For Allison Snow, it’s the perfect ending to one chapter, before beginning another in her softball career.
The Stephenville senior has been named Co-Defensive MVP by District 8-4A coaches. She was previously named team MVP at the SHS spring sports banquet.
Snow committed to Texas State in San Marcos last fall,making her the first Honeybee softball player in the history of the program to sign an NCAA letter of intent.
Snow, a pitcher and first baseman for the Bees, shares the award with senior third baseman Jenna Richardson of Cle burne.
Joining Snow as first-team honorees are seniors Sarah Pack and Sonya Curtis. Pack led the Bees’ infield from her spot at short stop, while Curtis, who bounced between left and right field this spring, is honored as an outfielder.
Sophomore Christina Murphy was the only underclassman to be recognized from Stephenville. She earned second-team accolades as an infielder, playing pitcher and first base.
A total of 19 student-athletes were listed as first-team members, while eight others and two coaches split up the special awards.
Baylor-bound Whitney Canion, a senior from Aledo, is the 8-4A MVP. She leads the Lady Cats to Austin for the state tournament this weekend, after eliminating 8-4A runner-up Joshua in the Region I championship. Aledo (36-1-1) meets Region III champ Waco Midway (28-7) at 11:30 a.m. today at McCombs Field on the University of Texas campus in Austin.
Joshua led all schools with four on the first-team list and two special awards. Aledo, Crowley, Cleburne and Alvarado each had three on the first team, while Stephenville had two and Mineral Wells had one. Everman had no first team selections.
See Page B2 for complete first and second-team listings and photos.