MIAA Announces All-Softball Teams

By: MIAA Sports Information (posted by J.B. Bauersfeld)
By: MIAA Sports Information (posted by J.B. Bauersfeld)

Kansas City, Mo. -- Six different teams placed players on the All-MIAA first team as it was released by the league today.

Maddie Holub, who led the MIAA in earned run average while hitting for a league best batting average and a league high 18 home runs, was named both the MIAA Pitcher and Player of the Year. Cacy Williams of Emporia State was named the MIAA Freshman of the Year while her teammate Amanda Self was named the MIAA Defensive Player of the Year.

At pitcher, Holub who was a unanimous selection was joined by Missouri Western's Jackie Bishop on the first team. Self, the MIAA Defensive Player of the Year, also earned first team honors at catcher. At first base Kreslee Ketcham of Pittsburg State earned the first team honors. At second base Hailee Hendricks of Northwest Missouri was named first team while Emporia State's Taylor Zordel was named first team at shortstop. Rounding out the infield was Central Oklahoma third baseman Nicole Workman.

In the outfield Missouri Western's Maegan Roemmich was joined by Pittsburg State's Tiffany Brown and Truman's Kelsey Bollman. The first team's designated player was also a unanimous selection in the form of Kacie Edwards of Central Oklahoma. Two players tied at utility as Ally Dziadula of Central Oklahoma and Tricia Vogel of Emporia State earned the honors.

The MIAA Softball tournament is scheduled to get underway May 3 from the Blue Valley Recreation Complex in Overland Park, Kan.

Player of the Year: Maddie Holub, Sr., Fort Hays State
Pitcher of the Year: Maddie Holub, Sr., Fort Hays State
Defensive Player of the Year: Amanda Self, C, Emporia State
Freshman of the Year: Cacy Williams, DP, Emporia State
Coach of the Year: Erin Klinberger, Fort Hays State

1st Team
Pitcher: Maddie Holub, Sr., Fort Hays State**
Pitcher: Jackie Bishop, Jr., Missouri Western
Catcher: Amanda Self, Sr., Emporia State
First Base: Kreslee Ketcham, Sr., Pittsburg State
Second Base: Hailee Hendricks, Sr., Northwest Missouri
Shortstop: Taylor Zordel, So., Emporia State
Third Base: Nicole Workman, So., Central Oklahoma
Outfield: Maegan Roemmich, Sr., Missouri Western
Outfield: Tiffany Brown, Jr., Pittsburg State
Outfield: Kelsey Bollman, Jr., Truman
Designated Player: Kacie Edwards, Sr., Central Oklahoma**
Utility: Ally Dziadula, Fr., Central Oklahoma^
Utility: Tricia Vogel, Jr., Emporia State^

**= Unanimous Selection

^= Two utility players due to tie in the voting

2nd Team
Pitcher: Kalynn Schrock, Jr., Central Oklahoma
Pitcher: Hannah Washburn, Jr., Truman
Catcher: Kelsi Hilderbrandt, Sr., Northeastern State
First Base: Kristin Grossman, Sr., Truman
Second Base: Braylyn Bivens, Jr., Central Missouri
Shortstop: Amanda Harjo, Jr., Northeastern State
Third Base: Alex Zordel, Sr., Washburn
Outfield: Amanda Vaupel, So., Fort Hays State^
Outfield: Diedra Jones, So., Washburn^
Outfield: Kaylee Brunson, So., Central Oklahoma^
Outfield: Stephanie Goodwin, So., Emporia State^
Outfield: Shelby Romines, Jr., Missouri Southern^
Utility: Maddie Holub, Sr., Fort Hays State^
Utility: Jakki Prater, So., Central Missouri^
Designated Player: Cacy Williams, Fr., Emporia State

^= Five outfielders and two utility due to tie in the voting

Honorable Mention
Pitcher: Katie Shockley, So., Central Missouri; Karley Schmelzer, Sr., Emporia State; Jenna Creger, Sr., Northwest Missouri
Catcher: Tori Collet, Fr., Central Oklahoma; Shantae Duren, Jr., Lincoln; Alexandra Newcomb, So., Lindenwood; Kayla Sears, Sr., Pittsburg State; Meredith Kusky, Sr., Truman
First Base: Hailey Hudson, Jr., Central Oklahoma; Tori Beltz, Fr., Fort Hays State; Tiffany Gillaspy, So., Missouri Western; Rachel Schmitz, Sr., Northwest Missouri
Second Base: Courtney Dobson, Fr., Fort Hays State; Brooke Swadley, So., Missouri Southern; Michelle Stevenson, Jr., Missouri Western; Megan Robison, Jr., Northeastern State; Andrea Klipsch, So., Truman; Katie Schroeder, Jr., Washburn
Shortstop: Kellsi Olsen, Jr., Fort Hays State; Sam Kircher, So., Lincoln; Jordan Bradshaw, Fr., Pittsburg State
Third Base: Emily King, Fr., Central Missouri; Danie Brinkman, Jr., Fort Hays State; Sarah Elliott, Sr., Missouri Western; Lisa Ripperger, Sr., Northeastern State
Outfield: Medora West, Jr., Central Missouri; Ashlea Bengtson, Sr., Central Missouri; Devyn Frazier, So., Central Oklahoma; Andrea Piezuch, Jr., Emporia State; Blanca Adame, Jr., Fort Hays State; Bri Akers, Sr., Lincoln; Alana Hester, Fr., Missouri Southern; Kendall Sorensen, Sr., Missouri Western; Saharra Henson, Fr., Northeastern State; Madison Reed, Jr., Northeastern State; Candace Miller, Sr., Northwest Missouri; Jordan Ereth, Jr., Northwest Missouri; Brenna George, Jr., Pittsburg State
Designated Player: Alex Groeger, Jr., Central Missouri; Tina Hein, Sr., Lincoln; Keri Lorbert, Sr., Missouri Western; Liz Leath, So., Truman
Utility: Kendall Ryndak, So., Lindenwood; Cayce Coleman, Sr., Northeastern State


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