Three Plymouth County girls were named to the 2002 Iowa Girls High School All-State Softball teams in Class 1A. Eight received special or honorable mention.
Akron-Westfield's Tarah Colt, a freshman pitcher, was named to the Class 1A sixth team.
On the seventh team in 1A were Jill Lacey (.416), Hinton, a sophomore and shortstop; and an A-W outfielder, senior Heather Borchers.
Area softball players who earned special mention in 1A were:
Pitchers - Alisha Krieg, Kingsley-Pierson, sophomore (21-17--.353--21-17); Maddie Rust, Storm Lake St. Mary's, sophomore;
Catchers - Amanda Baker, Lawton-Bronson, senior;
2nd base - Tina Sells, Fort Dodge St. Edmond, senior;
3rd base - Peggy Ploeger, Storm Lake St. Mary's, senior; Jenna Daale, West Sioux, senior;
Shortstop - Abby Bianchi, Fort Dodge St. Edmond, junior; Laura Bahrke, Kingsley-Pierson, junior (.397); Jenna Frederes, Remsen St. Mary's sophomore (.304);
Outfield - Amber Jonas, Remsen St. Mary's, sophomore (.316).
Honorable mention in 1A went to:
Pitcher - Jamie Ruba, Remsen St. Mary's, sophomore (18-10--.10018-10).
1st base - Randi Stusse, Hinton, senior (.265);
Shortstop - Mary Kay Caniglia, Council Bluffs St. Albert;
Outfield - Lisa Bagby, Fort Dodge St. Edmond, senior; Rachel Hawthorne, Hinton, sophomore (.354); Jacquie Schroeder, Spalding Catholic, senior;
Utility - Steph Phelps, Galva-Holstein, senior; Emily Vondrak, Lawton-Bronson, senior; Lindsey Langel, Gehlen Catholic, senior; Holly Lorenzen, Odebolt-Arthur, senior.
Members of the first team in Class 1A were:
|Pitcher||Janet Barker, HLV||Senior||36-5--.426--60-21|
|Pitcher||Allison Brown, Pekin||Senior||35-6--.410--129-47|
|Pitcher||Audra Hovick, South Hamilton||Junior||33-7--.328--86-24|
|Pitcher||Bradi Smith, Southeast Warren||Senior||30-6--.425|
|Pitcher||Whitney McElrath, Woodbury Central||Sophomore||33-7--.396--80-27|
|Catcher||Steph Kuhl, Logan-Magnolia||Junior||.475|
|Catcher||Nicki Petersburg, North Central||Senior||.479|
|First Base||Brandi Sargent, Alburnett||Senior||16-8--.386--29-10|
|Second Base||Brandi Greenwood, Logan-Magnolia||Senior||22-7--.379--59-20|
|Third Base||Kelli Willett, Spalding Catholic||Senior||.363|
|Shortstop||Cari Kinzenbaw, HLV||Senior||3-0--.432--7-1|
|Shortstop||Katie Maguire, Treynor||Senior||.488|
|Outfield||Lindsay Bissell, Edgewood-Colesburg||Senior||.343|
|Outfield||Katelyn Kampfe, Iowa City Regina||Senior||13-4--.349|
|Outfield||Erin Michael, Jesup||Junior||.388|
|Utility||Halie Stalzer, East Marshall||Junior||31-6--.508--98-27|
|Utility||Stephanie Howe, Northeast||Junior||8-2--.534--45-27|
1A Player of Year -- Stephanie Howe, Northeast--Shortstop/Pitcher--Junior
1A Pitcher of Year -- Whitney McElrath, Woodbury Central--Sophomore
1A Offensive/Defensive Player of Year -- Howe.
Woodbury Central's Ivy Guthridge (.376), a sophomore, was named to the third team.