by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi
Rappahannock High’s Meredith Slaw has earned her second consecutive Player of the Year honors in Conference 43 softball.
Slaw, a first baseman and power hitter, is a junior who has already committed to play softball at Virginia Tech. She was recently also named the Max Preps/NFCA Player of the Week for the South Region. She helped lead the Raiderettes to the Conference 43 tournament championship and to the semifinals in Region 1A East before they were eliminated by Mathews, 4-2.
Ellen Gaines of Rappahannock High was chosen by her peers as Coach of the Year.
Slaw also filled a spot on the conference first team at first base and was joined on the honor squad by three teammates — senior pitcher Jenna Whelan, senior third baseman Courtney Berhalter and senior outfielder Madison Pierson.
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