Seven players from Sterlington's state runner-up team have gained first-team All-District acclaim.
Predictably, state finalists Mangham and Sterlington lead the way on the All-District 2-2A softball team.
After the two sides split during the regular season to finish as district co-champs, the Lady Dragons held off a seventh-inning Sterlington charge to claim their first state title with a 3-2 victory in the championship game.
Sterlington has seven first-team and four second-team honorees.
Junior left-hander Tanner Wilson is listed as a first-team pitcher after compiling a 7-5 record with two saves, a 2.19 ERA and a 1.218 WHIP. She struck out 58 and walked 33 in 79.2 innings pitched. Doubling as a right fielder, Wilson hit .350 with a .423 on base percentage while drawing a team-high 24 walks from the leadoff spot. Also, she drove in 15 runs while scoring 33 and striking out only four times in 133 plate appearances.
Sterlington's first-team infielders are junior third baseman Catherine Trichell and freshman shortstop K.B. Briley.
Batting cleanup, Trichell hit .358 with a .409 on base percentage and a .642 slugging clip. She bopped a team-high eight home runs with six doubles and 39 RBI.
Briley slashed .402/.496/.598. Her team-high 43 hits included a home run, three triples and 12 doubles to go with 39 RBI, 20 stolen bases (21 attempts) and 43 runs scored. She drew 18 walks against only six strikeouts in 133 trips to the plate.
Senior center fielder Sydnee Davis and junior left fielder Jada Smith represent the Lady Panthers in the first-team outfield.
A four-year starter, Davis hit .349 with a .481 on base percentage, 11 RBI and 27 runs scored. In 110 plate appearances, the Baton Rouge Community College signee drew 19 walks against a mere five punchouts.
Smith compiled a .264 batting average with a .385 on base percentage, five doubles and 26 runs scored.
Juniors Breanna Sylvestri and Rebekah Wood are Sterlington's first-team utility players.
Pitching a team-high 86.2 innings, Sylvestri was 8-8 with two saves and a 2.66 ERA. Her offensive numbers include a .319/.398/.489 slash line, two home runs, four triples, two doubles, 15 RBI, 14 stolen bases, 33 runs and a team-high six sacrifice hits.
A first-team infielder last season, Wood moved behind the plate when Madison Smith was forced to sit out her senior year due to an injury. Besides doing an admirable job behind the plate, Wood hit .286 with a .336 on base percentage, seven doubles, 14 RBI and 18 runs.
Tanner Wilson, Davis, Sylvestri and Wood are all repeat first-team honorees.
Named to the second team from Sterlington were junior first baseman Amber Parnell and a trio of utility players — freshmen Madigan Stevens and Carly Wilson, and junior Carson Lyon.
Parnell's contributions included a .299 batting average, a .396 on base percentage, four doubles, a triple, 21 RBI and 24 runs.
Stevens was 8-0 in the circle with a 2.70 ERA, two saves and a 1.32 WHIP. Offensively, she slashed .306/.390/.528 with two home runs, a triple and eight RBI in 17 games.
Carly Wilson had a .350 batting average and a .438 on base percentage to go with nine RBI in 24 games.
Lyon's season totals include a .269/.367/.487 slash line, three home runs, three triples, two doubles, 23 RBI and 19 runs.