Riverside swept the all-Northwest Central conference awards and landed four players on the first team of the all-league selections announced Tuesday.
Kristin Davidson was awarded the NWCC player of the year and her coach Andy Phelps was named the coach of the year as the duo helped lead the Pirates to a clean 7-0 sweep of the NWCC. Davidson’s teammates Marissa Davis, Jalynn Stanley and Shelby Giles joined her on the first team.
Also on the first team were Cassidy Deckling and Haylei Pees of Hardin Northern; Krosbi Clark, Bekah Muselin and Ashley Roth of Marion Elgin; Lehman Catholic’s Grace Monnin and Lima Perry’s Kelsey Wells.
Pees earned her first-team spot at the plate for the Polar Bears hitting a robust .458 with one home run, nine doubles and 25 RBIs. Deckling sported a .420 average with two home runs.
Hardin Northern, which finished third in the conference with a 4-3 league mark, was also represented by Shelby Alloway and Quinn Stewart-Evans on the second team as well as Madison Robson and Zoey Curtis as honorable mentions.
Stewart-Evans led the Polar Bears with 26 RBIs while batting .408 with nine doubles. She also led the team in innings pitched with 571/3 with a 5.37 ERA and 38 strikeouts. Alloway hit .333 and was close behind Stewart-Evans at 511/3 innings with a 5.83 ERA and a team-high 47 strikeouts.
Robson led the Polar Bears in batting (.474), triples (3) and home runs (3) while driving in 24 runs with seven doubles. Zoey Curtis hit .391 and knocked in 18 runs.
2018 All-NWCC Softball
HARDIN NORTHERN — Cassidy Deckling; Haylei Pees. RIVERSIDE — Kristin Davidson; Marissa Davis; Jalynn Stanley; Shelby Giles. ELGIN — Krosbi Clark; Bekah Muselin; Ashley Roth. LEHMAN — Grace Monnin. LIMA PERRY — Kelsey Wells.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Kristin Davidson, Riverside
COACH OF THE YEAR: Andy Phelps, Riverside
HARDIN NORTHERN — Shelby Alloway; Quinn Stewart-Evans. RIVERSIDE — Alexis Snow. ELGIN — Keyedon Martin; Tirah Nelson. LEHMAN — Angela Brunner. UPPER SCIOTO VALLEY — Haley Hunsicker. WAYNESFIELD-GOSHEN — Madison Crumrine; Cydney Roberts. RIDGEMONT — Priscilla Howland; Cassidy Knapp.
HARDIN NORTHERN — Zoey Curtis; Madison Robson. ELGIN — Amber Roth; Mackenzie Corbin. LEHMAN — Maddy McFarland; Grace Brandt. RIDGEMONT — Megan Rowe; Jacqueline Ramsey. LIMA PERRY — Kaylyne Trent; Dakota Scarberry. UPPER SCIOTO VALLEY — Rylee Leonard; Jozlynn Ross. WAYNESFIELD-GOSHEN — Cassidy Craig; Aubrey Biederman. RIVERSIDE — Courtnie Smith; Lauren Anderson.