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Softball - Mon, May. 5, 2014

May 5, 2014

MADISON, S.D. – The North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) announced its first-ever Softball All-Conference and postseason awards Monday, voted by the league coaches.  The 2014 NSAA All-Conference First Team consists of 21 selections, including nine at-large selections.

In NSAA postseason awards, Brittany Lehner of Valley City State (N.D.) was voted as Player-of-the-Year.  Emily Snow was named to Pitcher-of-the-Year.  Samantha Mitchell of Dakota State (S.D.) was chosen as Freshman-of-the-Year.  Elle Fracker of Valley City State earned the Coach-of-the-Year award after leading the Vikings to its' first NSAA Softball conference regular-season title with a 10-2 record.

The NAIA Softball Unaffiliated NSAA/Frontier All-Conference teams and postseason awards will be announced on Tuesday.

Below are the complete listings of all All-Conference First Team selections and postseason awards:

2014 North Star Athletic Association Softball All-Conference First Team:
 

Position

First Name

Last Name

Year

School

1B

Brittany

Hill

Junior

Dakota State (S.D.)

2B

Katie

Cameron

Sophomore

Valley City State (N.D.)

3B

Liz

Hall-Sewell

Senior

Valley City State (N.D.)

SS

Brenda

Botzenhart

Junior

Presentation (S.D.)

C

Elizabeth

Rubalcava

Sophomore

Dakota State (S.D.)

UTIL

Hattie

Fullmer

Senior

Jamestown (N.D.)

DP

Cejay

Hilhorst

Sophomore

Valley City State (N.D.)

OF

Courtney

Van den Bussche

Senior

Jamestown (N.D.)

OF

Samantha

Swimley

Senior

Mayville State (N.D.)

OF

Lexy

Miller

Junior

Dakota State (S.D.)

OF

Savannah

McMillin

Junior

Valley City State (N.D.)

P

Emily

Snow

Junior

Jamestown (N.D.)

At-Large

Brittany

Lehner

Senior

Valley City State (N.D.)

At-Large

Samantha

Mitchell

Freshman

Dakota State (S.D.)

At-Large

Shelby

Anderson

Sophomore

Presentation (S.D.)

At-Large

Stephanie

Sandoval

Freshman

Dakota State (S.D.)

At-Large

Rachel

Hughes

Freshman

Dakota State (S.D.)

At-Large

Hailey

Haukeli

Junior

Presentation (S.D.)

At-Large

Sydney

Larson

Freshman

Presentation (S.D.)

At-Large

Kassidy

Rauch

Junior

Presentation (S.D.)

At-Large

Erica

Belter

Freshman

Dakota State (S.D.)

 

            PLAYER-OF-THE-YEAR:                      Brittany Lehner – Valley City State (N.D.)
            PITCHER-OF-THE-YEAR:                    Emily Snow – Jamestown (N.D.)
            FRESHMAN-OF-THE-YEAR:                Samantha Mitchell – Dakota State (S.D.)
            COACH-OF-THE-YEAR:                       Elle Fracker – Valley City State (N.D.)