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PITCHERS

Kamryn Meyer

Team: Durant

Year: Junior

Statistical line/honors: Pitching − 22-2 record, 0.82 ERA, 235 Ks in 144 2/3 IP. Batting − .504 avg., 59 hits, 12 2B, 44 RBI. Class 2A first team all-state. Class 2A all-Southeast District. All-River Valley Conference Elite Team. 

Durant coach Steve Hopkins on Meyer: "(Meyer's) a just a competitor. She's very confident in everything that she does. Every time she steps on the mound or in the batter's box, she wants to be the better. She wants to be better than the pitcher. She wants to be better than the batter. She's a competitor, she works hard and she's just a great athlete. She has all those intangibles to be a good softball player."

Isabelle True

Team: Louisa-Muscatine

Year: Junior

Statistical line/honors: Pitching − 18-3 record, 1.50 ERA, 191 Ks in 130 1/3 IP. Batting − .339 avg., 38 hits, 40 runs, 7 2B, 7 HR, 32 RBI. Class 2A first-team all-state. Class 2A all-Southeast District. First team all-Southeast Iowa Super Conference North. 

Louisa-Muscatine coach Bryan Butler on True: "Isabelle had probably her best season so far. As far as a pitcher, she's really come into her own. I think she's showing that she's pretty solid in the circle, but we expect that out of her. The thing that she did this year that was unexpected was her hitting. To me, she's that No. 4 hitter that if she was going to take a hack at the ball and if she makes contact with it, it's going to go far."

Jenna Lawson 

Team: Durant

Year: Junior 

Statistical line/honors: 10-1 record, 0.73 ERA, 86 Ks in 86 1/3 IP. All-River Valley Conference South Division Team. 

Durant coach Steve Hopkins on Lawson: "Jenna's in a tough spot. In a small school, you're lucky to have one good pitcher, but to have two great pitchers, we're pretty fortunate. And sometimes I think Jenna kind of got lost in the backdrop of Kamryn, and I don’t think that's right. Unfortunately for her, she's kind of battling some arm pain, but she's such a tough kid battling through the tendinitis in the elbow the whole season and still having the numbers she has. It's very impressive to me."

CATCHERS

Austyn Crees

Team: West Liberty

Year: Sophomore

Statistical line/honors: Batting − .431 avg., 44 hits, 11 2B, 37 RBI. Catching − 7 CS in 13 attempts, 1.000 fielding percentage. River Valley Conference Elite Team. 

West Liberty coach Chad Libby on Crees: "Austyn was voted our team MVP in our banquet. Offensively, she led in different categories – RBIs, doubles, home runs – but more than anything I think from a defensive perspective, with her catching for us, no team was able to steal. I think I can count maybe two or three kids all season who stole a base."

Katie Hearn

Team: Louisa-Muscatine 

Year: Junior

Statistical line/honors: Batting − .368 avg., 50 hits, 10 2B, 21 RBI. Catching − 7 CS in 15 attempts, 1.000 fielding percentage. First-team all-Southeast Iowa Super Conference North. 

Louisa-Muscatine coach Bryan Butler on Hearn: "Katie Hearn's just one of my most favorite players ever. She works so hard. She is solid behind the plate. She has a very strong arm, so she didn't give up a lot of stolen bases this year. We didn't have a lot of people run on us. Hitting the ball, she probably wanted a better season than what she had, but she hits doubles like crazy. And she's a positive kid in the dugout."

Emma Reid 

Team: Wapello

Year: Junior

Statistical line/honors: Batting − .354 avg., 35 hits, 25 runs, 16 RBI. Catching − 13 CS in 21 attempts, .995 fielding percentage. First team all-Southeast Iowa Super Conference North. 

Wapello coach Shannon Salazar on Emma Reid: "Emma behind the plate, probably the smartest ballplayer I've ever coached. She called every single one of Eliza's pitches this year. Behind the plate, she knew the situation, knew kind of what the hitting tendencies were and where they were positioned in the box. ... She is one that will hit for power, she reads defenses, will lay down a bunt for a base hit."

INFIELDERS

Chloe Wells

Team: Wilton

Year: Freshman

Statistical line/honors: .504 avg., 65 hits, 33 runs, 22 2B, 9 HR, 61 RBI. Class 2A first-team all-state. Class 2A all-Southeast District. River Valley Conference Elite Team. 

Wilton coach Kortney Denkman on Wells: "In previous years, (Wells) kind of focused on hitting those home runs. This year, she was more of just making contact, her RBIs were way, way up. You could tell she just kind of matured this year as a player, as a leader. She's just one that she has three more years with us, and we're excited to have that."

Hannah Happ

Team: Durant

Year: Junior

Statistical line/honors: .424 avg., 50 hits, 37 runs, 25 RBI, 18 SB in 18 attempts. Class 2A first-team all-state. Class 2A all-Southeast District. River Valley Conference Elite Team. 

Durant coach Steve Hopkins on Happ: "If I had to describe (Happ) in one word, she's a leader. She's very intense, she's team-oriented, works hard, great attitude, great teammate. She's an important part of our program. She made some good strides from last year to this year and did a great job at shortstop. We're very fortunate to have her. I had her batting No. 2 and moved her to No. 1, and she did a really nice job leading off for us, getting on base and trying to spark the offense."

Catie Cole 

Team: Muscatine

Year: Senior

Statistical line/honors: .451 avg., 51 hits, 42 runs, 11 2B, 8 HR, 40 RBI. First team all-Mississippi Athletic Conference, Class 5A all-East District. 

Muscatine coach Jason Stoltzfus on Cole: "(Cole) really had a stellar year for us. She was No. 3 in batting average for us, she had 40 RBIs, just had a tremendous season. One of the top fielders on our team. She just had a year that you should have as a senior. One of those kids that really stepped up this year."

Kortney Drake

Team: Wilton

Year: Junior

Statistical line/honors: .459 avg., 68 hits, 46 runs, 17 2B, 27 RBI, 16 SB in 16 attempts. Class 2A third-team all-state. Class 2A all-Southeast District. River Valley Conference South Division Team. 

Wilton coach Kortney Denkman on Drake: "(Drake) is just a solid, solid defensive player. She's a great bat to have at the top of the lineup. This year, she batted second most of the year. She just did what she needed to do so that she could get on, so then Chloe could hit her in. She's a great player, she's a great leader and she just did a great job."

Haylee Lehman

Team: West Liberty

Year: Sophomore

Statistical line/honors: .510 avg., 51 hits, 53 runs, 12 RBI, 39 SB in 39 attempts. Class 3A second team all-state. Class 3A all-Southeast District. River Valley Conference Elite Team. 

West Liberty coach Chad Libby on Lehman: "Haylee was obviously a spark plug for our team. She definitely was sort of the key to our success offensively in terms of every time she got on base, we were pretty sure that we were probably going to score with her ability to steal and take an extra base. That was quite a luxury for us to have in her in a leadoff position, and overall she had a great sophomore year."

Katie Koppe 

Team: Louisa-Muscatine

Year: Junior 

Statistical line/honors: .412 avg., 54 hits, 42 runs, 12 2B, 36 RBI. First team all-Southeast Iowa Super Conference North. 

Louisa-Muscatine coach Bryan Butler on Koppe: "Katie Koppe is probably one of the best hitters on our team. She struggled at the state tournament, and she's very hard on herself. She wants to come through with that key hit every at-bat even though that's not possible, but she had some really important sacrifice moments where she moved runners. One thing about Katie Koppe this year that really impressed me is that she improved her range at second base. Last year, she was a little timid to go out of her comfort zone I think defensively."

Haley Jarrett

Team: Muscatine

Year: Junior

Statistical line/honors: .383 avg., 46 hits, 27 runs, 9 2B, 41 RBI. Mississippi Athletic Conference honorable mention. 

Muscatine coach Jason Stoltzfus on Jarrett: "Probably one of the most underrated kids in the MAC. She deserved to be first-team all-conference. She led our team with 41 RBIs, really took her game to the next level. She's one of those kids that can play at the next level. If colleges were smart, they’d jump on that train right now. She's a kid that just loves softball. She loves her teammates. She's one of those kids that if you clone a player, that's the one you want to clone."

OUTFIELDERS

Brittni Lloyd

Team: Muscatine

Year: Senior

Statistical line/honors: .381 avg., 48 hits, 43 runs, 12 RBI, 34 SB in 35 attempts. First-team all-Mississippi Athletic Conference. Second team all-state. 

Muscatine coach Jason Stoltzfus on Lloyd: "Brittni Lloyd had another successful senior year. She's going to continue her career at Indian Hills, where she'll be a nice addition. She led our team in stolen bases this year with 34. Just another one of those kids where she's a weapon. If you get her on base, she does things."

Morgan Hogenson

Team: Muscatine

Year: Senior

Statistical line/honors: .397 avg., 46 hits, 29 runs, 8 2B, 2 HR, 32 RBI. Second-team all-Mississippi Athletic Conference. 

Muscatine coach Jason Stoltzfus on Hogenson: "Another tremendous senior. I probably had the best outfield in the state of Iowa this year, and she was a big part of that. She's going to go play at Luther. Luther's a program that continuously is in contention for the national title, and Morgan will make a nice addition. Another kid that was just kind of the voice of our team this year. When you needed somebody to step up, she was there and the one that did it."

Macy Akers

Team: West Liberty

Year: Junior

Statistical line/honors: .449 avg., 35 hits, 35 runs, 9 2B, 28 RBI, 23 SB in 24 attempts. Class 3A third team all-state. Class 3A all-Southeast District. River Valley Conference Elite Team. 

West Liberty coach Chad Libby on Akers: "Macy broke her thumb with the last two weeks or so of the regular season to go, but up to that point was having an excellent season. We made a position change with her this year, moving her from the infield back to the outfield, which is probably her more natural position. Prior to her getting hurt, she was putting the ball in play for us every time and leading us in doubles. Quite the athlete that is probably going to have an even more successful senior year."

Mady Reid 

Team: Wapello

Year: Sophomore

Statistical line/honors: .436 avg., 48 hits, 46 runs, 10 2B, 4 3B, 3 HR, 18 RBI, 14 SB in 14 attempts. Class 2A first team all-state. Class 2A all-Southeast District. Southeast Iowa Super Conference North player of the year. 

Wapello coach Shannon Salazar on Mady Reid: "Mady out in centerfield, her defense really stepped up this year, making diving catches, tracking balls down. She's always talking out in the outfield, knowing the situation. As a leadoff hitter, we knew that if she got on base, great things were going to happen. And she got on base a lot for us to start games or wherever she came up. She can hit for power, she can lay a bunt down, she can drag, she can slap. She's a real big threat at the plate."

Karlie Schult

Team: Wilton

Year: Sophomore

Statistical line/honors: .346 avg., 45 hits, 37 runs, 7 2B, 21 RBI, 15 SB in 17 attempts. River Valley Conference South Division Team. 

Wilton coach Kortney Denkman on Karlie Schult: "Karlie Schult batted leadoff for us this year. Last year, she kind of took the slapping approach. This year, she hit more for power. She did a great job just being out in the outfield, being a solid right fielder for us and doing what she needed to do to make contact at the top of the lineup but also get those outs out in the outfield for us."

Kira Schult

Team: Durant

Year: Sophomore

Statistical line/honors: .371 avg., 43 hits, 21 runs, 8 2B, 2 HR, 24 RBI. 

Durant coach Steve Hopkins on Kira Schult: "Kira really improved over the last couple of years. This year, in left field, she had a great glove. Hardly anything really got by her. She caught everything that was hit her way, made some great plays. At the plate, she hits the ball extremely hard. And in the No. 4 spot, she did a nice job for us. Her batting has improved from year to year. She's just making great improvements and building some confidence."

UTILITY 

Kylee Sanders

Team: Louisa-Muscatine

Year: Freshman

Statistical line/honors: Batting − .490 avg., 71 hits, 52 runs, 8 2B, 22 RBI, 16 SB in 19 attempts. Pitching − 9-1 record, 1.23 ERA, 84 Ks in 57 IP. Class 2A first team all-state. Class 2A all-Southeast District. First team all-Southeast Iowa Super Conference North. 

Louisa-Muscatine coach Bryan Butler on Kylee Sanders: "Kylee's been my leadoff two years in a row for a reason because she hits around .500. In the field, she's just got such great range. She's a natural shortstop, and she's an aggressive baserunner. Probably one of the best ballplayers in this part of the state in my opinion."

Hailey Sanders

Team: Louisa-Muscatine

Year: Sophomore 

Statistical line/honors: Pitching − 10-2 record, 0.90 ERA, 103 Ks in 69 2/3 IP. Batting − .340 avg., 36 hits, 30 runs, 8 2B, 2 HR, 33 RBI. Class 2A second team all-state. Class 2A all-Southeast District. First team all-Southeast Iowa Super Conference North. 

Louisa-Muscatine coach Bryan Butler on Hailey Sanders: "She reacts to the ball well, she worked hard in the offseason at third base and when she's not pitching, she's our third baseman because she's got a very strong arm, aggressive player, very smart when it comes to softball. She's played a lot of softball through the years and provides that knowledge. Besides all that, she's probably one of the most humble kids I've ever met."

Rylie Moss 

Team: Muscatine 

Year: Freshman

Statistical line/honors: .484 avg., 59 hits, 45 runs, 17 RBI, 28 SB. First team all-Mississippi Athletic Conference. 

Muscatine coach Jason Stoltzfus on Moss: "Probably our best overall player this year. Statistically, she led in almost every category as a freshman. Another super athlete, super worker. She could play anywhere in the field. She's already got colleges that have noticed her with as much speed as she has. She's brings it every day, puts in extra time. Even in the weight room, she just keeps getting stronger and stronger."

Eliza Noa

Team: Wapello

Year: Senior

Statistical line/honors: Pitching − 17-5 record, 2.06 ERA, 140 Ks in 143 IP. Batting − .303 avg., 23 hits, 1 HR, 13 RBI. Class 2A second team all-state. Class 2A all-Southeast District. First team all-Southeast Iowa Super Conference North. 

Wapello coach Shannon Salazar on Noa: "Eliza obviously was our workhorse in the circle. We don't win nearly as many games if we don't have her there. She kept us competitive, she has been a varsity pitcher for the last five years, has good command of her fastball, has a wicked changeup and just does a great job for us there. Just a good kid and a smart ballplayer."