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Star Times all-area softball team

Woodinville, P, Sr. Schreyer, a three-time selection, has the nationally ranked Falcons eying a second straight Class 4A state title. The Stanford recruit is...

HOW THE STAR TIMES TEAMS ARE SELECTED: Star Times all-area teams are chosen after the regular season by Seattle Times reporters and freelancers.

Selections must be from schools in King and Snohomish counties, or in the Metro League and WesCo conferences.

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Madi Schreyer

Woodinville, P, Sr.

Schreyer, a three-time selection, has the nationally ranked Falcons eying a second straight Class 4A state title. The Stanford recruit is 18-1 with a 0.84 ERA and 184 Ks in 125 innings. She also bats .357 with 7 homers and 19 RBI. She was the State Gatorade Player of Year last season, when she went 21-0 on the mound.

Alyssa Reuble

Meadowdale, P, Sr.

The Mavericks from Lynnwood are 3A state contenders largely due to Reuble, who is 19-2 with a 1.60 ERA. She has struck out 151 in 123 innings and is a big threat at the plate, too, batting .575 with 19 doubles (.959 slugging percentage) and 17 RBI. Committed to Seattle University.

Alex Boyd

Woodinville, C, Sr.

A repeat Star Times pick, Boyd leads the defending 4A state champs in RBI for the second straight year, with 32. She is batting .389 with 16 extra-base hits (1.056 slugging percentage) and 15 walks. Excellent defensive catcher with a big arm, has signed with Oregon State.

Kaitlin Sahlinger

Newport, IF, Jr.

One of the area's top defensive shortstops, Sahlinger has sizzled at the plate to lead Newport to state for the first time since 2008. She is batting .537 (.747 slugging percentage) with 10 stolen bases, 20 runs and 25 RBI. Her two-run homer Saturday helped seal the state berth.

Dani Faist

Juanita, IF, Sr.

The veteran shortstop hopes to lead her team to a fourth straight top-three finish at state. She is batting .395 with 25 runs and 20 RBI, with only two strikeouts. The career .432 hitter helped the Rebels from Kirkland repeat as league and district champs despite heavy graduation losses.

Maddy Kristjanson

Mountlake Terrace, IF, Jr.

Kristjanson, who pitches and plays shortstop, is a big reason the Hawks have qualified for state for only the fourth time. She carries a .532 batting average and .922 slugging percentage with 34 RBI and 30 runs. Kristjanson, who committed early to Seattle U, has no errors in the past two seasons.

Shelby McCannel

Holy Names, IF, Sr.

The 5-foot-11 first baseman makes a great defensive target and swings a big bat, with a .609 average. With 26 extra-base hits, McCannel's slugging percentage is .967. She has 49 RBI and 36 runs for the Metro Mountain champs, who have qualified for 3A state tourney.

Trysten Melhart

Snohomish, OF, Jr.

Lou Kennedy calls Melhart the best all-around player he has coached, and her numbers back that up. She not only played error-free defense in leading the Panthers deep into the playoffs, but batted .661 (1.030 slugging percentage) with 38 runs and 23 RBI. Already committed to UW.

Molly LaMotte

Enumclaw, OF, Sr.

LaMotte batted .700 the first month of the season, and her average never dropped below .600 during the regular season as she piled up 29 RBI. A great defensive player, she helped the Hornets win league and subdistrict titles, and earn a return trip to the 3A state tournament.

Sierra Bains

Kennedy Catholic, OF, Jr.

Bains, who also pitched and played in the infield, drove in 69 runs in 68 at-bats to lead the Lancers of Burien to district. Her 38 hits included 23 for extra bases, giving her a 1.191 slugging percentage. She finished with a .559 average and .654 on-base percentage.

Samantha Shanahan

Bishop Blanchet, Utility, Sr.

The key to the Braves' return to state for the first time since 2009, Shanahan is a D-I shortstop (Penn State) who also pitches because that's where she's needed. Batting .534 (.890 slugging percentage) with 28 runs and 20 RBI. Plays great defense, too.


Dennis Hopkins


In his fourth season as head coach after four years as an assistant, Hopkins guided the 20-2 Mavericks back to state for the second straight year. They ended an 18-year drought in 2012. Meadowdale is unbeaten against Class 3A competition.

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