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Softball - Wed, May 10, 2017

The Briar Cliff softball team had four players named to the 2017 GPAC Softball All-Conference Team with Brooke French earning second team honors, while Summer Williams, Danielle Ishii and Brenna Oliver all notched honorable mention status. 

French, a junior from Pleasant Hill, Iowa, played in 26 games this season and had the second best hitting percentage on the team, earning a .333 with 20 hits on 60 at bats and a slugging percentage of .367. She also created eight RBI and four runs during the season. French had a fielding percentage of .964, contributing 45 putouts and eight assists on 55 catches.

Williams, a freshman from Raytown, Missouri, played in all 39 contests (38 started) this season and had a hitting percentage of .304 and a slugging percentage of .368 with 38 hits on 125 at bats. She was tied for the most hits on the team with 38 and led the team in doubles with eight, RBI with 16 and runs with 20. Her fielding percentage was .963 with 120 putouts and 34 assists on 160 attempts. Williams pitched 29 games and earned an ERA of 5.14 in 111.2 innings pitched.

Ishii, a senior from Omaha, Nebraska, started all 39 contests for the Cliff and notched the third best batting percentage on the team with a .317 off 38 hits on 120 at bats and a slugging percentage of .358. Her 38 hits tied her for the team-lead in hits during the season, while she also had a team-high 11 walks. Ishii racked up seven RBI during the season and was second on the team with 17 runs. Defensively, Ishii led the team with a fielding percentage of 1.00 with 53 putouts and one assist on 54 attempts.

Oliver, a junior from Fort Mohave, Arizona, played in 32 games this season and notched a slugging percentage of .342 and a hitting percentage of .291 with 23 hits on 79 at bats. She was third on the team in runs scored with 12, while also creating three RBI. Oliver earned a fielding percentage of .909 with 29 putouts and one assist on 33 attempts.

The entire 2017 GPAC Softball Team can be found below:
 

FIRST TEAM:

Name

School

Position

Year

Hometown

Leah Kalkwarf

Concordia

INF

SO

Omaha, Neb.

Heather Ramirez

Doane

INF

SR

Covina, Calif.

Corrin Ziepke

Hastings

INF

JR

Omaha, Neb.

Lexi Linderman

Hastings

INF

FR

Omaha, Neb.

Bailey Hartman

Midland

INF

JR

Bennington, Neb.

Moriah Bohlmann

Morningside

INF

SR

Denison, Iowa

Megan Ruppert

Concordia

OF

SR

McCook, Neb.

Cara Williams

Hastings

OF

SR

Omaha, Neb.

Chloe Boeka

Hastings

OF

SR

Gretna, Neb.

Rachel Koch

Morningside

OF

SR

Denison, Iowa

Karlee Kozak

Mount Marty

OF

SR

Tyndall, SD

Michaela Woodward

Concordia

P

SR

Cortland, Neb.

Tianna Top

Dordt

P

SO

Luverne, Minn.

Rachel Henks

Morningside

P

SR

Lee's Summit, Mo.

Kelsey Bernhardt

Doane

C

SR

Thornton, Colo.

Katlin Anders

Midland

C

FR

Corona, Calif.

Allie Martinez

Morningside

DP

SR

Council Bluffs, Iowa

Taylor Asche

Hastings

UTL

FR

Omaha, Neb.

 

SECOND TEAM:

Name

School

Position

Year

Hometown

Brittney Banks

College of Saint Mary

INF

SO

Elkhorn, Neb.

Autumn Owens

Concordia

INF

JR

Henderson, Nev.

Amber Budmark

Dakota Wesleyan

INF

SO

Sacramento, Calif.

Marissa VanDenBerg

Dordt

INF

FR

Wyoming, Mich.

Emilee Dorpinghaus

Morningside

INF

SR

Ankeny, Iowa

Jessica Rayela

Northwestern

INF

SR

Chino Hills, Calif.

Nicki Larsen

College of Saint Mary

OF

JR

Waverly, Neb.

Paige Kinley

Dakota Wesleyan

OF

JR

Worthington, Minn.

Nicole O'Haver

Midland

OF

JR

Battle Ground, Wash.

Madison Beaver

Northwestern

OF

SO

Sioux Center, Iowa

McKenzie Anderson

Morningside

OF

SR

Lincoln, Neb.

Kylie Harpst

Concordia

P

SR

Lincoln, Neb.

Sarah Barger

Hastings

P

FR

Windsor, Colo.

Amber Krause

Mount Marty

P

SR

Tekamah, Neb.

Brooke French

Briar Cliff

C

JR

Pleasant Hill, Iowa

Elin Landgren

Morningside

C

SR

Des Moines, Iowa

Katie Heard

Midland

DP

SO

Omaha, Neb.

 

HAUFF MID-AMERICA SPORTS PLAYER-OF-THE-YEAR:  Rachel Koch, Morningside
HAUFF MID-AMERICA SPORTS PITCHER-OF-THE-YEAR: Rachel Henks, Morningside
HAUFF MID-AMERICA SPORTS COACH-OF-THE-YEAR:  Jessica Jones-Sitzmann, Morningside                                                                                                  

HONORABLE MENTION:
Briar CliffSummer Williams, Danielle Ishii, Brenna Oliver
College of Saint Mary– Ashley Trendle
Hastings – Josie Bumgardner
Dakota Wesleyan– Melysia Ortega, Sierra Haage, Lorissa Loeppky
Doane– Nicole Fernandez, Jacquelyn Garza
Dordt – Hailey Heeringa
Mount Marty– Amanda McCafferty, Dani Lowe, Jennifer Mitera
Northwestern –Katie Elliott, Kayla Tindall

 
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