AHN’s Rachael Petrarca, Jeff Krone sweep 3A state honors

Academy of the Holy Names’ softball team is starting to gain recognition throughout Florida after winning its first state title in the sport. 

On Monday, the Jaguars swept the Class 3A state softball awards with Rachael Petrarca being named the player of the year and Jeff Krone honored as the coach of the year by the Florida Dairy Farmers. 

Petrarca, who has signed with Providence, led her team to the title by hitting .481 with seven doubles, four triples and four home runs while scoring 32 runs. She also had a .963 fielding percentage and made only three errors. 

Krone guided Academy of the Holy Names to a 19-5 record and the school’s first state softball title. In two seasons, he has posted a 27-7 record. 

The winners in each classification were selected through voting from a statewide panel of softball coaches and media representatives. They are now eligible to be named the overall winner in the state, which will go through another round of voting and likely be announced next week.