FREDERICKTOWN – North County has reaped the benefits of claiming the final MAAA fall softball regular season championship with six all-conference selections.
The Lady Raiders finished league play with a perfect 8-0 record, and were often powered by the bat of Emma Becker, who smashed nine home runs to lead the MAAA.
Fellow sophomore Kennedy Kohler and junior pitcher Michaela Mason join Becker among 10 First Team players chosen within the conference.
Potosi made school history by posting a single-season record of 15 wins, and topped North County 6-1 to capture its first MAAA tournament crown.
The Lady Trojans likewise earned three First Team honors – lone senior and center fielder Paige Battreal, sophomore shortstop Kennedy Coleman and freshman first baseman Jaci Short.
Farmington endured a season of inconsistency despite starting off with eight seniors. But three Knights have still achieved First Team status.
Senior shortstop and pitcher Alyson Tucker capped a stellar four-year varsity run – making the Class 3 all-state squad as a junior – and has verbally committed to Jefferson College next season.
Farmington teammates Hannah Wood and Jocelyn Cunningham give the conference three freshman on the First Team along with Short.
Ste. Genevieve junior catcher Julia Koetting completes the elite group after setting a team record for RBI in a season.
The fall version of MAAA softball will dissolve this offseason as Potosi and Ste. Genevieve transition their programs to the spring along with former conference member Central.
Farmington and North County have already begun taking steps toward seeking inclusion into the SEMO Conference next season.
2017 MAAA All-Conference Softball
Paige Battreal – Potosi
Emma Becker – North County
Kennedy Coleman – Potosi
Jocelyn Cunningham – Farmington
Julia Koetting – Ste. Genevieve
Kennedy Kohler – North County
Michaela Mason – North County
Jaci Short – Potosi
Alyson Tucker – Farmington
Hannah Wood – Farmington
Kylie Bastie – Fredericktown
Emily Briese – Farmington
Kiersdan Davis – North County
Sally Grieshaber – Ste. Genevieve
Jaiden Grimes – Farmington
Alyssa Huber – Ste. Genevieve
Hannah Jarvis – Potosi
Sydney Litton – Potosi
Sam Payne – North County
Maizie Tyree – North County