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8 ELC players earn all-conference honors

By Staff | Jul 11, 2008

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

First team

* 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

Second team

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

Taylar Jacobson

Maggie Asman

Spirit Lake

Honorable Mention

Caila Jones

Mary Brown