Marshfield has four named to all-WVC softball team
By Paul Lecker
Marshfield freshman outfielder Jenna Jakobi was named to the first team of the 2016 All-Wisconsin Valley Conference Softball Team, as voted on by the seven conference coaches.
Jakobi hit a team-high .500 (21 of 42) in conference play with one home run and seven RBIs.
Marshfield sophomore pitcher Megan Donahue and senior third baseman Lexi Dupee were second-team picks, and sophomore catcher Emily Draeger was an honorable mention.
Donahue led the WVC with seven home runs and 24 RBIs and was tied for fourth with 18 runs scored as she hit .487 (19 of 44). On the mound she was 6-5 with a 4.45 ERA. She struck out 100 batters in 66 innings of work.
Dupee hit .459 (17 of 43) with four home runs and 11 RBIs. Draeger batted .439 (18 of 41) with 14 runs scored and had a conference-best 10 stolen bases for the Tigers, who were 7-5 and finished in fourth place in the Valley standings.
Stevens Point pitcher Aubrey Drohner was named Player of the Year. She was a perfect 12-0 on the mound, had a 1.53 ERA, and struck out 69 in 64 innings while giving up just 51 hits. She also hit .487 with 23 RBIs and 23 runs scored.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
2016 All-Wisconsin Valley Conference Softball Team
Infielders: *Payton Gaber, sr., Stevens Point; Shaylee Kluck, sr., Stevens Point; Maggie Plaza, jr., D.C. Everest; Chelsey LaMonica, jr., Merrill.
Outfielders: *Ally Miklesh, so., Stevens Point; Madison Bogie, sr., Wisconsin Rapids; Jenna Jakobi, fr., Marshfield.
Catcher: Jordan Kawlewski, sr., Stevens Point.
Pitchers: *Miranda Gajewski, jr., D.C. Everest; *Aubrey Drohner, jr., Stevens Point.
Utility/designated player: *Emily Travis, sr., Merrill.
Infielders: Lexi Dupee, sr., Marshfield; Leonna Ives, sr., Merrill; Olivia Zipperer, sr., Wausau East; Brittany Flugaur, jr., Stevens Point.
Outfielders: Hannah Worzella, sr., Stevens Point; Lexi Brown, sr., D.C. Everest; Kelsie Belfiori, fr., Merrill.
Catcher: Lauren Brinkman, sr., D.C. Everest.
Pitchers: Megan Donahue, so., Marshfield; Taylor Krueger, so., Merrill.
Utility/designated player: Rachel Plautz, so., D.C. Everest.
Infielders: Chaela West, so., Wisconsin Rapids; Ally Dzurka, sr., D.C. Everest; Maddix Bonnell, so., Merrill; Sami Brown, jr., Wausau West.
Outfielders: Halle Pavelski, so., Stevens Point; Cassandra Casper, sr., Merrill; Brianna Mancl, so., Wisconsin Rapids.
Catchers: Emily Draeger, so., Marshfield; Calli Oberg, so., Merrill; Josie Bartishofski, fr., Wausau East.
Player of the Year: Aubrey Drohner, Stevens Point.
Co-coaches of the Year: Mike Mathies, D.C. Everest, and Tom Drohner, Stevens Point.