8 ELC players earn all-conference honors
Four teams separated by just one game in the Lakes Conference softball race shows the league has a number of quality players this season.
Nine of the 17 first team selections were elected by unanimous ballot.
One of three teams to finish tied for second in league play, Estherville Lincoln Central was well represented in the all-conference balloting with eight members earning postseason honors.
Four players earned first team honors for the second consecutive year. Three Midgettes were unanimous ballot.
Senior pitcher Amanda Christensen was a unanimous selection for the second straight season. Also receiving the unanimous designation were shortstop Christa Clayton and outfielder Erin Beardsley.
Rounding out ELC’s first team selections is catcher Kristi Juergens.
Named to the second team for the second straight season were third baseman Melanie Bandow and outfielder Brenna Wegner, both seniors.
Second baseman Taylar Jacobson and first baseman Maggie Asman, both juniors, received honorable mention.
From Spirit Lake, junior first baseman Megan Ingvall was named to the second team. Receiving honorable mention were catcher Caila Jones and pitcher Mary Brown.
Lakes All-Conference Softball Teams
* indicates unanimous selection
*Amanda Christensen, a senior pitcher from ELC
* Katie Blum, a sophomore pitcher from Storm Lake
* Maddison Woodruff, a freshman pitcher from Emmetsburg
Slone Masters, a sophomore catcher from Storm Lake
Kristi Juergens, a senior catcher from ELC
Liz Doppenberg, a senior catcher from Spencer
* Amanda Proczak, a senior first baseman from Storm Lake
* Erin Beardsley, a senior outfielder from ELC
Michaela Brungardt, a senior outfielder from Storm Lake
* Kellie Carstens, a senior outfielder from Spencer
Emily TeBrink, a junior outfielder from LeMars
* Christa Clayton, a senor infielder from ELC
* Amber Woodford, a senior infielder from Storm Lake
* Emily Wassom, a senior infielder from Spencer
Nicole Hasbrouck, a sophomore infielder from Emmetsburg
Alex Lock, a sophomore utility player from Ememtsburg
Morgan Rolfes, a senior utility player from LeMars
Jamie Webster, a senior pitcher from Spencer
Liz Ihnen, a sophomore catcher from Sheldon
Megan Ingvall, a junior first baseman from Spirit Lake
Melanie Bandow, a senior infielder from ELC
Emily Anderson, a freshman infielder from LeMars
Lacie Drennan, a senior infielder from Cherokee
Maleia Miller, a senior outfielder from Storm Lake
Brenna Wegner, a senior outfielder from ELC
Alyssa Louison, a junior outfielder from LeMars
Steph McWilliams, a senior utility player from Sheldon
Ally Mahrt, a sophomore utility player from Spencer
ELC Honorable Mention