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2014 All-Area Softball Team

Published: Thursday, June 19, 2014 10:38 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014 8:06 a.m. CDT

FIRST TEAM

Morgan Newport
DeKalb, So., OF/P

The 2014 Daily Chronicle Player of the Year, Newport had an OPS of 1.188 for the Barbs, hitting three home runs and finishing with 31 RBIs in the No. 3 spot. She was also good in the circle as DeKalb's No. 2 pitcher, going 12-3 with a 1.76 ERA and striking out 69 hitters in 71 2/3 innings. She was also a strong defender in right field.

Katie Kowalski
DeKalb, Sr., pitcher

After struggling through injuries the past two seasons, Kowalski was back to her former self as a senior. Kowalski went 11-4, had a 1.99 ERA and struck out 135 hitters in 123 1/3 innings.

Angie Morrow
Kaneland, Jr., pitcher

The Wisconsin commit was money for the Knights after transferring from Burlington Central. Morrow finished with 127 strikeouts in 119 innings, finishing 10-7 with a 1.59 ERA.

Sarah Friedlund
DeKalb, Sr., third baseman

Friedlund had an OPS of 1.108 in the cleanup spot for DeKalb. Arguably her biggest hit came in the Barbs' 8-4 Jacobs Sectional semifinal win against McHenry, a three-run home run in the fifth inning which broke a 4-4 tie.

Baylie Ullmark
Genoa-Kingston, Jr., pitcher

Ullmark was the Cogs' No. 1 pitcher, giving up just 17 earned runs in 107 2/3 innings, striking out 114 and walking just 24. She was also a threat at the plate, hitting .395 for G-K.

SECOND TEAM

Paige KueflerKaneland, Jr., catcher

Meg CohrsKaneland, So., infielder

Kayla KauffmanIndian Creek, Sr., catcher

Morgan WeberKaneland, Fr., outfielder

Paige KeeganGenoa-Kingston, Sr., catcher

THIRD TEAM

Lyndsey CoddingtonSycamore, senior, outfielder

Haley ZuberbierHiawatha, Sr., C/IF

Lanie CallaghanKaneland, Sr., outfielder

Abby TaylorDeKalb, So., shortstop

Kendyl StrackGenoa-Kingston, So., 3B/P

HONORABLE MENTION

Lindsey CostliowDeKalb, senior, catcher

MaryKate HarrodHinckley-Big Rock, junior, catcher

Jasmyne TaylorSycamore, senior, outfielder

Jordyn ShultzSycamore, junior, third baseman

Lexi HowieGenoa-Kingston, freshman, shortstop

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