Connell’s Ashley Thompson was named the Class 1A state softball tournament MVP after her pitching and hitting helped the Eagles repeat as state champions.
In a vote of coaches after last month's Class 1A state tournament at Richland’s Columbia Playfield, Thompson received 230 points, 38 more than runner-up Jolene Rogers of Colville.
Rogers was in the circle for the Indians’ 4-3, nine-inning loss to Connell in the May 26 championship game.
Also making the first team for Connell were catcher Shanika Sawyer and third baseman Savannah Egbert.
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First baseman Michelle Schultz and shortstop Hope Sawyer, who lifted Connell in the final with her two-run double, were named to the second team.
River View pitcher Haley Hess was one of 19 players to receive honorable mention.
Ashley Thompson, Connell, MVP; Jolene Rogers, Colville; Shanika Sawyer, Connell; Vanessa Ahrendt, Lakeside-Nine Mile Falls; Sarah Barnes, Onalaska; Taylor Kellum, Colville; Nikki Tiffany, Lakeside-Nine Mile Falls; Jammie Madonna, Colville; Savannah Egbert, Connell; Tasji Urhausen, Colville; Samantha Robillard, Zillah.
Autumn Durand, Onalaska; Tyler Schreckengost, Okanogan; Michelle Schultz, Connell; Ali Schauer, Cascade-Leavenworth; Hope Sawyer, Connell; Miranda Brittos, Lakeside-Nine Mile Falls; Taliyah Riddick-Waters, Cascade-Leavenworth; Tierney Uhlenkott, Castle Rock; Miranda Meredith, Castle Rock; Megan Choate, Montesano.
Cassie Cote, Colville; McKinna Larson, Nooksack Valley; Regan Smith, Castle Rock; Alexis Salcedo, Zillah; Katelyn Gwinn, Hoquiam; Kelsey Chiles, Okanogan; Maddi Klingberg, Castle Rock; McCayla Hoffman, Cedar Park Christian; Nicole Seidl, Castle Rock; Leanna Carr, Colville; Laura Hester, Cascade-Leavenworth; Hollie Wood, Orting; Maddi Seidl, Castle Rock; Kelli Terpsma, Meridian; Erika Heystek, Lynden Christian; Haley Hess, River View; McKenna Cabbage, Colville; Whitney Winters, Zillah; Kassidy Ruggles, Zillah.