St. Luke’s 9th grader Marissa Ruschil, a member and the pitcher for the St. Luke’s Storm softball team, was chosen to participate in the WNEPSGSBA (Western New England Prep School Girls Softball Association) All-Star game this spring. The WNEPSGSBA team played the May 6 All Star game at Loomis Chaffee. After the game, Marissa (a Katonah resident) was honored as the team’s MVP. Head Softball Coach Camille DeMarco-Havens remarked, “We are very proud of Marissa. She is the cornerstone of our team and we all look forward to her continued progress in the sport during her years to come on the Hilltop.”
The All Stars were split into two teams (All Western NE.). Each school sent a representative. Marissa's team 'Florida' consisted of girls from: Taft, Cheshire Academy, Ethel Walker, Westminster Chase Collegiate, Miss Hall's, King, Deerfield, Hotchkiss, Choate, Greenwich Academy, Stoneleigh-Burnham, and Millbrook. Schools represented on the opposing team 'Arizona State': Marianapolis Prep, Suffield, Willston-Northhampton, Westover, Miss Porters, Hopkins, Loomis Chaffee, Greens Farms, Christian Heritage, Gunnery Kingswood Oxford, Wilbraham-Monson, Pomfret, Northfield Mount Hermon, Oakwood. Florida and Arizona State are the two top collegiate softball programs in the country.