Spencer senior Marisa Johnson named Cloverbelt East Softball Player of the Year
Rockets have eight named to all-Cloverbelt Conference East softball team
By Paul Lecker
SPENCER — Spencer senior shortstop Marisa Johnson was one of three first-team selections for the Rockets to the All-Cloverbelt Conference East Division Softball Team and was named the conference’s Player of the Year.
Senior outfielder Brooke Kettleborough and junior pitcher Macie Weber were also named to the first team for the Rockets, who went 21-4 overall and were a perfect 14-0 in the Cloverbelt East to win the title.
Johnson was also named to the third team on the Wisconsin Fastpitch Coaches Association all-state team, and Kettleborough was selected for one of the state all-star teams that played on June 16 in Wisconsin Dells.
“This may have been the first time we had eight athletes receive recognition,” Spencer coach Jason Gorst said. “We tend to focus on team goals, but it is nice for some of the individuals to have their moment in the spotlight. We are really going to miss their (Johnson and Kettleborough’s) leadership in the program.”
Juniors Mandie Schultz and Lindsey Vaughan and freshman Lexi Baehr were second-team selections, and junior Kallie Reckner and senior Colleen Arnold were honorable mention choices for Spencer.
Columbus Catholic junior Abby Baierl was the lone Don named to the all-conference team. She was an honorable mention pick.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
2015 All-Cloverbelt Conference East Division Softball Team
First Team: Brooke Webster, sr., Gilman; Emily Johnson, jr., Gilman; Morgan Birkeholz, jr., Gilman; Kaylee Learman, fr., Greenwood; Morgan Reinwand, so., Loyal/Granton; Devyn Schoonover, jr., Loyal/Granton; Allie Pfeiffer, sr., Neillsville; Marisa Johnson, sr., Spencer; Brooke Kettleborough, sr., Spencer; Macie Weber, jr., Spencer.
Second Team: Kendall Skabroud, sr., Gilman; Kayla Chause, so., Gilman; Ashley Walker, jr., Greenwood; Madison Lucas, sr., Greenwood; Ryleigh Wilke, jr., Loyal/Granton; Jena Pavloc, jr., Neillsville; Dani Pfeiffer, jr., Neillsville; Mandie Schultz, jr., Spencer; Lindsey Vaughan, jr., Spencer; Lexi Baehr, fr., Spencer.
Honorable Mention: Felicia Stange, fr., Colby; Abby Baierl, jr., Marshfield Columbus Catholic; Taylor Hendricks, so., Gilman; Morgan Hinker, sr., Greenwood; Kelly Nielsen, fr., Greenwood; Baileigh Johnson, fr., Neillsville; Kallie Reckner, jr., Spencer; Colleen Arnold, sr., Spencer.
Player of the Year: Marisa Johnson, Spencer.