MEET THE TEAM: The 2013 Victoria Advocate all-area softball team
June 15, 2013 at 1:15 a.m.
Cecilia Bauer, Refugio, senior, P
The senior, who is heading to Houston Baptist to play softball, was the driving force for the Ladycats this season. She batted .416 with six home runs, and posted a 2.33 ERA in the circle in 147 innings. She was instrumental in the Ladycats longest playoff run in team history, and was named District 30-2A's MVP. "She is an outstanding leader with an amazing work ethic," said coach Cortney Hunkapillar.
Offensive Player of the Year
Taylor Williams, Flatonia, senior, 3B
The senior, who is heading to South Carolina, had another MVP-type season at the plate, batting .565 with 11 home runs and 47 RBIs. She also stole 19 bases and walked 26 times and had an astonishing on-base percentage of .684. "(She) is arguably the best and most accomplished player to ever play at Flatonia," said coach Rodney Stryk.
Defensive Player of the Year
Paige TerrellSt. Joseph, senior, CF
The senior, who will play at Coastal Bend College next year, patrolled center field with confidence, able to track down most fly balls and rarely committing errors. The four-year starter batted .485 this year also with 48 stolen bases. She made the TAPPS all-state team for the third straight year.
Pitcher of the year
Madison Garza Industrial, junior, P
The junior was lights out for the District 30-2A champion, collecting 234 strikeouts and posting an ERA of 1.17 with a record of 15-9-1. She also contributed three homers and a .440 batting average.
Newcomer of the Year
Coco Caraway Hallettsville, freshman, P
The freshman pitcher was one of the key components for the District 28-2A champion Brahmas. She struck out 174 for the Brahmas with a record of 21-4 and an ERA of 1.80.
Coach of the Year
Maupin helmed a Weimar team that first ran through a strong District 28-1A, then steamrolled its way to the school's sixth state championship.
Other candidates: Cortney Hunkapillar, Refugio; Rudy Diaz, St. Joseph; Donald Bohuslav, Hallettsville Sacred Heart
Amanda Sohrt, St. Joseph, sophomore
The sophomore pitcher was 14-4 this season with a 1.86 ERA and 87 strikeouts, but was also a force in the middle of the Lady Flyers lineup with a 3.33 batting average.
Kendall Marak, Weimar, junior
The junior pitcher was 32-2 this year with an ERA of 0.70 and 293 strikeouts. She won MVP honors in District 28-1A, and was the winning pitcher in Weimar's state title game.
Reagan Renken, Yoakum, junior
The junior catcher batted .543 this year with 18 doubles and six triples. She was also a strong defensive catcher, committing just two errors all season.
Erin Niemeier, El Campo, junior
The junior first baseman batted .391 this season out of the cleanup spot for El Campo with three home runs. She was the offensive player of the year for District 25-3A.
Lana Hickson, Hallettsville, junior
The junior second baseman batted .443 for a talented and young Brahmas squad while knocking in 60 RBIs and gathering three homers.
Aileen Lundquist, Karnes City, senior
The senior third baseman and pitcher, who is heading to Coastal Bend College, led the area with a .621 batting average. She also stole 50 bases and collected 12 doubles.
Kristin Schacherl, Shiner, junior
The junior shortstop was the offensive player of the year for District 28-1A. She batted .480 this season with 41 RBIs.
Morgan Klaevemann, Refugio, junior
The junior outfielder and shortstop, who is committed to Florida State, batted an even .500 for Refugio with 42 runs scored. She also had seven doubles and five triples.
Shelby Vacek, Weimar, sophomore
The switch-hitting sophomore center fielder for Weimar committed only one error in the field, and batted .391 with 31 stolen bases.
Kirsten Heger, Sacred Heart, senior
The senior outfielder was an important cog for an Indianettes team that made it to the TAPPS state 1A/2A semifinal this year. She is heading to Coastal Bend College next year.
Jade Bujnoch, Schulenburg, sophomore
The sophomore first baseman and pitcher batted .563 this season with three homers, as well as striking out 116 this season in the circle.
Georgi Garza, Ganado, senior
The senior pitcher and infielder is a four-year starter, batting .413 this season with four home runs. In 43 1/3 innings pitched, she had an ERA of 2.75. She also graduated as Ganado's valedictorian.
P: ALISHA QUINTERRO, Victoria East, junior
P: SHELBY SEAMAN, El Campo, junior
P: KARLY RAE HOERIG, Victoria West, senior
C: MICHELLE ROSAS, Refugio, senior
C: COURTNEY CLARK, Cuero, freshman
IF: JULIANNA RANKIN, Shiner, junior
IF: TAMARA HAJEK, Shiner, sophomore
IF: JORDIN JONES, Industrial, junior
IF: BRIANA ARGUELLO, Victoria East, senior
IF: AUDREY SIMPSON, Cuero, sophomore
IF: BRITTANY DWORACYZK, Calhoun, senior
OF: ALEXA SCHAEFER, Shiner St. Paul, senior
OF: MCKENZIE ZWERSCHKE, Calhoun, junior
OF: ALICIA GRAHMANN, Hallettsville, junior
UT: ALYSSA REYES, Ganado, senior
• BAY CITY: Alyssa Montoya, jr.; Taylor MacKenzie, fr.; Ceirra Kacko, jr.
• BEEVILLE: Theresa Amador, sr.
• CALHOUN: Jade Alford, soph.; Orianna Cantu, fr.; Darian Sanchez, sr.
• VICTORIA EAST: Samantha Salazar, fr.; Jodie Garcia, sr.; Monica Salazar, sr.; Alyssa Dial, jr.
• VICTORIA WEST: Allena Cannady, sr.; Suzette Garcia, sr.; Gabby Garza, sr.
• CUERO: Chelsea Veit, soph.; Justyce Turner, soph.; Madison Simpson, sr.; Tiffani Shellenbarger, jr.
• EL CAMPO: Kaitlyn Solis, fr.; Amy Pflughaupt, soph.; Savannah Smith, jr.; Alex Thompson, jr.
• GONZALES: Carly Bozka, sr.; Shayla Simper, sr.; Morgan Simper, sr.
• WHARTON: Savannah Bijarro, jr.; Nina Gaona, sr.
• YOAKUM: Tori Ramert, fr.; Faith Hagan, soph.; Sheyanne Chumchal, soph.; Callie Witte, jr.; KC Rex, jr.; DeDe Darilek, jr.
• BLOOMINGTON: Brittany Wallace, jr.
• EDNA: Taylor Darilek, jr.; Desi Chavarria, sr.; Haley Orsak, jr.
• GOLIAD: Stormie Lutz, sr.; Kelsey Kocian, sr.; Michele Campbell, sr.
• HALLETTSVILLE: Madison Schindler, jr.; Heather Henneke, jr.; Carley Woytek, soph.; Camille Grahmann, fr.
• INDUSTRIAL: Elizabeth Kolodziejczyk, soph.; Katlyn Strauss, sr.; Brittany Berger, jr.; Kasi Bethke, soph.; Katelynn Bell, sr.; Darcie Moreno, sr.
• KARNES CITY: Kendra Pacheco, fr.; Kayla Ramirez, jr.; Jurnee Jaramillo, jr.; Kalli Ferguson, sr.
• NIXON-SMILEY: Miranda Caillo, soph.
• PALACIOS: Geneva Perez, jr.; Haley Holcomb, sr.; Jackie Molina, jr.; Sabrina Garcia, soph.; Sidney Garcia
• REFUGIO: Irene Gallegos, sr.; Kiasha Brown, soph.; Allie Upton, fr.
SCHULENBURG: Sarah Walker, jr.; Carah Havrda, soph.; Kendra Valchar, jr.• TIDEHAVEN: Skylar Mitchell, sr.; Melanie Brewer, fr.; Danielle Galvan, sr.; Sarah Luna, sr.
• VAN VLECK: Kamille Kucera, sr.; Hanna Harvey, soph.; Kara Bickham, sr.; Alexis Woods, soph.
FLATONIA: Kylie Mica, soph.; Katie Steinhauser, jr.; Brooke Migl, jr.; Crystal Rodriguez, jr.; Rachel Steinhauser, fr.
• GANADO: Ashley Bridges, jr.; Brianna Ledwik, jr.; Lindsay Kocian, jr.
• KENEDY: Emily Richter, jr.; Laurel Vickery, jr.; Saren Sutton, sr.
• LOUISE: Sky Svatek, sr.
• RUNGE: Erin Bryan, jr.
• SHINER: CeCe Darilek, fr.; Hannah Koenning, sr.
• WEIMAR: Payton Wunderlich, sr.; Hunter Ervin, fr.; Bailey Cernosek, soph.; Allison Srubar, sr.
• WOODSBORO: Taylor Perez, jr.; Kendall Wendland, soph.; Jamie Wilson, jr.; Kasye McCool, jr.; Kati Perez, sr.; Ashley Barraza, sr.; Hannah Niemann, soph.; Madalynn Nixon, jr.
• YORKTOWN: Sam Niemeier, jr.; Caitlin Seifert, sr.
• ST. JOSEPH: Mariah Clay, jr.; Alyssa Adames, soph.; Peyton Cuellar, jr.; Hanna Novosad, fr.; Sarah Sainz, sr.
• FAITH ACADEMY: Gabbie Torres, jr.; Kelsey Solis, sr.; Courtne Grevey, jr.
• HALLETTSVILLE SACRED HEART: Rachel Saulnier, jr.; Adrienne Klimitchek, sr.; Emily Harper, soph.; Erin Miksch, fr.; Olivia Bohuslav, soph.; Lauren Huser, sr.
• SHINER ST. PAUL: Abby Irvin, soph.; Victoria Kusak, soph.; Bethany Pokluda, sr.; Katelynn Leist, sr.; Lizzy Opiela, sr.