Liberty High Puts Three on MVC All-Division Softball First Team; City High and West High Each With Two First Team Selections
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Liberty High enjoyed the best season in program history winning 28 games, going 21-9 in Mississippi Valley Conference play and advancing to the regional title game.
On Wednesday the Lightning were honored for their success this season.
Liberty High had six players earn all-division honors highlighted by a trio of first-team selections when the MVC released its postseason softball awards on Wednesday.
Senior Kinsley Robertson, junior Kennedy Daugherty and sophomore Mischa Reiners were all first-team selections in the Mississippi Division.
Reiners was a first-team all-division pick as a catcher after hitting a .420 with five home runs and 30 RBI.
Robertson earned first-team honors as a pitcher following a senior season in which she went 15-6 with a 1.87 ERA while striking out 166 in 131 innings.
Daugherty was a first-team selection in the Mississippi Division outfield after she hit .311 with 15 doubles, eight home runs and 40 RBI.
Junior Haileigh Smith was a second-team selection as an infielder after she led the Lightning with nine home runs and 52 RBI while hitting .350.
Sophomores Brynlee Slockett and Haley Schroeder were each honorable mention selections for the Lightning.
City High had five players earn all-Mississippi Division honors highlighted by freshman Avy Lindsey and Lianna Hull who were both first team picks as infielders.
Hull was a unanimous first-team pick after leading the Little Hawks with a .536 batting average, 75 hits, 56 runs, 31 stolen bases and a .560 on-base percentage.
Lindsey was also a first-team pick after hitting .409 with 15 extra-base hits including three home runs and a team-leading 43 RBI.
Senior Makayla Ribble was named to the Mississippi Division second team as an infielder after hitting .378 with four home runs and 33 RBI.
Senior Sydney McCleary and sophomore Molly Carlson were both honorable mention picks for City High.
West High had two players named to the Valley Division first team.
Senior Maddie Caylor was a first team selection as an infielder and junior Ella Nelson a first-team selection as an outfielder.
Nelson hit .378 with 28 runs and 14 RBI for the Trojans while Caylor led West High with a .400 batting average, three home runs and 29 RBI.
Senior Ava Davis and junior Tamiah Teran each earned honorable mention status in the Valley Division for West High.
Mississippi Valley Conference All-Division Softball
Athlete of the year – Jordyn Beck, Jr., Linn-Mar
Coach of the year – Lindsey Murray, Linn-Mar
P: *Jordyn Beck, Jr., Linn-Mar; Kinsley Robertson, Sr., Liberty High. C: Mischa Reiners, Soph., Liberty High. INF: Caelynn Obleton, Sr., Linn-Mar; Anna Streff, Sr., Linn-Mar; Alexis Barden, Sr., Cedar Rapids Prairie; *Lianna Hull, Fr., City High; Avy Lindsey, Fr., City High. OF: *Claire Michael, Sr., Linn-Mar; Kennedy Daugherty, Jr., Liberty High; Ruth Tauber, 8th, Dubuque Wahlert. UTIL: Hannah Gralund, Sr., Linn-Mar; Jensyn Jones, Sr., Cedar Rapids Prairie; Cyrah Rasmussen, Sr., Cedar Falls
P: Emily Koranda, Fr., Linn-Mar; Dani Kless, Jr., Cedar Rapids Prairie. C: Madi Wells, Jr., Linn-Mar; Kaitlyn Thole, Fr., Western Dubuque. INF: Makayla Ribble, Sr., City High; Haileigh Smith, Jr., Liberty High; Maddie Harris, Sr., Western Dubuque; Brynn Walters, Soph., Western Dubuque; Rylee Newhard, Sr., Cedar Rapids Prairie. OF: Kylie Sieverding, 8th, Dubuque Wahlert; Gabby Townsend, Jr., Cedar Falls; Hannah Ironside, Sr., Cedar Rapids Prairie. UTIL: Kiya Steger, Soph., Western Dubuque; Piper Johnson, 8th, Cedar Rapids Prairie
Sophie Stanic, Fr., Cedar Falls; Lauren Ferguson, Soph., Cedar Falls; Jaiden Root, Sr., Cedar Rapids Prairie; Tatum Goerdt, Fr., Cedar Rapids Prairie; Zoey Jones, 8th, Cedar Rapids Washington; Janaya Dobbs, Jr., Cedar Rapids Washington; Tierani Teslow, Jr., Dubuque Wahlert; Isabelle Pfeiffer, Sr., Dubuque Wahlert; Sydney McCleary, Sr., City High; Molly Carlson, 8th, City High; Brynlee Slockett, Soph., Liberty High; Haley Schroeder, Soph., Liberty High; Megan Heidelbauer, Sr., Linn-Mar; Grace McCarty, Jr., Linn-Mar; Hannah Hoefer, Fr., Western Dubuque; Erica ERnzen, Jr., Western Dubuque
Athlete of the year – Jaydn Glab, Jr., Dubuque Hemsptead; Kelsey Palmer, Sr., Cedar Rapids Jefferson
Coach of the year – Danielle Krug, Dubuque Hempstead
P: Peyton Paulsen, Jr., Dubuque Hempstead; *Lily Knutson, 8th, Cedar Rapids Kennedy. C: Jaydn Glab, Jr., Dubuque Hempstead. INF: *Duanna Coyle, Jr., Cedar Rapids Xavier; Keaton Gerber, Sr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy; Aalonna Ford, Jr., Waterloo East; Sydney Wilson, Jr., Waterloo West; Maddie Caylor, Sr., West High. OF: *Kelsey Palmer, Sr., Cedar Rapids Jefferson; Maddy Pint, Fr., Dubuque Hemsptead; Ella Nelson, Jr., West High. UTIL: Olivia Young, Soph., Cedar Rapids Jefferson; Chandler Houselog, Soph., Dubuque Hempstead; Addy Alber, Jr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy
P: Lydia Ettema, Jr., Dubuque Hempstead; Meredith Gatto, Jr., Dubuque Senior. C: Katie Pilcher, Fr., Cedar Rapids Xavier. INF: Addison Wells, Jr., Waterloo West; Carleigh Hodgson, Sr., Dubuque Hempstead; Maddie Mercil, Soph., Cedar Rapids Jefferson; Lacey King, Soph., Dubuque Senior; Sophie Link, Soph., Dubuque Senior. OF: Riley Jonker, Sr., Cedar Rapids Xavier; Maddie Denlinger, Jr., Cedar Rapids Jefferson; Libby Leach, Jr., Dubuque Hempstead. UTIL: Ella Brown, Fr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy; Maysen Bruess, Sr., Waterloo East
Allison Kingus, Jr., Cedar Rapids Jefferson; Sophia Kevitt, Fr., Cedar Rapids Jefferson; Ainsley Rulli, Jr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy; Lexy Wheatley, Sr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy; Braylen Conlon, Fr., Cedar Rapids Xavier; Alaina Luerkens, Sr., Cedar Rapids Xavier; Mallory Tomkins, 8th, Dubuque Hempstead; Lauren Hefel, Soph., Dubuque Hempstead; Sam McDonald, Jr., Dubuque Senior; Aubree Steines, Jr., Dubuque Senior; Ava Davis, Sr., West High; Tamiah Teran, Jr., West High; Jocelyn Foss, Sr., Waterloo East; Bailee Nichols, Sr., Waterloo East; Nia Christoffer, Jr., Waterloo West; Bailey Schoepske, Soph., Waterloo West
*- Denotes unanimous selections