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Softball - Wed, May 10, 2017

Valley City State University juniors Kelsey Hamade and Kelli Moore have been named to the North Star Athletic Association Softball All Conference Team, the conference office announced earlier this week.

Hamade and Moore were both named 1st Team All Conference after strong junior seasons for the Viking softball program.

Hamade, a junior outfielder from Abbotsford, British Columbia, led the Vikings in hits (59), runs (39) and batting average (.362) this season. She played center field for VCSU and primarily batted in the leadoff position. Hamade had a .406 on-base percentage and was 15-for-17 on stolen bases. She collected five doubles and drove in 14 runs.

Moore, a junior first baseman from Sacramento, Calif., batted .360 for the Vikings, collecting 11 doubles, a home run and 28 RBIs. She scored 26 runs and had a .425 on-base percentage. Moore primarily batted clean-up for the Vikings and was 11-for-13 on stolen bases.

Valley City State University finished the season with a 21-31 overall record. The Vikings entered the conference tournament as the No. 6 seed but went 2-2 at the tournament, losing out to eventual champion University of Jamestown in the Bracket B championship game.

Below are the complete listings of all All-Conference Teams selections, postseason awards and Gold Glove Team:

2017 North Star Athletic Association Softball All-Conference First Team:

Position

First Name, Last Name

Year

School

Hometown

P

Kelli Fisher

Senior

Bellevue (Neb.)

Yutan, Neb.

INF

Erin Sharpe

Sophomore

Bellevue (Neb.)

Bosque Farms, N.M.

P

Hanna Dunnigan

Senior

Jamestown (N.D.)

Regina, Sask., Canada

OF

McKenzie Kenobbie

Senior

Dickinson State (N.D.)

Orangevale, Calif.

INF

Mikayla Frost

Freshman

Jamestown (N.D.)

Melba, Idaho

OF

Hannah Carter

Freshman

Bellevue (Neb.)

Des Moines, Iowa

INF

Kennedy Vinchattle

Junior

Waldorf (Iowa)

Boone, Iowa

C

Brianna Grayson

Senior

Dickinson State (N.D.)

Wilmington, Calif.

C/INF

Nicole Stewart

Freshman

Dakota State (S.D.)

Salida, Calif.

OF

Daisy Macias

Senior

Mayville State (N.D.)

Cathedral City, Calif.

OF

Rachael Dillon

Junior

Dickinson State (N.D.)

Billings, Mont.

INF

Nina Gurgian

Senior

Mayville State (N.D.)

Claremont, Calif.

UTIL

Emma Keller

Junior

Jamestown (N.D.)

Poulsbo, Wash.

OF

Haylee Hemmert

Senior

Presentation (S.D.)

Hyrum, Utah

P

Abigail Brooks

Sophomore

Dickinson State (N.D.)

Rocklin, Calif.

OF

Kelsey Hamade

Junior

Valley City State (N.D.)

Abbotsford, B.C., Canada

OF

Sydney Robertson

Senior

Bellevue (Neb.)

Omaha, Neb.

P

Brittany Rheault

Junior

Jamestown (N.D.)

West Fargo, N.D.

INF

Kelli Moore

Junior

Valley City State (N.D.)

Sacramento, Calif.

INF

Hattie Hupke

Junior

Waldorf (Iowa)

Carlisle, Iowa

 

2017 North Star Athletic Association Softball Postseason Awards
Pitcher-of-the-Year:  Kelli Fisher – Bellevue (Neb.)
Player-of-the-Year:  Erin Sharpe – Bellevue (Neb.)
Co-Newcomer-of-the-Year:  Mikayla Frost – Jamestown (N.D.) and Hannah Carter – Bellevue (Neb.)
Coach-of-the-Year:  Michala Cimino – Bellevue (Neb.)

2017 North Star Athletic Association Softball Gold Glove Team:

Position

First Name, Last Name

Year

School

Hometown

C

Brianna Grayson

Senior

Dickinson State (N.D.)

Wilmington, Calif.

1B

Alex Tooley

Junior

Bellevue (Neb.)

Bellevue, Neb.

2B

Amber Ewert

Junior

Presentation (S.D.)

Gilbert, Ariz.

3B

Linda Ontiveros

Senior

Jamestown (N.D.)

Yuma, Ariz.

SS

Hattie Hupke

Junior

Waldorf (Iowa)

Carlisle, Iowa

LF

Haylee Hemmert

Senior

Presentation (S.D.)

Hyrum, Utah

CF

Kylie Macaig

Sophomore

Jamestown (N.D.)

Airdrie, Alberta Canada

RF

Lauren Coronado

Senior

Mayville State (N.D.)

Los Angeles, Calif.

P

Shaye Kemball

Freshman

Mayville State (N.D.)

Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada