Softball: St. Bede’s Ella Hermes Player of Year, Seneca’s Tessa Krull Pitcher of Year in Tri-County Conference

Seneca's Tessa Krull delivers home against the WFC Warriors on Monday, April 15, 2024.

The Tri-County Conference has released its all-league softball teams for the 2024 season, with the Illinois Valley area dominating the selections.

St. Bede senior Ella Hermes was selected as the TCC Player of the Year, while Seneca sophomore Tessa Krull was chosen the conference’s Pitcher of the Year. Both were first-team All-TCC picks, as were St. Bede senior Bella Pinter, Woodland/Flanagan-Cornell senior Shae Simons, Putnam County senior Maggie Richetta, Seneca junior Audry McNabb, Dwight junior Averi Jury, Marquette Academy junior Taylor Cuchra and Henry-Senachwine junior Kaitlyn Anderson.

The All-Tri-County Conference second team consists of the following: from Seneca – Lexie Buis (so.) and Alyssa Zellers (jr.); from St. Bede – Lily Bosnich (so.) and Reagan Stoudt (sr.); from WFC – Ella Derossett (jr.) and Emma Palaschak (fr.); from Henry – Lauren Harbison (jr.); from Marquette – Hunter Hopkins (fr.); and from Dwight – Megan Livingston (sr.).

On the TCC’s honorable mention list for 2024 are the following: from Putnam County – Valerie Villagomez (jr.) and Kylee Moore (sr.); from Seneca – Sam Vandevelde (sr.) and Camryn Stecken (so.); from Midland – Addy Stickel (fr.) and Maggie Dorsey (fr.); from Henry-Senachwine – Abbie Stanbary (sr.); from Marquette – Avery Durdan (jr.) and Makayla Backos (jr.); and from WFC – Olivia Chismarick (jr.).

St. Bede's Ella Hermes smacks a hit against Midland on Thursday, March 21, 2024 at St. Bede Academy.
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