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Bayshore’s LaShara James makes the MaxPreps All-American team

After a stellar senior season helping provide some offense to Bayshore’s offense en route to the Bruins reaching the Class 5A state title game this past spring, catcher LaShara James is reaping some accolades in July.

CBS/MaxPreps released its medium schools All-American team for the 2016 season recently, and James secured a first team spot. She hit .642, tallied a .736 on-base percentage and had a 1.509 slugging percentage. MaxPreps listed James as an infielder, but she primarily played behind the plate for Bayshore, including catching duties for all the Bruins playoff games in their march to their first state championship appearance in program history.

James, who is set to begin her freshman year at the University of South Florida, stole 33 bases, smacked 10 home runs, scored 40 runs and drove in 16 runs as a leadoff hitter.

She also collected two of Bayshore’s three hits in the 5A state title loss to Coral Springs Charter.

Here’s the medium All-American list:

Medium Schools Player of the Year: Ashlee Swindle, Curry (Jasper, Ala.)

Medium Schools Team of the Year: Lakewood (Hebron, Ohio)

Medium Schools Coach of the Year: Arthur Behrend, La Grange (Texas)

First Team

P - Meghan Beaubien, St. Mary Catholic Central (Monroe, Mich.), Junior

P - Allison Muraskin, Coral Springs Charter (Fla.), Junior

P - Kayla Drotar, Hartsville (S.C.), Senior

P - Montana Fouts, East Carter (Grayson, Ky.), Sophomore

P - Missy Zoch, La Grange (Texas), Senior

P - Melanie Olmos, Grand Terrace (Calif.) Senior

P - Raeanne Geffert, Seymour (Conn.), Senior

P - Courtney Vierstra, Lakewood (Hebron, Ohio), Junior

P - Annie Willis, Westminster Christian (Huntsville, Ala.), Junior

P - Alyssa Loza, North (Torrance, Calif.), Senior

C - Bailey Hemphill, St. Thomas More (Lafayette, La.), Senior

C - Mia Davidson, Orange (Hillsborough, N.C.), Junior

C - Amanda Elert, Carmel (Mundelein, Ill.), Senior

IF - Blake-Ann Fritsch, La Grange (Texas), Senior

IF - Elissa Brown, Elmore County (Eclectic, Ala.), Senior

IF - LaShara James, Bayshore (Bradenton, Fla.), Senior

IF - Kaylee Horton, Curry (Jasper, Ala.), Senior

IF - Lauren Burke, Marist (Eugene, Ore.), Junior

IF - Nicole Bates, Ceres (Calif.), Senior

IF - Justus Perry, Curry (Jasper, Ala.), Senior

IF - Brenna Brownfield, Lakewood (Hebron, Ohio), Junior

IF - Maggie Gallagher, Kennedy Catholic (Burien, Wash.) Senior

IF - Haley Hoogenraad, Zeeland West (Mich.), Senior

OF - Alexis Morrison, Pendleton (Ore.), Senior

OF - Hailey Reed, Seaman (Topeka, Kan.), Senior

OF - Alyssa Barrera, Bishop Amat (La Puente, Calif.), Senior

OF - Livy Schiele, Bishop's (La Jolla, Calif.), Junior

UTIL - Jessica Weaver, Lebanon (Ind.), Senior

UTIL - Morgan Olson, Zumbrota-Mazeppa (Minn.), Senior

UTIL - Madi McCoy, Washington (Ill.), Senior

UTIL - Stephanie Rundlett, York (Maine), Senior

Second Team

P - Jessica Seely, Foothill (Palo Cedro, Calif.), Junior

P - Cambrie Hazel, Spanish Fork (Utah), Junior

P - Nicole Williams, St. Joseph (Trumbull, Conn.), Senior

P - Madison Canby, American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.), Senior

P - Hannah James, East Jessamine (Nicholasville, Ky.), Sophomore

P - Carlie Brandt, Le Sueur-Henderson (Le Sueur, Minn.), Senior

P - Nerissa Eason, Bear River (Grass Valley, Calif.), Senior

P - Reagan Watkins, Loveless Academic Magnet (Montgomery, Ala.), Junior

P - Macy Mularski, Yough (Herminie, Pa.), Senior

P - Karli Lynn Perque, Cabrini (New Orleans), Senior

C - Emma Helm, Meadowdale (Lynnwood, Wash.), Junior

C - Jordan Roberts, Suwannee (Live Oak, Fla.), Senior

C - Emily Allen, Centennial (Ellicott City, Md.), Senior

IF - Lauren Addy, Swan Valley (Saginaw, Mich.), Junior

IF - Alexee Haynes, Sissonville (Charleston, W. Va.), Senior

IF - Dexlie Inman, Union County (Union, S.C.), Senior

IF - Mia Camuso, Shasta (Redding, Calif.), Senior

IF - Miranda Rohleder, Goddard (Kan.), Senior

IF - Jennah Speth, Delavan-Darien (Delavan, Wis.), Senior

IF - Alyssa Diaz, South El Monte (Calif.), Senior

IF - Averi Munro, Morrice (Mich.), Senior

IF - Kenna DeLancey, Ritchie County (Ellenboro, W. Va.), Senior

IF - Jenna Patula, Turners Falls (Montague, Mass.), Senior

OF - Brianna Hogan, Bishop Carroll (Wichita, Kan.), Senior

OF - Kindra Hackbarth, Oakdale (Calif.), Senior

OF - Celeste Loughman, Columbia (West Columbia, Texas), Senior

OF - Kassidy Cross, Northern (Owings, Md.), Senior

UTIL - Brooke Vanderheide, Alta (Sandy, Utah), Senior

UTIL - Brittany Pickett, Sun Valley (Monroe, N.C.), Senior

UTIL - Santana Parra, Centennial (Las Cruces, N.M.), Senior

UTIL - Karli Theberge, Hermon (Maine), Senior

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