Nine area players earned All-Northern Buckeye Conference softball honors, including five first-team picks from Elmwood, as the league released its 2014 selections.
Elmwood juniors Miranda Benschoter (pitcher), Olivia Myers (second base), Rebecca Harvey (shortstop) and Kristi Reiser (designated hitter), as well as senior Madison Arnold (outfield) all garnered first-team honors.
Sophomore Lindsay George was a second-team pick at third base and junior Jasmine Marsh was honorable mention as an outfielder.
The Royals finished 24-5 overall and were second in the NBC at 12-2. They reached the Division III regional finals before dropping a 19-3 decision to eventual state runner-up Bloom-Carroll.
Fostoria junior Erica Moore was named to the second team as an outfielder and senior Alexandria Hersch was tabbed honorable mention as a pitcher.
Eastwood senior Cassidy Rolf was the offensive player of the year, while Woodmore senior Madeline Phillips was selected as the pitcher of the year.
2014 ALL-NBC SOFTBALL
PITCHER — Madeline Phillips, sr., Woodmore; Miranda Benschoter, jr., Elmwood. CATCHER — Margo Jackson, sr., Rossford. FIRST BASE — Kelly Swope, sr., Rossford. SECOND BASE — Olivia Myers, jr., Elmwood. THIRD BASE — Cassidy Rolf, sr., Eastwood. SHORTSTOP — Rebecca Harvey, jr., Elmwood. OUTFIELD — Madison Arnold, sr., Elmwood; Kylie Asmus, jr., Otsego; Allie Kontak, jr., Lake. UTILITY — Samantha Shirling, sr., Eastwood. DESIGNATED HITTER — Kristi Reiser, jr., Elmwood.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR — Cassidy Rolf, sr., Eastwood.
PITCHER OF THE YEAR — Madeline Phillips, sr., Woodmore.
PITCHER — Madi Longeway, sr., Rossford; Sydnee Behlmer, fr., Lake. CATCHER — Anna Rahrig, sr., Eastwood. FIRST BASE — Morgan Getz, jr., Eastwood. SECOND BASE — Krista Jennings, jr., Eastwood. THIRD BASE — Lindsay George, soph., Elmwood. SHORTSTOP — MacKenzie Albright, soph., Eastwood. OUTFIELD — Marissa Tudor, sr., Eastwood; Maddie York, sr., Rossford; Erica Moore, jr., Fostoria. UTILITY — Emily Edwards, fr., Genoa. DESIGNATED HITTER — Ciara Albright, sr., Genoa.
PITCHER — Lea Theisen, jr., Genoa; Hannah Gauthier, jr., Rossford; Alexandria Hersch, sr., Fostoria. CATCHER — Hana Zollinger, jr., Woodmore. FIRST BASE — Haley Gerke, soph., Genoa; Paige Ireland, jr., Otsego. SECOND BASE — Tayler Bowen, sr., Otsego. THIRD BASE — Courtney Clowers, sr., Woodmore. SHORTSTOP — Lyndsey Skala, sr., Rossford. OUTFIELD — Jasmine Marsh, jr., Elmwood; Brynn Skilliter, sr., Genoa; Cailey Wilhardt, sr., Woodmore. UTILITY — Aubrey Mazey, fr., Otsego. DESIGNATED HITTER — Michaela Bunge, sr., Eastwood.