The SEISC released their All-Conference softball teams, with a number of area players making the cut.
Local first-team SEISC North selections include Highland’s Abbie Miller, Aly Stokes, Dani Laughlin and Emily Yahnke, Lone Tree’s Abby Buckman and Iowa Mennonite’s Suzanna Yoder and Rubye Ney.
Miller, who played third base for Highland this season, racked up 47 RBIs this season to break the school single-season record. She hit .444 this year for a total of 37 hits including seven doubles, two triples and four home runs. Her four home runs pushed her into double-digits for her career and a new Highland school record.
Highland shortstop Aly Stokes hit .274, stole 18 bases and drew a team-high 15 walks.
Dani Laughlin was the only eighth-grader selected to the SEISC North first team. Laughlin hit a team-high .468 in the lead off spot for the Huskies. She stole 20 bases and scored a team-high 25 runs.
Emily Yahnke was Highland’s designated hitter this year and an effective one at that. She hit .406 and had an on-base percentage above .500. She drove in 14 runs and hit three triples.
In one of the best pitching conferences in the state Lone Tree’s Abby Buckman found herself on the first team. Buckman had an ERA of 2.25 in conference games. She struck out 157 batters this season compared to just 25 walks and 104 hits given up.
Both of Iowa Mennonite’s seniors were named to the list. Yoder, playing shortstop for IMS, .373 to lead the team. She hit three home runs and drove in 11 runs. Rubye Ney drove in 10 runs while hitting .345. Ney played both center field and catcher this season.
Second team selections included Highland’s battery of pitcher Megan Hoenig and catcher Mackinze Hora. Highland second baseman Jenna Sands and outfielder Sarah Schneider. Lone Tree added Lily Miller and Arlie Lorack to the second team. Mia Graber was a second-team selection for IMS.
Honorable mention included Whitney Willoz and Sara Branson for Lone Tree, Abbi Stransky and Ellie Anderson for Highland and Leah Bontrager and Sarah Miller for IMS.
All-SEISC North First Team
Madie Anderson, Winfield-Mount Union
Abby Buckman, Lone Tree
Katie Hearn, Louisa-Muscatine
Emma Reid, Wapello
Abbie Miller, Highland
Hailey Sanders, Louisa-Muscatine
Emilee Linder, Pekin
Suzanna Yoder, Iowa Mennonite
Aly Stokes, Highland
Dani Laughlin, Highland
Zoey Wright, Pekin
Rubye Ney, IMS
McKenna Hohenadel, Louisa-Muscatine
Maddie Mashek, Louisa-Muscatine
Emily Yahnke, Highland
Elli Ledger, Pekin
Player of the year
Kylie Sanders, Louisa-Muscatine
Coach of the year
Bryan Butler, Louisa-Muscatine
All-SEISC North Second Team
Megan Hoenig, Highland
Aliyah Lolling, Wapello
Mackinze Hora, Highland
Anna Anderson, Winfield-Mount Union
Lily Miller, Lone Tree
Mallory Hohenadel, Louisa-Muscatine
Mia Graber, Iowa Mennonite
Serah Shafer, Wapello
Jenna Sands, Highland
Jayde Eberhardt, Mediapolis
Mady Reid, Wapello
Arlie Lorack, Lone Tree
Mallory Mashek, Louisa-Muscatine
Sarah Schneider, Highland
Emma Milder, Columbus
Brynn Jeambey, Louisa-Muscatine
Emi Zook, Pekin
Sam Smith, Wapello