Bristol and Southington natives crack all-GNAC softball

Published on Wednesday, 19 May 2021 17:10
Written by TYLER HETU


Bristol native Ashlee White and Southington native Michelle Woodruff cracked the all-Great Northeast Athletic Conference softball team for the 2021 season Wednesday, receiving first and second-team honors, respectively.

White joined fellow Connecticut native Alessandra Milardo and Florida native Megan Burke on first-team. It is the first time in 15 seasons the Blue Jays put three on first-team for all-GNAC.

A junior outfielder, White batted .292 overall and .342 in GNAC play during the regular season with a homer and drove in nine on the year, in addition to her heads-up defense in the field.

Woodruff, a second baseman, received the GNAC recognition honors for the second time in her career after getting picked for all-sportsmanship in 2018.

She hit a career-best .318 primarily in the sixth-spot in the order for the Blue Jays, and stole nearly as many in her senior campaign (6) as her other three seasons combined (7).

In total, St. Joseph had seven selected to all-conference: White, Burke, Milardo (first-team); Woodruff and Jenna Masiello (second-team); Natalie Amato (third-team) and Abigail Dillon (all-sportsmanship). All selections and awards are decided upon by a vote of the GNAC's head coaches.

Posted in The Bristol Press, General Sports, Southington on Wednesday, 19 May 2021 17:10. Updated: Wednesday, 19 May 2021 17:13.