Schubert Wins Gold Glove

Southwestern College sophomore right fielder Cassidy Schubert won a Gold Glove for making plays like this shoestring catch on the run near the edge of the infield. Schubert did not commit an error in 36 games, 35 starts.

Southwestern College sophomore outfielder Cassidy Schubert earned a Gold Glove award in voting by Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference All-League softball.

Four members of the Lady Builders were recognized, with two players earning second-team All-Conference honors.

Senior Alex Ritzema (utility) and Junior MacKenzie Lyons (designated player) were voted to the all-conference second-team.

Ritzema led the team in batting (.345), slugging (.509), on-base (.431), runs (32), hits (40), doubles (11), triples (4) and total bases (59). She also was tops on the squad by reaching base 10 times when hit by pitches. Ritzema saw most of her time at the top of the batting order and was a vital piece on defense as well, typically playing catcher or shortstop.

Lyons batted .294, with 12 runs, 32 hits, seven doubles, three triples, one home run and 20 RBI.

Lyons compiled a 4-9 record in the circle, pitching in 17 games, with 11 starts and five complete games. She registered a 4.68 ERA, with a team-high 44 strikeouts in 92 2/3 innings.

Junior Hannah Foltz earned honorable mention.

Foltz compiled a 5-11 record with a 5.31 ERA in the circle. She led the staff in games pitched (24), starts (16) and complete games (6), and was second on the squad with 38 strikeouts.

Schubert started 35 of 36 games in right field, recording 43 putouts and two assists, without committing an error.

Senior Sarah McAninch received the KCAC Champion of Character award.

The medallion Award recognizes continuing student-athletes who have participated in intercollegiate athletics for a minimum of one full academic year. Recipients demonstrate the Champion of Character core values of respect, responsibility, integrity, sportsmanship and servant leadership.

CourierTraveler sports editor Joey Sprinkle contributed to this report.

Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference

All-Conference Softball

Player of the Year — Mia Moreno, Avila.

Pitcher of the Year — Christie Betker, McPherson.

Newcomer of the Year — Brittany Baroni, McPherson.

Freshman of the Year — Kat Davis, Friends.

Coach of the Year — Tony Segovia, McPherson.

FIRST TEAM

P — Christie BetkerJr.McPherson

P — Hali WaltersSo.Friends

P — Kayleigh BehmerSr.Avila

P — Madison ByrdJr.Tabor

RP — Makayla AkinFr.Avila

C — Kylie FoxSr.Friends

C — Ellena Cott-LaurieSr.Ottawa

1B — MacKenzie NicholsSr.Friends

2B — Kaylee ClintonJr.OK Wesleyan

3B — Mia MorenoSo.Avila

SS — Mackenzie MusgroveSo.Avila

OF — Jessica JonesJr.McPherson

OF — Meida TautalatasiJr.York

OF — Shelby BelloniSr.Friends

OF — Kelsei DavisJr.Avila

DP — Lexi HansonSr.Avila

Util — Madison McDowellSr.Bethel

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SECOND TEAM

P — Brittany BaroniJr.McPherson

P — Madison McKinneyJr.Avila

P — Tara StubitsSo.KS Wesleyan

P — Brandi CaylerFr.Ottawa

RP — Alysia RodriguezSr.York

C — Jenna ChristensenSo.McPherson

C — Emalee OverbaySo.Bethel

1B — Cierra McGeeSo.Avila

2B — Danielle CornejoJr.York

3B — Alexa RomeroSr.Ottawa

SS — Ciera FloresSo.Bethany

OF — Kat DavisFr.Friends

OF — Sammi BatesJr.Ottawa

OF — Taylor LaGrangeSr.KS Wesleyan

OF — Kerrigan SimonsJr.Bethel

DP — MacKenzie LyonsJr.Southwestern

Util — Alex RitzemaSr.Southwestern

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HONORABLE MENTION

P — Ashley Nava (Jr.), Bethany; Teanne Edens (Jr.), Sterling; Paige Siewert (Sr.), Saint Mary.

RP — Hannah Foltz (Jr.), Southwestern.

C — Taylor Lenggenhager (Jr.), Kansas Wesleyan; Kiana Villarreal (So.), York.

1B — Laura Leos (Sr.), York; Kirsten Redfern (Fr.), Kansas Wesleyan.

2B — Alexis Wilson (Sr.), Bethel; Emerson Yakle (So.), Avila.

3B — Kylecia Taylor (So.), McPherson; Payton Langley (So.), Oklahoma Wesleyan; Miranda Escalara (Sr.), Sterling; Samantha Adami (Sr.), York.

SS — Allison Kearney (Fr.), Ottawa; Destiny Bacon (So.), McPherson; Michelle Schrag (Sr.), Bethel.

OF — Hannah Price (So.), Bethany; Alexis Solis (Jr.) Saint Mary; Reagan Eastabrooks (Jr.), Avila; Tannah Colson (Fr.), Bethany; Isabella Gonzalez (Sr.), Friends; Kori Lacey (Jr.), Ottawa; Tiah Grass (Sr.), Sterling; Taylor Kathler (Sr.), Tabor; Chelsea Conrad (Sr.), McPherson; Tomi-Lyn Hickman (So.), Ottawa; Hailey Reece (So.), Saint Mary; Bailey Bodkin (Sr.), Sterling.

DP — Kaycee Carter (Jr.), Sterling; Alysia Rodriguez (Sr.), York.

Util — Samantha Torres (Sr.), Saint Mary; Selena Gomez (Jr.), York.

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GOLD GLOVES

P — Teanne EdensJr.Sterling

C — Kylie FoxSr.Friends

1B — Samantha TorresSr.Saint Mary

2B — Madison PrimroseSo.Tabor

2B — Danielle CornejoJr.York

3B — Miranda EscalaraSr.Sterling

SS — Allison KearneyFr.Ottawa

OF — Kylie BoehmerFr.Avila

OF — Tannah ColsonFr.Bethany

OF — Isabella GonzalezSr.Friends

OF — Emily BalcomFr.OK Wesleyan

OF — Cassidy SchubertSo.Southwestern

OF — Hailey ReeceSo.Saint Mary

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