DILLON, LAWRENCE AND SHOFFIT NAMED TO THE NSAA ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS

DILLON, LAWRENCE AND SHOFFIT NAMED TO THE NSAA ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS

ABERDEEN, S.D. – The North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) announced its Softball All-Conference Teams, Gold Glove team and postseason awards Friday evening at Ramkota Hotel banquet room.  The NSAA Softball Conference Tournament completed their first round Friday at the Players Softball Complex, hosted by Presentation (S.D.).  The NSAA Softball All-Conference Teams, Gold Glove Team and postseason awards were voted by the league coaches. 

The 2018 NSAA All-Conference First Team consists of 20 selections.  The All-Conference Second Team features 10 at-large selections.  Valley City State (N.D.) landed nine selections on the All-Conference teams, with six recipients on the first team.  Jamestown (N.D.), North Star Softball regular-season champions, recorded six recipients on the all-conference teams.

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

In NSAA postseason awards, Kat Miska of Jamestown was selected as Pitcher-of-the-Year.  Erin Sharpe of Bellevue (Neb.) was chosen to the Player-of-the-Year for the second straight year.  Joelle Aiello of Valley City State was named to the Newcomer-of-the-Year.  Kevin Gall was named to the NSAA Softball Coach-of-the-Year after guiding his Jimmies squad to the regular-season title with a 22-3 record.

The North Star Athletic Association Softball Conference Tournament continues Saturday, with the championships best-of-three series set for Sunday.  The winner of the tournament receives the NSAA's automatic bid to the NAIA National Tournament Opening Round at ten different sites on May 14-16.

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

2018 North Star Athletic Association Softball All-Conference First Team:
 

Position

First Name,
Last Name

Year

School

Hometown

P

Kat Miska

Freshman

Jamestown (N.D.)

Pequot Lake, Minn.

P

Haley Butterfield

Senior

Valley City State (N.D.)

Richardton, N.D.

P

Brittany Rheault

Senior

Jamestown (N.D.)

West Fargo, N.D.

C

Nicole Stewart

Sophomore

Dakota State (S.D.)

Salida, Calif.

C

Jayme Menard

Sophomore

Valley City State (N.D.)

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

INF

Kelli Moore

Senior

Valley City State (N.D.)

Sacramento, Calif.

INF

Mikayla Frost

Sophomore

Jamestown (N.D.)

Melba, Idaho

INF

Joelle Aiello

Freshman

Valley City State (N.D.)

Napa, Calif.

INF

Peyton Brokiewicz

Junior

Dakota State (S.D.)

Sussex, Wis.

INF

Hattie Hupke

Senior

Waldorf (Iowa)

Carlisle, Iowa

OF

Rachael Dillon

Senior

Dickinson State (N.D.)

Billings, Mont.

OF

Emma Keller

Senior

Jamestown (N.D.)

Poulsbo, Wash.

OF

Grace Glotfelty

Freshman

Bellevue (Neb.)

Bellevue, Neb.

OF

Meghan Ramage

Junior

Jamestown (N.D.)

Grand Forks, N.D.

DP

Alexandria Tinoco

Senior

Mayville State (N.D.)

Sacramento, Calif.

UTIL

Erin Sharpe

Junior

Bellevue (Neb.)

Bosque Farms, N.M.

At-Large

Xitlali Lopez

Freshman

Dakota State (S.D.)

Corona, Calif.

At-Large

Morgan Geiszler

Freshman

Jamestown (N.D.)

Horace, N.D.

At-Large

Kelsey Hamade

Senior

Valley City State (N.D.)

Abbotsford, B.C. Canada

At-Large

Sonja Lawrence

Junior

Dickinson State (N.D.)

Las Vegas, Nev.

 

2018 North Star Athletic Association Softball All-Conference Second Team:
 

Position

First Name,
Last Name

Year

School

Hometown

At-Large

Nichole Reed

Freshman

Valley City State (N.D.)

New Prague, Minn.

At-Large

Lexi LeCalsey

Senior

Bellevue (Neb.)

De Pere, Wis.

At-Large

Claire Shoffit

Junior

Dickinson State (N.D.)

Woodland, Calif.

At-Large

Tatum Lundin

Junior

Valley City State (N.D.)

Twin Valley, Minn.

At-Large

Tifani Schorzman

Senior

Jamestown (N.D.)

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

At-Large

Emily Smith

Sophomore

Valley City State (N.D.)

Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada

At-Large

Payge Jurgens

Sophomore

Waldorf (Iowa)

Collins, Iowa

At-Large

Shaye Kemball

Sophomore

Mayville State (N.D.)

Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada

At-Large

Jasmin Lucero

Sophomore

Dakota State (S.D.)

Moreno Valley, Calif.

At-Large

Voni Culp

Junior

Valley City State (N.D.)

Sacramento, Calif.

 

2018 North Star Athletic Association Softball Postseason Awards
Pitcher-of-the-Year:  Kat Miska – Jamestown (N.D.)
Player-of-the-Year:  Erin Sharpe – Bellevue (Neb.)
Newcomer-of-the-Year:  Joelle Aiello – Valley City State (N.D.)
Coach-of-the-Year:  Kevin Gall – Jamestown (N.D.)

2018 North Star Athletic Association Softball Gold Glove Team:
 

Position

First Name,
Last Name

Year

School

Hometown

C

Sayde Woten

Senior

Bellevue (Neb.)

Olathe, Kan.

1B

Alex Tooley

Senior

Bellevue (Neb.)

Bellevue, Neb.

2B

Morgan Geiszler

Freshman

Jamestown (N.D.)

Horace, N.D.

3B

Hattie Hupke

Senior

Waldorf (Iowa)

Carlisle, Iowa

SS

Joelle Aiello

Freshman

Valley City State (N.D.)

Napa, Calif.

LF

Grace Glotfelty

Freshman

Bellevue (Neb.)

Bellevue, Nb.

CF

Rachael Dillon

Senior

Dickinson State (N.D.)

Billings, Mont.

RF

Maddie Siedlik

Junior

Bellevue (Neb.)

Omaha, Neb.

P

Brittany Rheault

Senior

Jamestown (N.D.)

West Fargo, N.D.