Young softball players make first team
Manawa’s Gast named player of the year
By Greg Seubert
Underclassmen stood out this season for Central Wisconsin Conference’s softball teams.
Eleven of them – nine sophomores and two freshmen – earned first-team all-conference honors.
Iola-Scandinavia and Weyauwega-Fremont placed three players on the East Division first team, including Iola-Scandinavia’s Jaelyn Sivertson (shortstop) and Marin Hoyord (catcher). Weyauwega-Fremont first baseman Jayden McCoy also made the first team.
The East Division’s second team also includes Iola-Scandinavia’s Katie Cherek (third baseman) and Weyauwega-Fremont’s Hannah Timm (catcher).
Each team also placed one player on the honorable mention team: Iola-Scandinavia first baseman/designated player Lizzie Jones and Weyauwega-Fremont pitcher/utility player Kelsie Bleck.
Manawa, which won the CWC North Division championship, placed four players on the first team, including player of the year Alaina Gast (shortstop and third baseman), Aubrie Seeger (center fielder), Jessica Velie (catcher) and Kelsey Rosin (pitcher/shortstop).
Manawa’s Brooklyn Zielke (first baseman) and Brystal Beyer (third baseman) made the second team, while pitcher/outfielder Meg Westphal and second baseman Kennedy Rosin are on the honorable mention team.
CWC All-Conference Softball Teams
East Division First Team
Shortstop: Hailee Thompson, freshman, Bonduel; Jaelyn Sivertson, sophomore, Iola-Scandinavia; Abi Fraaza, senior, Wittenberg-Birnamwood.
Catcher: Marin Hoyord, sophomore, Iola-Scandinavia.
Center fielder: Emma Herb, senior, Wittenberg-Birnamwood.
First baseman: Jayden McCoy, sophomore, Weyauwega-Fremont.
Pitcher/shortstop: Haley Peskie, sophomore, Amherst.
First baseman: Sydney Jastromski, junior, Amherst.
Second baseman: Emily Korth, senior, Shiocton.
Third baseman: Nicole Premus, senior, Amherst.
Pitcher/infielder/outfielder: Nakiyah Henning, sophomore, Bonduel.
Infielder/outfielder: Abby Stoltenow, sophomore, Bonduel.
Pitcher: Jasmin Duranceau, senior, Wittenberg-Birnamwood.
Catcher: Hannah Timm, senior, Weyauwega-Fremont; Selena O’Kimosh, senior, Menominee Indian; Sara Breed, sophomore, Amherst.
Right fielder: Carly Herb, senior, Shiocton.
First base: Autumn Taylor, freshman, Shiocton.
Second base: Nicole Elden, junior, Amherst.
Third base: Katie Cherek, senior, Iola-Scandinavia.
Infielder/catcher: Lila Pleshek, freshman, Bonduel.
First baseman/designated player: Lizzie Jones, senior, Iola-Scandinavia.
Catcher: McKenna Metropulos, senior, Wittenberg-Birnamwood.
Pitcher/utility player: Kelsie Bleck, junior, Weyauwega-Fremont.
Pitcher/outfielder: Aniya Peters, sophomore, Menominee Indian.
Center fielder: Sydney Ritchie, freshman, Shiocton.
First baseman: Kaylee Schram, junior, Wittenberg-Birnamwood.
Second baseman: McKenna Foster, senior, Wittenberg-Birnamwood.
Third baseman: Amara Schoepke, senior, Wittenberg-Birnamwood; Gabriella Wayka, freshman, Menominee Indian; Brooklyn Kleiber, junior, Shiocton.
Player of the year: Abi Fraaza, senior, Wittenberg-Birnamwood.
Coach of the year: Charity Fraaza, Wittenberg-Birnamwood.
North Division First Team
Infielder: Tynea Johnson, senior, Bowler.
Catcher/third baseman: Weengeetak Mohawk, freshman, Bowler.
Pitcher/second baseman: Adrienne Brady, senior, Tigerton.
Catcher: Abby Swartz, sophomore, Tigerton; Jessica Velie, junior, Manawa.
Third baseman: Sydney Lilienthal, senior, Northland Lutheran/Wisconsin Valley Lutheran.
Shortstop/third baseman: Alaina Bast, junior, Manawa.
Center fielder: Aubrie Seeger, senior, Manawa.
Pitcher/shortstop: Kelsey Rosin, sophomore, Manawa.
Pitcher/third baseman/first baseman: Ashley Fischer, junior, Marion.
Center fielder: Tia Kroening, junior, Bowler.
Shortstop: Bertina Dodge, freshman, Bowler; Savannah Swartz, senior, Tigerton; Brianna Rohland, senior, Northland Lutheran/Wisconsin Valley Lutheran.
Second baseman/pitcher: Skyler Hauser, sophomore, Tigerton.
First baseman: Brooklyn Zielke, senior, Manawa.
Third baseman: Bethany Jobe, junior, Tigerton.
Pitcher: Maya Price, senior, Northland Lutheran/Wisconsin Valley Lutheran.
Pitcher/first baseman: Morgan Schwartz, freshman, Marion.
First baseman: Morgan Paiser, junior, Bowler; Karli Rickaby, sophomore, Northland Lutheran/Wisconsin Valley Lutheran.
Second baseman: Brandi Spencer, sophomore, Bowler; Kennedy Rosin, junior, Manawa.
Pitcher/second baseman: McKayla Putnam, senior, Bowler.
Center fielder: Leandra Kalwitz, junior, Tigerton.
Pitcher/outfielder: Meg Westphal, sophomore, Manawa.
Catcher: Dacotah Yonker, sophomore, Marion.
Player of the year: Alaina Gast, junior, Manawa.
Coach of the year: Austin Rohan, Manawa; Michelle Brady, Tigerton.
South Division First Team
Outfielder: Katerina Hamus, junior, Port Edwards.
Catcher: Haylee Zawislan, sophomore, Pittsville; Allie Booth, senior, Tri-County.
Pitcher: Olivia Baumgartner, junior, Almond-Bancroft; Tori Pronshinske, junior, Tri-County.
Shortstop: Raegen Omernik, sophomore, Almond-Bancroft; Sami Miller, senior, Pacelli.
First baseman: Emily Grezenski, senior, Pacelli.
Pitcher/third baseman: Grace Repinski, senior, Pacelli.
Pitcher/shortstop: Laney Havlovitz, sophomore, Wild Rose.
First baseman: Maddie Carpenter, senior, Pittsville; Chloee Dernbach, senior, Almond-Bancroft.
Second baseman: Messina Meddaugh, freshman, Almond-Bancroft; Briar Armatowski, senior, Pacelli.
Pitcher/left fielder: Hannah Trzinski, freshman, Pacelli.
Shortstop/left fielder: Jayden Porter, senior, Pittsville.
Catcher: Jillian Newby, sophomore, Almond-Bancroft; Jayden Hytry, junior, Pacelli.
Third baseman/left fielder: Emma Van Order, senior, Pacelli.
Shortstop: Paige Hopkins, senior, Tri-County.
Third baseman: Mia Rogers, freshman, Port Edwards; Lily Erdman, Wild Rose.
Catcher: Ava Bembenek, senior, Rosholt; Leila Delrow, junior, Wild Rose.
Utility player: Olivia Gagas, senior, Rosholt.
Pitcher/second baseman: Bekah Downs, senior, Pittsville.
Second baseman/third baseman/outfielder: Brooke Anderson, senior, Tri-County.
Left fielder: Josie Worthen, junior, Wild Rose.
Shortstop/second baseman: Aleyna Rosenow, junior, Wild Rose.
Center field: Clare Williams, freshman, Wild Rose.
Player of the year: Olivia Baumgartner, junior, Almond-Bancroft.
Coach of the year: Randy Yonke, Almond-Bancroft; Ann Molski, Pacelli; Zoe Hale, Pittsville