Lady Gladiators earn several All-District accolades in softball

Image: Lady Gladiator, Megan Richards, was named  the 2011 District 15-2A Pitcher Of The Year along with All-Academic honors.

Lady Gladiator, Megan Richards, was named  the 2011 District 15-2A Pitcher Of The Year along with All-Academic honors. (Barry Byers)

The Lady Gladiators softball team had 6 players honored as All-District selections and 6 players recognized as Academic All-District selections. The good news for head coach Jennifer Reeves, all 9 Lady Gladiators honored are expected to return to next years roster and will be joining their teammates that all made great strides in 2011.

When asked how excited she is about entering next season with the Pitcher Of The Year in Megan Richards, and the Catcher Of The Year in Alyssa Richards, Coach Reeves perked up with a Texas sized grin saying, “Oh, I’m very excited!”

Congratulations to all the players in the district that made the All-District list below, particularly, our Lady Gladiators!

2011 District 15-2A All-District Selections:

  • M.V.P. – Kalani Basham, So., P, Grandview
  • Offense POY – Jennifer Vrazel, So., SS, Clifton
  • Defense POY – Melody Mayse, Jr., 3B, Grandview
  • Pitcher OY – Megan Richards, Jr., Italy
  • Catcher OY – Alyssa Richards, So., Italy
  • Utility POY – Bailee Gibson, Jr., 2B/SS, Maypearl
  • Newcomer – Dakota Mayr, So., CF, Clifton
  • Freshmen – Amber Robinson, SS, Axtell
  • Coach – Tim Jackson, Grandview

1st Team All-District:

  • Brittney Tschoepe, So., SS, Grandview
  • Courtney Chambers, So., 2B, Grandview
  • Paige Pollock, So., C, Grandview
  • Payton Odom, So., LF, Clifton
  • Halie Applegate, So., 2B, Clifton
  • Paige Culp, So., P, Clifton
  • Abby Eastwood, Sr., P, Maypearl
  • Meghan Steele, So., 3B, Maypearl
  • Anna Viers, So., SS, Italy
  • Katie Byers, So., 3B, Italy
  • MacKenzie Kroll, Jr., CF, Axtell
  • Robin Wright, Sr., P, Whitney
  • Bailey Simmons, Jr., SS, Rio Vista

2nd Team All-District:

  • Patsy Taggart, Sr., 1B, Grandview
  • Lauren Starr, Fr., OF, Grandview
  • Alexis Wheeler, So., OF, Grandview
  • Amy Anz, Fr., C, Clifton
  • Marti Hanson, Fr., 3B, Clifton
  • Kayce King, So., SS, Maypearl
  • Haley Ware, So., 1B, Maypearl
  • Brittney Hooks, Jr., OF, Maypearl
  • Bailey Bumpus, Jr., Utility, Italy
  • Paige Westbrook, Fr., Utility, Italy
  • Jessilyn Armstrong, So., 1B, Axtell
  • Peyton Downs, Jr., 3B,  Axtell
  • Kaytie Sisson, Sr., SS,  Whitney
  • Samantha Snelgrove, Sr., 3B, Whitney
  • Carrie Brownlee, Jr., 2B, Rio Vista

Academic All-District Lady Gladiators:

  • Paige Westbrook, Fr.
  • Morgan Cockerham, So.
  • Alyssa Richards, So.
  • Kaytlyn Bales, Jr.
  • Megan Richards, Jr.
  • Alma Suaste, Jr.