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Karlee Pfaff, sr., C, Cathedral
A four-year starter from behind the plate, Pfaff was a key component to Cathedral’s state championship campaign in 2014 as well as its four-straight trips to state during her time as a starter. Pfaff hit .453 for the Greyhounds this season with 39 hits, 30 RBIs and 21 runs scored with seven doubles and four home runs. Pfaff was named the 2014 Tomahawk Conference Player of the Year on top of being a three-time All-Conference selection, three-time All-Section selection and a 2014 All-Star selection. In her four years as a starter, she amassed a .390 batting average with 133 hits.
Anne Schwarz, jr., RF, Cathedral
Schwarz was a key piece to Cathedral’s 2014 state championship campaign, having led the team offensively with a team-high .481 batting average. Her 44 RBIs this season were a school record and were complemented by 30 runs scored, 39 hits, eight doubles and three home runs. In her three years as a varsity starter, Schwarz is batting .435 with 107 hits.
Anna Mohr, so., P, Cathedral
Anna Mohr was a perfect 19-0 in the circle for Cathedral in its 2014 state title-winning season. Mohr pitched 103 2/3 innings this season and amassed 90 strikeouts with a 1.28 ERA. At the plate, Mohr hit .325 with 13 hits, 13 RBIs, 12 runs scored, two doubles and one home run.
Brittany Denn, so., LF, New Ulm
Denn batted .529 in her first full season on varsity as the No. 4 hitter in the Eagles’ lineup. Denn earned All-Conference and All-Section honors and was an All-State Honorable Mention.
Ellie Schneider, sr., 2B, New Ulm
Schneider started all 25 games and notched a .402 batting average and a .516 on-base average en route to earning her third-straight All-Conference honors and Second Team All-State honors for this season. Schneider, who was named the NUHS Female Athlete of the Year, was influential in the Eagles’ back-to-back Class AA state championships in 2012 and 2013 as a four-year starter on varsity and is a 2014 All-Star selection. She started 100 career games, accumulated a .397 batting average and a .491 on-base percentage in her career.
Lindsay Simon, sr., CF, Cathedral
Simon came into her own this season, having notched 31 hits, 26 RBIs and 26 runs scored with four home runs and 12 doubles en route to helping Cathedral win the Class A state title. A three-year varsity starter, Simon was named the Most Improved Player of the season and earned All-Conference, All-Section and All-State honors as well as an All-Star selection this season.
Larissa Helget, sr., SS, St. Mary’s
Helget led the team with 29 hits, 30 runs scored and 17 stolen bases as the leadoff hitter for St. Mary’s. She hit .382 with 11 RBIs, four doubles, two triples and two home runs this season and was a 2014 All-Conference and All-Star selection. A four-year starter, Helget amassed 85 hits, 13 doubles, eight triples and three home runs with 36 RBIs, 45 stolen bases and a .296 batting average in her career. She was voted the team MVP by her teammates as a junior and senior.
Jenessa Rothmeier, so., LF, Cathedral
Rothmeier hit .478 with an on-base percentage of .566 as Cathedral’s leadoff hitter in its state title-winning season. She led the team with 43 hits while scoring 42 runs with 13 RBIs to her name in 2014 on her way to earning All-Section honors as well as an All-Conference Honorable Mention.
Abby Hauser, sr., DP, Cathedral
Hauser led the Cathedral team in home runs with five while batting .377 en route to helping it win a state title. She notched 29 hits, 24 RBIs and scored 27 runs while earning All-Conference honors this season. A three-year starting designated player, Hauser batted a career .421 with 75 hits and 56 runs scored.
Tori Botten, jr., P, New Ulm
Botten was the workhorse in the circle for the Eagles, having pitched 115 2/3 innings with a 2.30 ERA while holding opponents to a .186 batting average. She pitched six shutouts, one no-hitter and two one-hit games in amassing a 16-4 record as the Eagles’ pitcher.
Morgan Schabert, so., 2B, Cathedral
Schabert batted .407 with 24 hits from the No. 2 spot for Cathedral in its state title-winning season. Schabert was walked a school-record 37 times and had an on-base percentage of .670 on the season en route to earning an All-Conference Honorable Mention selection.
Charlotte Pfingsten, sr., SS, MVL
Pfingsten batted .390 with 30 hits, 15 runs and four RBIs this season en route to earning her second-career All-Conference and All-Section selections. For her career, Pfingsten hit .406 with 103 hits, 23 doubles, 61 runs, 37 RBIs and 40 stolen bases. She played three years at catcher before switching to shortstop this season.
Morgan Frank, so., SS, Wabasso
As the starting shortstop, Frank led the team in batting with a .419 average rooted in 26 hits. Frank, an All-Conference Honorable Mention, also led the team in RBIs with 20 and scored 15 runs with two doubles, one triple and one home run.
Callie Rohlik, sr., P, Wabasso
Rohlik was a threat from both in the circle and at the plate for the Rabbits. Despite having not pitched an inning before this year, Rohlik pitched 116 innings this season, during which she went 12-8 and notched 121 strikeouts and a 3.32 ERA. At the plate, Rohlik hit .397 with a team-high 27 hits as well as 18 RBIs and 15 runs scored. She was voted the team MVP and was also an All-Conference selection.
Sonja Fiedler, jr., C, Springfield
Fiedler led the Tigers at the plate with a .431 batting average, 28 hits and 22 RBIs on the season. She scored nine runs and hit four doubles as well as one home run.
Erin Liebl, sr., C, Wabasso
Liebl hit .373 with 25 hits to go along with 24 runs scored and 19 RBIs. Liebl, who was an All-Conference selection, led the team with 11 extra-base hits – eight doubles, one triple and two home runs.
Katie Forst, sr., 1B, New Ulm
Forst hit .383 and got on base in half her plate appearances this season. An All-Conference, All-Section and All-State Honorable Mention selection this season, Forst finished her career with a .330 batting average and .485 on-base percentage in 76 games started during her four years on varsity for the Eagles.
Jamie Wells, jr., C/OF, Sleepy Eye
Wells led the Indians with 27 hits and a .450 batting average. She scored 17 runs, 13 RBIs and stole four bases as the team’s utility player.