2011 ALL-SUBURBAN SOFTBALL TEAM A LY S S A B R U N E L L I Greenfield Senior infielder Woodland Black Division Player of the Year … hit .542 with six homers, 29 RBIs, 29 runs scored and on-base percentage of .552 … did not strike out once all year … Committed only three errors at shortstop (.946 fielding percentage). SHANNON HUBERTY West Allis Hale Senior infielder Hit .489 with four doubles, five triples and one home run … drove in 19 runs from leadoff spot and posted .506 on-base percentage … Helped Huskies win first conference title since 1998 with 13-1 league record and 17-3 mark overall. ANDREA SOLBERG Greenfield Senior infielder Batted .472, including seven doubles and three home runs — notably a homer in the WIAA sectional loss to Muskego … Committed zero errors in 169 chances … Drove in 42 runs.
P L AY E R O F T H E Y E A R Hailey Mohrfeld Menomonee Falls Senior infielder Unanimous GMC Player of the Year and UW-Green Bay recruit … hit .534 with 42 RBIs, 39 runs scored, seven doubles, five triples and nine home runs … posted a slugging percentage of 1.137 … Committed only three errors at shortstop (.942 fielding percentage).
Homestead Senior infielder Moved from outfield last year and helped North Shore runner-up get back to state … First-team selection in North Shore … hit .420 with four doubles, seven triples and one homer with 26 RBIs … Successful in all 15 stolen-base attempts. MARTHA RADTKE
Kay Nichols West Allis Hale In second season, led the Huskies from a team hovering around .500 to 17-3, with a share of the Greater Metro Conference title at 13-1 in league play. … First title for Huskies since 1998 … Only losses came to state qualifier Oconomowoc, league foe Menomonee Falls and sectional finalist Hartford … Nurtured group of sophomores and freshmen with key returning seniors.
LIZZY MENDEN Whitnall Sophomore outfielder Hit .427 on her way to first-team honors in the Woodland Conference, with six doubles and two triples … Drove in 20 runs and posted a .485 on-base percentage, with just three strikeouts all year.
Nicolet Senior outfielder Four-year player earned first-team All-North Shore honors … Batting average of .446 was second in conference, with .579 on-base percentage. … Finished with nine doubles, four triples and one home run.
HANNAH KLEBESADEL Germantown Senior pitcher North Shore Conference Player of the Year set a new school record with 237 strikeouts (old mark 186) … Posted ERA of 0.55 and led Warhawks to league title … Allowed only 33 hits in 77 innings.
HAILEY WILSON Menomonee Falls Senior catcher Returning All-Suburban choice led 19-2 Greater Metro Conference co-champs … Batted .500 with 10 doubles, five triples and 35 RBIs … Only struck out twice and posted .553 on-base percentage. … Unanimous first-team choice in GMC. K AT I E K O E P S E L Oak Creek Senior catcher Southeast Conference Player of the Year and three-time first-team choice in Southeast … Hit .546 with 11 doubles, two triples, two homers and 23 RBIs … On-base percentage of .661 … Made only one error with two passed balls.
ASHLEY GNACINSKI Muskego Senior utility Last year’s All-Suburban Player of the Year batted .439 with 11 doubles, five homers and 31 RBIs. Compiled .505 on-base percentage and also went 18-8 on the mound with six shutouts, closing career with 67 victories. … Struck out 147 batters, walked 34. ASHLEY KLUCK West Allis Hale Senior utility First-team choice in the Greater Metro compiled 17-2 record on the hill, working all but two of the team’s innings. Posted ERA of 0.32 and also hit a team-high .522 with two doubles, 26 runs and 19 RBIs.
N ATA L I E K AY K AT I E L A N G
HONORABLE MENTION CATCHERS: Jessica “Crash” Alvaro, senior, New Berlin Eisenhower; Kelsey Griebling, senior, Germantown; Ellen Krueger, senior, Greenfield PITCHERS: Nicole Bublitz, sophomore, Brown Deer; Carolyn Dudek, junior, Whitnall; Jamie Kilps, junior, New Berlin Eisenhower INFIELD: Jessica Cemke, sophomore, Germantown; Allison Coppersmith, senior, Wauwatosa West; Jamie Ertl, sophomore, Menomonee Falls; Addy Green, sophomore, Germantown; Becca Hoffland, junior, Wauwatosa East; Danielle Millard, senior, West Allis Hale; Erin Miller, junior Nicolet; Sarah Mueller, freshman, West Allis Hale; Erika Swoboda, junior, Germantown; Halie Weigel, junior, West Allis Central OUTFIELD: Elizabeth Aslin, senior, Brookfield East; Maddie Eikenmeyer, sophomore, Menomonee Falls; Jocelyn Klescewski, senior, West Allis Hale; Cassie Osinski, senior, Wauwatosa East; Lauren Renard, junior, Germantown; Jennifer Tschetter, senior, Germantown UTILITY: Meredith Behm, senior, Shorewood; Celia Carroll, senior, Shorewood; Leslie Fuda, senior, Whitefish Bay; Maggie Hankerd, sophomore, Whitefish Bay; Kelsey Noah, freshman, Muskego; Addie Prochnow, senior, Shorewood; Quincey Rice, senior, Shorewood COACHES: Jack Miller, Greenfield; Kurt Raguse and Amy Barbiaux, Germantown; Corey Scheel, New Berlin West; Jeff Setz, New Berlin Eisenhower; Wendy Wolff, Menomonee Falls
July 7, 2011
New Berlin Eisenhower Sophomore pitcher First-team selection in the Woodland posted 1.47 ERA and 10-1 record with 95 strikeouts and three shutouts. She also scored 23 runs with 17 RBIs as a hitter, batting .365. Did not commit an error as pitcher or outfielder.
HOW THEY WERE CHOSEN The NOW sports staff begins compiling each All-Suburban team by contacting all coaches in its coverage area and asking for nominations. Coaches provide comments on each player and season statistics. That information is put on a ballot to which NOW reporters add their own first-hand impressions of players. Each staff member then votes for the players he feels should be on the team, ranking them on a numerical scale. The player with the most points is named the Player of the Year and the next nine players are also named to the team. Those players receiving votes who do not make the team earn high honorable mention and those who are nominated but don't receive votes earn honorable mention.
CATCHERS: Megan Henneberry, senior, Muskego; Amy Keel, senior, Homestead INFIELD: Hailey Kunz, senior, New Berlin West; Andrea Schneider, senior, Brookfield Central; Rachel Seefeldt, sophomore, West Allis Hale; Ellen Surges, senior, New Berlin Eisenhower UTILITY: Becky Hansen, junior, Brookfield East; Jayme Love, senior, Franklin COACHES: Dave Keel, Homestead; John Rosenberg, Muskego
Franklin Senior outfielder Earned first-team honors in the Southeast and played in WFSCA All-Star Game … Hit .418 with three doubles, two home runs, 20 RBIs and 18 runs scored … Reached base at .487 clip.
HIGH HONORABLE MENTION
New Berlin West Senior utility Named Division Player of the Year in the Woodland Blue after batting .492 with three doubles and 29 runs scored … Posted .582 on-base percentage and went 6-1 on the hill with a 1.82 ERA.
Menomonee Falls Senior pitcher Led Indians to GMC cochampionship, posting 15-2 record with 131 strikeouts and 23 walks in 95 innings. Posted 1.62 ERA and allowed only 19 extra-base hits all year.
COACH OF THE YEAR
E M I LY G A D Z I C H O W S K I SIENA MITMAN