Two Estherville Lincoln Central players earned unanimous first team Lakes All-Conference honors for their play this past season. Two more ELC players earned second team honors with two earning honorable mention.
Earning first team honors for the Midgets were junior shortstop Megan Jensen and sophomore outfielder Carson Gjerde.
Jensen batted .327 in league play with 17 hits including three doubles, three home runs and 16 RBIs. Gjerde batted .356 with an on-base percentage of .420. She finished with 16 hits including five doubles and six RBIs. She also had six stolen bases.
Named to the second team were junior catcher Caitlyn Clayton and junior first baseman Alyssa Friesner.
Friesner batted .405 this season with 15 hits including a double, a home run and seven RBIs. She also drew eight walks for an on-base percentage of .511.
Clayton batted .188 in league play with nine hits including two doubles, a triple and six RBIs.
Earning honorable mention all-conference were senior pitcher Liz Brashear and senior third baseman Sarah Schacherer.
Brashear finished with a 7-6 record in the conference. Of the 63 runs allowed, only 23 were earned as she finished with a 1.79 earned run average. She struck out 71 batters, walked 27 and hit three. At the plate, the senior batted .267 in the league with 12 hits including one home run and eight RBIs.
Schacherer batted .295 in league play with 13 hits including two doubles, a triple and eight RBIs.
Estherville Lincoln Central finished the 2014 season in the middle of the Lakes Conference with a 7-7 record.
|Lakes Conference Softball 2014|
|Conference Coach of the Year: Rachel Gerking|
|1st Team All-Conference|
|Bailee Newman*- Spirit Lake|
|Ashton Connelly*- Emmetsburg|
|Summer Jansen – Western Christian|
|Whitlee Reitz – Spirit Lake|
|Madison Heidebrink *- LeMars|
|Piper Swanson - Spencer|
|Megan Jensen* - SS - ELC|
|Mackenzie Thate – SS – Spirit Lake|
|Tegan Olson -3B - Emmetsburg|
|Maddie Richter – 3B – Spirit Lake|
|Kenzie Bousema – 3B – Western Christian|
|Karis Rhode – 3B – Spencer|
|Caitlyn Roberts* - LF – Spirit Lake|
|Ashley Overberg* - RF - Emmetsburg|
|Carson Gjerde* - CF - ELC|
|Jamie Gesink – SS – Western Christian|
|Emily Haselhoff – P/SS - Cherokee|
|2nd Team All-Conference|
|Janessa Milbrodt – LeMars|
|Caitlyn Clayton – ELC|
|Holly Schneider – LeMars|
|Kassidy Rieken – LeMars|
|Sarah Simington – Emmetsburg|
|Kari Kramar – Spencer|
|Kaely Hummel – Cherokee|
|Kelsey Delpendang – LF/RF – Spirit Lake|
|Alexa Naig – LF - Emmetsburg|
|Crystal Eppling – LF – LeMars|
|Alyssa Friesner – 1B - ELC|
|Liz Brashear — Sarah Schacherer|