Softball: Benet’s Stephanie Abello is the Naperville Sun Player of the Year

Steph Abello hit 22 home runs for Benet this season. | Gary Middendorf/For Sun-Times Media

Stephanie Abello’s 22 home runs this season gave her 48 in her career. That left her just six shy of the Illinois state record of 54, set in 2012 by Johnston City’s Cierra Hutchinson.

And the Benet catcher is only a junior.

“She might break the home run record in the first two weeks of the season next year,” Benet coach Jerry Schilf said. “But there’s so much more to her game than just hitting home runs.”

Abello, the Naperville Sun Player of the Year, batted .481 for the Redwings (30-3), who enjoyed a lofty place in the state rankings all season before losing in a Class 4A regional championship game.

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