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2017-06-14 / Sports

Indian Softball Awards Honor Standouts


Newberry’s 2017 softball team poses for one last time at their awards ceremony. Newberry’s 2017 softball team poses for one last time at their awards ceremony. The Newberry Indian softball team celebrated its season recently with an awards banquet. Players earning Varsity letters included freshmen, Jasmine Allen, Makenna Bryant, Ambriah Ducsay, Majken Labadie and Lucy Seitz; sophomores, Megan Burton, Aly Cameron, Abby Edwards, Jenna Johnson, Skylar Linville and Ariel Wilson; juniors, Mercadez Allen, Janae Doughty, Hannah Edison, Alexis Groenhout and Jordynn Laudenslager; and seniors, Taylor Bryant, Sara Cameron and Krysta Parker.

Coaches were Bruce Dake, Randy Fretz, Emma Gagnon and Brent Wilson.

All-District recognition went to Taylor Bryant at shortstop, Sara Cameron at third base and Aly Cameron in center field. The All-Conference members included Taylor Bryant at shortstop, Sara Cameron at third base, Aly Cameron at centerfield and an honorable mention to Mercadez Allen at pitcher.

A “skills” competition was held and the winners of each event were as follows: Home Run Contest – Aly Cameron, Most Accurate Throw – Alexis Groenhout, Longest Throw – Aly Cameron, Left- Handed Hitting – Jordynn Laudenslager and Left- Handed Throw – Aly Cameron.

Team awards then were announced: Captain Awards – Taylor Bryant, Sara Cameron and Krysta Parker; Rookie of the Year – Jasmine Allen; Most Improved – Jenna Johnson; Best Teammate – Krysta Parker; Best Pitcher – Mercadez Allen; Best Outfielder – Aly Cameron; Best Infielder – Sara Cameron; MVP Offense – Taylor Bryant; MVP Defense – Taylor Bryant; and Miss Softball – Taylor Bryant.

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