Shenendehowa star Kelly Barkevich named league MVP

Shenendehowa softball's Kelly Barkevich, right, talks with head coach Chris Farquharson during a May 1 game against Guilderland in Clifton Park. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)Shenendehowa softball's Kelly Barkevich, right, talks with head coach Chris Farquharson during a May 1 game against Guilderland in Clifton Park. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

BY MICHAEL KELLY
Gazette Sportswriter

CLIFTON PARK — Shenendehowa senior Kelly Barkevich was named the Suburban Council Most Valuable Player for softball in a release Wednesday from the league.

Barkevich, a first baseman, helped lead Shenendehowa to the Section II Class AA championship game. She is signed to play softball next spring for the University at Albany.

First-team all-league selections from Shenendehowa included senior second baseman Kelly O’Gorman, junior shortstop Nicole McCarvill and senior outfielder Sadie Evans.

Ashley Sisto, a senior outfielder, was a second-team selection for the Plainsmen.

The league’s Pitcher of the Year was Ballston Spa senior Ashlyn Kersch, while Kristen Calahan of Shaker was the Coach of the Year.

About the Author

Michael Kelly
Michael Kelly is a sports reporter for Your Clifton Park and Your Niskayuna, weekly print publications of The Daily Gazette. Kelly grew up in Clifton Park and graduated from Shenendehowa High School in 2006. He is also a 2010 graduate of the Stony Brook University School of Journalism. Kelly's work has been honored by the New York News Publishers Association, the New York State Associated Press Association, and the Associated Press Sports Editors. His work has previously been featured in The (Amsterdam) Recorder, The Saratogian, and Albany Times Union.