Catball racks up conference awards
The softball team had 12 members receive conference honors for this season.
Senior third baseman Karleigh Prestianni received Northwest Conference Player of the Year and junior Karina Paavola was selected as NWC
Pitcher of the Year. They also received first team honors. This is Prestianni’s fourth time being honored as first team.
Paavola was selected three times this season as NWC Pitcher of the Week
Juniors second baseman Ashley Garcia, pitcher Shelby VandeBergh, sophomores outfielders Erin Carson, Grace Middelstadt and utility Lisa Yamamoto were also selected to join Prestianni and Paavola on first team.
This is the second first team honors for Garcia. For Carson, this is her first year starting and being selected for the all-star team.
Sophomores catcher Mckenna Spieth and pitcher Montana McNealy received second team honors.
Honorable mentions went to juniors shortstop Katy Brosig and first baseman Haylie Watson and senior outfielder Megan Wallo.
This is the second mention for Brosig. Watson received second team honors in 2012.
Head coach Jackson Vaughan was selected NWC Coach of the Year for the ninth time in the past 10 seasons.
VandeBergh was also selected to be on the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District 8 Softball Team.
The finance and business major has a 3.86 cumulative grade point average.
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