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Vitiello gets softball honor

SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College’s Lauren Vitiello was named a 2011 NJCAA Softball Second Team All-American. She is the first Lady Chiefs’ softball player to ever earn that distinction. A sophomore from South Elgin, Ill., Vitiello batted .413 with a school-record 67 runs batted in. The left-handed power hitter smacked a Waubonsee record 12 home runs to break former Kaneland star Sara Rose’s mark of 10 set last season. Vitiello averaged a home run every 15.75 at bats to go along with ripping 17 doubles and 78 hits on the season. In addition, the Lady Chiefs’ first baseman scored 41 runs, had a .457 on-base percentage and posted a .987 fielding percentage. Vitiello also went 16-6 with a 2.19 earned-run-average overall as a pitcher on the season. She struck out 118 batters and walked 37 in 163 innings pitched.

Vitiello was tabbed All-Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference First Team after helping lead the Lady Chiefs to the conference title with an 11-1 record. She was selected to the All-Region IV First Team after helping lead Waubonsee to a school-record 42 wins and a second seed in the Region IV Division II District B Tournament. In addition Vitiello was named to the Region IV All-Tournament team after helping propel the Lady Chiefs to the championship game and a runner-up finish. She will continue her collegiate playing career at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

2nd at USSSA World Series

Northern IL Thunder 18U displays hardware after the tournament in Columbus, Ind. Sam Okapal (bottowm row, left to right), Brittany Boelter, Brittany Davis, Kristen Stralka, Rebecca Randall and Ali Hoffman. Head Coach Dave Randall (top row), Assistant Coach John Stralka, Avery Vivian, Kim Pierce, Lauren Vitiello, Courtney Bosteder, Kelly Coleman, Rae Bosteder and Assistant Coach Marsha Vitiello. Courtesy Photo