 RBI. Pitching-wise, Barnes struck out 73 in 87 innings pitched en route to an 11-4 record. [Jeff Krage for Shaw Media]Maddie Candre, St. Charles East, senior, outfield: Named All-Conference this season, and an integral senior leader presence, Candre hit .430 average with four home runs and 18 RBI. Committed to Wisconsin-Stevens Point.Carlee Clark, St. Francis, junior, pitcher/first base: The GCAC White Player of the Year led Spartans to sectional finals. On the mound Clark went 10-1 with a 1.27 ERA and 93 strikeouts. At the plate she hit .525 with 12 homers, 45 RBI and 35 runs scored. [Mary Beth Nolan]Emilee Erickson Kaneland, sophomore, pitcher: Continuing off her outstanding freshman year, Erickson led the Knights to the cusp of a state championship this season. Winning 20 games and only losing five, Erickson struck out a whopping 211 batters en route to a 2.28 earned-run average. Committed to Winona State. [Jon Cunningham - For Shaw Media]Ali Dierks, Geneva, senior, pitcher: Dierks was Geneva's steady workhorse this season, competing to a 13-6 record and striking out 115 batters. At the plate, Dierks provided plenty of pop with eight home runs and 32 RBI. Committed to DePauw. [Jon Cunningham - For Shaw Media]Kate Geary, Geneva, senior, second base/outfield: Named first team all conference, Geary provided another solid offensive boost to Geneva's lineup. Geary's .413 batting average was second only to Katie Keller, and she had 16 RBI. Committed to DePauw. [Sean King for Shaw Media]Katie Keller, Geneva, senior, catcher/first base: The Kane County prep Softball Player of the Year, Keller re-wrote the Geneva history books throughout her three-year varsity career. Keller hit a whopping .526 average with 31 RBI in her senior year. Committed to Northern Illinois. [Sean King for Shaw Media]Jaelen Lisberg Batavia, senior, outfield/pitcher: Lisberg was one of Batavia's brightest spots this season while providing plenty of help defensively and at the plate. Lisberg hit five home runs with 31 RBI and a .394 average for the 20-win Bulldogs this season. Lisberg will attend the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, but will not play softball. [Steven Buyansky]Hailey Roach, Kaneland, junior, third base: Both Roach sisters are impressive in their own right, and Hailey Roach certainly has plenty of star power. Roach raked 50 hits, 38 RBI and a .417 batting average – all second best on the team. [Mark Busch - firstname.lastname@example.org]Donatela Sommesi, Kaneland, sophomore, second base: It's hard to overstate the offensive production Sommesi had for the state runner-ups. She posted a .527 batting average, .791 slugging and .585 on base plus slugging – all team-highs. [Sandy Bressner - email@example.com]Jillian Waslawski, St. Charles North, senior, pitcher: While opting not to continue to play softball in college, Waslawski dominated and led the way to a super sectional appearance. Waslawski went 14-9 and struck out 87 batters en route to a sectional championship.