LONGVIEW Justin Northwest senior Brittany Barnhill, Boerne senior Victoria Beltran, Castroville Medina Valley sophomore Crystal Keller, Troy senior Michelle Ege and Bosqueville senior Raygan Feight earned player of the year honors in voting for the Collin Street Bakery/Texas Sports Writers Association All-State Softball Team for 2007.
Barnhill, the Gatorade state player of the year, was voted the top player in Class 5A. Beltran was the pick in 4A, Keller in 3A, Ege in 2A and Feight in 1A. Feight, a shortstop, was the lone non-pitcher of the group.
Players were nominated by high school head coaches and sports writers from across the state, then were voted upon by the TSWA membership.
Barnhill finished with a 29-3 pitching record and a 0.06 ERA. In 228 innings, the University of Texas signee allowed just 49 hits, struck out 485 and walked 51.
She finished with a state-record 1,747 strikeouts. Barnhill also hit .488 with four home runs, 13 doubles, 36 runs scored, 34 RBI and 23 stolen bases.
Beltran tossed a five-hit, complete game and hit a three-run home run in the state title game to lift Boerne to its first state championship.
For the m,year, she finished with 17 shutouts.
Keller notched both pitching wins at the state tournament, and was 5 for 7 to earn MVP honors. For the year, she was 21-6 with 185 strikeouts and a 0.91 ERA. She also hit .428 with 15 doubles and 37 RBI.
Ege went 29-3 with a 0.90 ERA and 170 strikeouts for state champion Troy. She also hit .480 and drove in 50 runs.
Feight entered the state tournament with a .451 batting average, and in the championship game she hit the first grand slam in tournament history to lead Bosqueville to a 4-1 victory.
She finished the year with 44 RBI, 11 doubles, five triples, four home runs and 28 stolen bases.
Coach of the year honors went to state champions Cindy Mosteller of Garland in Class 5A, Jennifer Fox of Boerne in 4A, Wade Womack of Castroville Medina Valley in 3A, Bobby Cervenka of Troy in 2A and Clint Zander of Bosqueville in 1A.
Garland became the first Class 5A program to repeat as state champions.
Sports Writers Association
2007 All-State Softball Team:
PLAYER OF THE YEAR Brittany Barnhill, Justin Northwest
COACH OF THE YEAR Cindy Mosteller, Garland
PITCHER Brittany Barnhill, Justin Northwest; Rhiannon Kliesing, Pearland; Tomi Garrison, Garland. CATCHER Kelsea Orsak, Pearland. FIRST BASE Molly McNeill, A&M Consolidated. SECOND BASE Whitney Wilson, Garland. THIRD BASE Brianna Love, Garland. SHORTSTOP Brittany Arrendondo, Smithson Valley. UTILITY/DP Kim White, Midland. OUTFIELD Erikka Murphy, Victoria Memorial; Kasey Henderson, Katy; Melissa Elks, The Woodlands
PITCHER Brittany Mack, Westwood; Jori Rodgers, Lubbock Coronado; Sarah Odom, Burleson. CATCHER Amanda Parsons, Lubbock Coronado. FIRST BASE Amanda Locke, North Mesquite. SECOND BASE Jessica Savage, Alvin. THIRD BASE Ashley Mann, Mansfield Summitt. SHORTSTOP Matte Haack, Katy. UTILITY/DP Michelle Downing, Clements. OUTFIELD Samantha Garcia, San Antonio Madison; Vicki Recek, Bryan; Jessica Rocco, Cedar Park
PITCHER Sydney Willard, Keller; Amber Anderson, Alvin; Jordan Johnston, The Woodlands. CATCHER Whitney Simpson, Arlington. FIRST BASE Nicole Zolondek, Clements. SECOND BASE Jessica Heinlein, Beaumont West Brook. THIRD BASE Angela Spittler, Bryan. SHORTSTOP Brooke Foster, Wylie. UTILITY/DP Ashley Heritage, A&M Consolidated. OUTFIELD Stephanie Shiflet, Clements; Haylee Staton, Westwood; Alex Survant, Bryan
PITCHER Kim White, Midland; Katye Hamlin, Bryan; Katie Shumaker, Beaumont Westbrook. CATCHER Amanda Caldwell, Victoria Memorial; Christin Mickeloro, Longview. FIRST BASE Dawn Villegas, San Marcos. THIRD BASE Amanda Anzaldua, Brownsville Hanna; Kristin Kappler, Brazoswood; Nicki Graves, Victoria Memorial. UTILITY/DP Kristin Lara, Bryan. OUTFIELD Punky Kirkland, Burleson.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR Victoria Beltran, Boerne
COACH OF THE YEAR Jennifer Fox, Boerne
PITCHER Kristen Adkins, McKinney North; Brysten Luster, Denton Ryan; Victoria Beltran, Boerne. CATCHER Holley Gentsch, Waco Midway. FIRST BASE Sherri Polanco, Waxahachie. SECOND BASE Rebecca Pryor, Waco Midway. THIRD BASE Emily Johnson, Austin McCallum. SHORTSTOP Shelby Savony, Kilgore. UTILITY/DP Lauren Simpson, Waxahachie. OUTFIELD Nicole Warmke, Brenham; Amanda Baker, Marshall; Loren Phelps, El Paso Chapin
PITCHER Carlee Winkelmann, Brenham; Kayla Jackson, Hallsville; Whitney Canion, Aledo. CATCHER Erika VanWinkle, Fort Worth Southwest. FIRST BASE Misty Cosby, Lindale. SECOND BASE Kaitlyn Backhaus, Austin McCallum. THIRD BASE Kelli Ward, Wichita Falls Rider. SHORTSTOP Kristen Rigsbee, Frisco. UTILITY/DP Amanda Vanloh, Fort Worth Arlington Heights. OUTFIELD Kristen Gabel, Port Neches-Groves; Alexa Lyday, Barbers Hill; Stephanie Knote, Fort Worth Southwest
PITCHER Laura Rawlings, Mount Pleasant; Chandler Hall, Barbers Hill; Lizy Kelly, Waco Midway. CATCHER Colby Vanham, Uvalde. FIRST BASE Hannah Schwarz, Tivy. SECOND BASE Emily Albus, Brenham. THIRD BASE Jocelyn Roberts, Waxahachie. SHORTSTOP Jessica Moore, Midlothian. UTILITY/DP Carmen Gadt, Longview Pine Tree. OUTFIELD - Melissa Schneider, Austin McCallum; Tori Benavidez, Midlothian; Makenzie Robertson, Waco Midway
PITCHER Constance Brandenburg, Kingsville King; Emily Humpal, Corpus Christi Flour Bluff; Kaci Crawford, Paris North Lamar; Paige Sandahl, FIRST BASE Shelbey Veselka, Boerne; THIRD BASE Tayler Trojcak, Nederland; UTILITY/DP Caley Jeter, Huntsville; OUTFIELD Whitley Hoppe, Montgomery; Emily Jackson, Alamo Heights.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR Crystal Keller, Castroville Medina Valley
COACH OF THE YEAR Wade Womack, Catroville Medina Valley
PITCHER Crystal Keller, Castroville Medina Valley; Brittney Tanner, Burkburnett; JOrdan Vannatta, West. CATCHER Courtney Bradshaw, Mineola. FIRST BASE Jennifer Grant, Palestine Westwood. SECOND BASE Meagan Weldon, Splendora. THIRD BASE Lana Santiago, Monahans. SHORTSTOP Haylee Sykora, West. UTILITY/DP Heather Adams, Aransas Pass. OUTFIELD Megan Gonzalez, Sinton; Katie Mills, Huntington; Morgan Spearman, Kennedale
PITCHER Sarah McCloud, Celina; Katrina Johnson, Levelland; Megan Carmichael, Yoakum. CATCHER Dina Ortiz, Monahans. FIRST BASE Kaeli Baker, Longview Spring Hill. SECOND BASE Jessica Mungia, Raymondville. THIRD BASE CiaraScholz, Madisonville. SHORTSTOP Allison Stein, Castroville Medina Valley. UTILITY/DP Danielle Treadway, Silsbee. OUTFIELD Randi Smith, Gatesville; Presley Modisette, Huntington; Robin Kovar, La Grange
PITCHER Becca Hay, Marion; Trish Crocker, Van; Erin Kipp, Bullard. CATCHER Allison Burton, Bullard. FIRST BASE (Tie) Kimberley Lee, La Grange and Jamie Durbin, Raymondville. SECOND BASE Jamie Durbin,
Raymondville. THIRD BASE Kacee Castillo, Sinton. SHORTSTOP Kristal Russell, Palestine Westwood. UTILITY/DP Kelsi Weseman, Hutto. OUTFIELD Joey Cronin, Celina; Veronica Contreras, Castleberry; Kaitlin Mitchell, Monahans
PITCHER Carlie Thomas, Huntington; Stephanie Loge, Splendora; Kristina Donica, Lytle; Lacey Middlebrooks, Liberty-Eylau; Magen West, Whitney; Kayla Williams, Longview Spring Hill. CATCHER Corley Call, Splendora; Shelby Harris, Van. FIRST BASE Rileigh Barber, Sabine. THIRD BASE Jessica Forsythe, Carthage; Jordan Roth, Bowie. SHORTSTOP Caitlyn Ivy, Huntington; Lauren Luetge, Bellville. UTILITY/DP Leslie Puckett, White Oak. OUTFIELD Samantha Duran, Ferris; Julie Rodriguez, Sinton; Tiffany Peterson, Carthage.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR Michelle Ege, Troy
COACH OF THE YEAR Bobby Cervenka, Troy
PITCHER Michelle Ege, Troy; Kailey Kubesch, Weimer; Courtney Repka, East Bernard. CATCHER Brittany Dumas, Crawford. FIRST BASE - Haley Nix, Daingerfield. SECOND BASE Desi Rauch, Troy. THIRD BASE Milly Kimball, City View. SHORTSTOP Lindsey Lacy, Tom Bean. UTILITY/DP Haleigh Bielstein, Industrial. OUTFIELD Leslie Fulton, Tom Bean; Gera Lemke, Dublin; Kylee Crawford, Brock
PITCHER Amber Wilburn, Harmony; Kylie Roos, Aubrey; Lacie Cole, Pattonville Prairiland. CATCHER Kayla Hughes, Mart. FIRST BASE Tammy Graves, City View. SECOND BASE Taelor Wheeler, Grand Saline. THIRD BASE Brooke Davis, Grand Saline. SHORTSTOP Montana Hearn, Winnsboro. UTILITY DP Savannah Spence, Winnsboro. OUTFIELD Marassia Bible, Clifton; Christina Fiesel, Winnsboro; Kori Kocian, Hallettsville
PITCHER Heather Newton, Coahoma; Becca Collum, New Boston; Reagan Smith,
Tatum. CATCHER (Tie) Andrea Garza, Riviera Kaufer and Shelby Shepperd, Troy. FIRST BASE Baylee Hickey, Elysian Fields. SECOND BASE Laci Sterling, Coahoma. THIRD BASE (Tie) Amber Holland, Warren and Audra Phipps, Quitman. SHORTSTOP McKenzie Sickler, Troy. UTILITY/DP Joanie Mauerman, Crawford. OUTFIELD Cassie Kreig, Sonora; Krista Kerby, Coahoma; Taylor Kleine, Clifton
PITCHER Ky Shindler, Hallettsville; Haleigh Caraway, Cisco; Victoria Mendoza, Rogers; Brooke Boening, Poth; Aracelli Alvarez, Dilley; Megan Mitchell, Tom Bean. FIRST BASE Ami Martinez, Coahoma; Courtney Laskowski, Poth. THIRD BASE Kelli Berger, Weimar; Samantha Wasek, East Bernard. SHORTSTOP Cecilia Reyna, Muleshoe; Renee Martin, Arp; Callie Harrington, Hallettsville; Kelsey Reding, Aubrey. OUTFIELD Raney Pierce, Harmony; Timishia North, Hallettsville.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR Raygan Feight, Bosqueville
COACH OF THE YEAR Clint Zander, Bosqueville
PITCHER Tiffany Biggs, Petrolia; Ashley Barnes, Bosqueville; Heather Haas, Shiner. CATCHER Chasity Pryor, Cross Roads. FIRST BASE Amanda Emfinger, Woodsboro. SECOND BASE Sierra Repa, Granger. THIRD BASE Haley Feight, Bosqueville. SHORTSTOP Raygan Feight, Bosqueville. OUTFIELD Michelle Miller, Bosqueville; Casey Worthington, Seymour; Lauren Fountaine, Johnson City
PITCHER Keeli Drake, North Zulch; Jacee Blackard, Seymour; Kelsi Braaton, Iola. CATCHER Whitnie Rash, Santo. FIRST BASE Allie Pitts, Axtell. SECOND BASE Chelsea Bluemel, Woodsboro. THIRD BASE Megan Nieuwenhuis, Meridian. SHORTSTOP Paige Michalec, Shiner. OUTFIELD Brie Gardner, Petrolia; Lauren Webster, Martins Mill; Ieisha Flowers, Shiner
PITCHER Megan Carter, Woodsboro; Ashley Tarrant, Martins Mill; Brittany Ross, Collinsville. CATCHER Haley Butler, Martins Mill. FIRST BASE Taylor Hajek, Shiner. SECOND BASE Lanna Sheldon, Evant. THIRD BASE Brittany Harris, Santo. SHORTSTOP Morgan Calderon, Ralls. OUTFIELD Leah McWilliams, Marfa; Sagan Huepel, Axtell; Ryan Whitwell, DβHanis
PITCHER Casey Nance, Evadale. CATCHER Grace Getman, Bosqueville; Maci Schaeffer, Shiner; Kaitlin McCool, Woodsboro. THIRD BASE Mika Robert, Saymour; Lora Leos, Marfa. SHORTSTOP Paige Baker, Seymour. OUTFIELD Courtney Smith, Dawson.