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MORE ONLINE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Ashley Gnacinski Muskego Junior pitcher Had .628 batting average while leading the Warriors to a second-place finish in the Southeast Conference … belted 12 doubles and four home runs, and had 44 RBIs and 40 runs scored … earned 15 of her team’s first 17 wins (with three losses), with seven shutouts, 89 strikeouts and an ERA of 1.16.
Dawn Mooney-Lazu Brookfield Central Took a program that was in shambles and in three years turned it into the Greater Metro Conference champion … .Central won its first regional title since 2005 and finished 13-1 in the GMC and 17-4 overall. SHANNON BUTTS
Greenfield Senior pitcher The 2009 NOW Player of the Year was 17-4 with a 3.13 ERA and 114 strikeouts over 23 games (22 starts) … batted .543 with 50 hits, including four home runs … drove in 31 runs and scored 34 … slugged at an .870 clip and posted a .561 on-base percentage …. stole nine bases.
Homestead Senior outfielder The third good bat in the 23-4 Highlanders’ lineup, had a .512 average with 21 runs scored, four doubles, three home runs and 23 RBIs … on-base percentage was .636 and slugging percentage was .974 … had the game-winning hit in a tough nonconference tilt against Waterford.
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Franklin Junior outfielder The Sabers’ center fielder earned a hit in 22 of 24 games (37 total) for a .440 batting average … didn’t draw many walks (only four), but slugged .762 with 18 extra-base hits, including 10 doubles and seven triples … knocked in a team-high 26 runs, scored 20 and stole five bases.
New Berlin Eisenhower Senior utility Made a seamless transition from first base to pitcher … went 16-1 with a 1.14 ERA and pitched six shutouts in seven complete games. … Had 148 strikeouts, about 1.5 per inning pitched … did not make an error all season at either position … batted .479 with a team-high 35 RBIs and scored 28 runs.
COACH OF YEAR
New Berlin Eisenhower Senior catcher All-state and All-Suburban selection a year ago, batted .609 this season … led the team with four home runs, including two in a win over Greenfield that pulled Eisenhower into a tie for first … had 12 stolen bases, 27 RBIs and a team-best 39 runs scored … slugging percentage was 1.116.
MARTHA RADTKE New Berlin West Junior infielder The second baseman won the Woodland Conference Blue Division’s Player of the Year Award … collected 27 hits in 65 at-bats for a .428 average as the team’s leadoff batter … scored 34 runs and drove in 14 … walked 21 times and had a .564 OBP … fielding percentage was .995.
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Homestead Senior pitcher A four-year starter for the 23-4 Highlanders, was 8-0 in conference games with a 0.15 ERA … in 46 innings pitched, allowed just 24 hits and two runs, only one of which was earned … a control pitcher who relied on a sterling defense, she struck out 27 and walked six … hit .351 with 13 hits, including two doubles, three triples and eight RBIs.
Greenfield Junior infielder The slugging first baseman belted four home runs, five triples and five doubles en route to a .449 batting average and a .795 slugging percentage … 14 walks boosted her OBP to .532 … drove in 30 runs and scored 27 and did not strikeout once … committed just three errors in 171 chances (.982 fielding percentage).
New Berlin Eisenhower Senior outfielder Took advantage of an opportunity to play full time by batting .507 with 13 extra-base hits, second only on the team to all-state catcher Megan Duerlinger’s 19 … walked a team-best 10 times, had an .580 OBP, drove in 24 runs and scored 36. BRITT SCHLAEGER Homestead Senior infielder A four-year starter, the third baseman hit .620 with 31 hits in 50 at bats, scoring 26 runs with six doubles, three triples and seven home runs and 17 RBIs … led the team in stolen bases with five … On-base percentage was .633 and also has a slugging average of over 1.000. ANDREA SCHNEIDER Brookfield Central Junior infielder The shortstop was second-team All-Greater Metro Conference as a sophomore and earned first team this season … batted .617, with a .640 OBP, a 1.000 slugging percentage and four doubles, four triples, two homers and 16 RBIs … has outstanding range at shortstop.
Menomonee Falls Junior catcher Hit .525 with four doubles, three triples, four home runs and 19 RBIs … led the team with eight walks … OBP was .582 and slugging percentage was .898 … had a .885 fielding percentage, with three errors … started two double plays and caught two would-be stealers. MICHELLE ZOELLER Homestead Senior infielder Returning All-Suburban choice, the shortstop combined with third baseman Britt Schlaeger to form one of the most dangerous one-two offensive combos in the area … hit .537 with seven doubles, two triples, 27 runs scored, five home runs and 23 RBIs … OBP was .569 with a slugging percentage of over 1.000. TAYLOR ZUBE West Allis Central Senior utility Played 10 games at shortstop, seven behind the plate and three at third … did not allow a stolen base while catching and committed just three errors in the infield … batted .522 and scored a team-high 32 runs … had a .604 OBP and stole nine bases.
HIGH HONORABLE MENTION CATCHERS: Katie Koepsel, junior, Oak Creek; Amy Keel, junior, Homestead PITCHERS: Taylor Held, freshman, Brookfield Central INFIELD: Hailey Mohrfeld, junior, Menomonee Falls OUTFIELD: None COACHES: Dave Keel, Homestead; John Rosenberg, Muskego
HONORABLE MENTION CATCHERS: Leslie Fuda, junior, Whitefish Bay; Emily Gadzichowski, junior, Nicolet; Megan Henneberry, junior, Muskego; Amanda Kluck, senior, West Allis Hale; Siera Spahiu, sophomore, Franklin; Raifeh Saqer, senior, Shorewood PITCHERS: Katie Aumann, senior, Germantown; Carolyn Dudek, junior, Whitnall; Amanda Kalupa, sophomore, Brookfield East; Hannah Klebesadel, junior, Germantown; Ann Michna, sophomore, Wauwatosa East; Jo Ruppa, senior, Whitefish Bay INFIELDERS: Morgan Abel, senior, West Allis Hale; Allison Barnhart, senior, Whitnall; Alyssa Brunelli, senior, Greendale; Lanoira Duhart, freshman, Nicolet; Shannon Hubert, junior, West Allis Hale; Lauren Mather, sophomore, Franklin; Megan Matty, senior, Franklin; Allison Mayer, senior, Muskego; Erica Reetz, senior, Homestead; Katy Schmutzer, senior, Wauwatosa West; Erika Swoboda, sophomore, Germantown; Lia Travers, senior, West Allis Central; Nicole Weggon, sophomore, Menomonee Falls; Lindsay Wille, senior, Brookfield Central OUTFIELDERS: Carli deFelice, senior, Nicolet; Lauren Dumke, senior, Wauwatosa West; Jessica Kloehn, freshman, Nicolet UTILITY PLAYERS: Rachel Behnken, sophomore, Homestead; Ashley Kluck, junior, West Allis Hale; Jayme Love, junior, Franklin COACHES: Jack Miller, Greenfield; Jeff Setz, New Berlin Eisenhower
FAN VOTING More than 3,000 votes were cast online for the team. Here are the top online vote-getters at each position: PITCHER: Bekah Rennicke (159 votes), Ashley Gnacinski (99), Shannon Butts (75), Taylor Held (33) CATCHER: Megan Duerlinger (164), Amy Keel (149), Hailey Wilson (57), Katie Koepsel (14) OUTFIELD: Ashleigh Sagat (286), Natalie Kay (201), Siena Mitman (148) INFIELD: Britt Schlaeger (144), Martha Radtke (105), Andrea Schneider (78), Michelle Zoeller (78), Andrea Solberg (72) UTILITY: Tori Kilps (173), Taylor Zube (151). PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Schlaeger (143), Kilps (142), Duerlinger (118), Schneider (73), Butts (49), Gnacinski (40) COACH OF THE YEAR: Dave Keel (182), John Rosenberg (79), Dawn Mooney-Lazu (32)
CONTEST WINNERS Ruth Robertson of Wauwatosa, Tracy Hobbs of Mequon and Debbie Grahovac of Oak Creek each win a pair of Brewers box seats for voting online for their favorite players.