KDUZ/KARP names All Area Softball team 09 Jun 12

The All Area Softball team was named during the Area Sports Roundup today on AM 1260 KDUZ. Below is a complete list of honorees:

All Area Softball Team

Infielders-

Caroline Kivisito, DC, Senior, Catcher-2 time all conference, Academic All State, hit .544, .587 OBP, 5 HR, 32 RBI, .959 SLG, outstanding player and good role model.

Erica Melbie, ACGC, Junior, Catcher-2 time All Conference, hit .462, 29 runs scored, 6 doubles, 1 HR, 23 RBI, 18 stolen bases, steady offensive threat, involved in 32% of the runs scored by the team this year. School Record for Steals in a season, very smart player.

Shannon Nix, LP/HT, Sophomore, Catcher-All Conference, Class A All State 1st team, hit .526, 12 doubles, 4 triples, 1 HR, 32 RBI, 92% of runners thrown out, 30 runs scored, leader by example, good student of the game.

Afton Wolter, NYA, Senior, Shortstop-All Conference, Class 2A State All-Star, hit .563 with 12 doubles, 1 HR, and 22 RBI. Strong leader of the team, good fielder and great all around athlete. Posted at 3.98 GPA in the classroom.

Jessie Kalenberg, BLHS, Senior, SS-hit .500, had 33 hits this season which is a new school record, She also had 16 RBI and 14 runs scored. She’s a .380 career hitter, that has worked hard on the field and in the classroom (3.94 GPA).

Brooke Scherer, EVW, Senior, Catcher-All Conference, hit .455, 3 HR, 21 RBI, 4 doubles, 1 triple, .537 OBP. 4 year starter, handles pitchers well.

Sami Schnyder, Waconia, Senior, SS-All Conference, Captain, hit .452, 4 doubles, 3 triples, 13 RBI, .505 OBP. Excellent Fielder with a 98% fielding percentage. Good leadoff hitter that is moving on to play at Minnesota Duluth next season.

Rachel Heiber, Annandale, Junior, Catcher-.473 average, .505 OBP, great defensively, called on the best catchers Annandale has had.

Outfielders-

Ashley Weiler, Hutchinson, Senior-All Conference, hit .369, 10 HR, 29 RBI, 20 runs scored, leads team in average, HR’s and RBI….leads state in HR.

Morgan Roush, LP/HT, Junior-Team MVP, All Conference, Captain, hit .475, 29 runs scored, 6 doubles, 7 triples, 38 RBI, good team leader, committed only one error, converted infielder.

Brooke Willemsen, NYA, Junior-All Conference, hit .491, 9 HR, 41 RBI, with 25 runs scored. Good fielder committing no errors, gifted player and hard worker.

Jackie Stifter, GSL, Senior-All Conference, Class 2A All State First team, 2 time captain, 5 year starter, she hit . 493, with 14 doubles, 2 triples, 2 HR, and 29 RBI. Playing softball for North Dakota State next season, four time all conference player.

Taylor Moynagh, WM, Junior-All Conference, Teams Offensive Player of the Year, hit .400, 5 doubles, 17 RBI, and 19 runs scored. Led team in 4 different offensive categories, has already committed to St. Mary’s to play softball after next season.

Pitchers-

Sydney Larson, ACGC, Junior-All Conference, Team MVP, 7 wins on the mound, at the plate set school records in runs scored (32), HR’s (6), total bases (56), and Slugging percentage (.949). Also at the plate she hit .441, 4 doubles, 4 triples, 14 RBI. She’s the ignition in an offense that averaged over 9 runs a game.

Natalie Stockman, NYA, Sophomore-3 time All Conference, Team MVP, 9-3 record, 2.17 ERA, 83 K’s. At the plate she hit an amazing .657, and slugged 1.200. She had 7 HR’s, 52 RBI and 15 doubles. A special player, who will be one of the best in the state before she is done.

Baylee Lahr, EVW, Junior-A 16-5 record on the mound, 2.63 ERA, 83 K’s to 41 walks. At the plate she hits .343, 15 RBI, 4 HR, 2 doubles, 1 triple, and a .420 OBP.

Bree Ahsenmacher, Annandale, Junior-14-10 record, pitched all but one game, hits #4 in the lineup, led team in HR’s and RBI’s.

Erin McDermont, GFW, Sophomore – 12-7 record, 3.97 ERA, 173 K’s, at the plate she hits .462, 4 HR, 23 RBI, and 7 doubles.

Coach of the Year-

Dave Dziengel, Eden Valley Watkins-Turned around the Eagles from 4 wins 3 years ago, to 15 wins and a state tournament berth this season. Finished in 3rd place in the Central MN Conference.