Outstanding Player: Peyton Pigniolo
John Curtis, Sr.
3Peyton Pignilio’s high school career ended just like it all began: with a state title.
The John Curtis senior pitcher was a big part of why the Patriots won their fourth consecutive state championship this season.
Pigniolo is The Outstanding Player on The New Orleans Advocate’s 2015 All-Metro softball team.
She went 21-3 in the circle for the Patriots, who won their second straight Class 3A title after going back-to-back in 2A in 2012 and 2013. She was named Most Outstanding Player after the championship game, when she allowed just two hits against Kaplan.
“I will definitely remember everything about my senior year, especially winning the state championship and being named most Outstanding Player,” Pigniolo said. “But I think I will mainly remember how much fun I had with my team this year and I will miss coach Jerry (Godfrey) so much.”
Pigniolo had an amazing 267 strikeouts in 158.2 innings with a 1.37 ERA. She also batted .370 batting and finished with 17 RBIs.
She follows former Curtis pitcher Katie Brignac, who was named The New Orleans Advocate’s Outstanding Player last season.
“Honestly, there was never any pressure,” Pigniolo said. “Katie is an awesome pitcher, but I felt I could come in and do well and lead the team too.”
Pigniolo will play next season at Southeastern Louisiana.
Coach of the Year: Jake Pierron
Mount Carmel Academy
2Pierron led the Cubs to a 22-4 record this season and to the Class 5A quarterfinals. His team didn’t lose a game to any team in the Greater New Orleans area all season. They defeated several of the local teams that made it to Sulphur, posting wins over Class 3A champion John Curtis, 4A semifinalist Cabrini and 2A semifinalist Riverside.
Lauren Beadle/Hahnville, Sr.
District 7-5A MVP finished the regular season with a 12-0 record and a 0.89 ERA. Struck out 67 batters in 66 innings.
Savannah Folse/Fontainebleau, Sr.
Two-time pick for LSWA all-state team. Went 15-4 with a 1.82 ERA and 95 strikeouts in 119 innings. Also batted .435 with two home runs and 16 RBIs.
Karli Perque/Cabrini, Jr.
Class 4A all-state pitcher went 15-11 record with a 1.25 ERA, striking out 211 batters in 145.2 innings. Had an eight-inning, 18-strikeout no-hitter in first round of playoffs vs. Tioga.
Shaye Tredinich/Hannan, So.
Was named District 8-2A MVP after helping Hawks reach the Class 2A quarterfinals. Batted .440 and belted five home runs while driving in 30 runs for the Hawks.
Samantha Dares/Mount Carmel, Jr.
Two-time all-state performer batted .424 and drove in 36 runs and had four RBIs for the Crescents, who reached the Class 5A quarterfinals.
Alaina Guarino/Mount Carmel, Sr.
Three-year starter batted .375 with a .466 on-base percentage for the Cubs. She also had eight doubles, two triples, four home runs and 24 RBIs.
Toni Hebert/John Curtis, Jr.
Superb fielder transferred from Riverside and batted .373 with seven doubles, three triples and three home runs. Also had 30 RBIs to go with her 21 stolen bases.
Hailey Tassin/Riverside, Sr.
First baseman didn’t make an error all season on way to being named District 10-2A MVP. Batted .439 and had a .919 slugging percentage. Hit three homers and drove in 38 runs for the 2A semifinalists.
Jenna Parker/Academy of Our Lady, Sr.
Co-MVP in District 9-4A after batting .604 during the regular season. She also scored 35 runs as Penguins reached second round of Class 4A playoffs.
Logan Melancon/John Curtis, Sr.
Leadoff batter for Patriots team that won its fourth straight state title. Posted a .437 batting average with three homers, 28 RBIs and 12 stolen bases.
Hailey Barbazon/Belle Chasse, Jr.
Batted .573 with two home runs for the Cradinals, who reached the second round of the Class 4A playoffs. Also drove in 30 runs and scored 52 runs.
Jensen Volz/Hannan, Jr.
Rock-solid at the plate, Volz batted .530 and drove in 30 runs for the Hawks. Also had a .725 slugging percentage and drove in 28 runs.
Codi Vernace/Haynes Academy, So.
Vernace played catcher and shortstop and was one of top hitters, batting .580 with 14 doubles, six triples, four home runs. She also had 51 RBIs.
Erica Delaneuville/Riverside, Sr.
Versatile Delaneuville batted .478 for the Rebels, who reached the Class 2A semifinals. She hit five home runs and drove in 29 runs and scored 29 times. Had a .986 slugging percentage.
Brennan Bourgeois/Thomas Jefferson, Jr.
Was named Most Valuable Player in District 10-3A after batting .629 BA with eight home runs and 53 RBIs for the Jaguars, who reached the Class 3A playoffs.
Amanda Canella, Mount Carmel, Jr.
Allie Hutton, Hannan, Fr.
Alivia Soto, Fontainebleau, Sr.
Maeson Martindale, Hahnville, Jr.
Payton Adams, John Curtis, Jr.
Lindsey Osbon, Hannan, So.
Holly Huhn, St. Scholastica, Sr.
Paige Hulin, Lakeshore, So.
Logan Melancon, John Curtis, Jr.
Jordyn Perkins, Mount Carmel, Fr.
Samantha Mracich, Chapelle, Jr.
Kelsey Blosser, Dominican, Sr.
Krista Robles, Destrehan, Jr.