Outfielder | Tooele | Junior
.404 avg. | 11 HRs | 37 RBIs | 36 hits
Analysis • Anderson hit at an impressive .404 clip her junior season and clubbed a team-high 11 home runs. That, along with four doubles and a triple, helped her record 37 RBIs on the year for the Buffaloes. And it was all done from the eighth spot in the lineup. "She can hit hard. We have her as the number eight hitter, but that's when she seems to hit the hardest," Tooele coach Melanie Nelson said. "… [Also] she's got a great arm and can read the ball better than anybody," Nelson said.
Infielder/Pitcher | Alta | Junior
.578 avg. | 52 hits | 7 HRs | 22 SB | 9-5 W-L | 99 Ks
Analysis • "She wants to do everything," veteran Alta coach Tiffani Airmet said. Verbally committed to BYU, Vanderheide's speed allows her to hit at the top of the lineup. Combine that with power and the junior made life plenty difficult for opposing pitchers. "She could bunt, slap or hit for power — hit it out of the ballpark. Sometimes it would surprise me to look at the (score) book and see what she did," Airmet said. "I'd say, 'Look, Brooke went 3 for 4 or 4 for 4 again.' "
Catcher | Herriman | Junior
.500 avg. | 49 hits | 4 HRs | 41 RBIs | 11 2Bs | 4 3Bs
Analysis • "She's fun. She likes to be called 'The Beast,'" Herriman coach Heidi McKissick said. Not many sophomores are picked as captains, but Visser was in 2014 and continued as the Mustangs' leader in '15. Visser racked up hits with deft handling of the stick. "The thing that's amazing about Ashlyn is she can place the ball. I've never seen that from a fast-pitch player," McKissick said. "One time, I saw an open spot in right field. I pointed at it and she hit it there. It was crazy."