Reilly Leads New Canaan Softball’s FCIAC Postseason Honors


In a fitting coda to a brilliant four-year varsity softball career with the Rams, New Canaan’s Ali Reilly was selected to the All-FCIAC First Team.


Ali Reilly hurls a pitch.

Reilly – who also made the First Team last year – had another outstanding season in the circle for New Canaan, striking out 114 batters in 95 1/3 innings pitched with an ERA of 3.23. The Babson-bound Reilly also helped herself at the plate, leading the team with a .361 batting average with 3 doubles, 3 triples and 16 RBI. Her performance in New Canaan’s 2-1 win over rival Darien was the highlight of New Canaan’s 11-11 season.

“Ali worked hard and it’s another great accomplishment to add to her high school career,” New Canaan head coach Danielle Simoneau told “She will be greatly missed, a set of shoes that are going to be very hard to fill.”

Colette Pellegrini after a hit.

Colette Pellegrini after a hit.

Also earning post season honors were Reilly’s senior co-captain Colette Pellegrini and junior Jamie Schlim, each of whom received All-FCIAC honorable mentions. Pellegrini capped off a solid senior campaign as the Rams starting centerfielder and leadoff hitter, batting .277 with a home run and 18 runs scored. Schlim hit at a .351 clip with 1 home run and 16 RBI, while going 6-3 on the mound with 60 K’s in 50 2/3 innings pitched.

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