2017 NSAA Softball All-Conference & Postseason awards announced

2017 NSAA Softball All-Conference & Postseason awards announced

DICKINSON, N.D. – The North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) announced its Softball All-Conference and postseason awards Monday after the postseason conference tournament.  The NSAA Softball All-Conference Teams and postseason awards were voted by the league coaches.

The 2017 NSAA All-Conference First Team consists of 20 selections.  Bellevue (Neb.), Jamestown (N.D.) and Dickinson State (N.D.) each recorded four selections on the first-team.

The North Star also announced its 9-member Gold Glove team for displaying their outstanding defensive performance.

In NSAA postseason awards, Kelli Fisher of Bellevue was named to Pitcher-of-the-Year.  Her teammate Erin Sharpe was selected to Player-of-the-Year.  Mikayla Frost of Jamestown and Hannah Carter of Bellevue were chosen as Co-Newcomer-of-the-Year.  Michala Cimino of Bellevue (Neb.) was chosen as the NSAA Softball Coach-of-the-Year for the second straight year, guiding her team to the 2017 regular-season North Star conference title with a 20-6 record.

Jamestown earned the league's automatic bid to the NAIA Softball National Tournament Opening Round after earning a 2-1 Game 3 thriller over Bellevue in the NSAA Softball Championship Series at North Softball Complex.

Below are the complete listings of all All-Conference Teams selections, postseason awards and Gold Glove Team:

2017 North Star Athletic Association Softball All-Conference First Team:

Position

First Name, Last Name

Year

School

Hometown

P

Kelli Fisher

Senior

Bellevue (Neb.)

Yutan, Neb.

INF

Erin Sharpe

Sophomore

Bellevue (Neb.)

Bosque Farms, N.M.

P

Hanna Dunnigan

Senior

Jamestown (N.D.)

Regina, Sask., Canada

OF

McKenzie Kenobbie

Senior

Dickinson State (N.D.)

Orangevale, Calif.

INF

Mikayla Frost

Freshman

Jamestown (N.D.)

Melba, Idaho

OF

Hannah Carter

Freshman

Bellevue (Neb.)

Des Moines, Iowa

INF

Kennedy Vinchattle

Junior

Waldorf (Iowa)

Boone, Iowa

C

Brianna Grayson

Senior

Dickinson State (N.D.)

Wilmington, Calif.

C/INF

Nicole Stewart

Freshman

Dakota State (S.D.)

Salida, Calif.

OF

Daisy Macias

Senior

Mayville State (N.D.)

Cathedral City, Calif.

OF

Rachael Dillon

Junior

Dickinson State (N.D.)

Billings, Mont.

INF

Nina Gurgian

Senior

Mayville State (N.D.)

Claremont, Calif.

UTIL

Emma Keller

Junior

Jamestown (N.D.)

Poulsbo, Wash.

OF

Haylee Hemmert

Senior

Presentation (S.D.)

Hyrum, Utah

P

Abigail Brooks

Sophomore

Dickinson State (N.D.)

Rocklin, Calif.

OF

Kelsey Hamade

Junior

Valley City State (N.D.)

Abbotsford, B.C., Canada

OF

Sydney Robertson

Senior

Bellevue (Neb.)

Omaha, Neb.

P

Brittany Rheault

Junior

Jamestown (N.D.)

West Fargo, N.D.

INF

Kelli Moore

Junior

Valley City State (N.D.)

Sacramento, Calif.

INF

Hattie Hupke

Junior

Waldorf (Iowa)

Carlisle, Iowa

 

2017 North Star Athletic Association Softball Postseason Awards
Pitcher-of-the-Year:  Kelli Fisher – Bellevue (Neb.)
Player-of-the-Year:  Erin Sharpe – Bellevue (Neb.)
Co-Newcomer-of-the-Year:  Mikayla Frost – Jamestown (N.D.) and Hannah Carter – Bellevue (Neb.)
Coach-of-the-Year:  Michala Cimino – Bellevue (Neb.)

2017 North Star Athletic Association Softball Gold Glove Team:

Position

First Name, Last Name

Year

School

Hometown

C

Brianna Grayson

Senior

Dickinson State (N.D.)

Wilmington, Calif.

1B

Alex Tooley

Junior

Bellevue (Neb.)

Bellevue, Neb.

2B

Amber Ewert

Junior

Presentation (S.D.)

Gilbert, Ariz.

3B

Linda Ontiveros

Senior

Jamestown (N.D.)

Yuma, Ariz.

SS

Hattie Hupke

Junior

Waldorf (Iowa)

Carlisle, Iowa

LF

Haylee Hemmert

Senior

Presentation (S.D.)

Hyrum, Utah

CF

Kylie Macaig

Sophomore

Jamestown (N.D.)

Airdrie, Alberta Canada

RF

Lauren Coronado

Senior

Mayville State (N.D.)

Los Angeles, Calif.

P

Shaye Kemball

Freshman

Mayville State (N.D.)

Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada


Nick Huntimer, North Star Athletic Association Sports Information Director