Yslas, LaRont, Vargas, Grayson, Lopez and Lawrence Earn Pre-Season All- NSAA

Yslas, LaRont, Vargas, Grayson, Lopez and Lawrence Earn Pre-Season All- NSAA

MADISON, S.D. – The North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) has announced its softball pre-season all-conference team Tuesday.  Eighteen (18) players – including seven (7) players are seniors and nine (9) players returning from last year's NSAA Softball All-Conference Team – were named to the preseason all-conference list.  The NSAA also listed newcomers to the league for each team. 

The North Star Athletic Association Softball conference season kicks off on Wednesday afternoon as rivals Valley City State (N.D.) and Jamestown (N.D.) battle in Jamestown, N.D. at 3 p.m.  They will continue their four-game series with a doubleheader on Friday at 1 p.m., also in Jamestown. 

Four other NSAA members will open their conference season Friday and Saturday with Dakota State (S.D.) hosting Dickinson State (N.D.) in Madison and Mayville State (N.D.) visiting Presentation (S.D.) in Aberdeen.

All six NSAA members are slated to play a total of 20 conference games (10 doubleheaders).

Below is the complete list of the 2015 North Star Athletic Association Softball Preseason All-Conference Team and newcomers for each team:

2015 North Star Athletic Association Softball Preseason All-Conference Team

Position

Name

School

Year

Hometown

1B

Brittany Hill $

Dakota State (S.D.)

Senior

Chino, Calif.

2B

Monique Yslas

Dickinson State (N.D.)

Junior

Garden Grove, Calif.

3B

Janell LaRont

Dickinson State (N.D.)

Senior

San Jose, Calif.

SS

Alex Vargas

Dickinson State (N.D.)

Junior

Riverside, Calif.

C

Brianna Grayson

Dickinson State (N.D.)

Sophomore

Wilmington, Calif.

UTIL

Rebecca Lopez

Dickinson State (N.D.)

Junior

San Jose, Calif.

DP

Cejay Hilhorst $

Valley City State (N.D.)

Junior

Killarney, Manitoba

OF

Lexy Miller $

Dakota State (S.D.)

Senior

Victoria, British Columbia

OF

Savannah McMillin $

Valley City State (N.D.)

Senior

Roseville, Calif.

OF

Kassidy Rauch $

Presentation (S.D.)

Senior

Billings, Mont.

OF

Emily Newman

Jamestown (N.D.)

Junior

Victoria, British Columbia

P

Regan Lawrence

Dickinson State (N.D.)

Senior

Stonewall, Manitoba

P

Hannah Dunnigan

Jamestown (N.D.)

Sophomore

Regina, Saskatchewan

At-Large

Katie Cameron $

Valley City State (N.D.)

Sophomore

Alameda, Saskatchewan

At-Large

Shelby Anderson $

Presentation (S.D.)

Junior

Yutan, Neb.

At-Large

Elizabeth Rubalcava $

Dakota State (S.D.)

Junior

Pomona, Calif.

At-Large

Brenda Botzenhart $

Presentation (S.D.)

Senior

McHenry, Ill.

At-Large

Nina Gurgian

Mayville State (N.D.)

Sophomore

Claremont, Calif.

$ 2014 NSAA Softball All-Conference First Team

2015 North Star Athletic Association Softball Conference Newcomers

Dakota State (S.D.)
Sara Erickson – Freshman – Outfielder – Sioux Falls, S.D.
Ariana Duran – Junior – Infielder – Wildomar, Calif.

Dickinson State (N.D.)
Alexzandria Watson – Freshman – Pitcher – Bellflower, Calif.

Jamestown (N.D.)
Sydney Jeffers – Junior – Outfielder – Richmond, British Columbia
Brittany Rheault – Freshman – Pitcher – West Fargo, N.D.
Dani Norsby – Junior – Catcher/Outfielder – Shoreline, Wash.
Rylee Perez – Junior – Shortstop – Indio, Calif.

Mayville State (N.D.)
Monica Gomez – Junior – Pitcher – Baldwin Park, Calif.
Jordyn Bradley – Junior – Catcher – Vacaville, Calif.

Presentation (S.D.)
Megan Mendonca – Freshman – Pitcher – Olympia, Wash.
Shanice Webb – Freshman – Infielder – Rock Springs, Wyo.

Valley City State (N.D.)
Kathleen Gallais – Freshman – Pitcher – Lumsden, Saskatchewan

Nick Huntimer, North Star Athletic Association Sports Information Director