Five Crossroads athletes make TWSA all-state first team
The Texas Sports Writers Association announced its all-state teams for softball Monday. Ten Crossroads athletes made the respective all-state teams, with five players earning first team honors.
Flatonia's Katie Steinhauser shared the Class 1A Player of the Year honor with Kellie Schkade from Albany.
Steinhauser's teammate, Taylor Williams, was a first team selection at third base. Woodsboro's Malorie Nesloney was a first-team pitcher, and the Eagles' Hannah Carmichael was a Class 1A first team honoree at second base. Bay City's Andrea Hawkins was a first team outfielder for the Class 4A team.
Calhoun's Tiffany Castillo, East Bernard's Erica Reyes, Flatonia's Courtney Mica and Woodsboro's Toni Martinez were all second team selections. Victoria East third baseman Marina Rios earned a spot on the TWSA third team.
An additional seven players from the Crossroads were honorable mention selections. Marissa Snyder and Hillarie Hill represented Calhoun. Weimar sophomore pitcher Kendall Marak made the team. Flatonia senior Alex Bruns, Woodsboro's Ashley Barraza and Victoria East outfielder Jodi Garcia earned honorable mention honors.
Victoria East's Alicia Quinterro was also an honorable mention selection for the Class 4A team. Quinterro and the rest of the Titans soundly defeated Mercedes - and its first-team all-state pitcher Stephanie Flores - 14-1 in the area playoffs this spring.
TSWA All-State Softball Team
Coach of the year: Carrie Austgen, Deer Park; Player of the year: Kristen Davenport, Deer Park.
Pitcher: Kristen Davenport, Deer Park; Holly Kern, Plano East; Kennedy Urbany, Northside O'Connor. Catcher: Tatiana Cortez, Houston Westside. First base: Caitlin Plocheck, Deer Park. Second base: Ciarra Galindo, Lubbock Coronado. Shortstop: Chaley Brickey, Haltom. Third base: Angelica Gonzalez, Klein Collins. Utility/DP: Meagan Kraatz, Bryan. Outfield: Hannah Fields, Northside O'Connor; Haley Harrison, Deer Park; Laura Lopez, Klein Collins
Pitcher: Haley Beam, Pearland; Taylor Grissom, Klein Collins; Kayla Ober, Katy Cinco Ranch. Catcher: Jessica Borrego, Klein Collins. First base: Naima Yarelli Rios, McAllen Rowe. Second base: Cosette Hernandez, SA Johnson. Shortstop: Kristen Cuyos, Pearland. Third base: Miranda Medina, Southwest. Utility/DP: Kelli Hanzel, Klein. Outfield: Jade Smith, New Braunfels; Aaliyah Gibson, Westlake; De'zha Scott, Spring.
Pitcher: Karri Smith, Alvin; Elizabeth Carter, Westlake; Laura Driskill, Cy Fair
Catcher: Hailey Rebar, SA Holmes. First base: Taylor Doege, SA East Central
Second base: Alyssa Jorgenson, The Woodlands. Shortstop: Sandra Mendoza, Eagle Pass. Third base: Jessica Snyder, The Woodlands. Utility/DP: Rhonda Jarvis, Deer Park. Outfield: Lindsey Warburon, Deer Park; Paige Stevens, North Mesquite; Kristen Miles, Plano.
Pitcher: Samantha Show, Pearland; Kristin Tijerino, Lubbock Coronado; Heather Stearns, Hebron; Cassie McClure, Kingwood; Lexi Smith, Temple; Caitlin Bartsch, The Woodlands; Shannon O'Connor, Dobie; Jordan Poole, Westwood. Catcher: Katie Bischof, Clear Brook; Katie Doerre, Tomball; Sydney McKay, Temple. First base: Loren Donaldson, Alvin; Ashley McDowell, Plano; Mikayla Smith, Longview. Second base: Kaegan Jimenez, Temple; Sarah Huey, Tomball. Shortstop: Alex Walkden, Cibolo Steele; Stephanie Wong, Westlake; Faith Bohack, The Woodlands; Erica Russell, Bryan. Third base: Lauren Becker, Cypress Ranch; Savannah Stech, Mansfield Legacy
Utility/DP: Elise Nieser, Fort Bend Clements. Outfield: Bianca Barrera, Alvin; Merris Schroder, Cy Fair; Sarah Truelove, Temple; Brittney Jones, Bryan; Krissa Powell, Pearland.
Coach of the year: Lisa Daigle, Smithson Valley; Player of the year: Cali Lanphear, Montgomery.
Pitcher: Katie Neal, Hewitt Midway; Stephanie Flores, Mercedes; Abby Donnell, Wichita Falls Rider. Catcher: Cali Lanphear, Montgomery. First base: Daniella Chavez, Crowley. Second base: Brittany Gomez, New Braunfels Canyon. Shortstop: Monique Miller, Hewitt Midway. Third base: Kaitlyn Hollingshead, New Braunfels Canyon
Utility/DP: Aubrey Enriquez, Plainview
Outfield: Whitney Repole, Smithson Valley; Andrea Hawkins, Bay City; Ashton Bell, Frenship.
Pitcher: Kirsten Schwirtlich, Tuloso Midway; Susan Welborn, Birdville; Ashley Dumoulin Byron Nelson. Catcher: Tiffany Castillo, Calhoun. First base: Amy Feind, Hewitt Midway. Second base: Delilah Pacheco, CC Moody. Shortstop: Maci Brown, Canyon. Third base: Alyssa Burnett, Brenham. Utility/DP: Bailey Spencer, Granbury. Outfield: Julia Hollingsworth, Ennis; J.J. Mitchell, Marshall; Kaley Haney, Richardson Pearce.
Pitcher: Nadine Idrogo, Harlandale; Jamie Allred, Hallsville; Bridget Stein, Brenham. Catcher: Shlay Denison, Canyon. First base: Mary Stephens, Wylie. Second base: Megan Armistead, Montgomery. Shortstop: Jessica Mendez, CC Moody. Third base: Marina Rios, Victoria East. Utility/DP: Cassidy Ferrill, Hallsville. Outfield: Sarah Wiseman, The Colony; Kelsey Allender, Manvel; Taylor Belcher, Mount Pleasant.
Pitcher: Marissa Snyder, Calhoun; Brittany Martinez, CC Moody; Madison Boyers, Boerne Champion; Alisha Quinterro, Victoria East; Ashley Sissell, Wichita Falls Rider; Taylor Maliska, Ennis. Catcher: Riley Fira, Ennis; Courtney Klingler, Manvel. First base: Ally Johnson, CC Moody; Mikaela Kerr, Boerne Champion. Second base: Demi Turner, Huntsville. Shortstop: Tori Koerselman, Huntsville; Ariel Ortiz, Waxahachie
Third base: Laci Belovsky, Caney Creek; Lakin Kerby, Hallsville. Utility/DP: Kara Babola, Connally. Outfield: Jodi Garcia, Victoria East; Alisa Hamilton, Wylie; Hillarie Hill, Calhoun; Karly Gibson, Wichita Falls Rider.
Coach of the year: Jimmy Eby, Hudson;
Player of the year: Kelsee Selman, Hudson.
Pitcher: Kelsee Selman, Hudson; Tiarra Davis, Henderson; Emma Garcia, Pleasanton. Catcher: Courtney Stanhope, Palestine Westwood. First base: Jensen Phipps, Monahans. Second base: Erica Wright, Huntington. Shortstop: Bethany Allen, Mineral Wells. Third base: Breanna Homer, LaGrange. Utility/DP: Morgan Gwosdz, Orange Grove. Outfield: Tealey Farquhar, Lampasas; Callie Newsome, Columbia; Lindsie Knowles, Celina.
Pitcher: Jenna Danie, Stafford; Kady Crow, Lampasas; Sydney Laws, Brownwood
Catcher: Hannah Limmer, Lubbock Cooper. First base: Sydney Betke, Robinson
Second base: Jennifer Prnka, West. Shortstop: Kelsey Moulder, Hudson. Third base: Natalie McQuiston, Henderson. Utility/DP: Brittany Lewis, Lucas Lovejoy. Outfield: Madison Selman, Hudson; Lorri Potts, Liberty Hill; Mackenzie Wernet, West.
Pitcher: Kourtney Bevers, Liberty Hill; Lauren Heinrich, Lubbork Cooper; Erin Knox, West. Catcher: Lauren Gilcrease, Hudson. First base: Nicole Hutrya, West. Second base: Kelly Baker, Robinson. Shortstop: Alison Waggoner, Henderson. Third base: Kelsie Maxwell, Sealy. Utility/DP: Terra Varnado, Sweeny. Outfield: Mariah Millington, Lindale; Megan Chambers, Gatesville; Kymbrey Bass, Sweeny.
Pitcher: Katie Hickey, Gladewater; Skylar Cagle, Pilot Point; Morgan Van Meter, Robinson. Catcher: Hallie Monkres, West; Kacey Creel, Madisonville. First base: Sarah Hunger, Gladewater. Second base: Karley Free, Henderson. Shortstop: Shelby Carter, Celina; Alex Masek, Giddings; Alyssa Angel, LaGrange; Brittany Arnold, Canton. Third base: Jade Havard, Hudson. Utility/DP: Selena Lopez, Taylor; Lexi Callan, Canton
Outfield: Alyson Finnigan, Brownwood; Claudia Cantu, Celina; Victoria Gutierrez, Robstown; Autumn McKinney, Van; Ashley Cook, Gatesville.
Coach of the year: Kirk Allen, Crawford;
Player of the year: Carrigan Chambers, Crawford.
Pitcher: Carrigan Chambers, Crawford; Kaylee Garner, Danbury; Shannon Carrico, Wall. Catcher: Ashley Quintana, Elysian Fields. First base: Lillie Box, Danbury. Second base: Brittany Thompson, Holliday. Shortstop: Brittney Tschoepe, Grandview. Third base: Sydney McCallister, Alpine. Utility/DP: Kylie Love, Sonora. Outfield: Cassidy Dahlstrom, Danbury; Morgan Jones, Harleton; Christina Graham, Alpine.
Pitcher: Katlyn Holmes, Gunter; Rachel Jones, Tom Bean; Taylor Wells, Linden-Kildare. Catcher: Shelby Scott, Danbury
First base: Kelsey Garcia, Poth. Second base: Courtney Chambers, Grandview. Shortstop: Kaylee Prather, Elysian Fields. Third base: Tylia Sylestine, Sabine. Utility/DP: Emily Dyes, Holliday. Outfield: Karlee Hugghins, White Oak; Michaela Moffett, Alba-Golden; Ali Galaz, Mineola.
Pitcher: Paige Williams, Rogers; Kalani Basham, Grandview; Lauren Hardin, Alpine. Catcher: Alyssa Richards, Italy. First base: Kelsey Krenek, Cameron Yoe. Second base: Kaylee Pickett, Comanche. Shortstop: Daniela Castillo, Early. Third base: Erica Reyes, East Bernard. Utility/DP: Haylee Schwartz, Blooming Grove. Outfield: Mariah Smith, Hughes Springs; Megan McDonald, Santa Gertrudis; Courtney Hudgins, Mineola.
Pitcher: Ashley Burdine, Chisum; Laura Wilson, Paradise; Kendall Marak, Weimar. Catcher: Lacey Taylor, City View; Shanice Love, Linden-Kildare. First base: Taylor King, White Oak. Second base: Danielle Gonzalez, Santa Gertrudis Academy. Shortstop: Holly Vanckhoven, Junction; Lauren Bedrich, Rogers. Third base: jade Green, Mineola. Utility/DP: Heather Rocha, Poth
Outfield: Kimberley Buendia, Taft; Hailey Eason, Edgewood; Cheyenne Morvan, Elysian Fields; Chandler Vaughn, Comanche.
Coach of the year: Rodney Stryk, Flatonia
Player of the year: (Tie) Katie Steinhauser, Flatonia; Kelli Schkade, Albany.
Pitcher: Katie Steinhauser, Flatonia; Malorie Nesloney, Woodsboro; Chanda Foster, Honey Grove. Catcher: Jamie Kowlick, Petrolia. First base: Avery Cranford, Sam Rayburn. Second base: Hannah Carmichael, Woodsboro. Shortstop: Kelli Schkade, Albany. Third base: Taylor Williams, Flatonia
Utility/DP: Carla Serra, Iola. Outfield: Sydney Davis, Sam Rayburn; Montana Searcy, Beckville; Lauren Grisham, Thrall.
Pitcher: Mackenzie Barefoot, DeLeon; Jalla Johnson, Grapeland; Kari Courtney, Beckville. Catcher: Jaiden Pelton, Sam Rayburn. First base: Halley Miller, Detroit. Second base: Torri Pannell, Sam Rayburn. Shortstop: Courtney Mica, Flatonia. Third base: Maddie Dow, Sam Rayburn. Utility/DP: Toni Martinez, Woodsboro. Outfield: Shelton Waggoner, Detroit; Carson Wilson, Albany; Ali Weichmann, Sam Rayburn.
Pitcher: Eren Diserens, North Zulch; Kimberly Langston, Alto; Chanda Foster, Honey Grove. Catcher: Kathryn Hamilton, Albany. First base: Alaina Anderson, Petrolia. Second base: Veronica Cordova, Charlotte. Shortstop: Taylor Lindsay, Beckville. Third base: Shelbi Jo Dodson, Beckville. Utility/DP: Kelsee Ferguson, Holland. Outfield: Namalia Banks, Hubbard; Shelby Fraunberger, Grapeland; Brianna Hernandez, Charlotte.
Pitcher: Allie Calderon, Ralls; Cassidy Cox, Beckville. Catcher: Mari Castro, Ralls. First base: Shelby Bruner, Grapeland; Amanda Dubec, Holland. Second base: Megan Callier, Lindsay; Alex Bruns, Flatonia. Shortstop: Kennedy Burnett, Honey Grove; Alexia Collins, Martins Mill. Third base: Martina Castillo, Charlotte; Kate Saucke, Hubbard. Outfield: Brittany Harris, Johnson City; Ashley Barraza, Woodsboro.