Koenig, Lindsey Headline Area Mississippi Valley Conference All-Division Selections


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City High secured its first trip to the state tournament since 2001 on Tuesday with a 4-2 win over Mississippi Valley Conference rival Linn-Mar.

The good continued to roll in for the Little Hawks on Wednesday.

City High had five players earn first or second team honors when the MVC announced its all-division selections on Wednesday.

Freshman Ayana Lindsey and Carey Koenig were both named to the Valley Division first team while freshman Ella Cook and sophomores Sydney Fellows and Keli Potter were all second-team selections for the Little Hawks.

West High had three players named to the first or second team led by senior shortstop Brooke Goodman who was a first-team pick in the Mississippi Division.

Lindsey and Koenig headlined the City High all-division selections after leading the Little Hawks to a 24-18 record.

Lindsey was a first-team pick as an infield after batting .374 and leading City High in runs (53), walks (25) and stolen bases (33) and also posted a 12-10 record and 2.41 ERA in the pitching circle.

Koenig was a first-team utility pick after rotating between catcher and third base for the Little Hawks.

Koenig hit .358 with a team-high, 12 doubles, eight home runs, 53 RBI and .683 slugging percentage and also scored 41 runs and walked 24 times.

Cook was a second team selection as an infielder after hitting .329 with 30 RBI while Potter was a second-team utility selection after slugging seven home runs and driving in 40 runs while leading City High with a .384 average.

Fellows hit six home runs and drove in 40 runs while batting .331 on her way to being named a second-team selection as an outfielder.

Juniors Brianna Bentler and Alexa Fredericks were both honorable mention picks for City High.

Goodman earned first-team honors as an infielder for West High averaging hitting .317 as a senior.

The shortstop had three home runs and 19 RBI for West High and scored 18 runs.

Sophomore third baseman Kiahna Hill was a second-team pick as an infielder for West High while freshman Cynthia Hull was a second-team utility selection.

Hill led West High in batting average (.402), runs (28), hits (49), home runs (7), RBI (24) and stolen bases (23).

Hull hit .296 with two home runs and 20 RBI and led the Women of Troy with 23 walks while ranking second on the team with 27 runs.

Senior outfielder Kyra Stoll and sophomore pitcher Eva Burbidge both earned honorable mention status for West High.

Mississippi Valley Conference All-Division Softball Selections

Mississippi Division

Athlete of the year – Lindsey Culver, Jr., Cedar Rapids Jefferson

Coach of the year – Brian Erbe, Cedar Rapids Jefferson
First teamP: *Erica Oler, Sr., Cedar Rapids Jefferson; Maria Steffen, Sr., Cedar Rapids Xavier. C: Olivia Richards, Jr., Cedar Rapids Xavier. INF: *Lindsey Culver, Jr., Cedar Rapids Jefferson; *Keera Ball, Jr., Cedar Rapids Xavier; *Ally Johnson, Sr., Linn-Mar; Brooke Goodman, Sr., West High. OF: Liv Erickson, Sr., Cedar Rapids Jefferson; Charlotte Richards, Sr., Cedar Rapids Xavier; Ariana Rolle, Sr., Linn-Mar. UTIL: Bri Netty, Sr., Waterloo East; Paige Hummel, Soph., Dubuque Wahlert.

Second teamP: Anna Chapman, Fr., Dubuque Wahlert; Katie Smith, Sr., Linn-Mar. C: Hannah Markham, Jr., Cedar Rapids Jefferson. INF: Josie Card-Stocks, Soph., Waterloo East; Elly Schuemann, Sr., Linn-Mar; Jenae Marshall, Jr., Cedar Rapids Xavier; Kiahna Hill, Soph., West High. OF: Kaylee Donner, Jr., Cedar Rapids Jefferson; Jayden Bentley, Fr., Waterloo East; Hannah Williams, Sr., Cedar Rapids Xavier. UTIL: Cam Kauffman, Jr., Cedar Rapids Xavier; Cynthia Hull, Fr., West High.

Honorable mention – Emily Kuba, Jr., Cedar Rapids Jefferson; Courtney Rawson, Jr., Cedar Rapids Jefferson; Carly McAllister, Soph., Cedar Rapids Xavier; Kya Loffswold, Fr., Cedar Rapids Xavier; Lily Roth, Soph., Dubuque Wahlert; Kathryn Nedder, Fr., Dubuque Wahlert; Eva Burbidge, Soph., West High; Kyra Stoll, Sr., West High; Carly Rima, Jr., Linn-Mar; Mariam Berry, Sr., Linn-Mar; Lexi Wroe, Sr., Waterloo East; Sydney Magnuson, Fr., Waterloo East; Brianna McPoland, Fr., Waterloo West; Lauren Conrey, Soph., Waterloo West.

All-academic (Area athletes only)Abigail Arens, Sr., West High; Brooke Goodman, Sr., West High

Valley Division

Athlete of the year – Kaylin Kinney, Soph., Cedar Rapids Kennedy  

Coach of the year – Maddison LeClere, Cedar Rapids Kennedy  
First team P: *Kaylin Kinney, Soph., Cedar Rapids Kennedy; *Jayme Scheck, Fr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy. C: Abby Spore, Soph., Cedar Rapids Kennedy. INF: Alana Cooksley, Sr., Dubuque Hempstead; Ashley Winterowd, Sr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy; Ayana Lindsey, Fr., City High; Makenna Moenk, Soph., Cedar Rapids Prairie. OF: *Morgan Lewis, Sr., Cedar Rapids Prairie; Camryn Jeffords, Sr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy; Morgan Krug, Sr., Dubuque Hempstead. UTIL: Nicole Sullivan, Soph., Cedar Rapids Prairie; Carey Koenig, Fr., City High.

Second teamP: McKenzie Capesius, Sr., Dubuque Senior; Malarie Huseman, Soph., Dubuque Hempstead. C: Jensyn Jones, 8th, Cedar Rapids Prairie. INF: Ella Cook, Fr., City High; Katie Schaul, Jr., Dubuque Hempstead; Morgan Schueler, Sr., Dubuque Senior; Cara Forsblom, Jr., Cedar Falls. OF: Addie Parker, Fr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy; Sydney Fellows, Soph., City High; Maddy Reel, Soph., Dubuque Senior. UTIL: Keli Potter, Soph., City High; Natalie Blank, Sr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy

Honorable mention – Tjaden Petersen, Soph., Cedar Falls; Breanna Speck, Jr., Cedar Falls; Kai Johnson, Jr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy; Alyssa Martin, Soph., Cedar Rapids Kennedy; Amaya Snyder, Fr., Cedar Rapids Prairie; Anne Cerveny, Sr., Cedar Rapids Prairie; Grace Stockmaster, Jr., Cedar Rapids Washington; Corri Peterson, Sr., Cedar Rapids Washington; Julia Meehan, Sr., Dubuque Hempstead; Kaylie Springer, Soph., Dubuque Hempstead; Tessa Kemp, Sr., Dubuque Senior; Alli Tigges, Sr., Dubuque Senior; Brianna Bentler, Jr., City High; Alexa Fredericks, Jr., City High

All-academic (Area athletes only)Alexa Fredericks, Jr., City High; Kaylee Paulsen, Jr., City High

*-Denotes unanimous selection