The Exeter Monarchs softball team announced this year's team awards.

For the Varsity squad, sophomores Callie Souza and Cortney Whitlock earned the honor of Co-M.V.P.'s. Both competed in their second season playing at the varsity level this spring.

Whitlock was this season's starting catcher and batted an average of .535 in league and .448 overall. She accompanied it with 18 stolen bases and a slugging percentage of .582. She had a fielding percentage of .829 in league and scored 25 runs. Whitlock also had the most games with consecutive hits.

Whitlock made first team all league in the East Sequoia League.

Souza was the team's starting center fielder and earned a league batting average of .537 and overall .507. She had 30 stolen bases on the season and 24 RBI. She led the team in highest batting average. And led the league in stolen bases and RBI. Souza made first team all league in 2006 and the All-County team in 2005.

Other awards went to Kylie Souza for defensive player of the year. Souza was a four-year varsity second baseman. Her highest fielding percentage was .968 in a single season. She was this year's captain and made first team all league in 2005 and made the second team in 2004 and 2006.

The team's most inspirational award went to Jody Williamson. A four-year varsity athlete, Williamson was a three-year captain and made the All League team in 2004 and the All-County team in 2005. Williamson tore her ACL ligament keeping her from playing in her final season but was still a great team motivator according to varsity head coach Karen Zeibak.

Katie LaFleur was awarded the title of Most Versatile. The first-year sophomore played left field right field, first base, third base, shortstop and ended the season at second base. She batted .412 with a .588 slugging percentage. Her fielding percentage was .889.

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