Eight players selected; Mariah Mulcahy named Pitcher of the Year again
For the second year in a row, St. Helens Mariah Mulcahy was named Pitcher of the Year for the Northwest Oregon Conference.
Mulcahy, a sophomore, was joined by seven teammates receiving NWOC all-league honors.
First-team selections for St. Helens also included: Sue Sass, senior shortstop; and Ashley Giesbers, freshman outfielder.
Chosen for the second team from St. Helens were: sophomore catcher Michelle Sass; junior second baseman Karli Edwards; junior outfielder Stevie Strawn.
Honorable mention went to freshman first baseman Taylor Leal and sophomore designated player Alyssa Giesbers.
The Lady Lions finished second in the league behind Sandy. They were eliminated from the playoffs by Hermiston. Sandy and Hermiston play for the state championship this Saturday.
NWOC First team
Player of the YearKelly Meeuwsen, Liberty. Pitcher of the Year Mariah Mulcahy, St. Helens. Coach of the YearKellie Wilkerson, Sandy.
PitchersMariah Mulcahy, soph., St. Helens; Sammie Byron, jr., Sandy; Sarah Harms, Wilsonville. CatchersRachel Rutledge, jr., Sandy; Rebecca Ollison, Wilsonville. InfieldersKelly Meeuwsen, soph., Liberty; Chelsea Spanner, sr., Sandy; Sue Sass, sr., St. Helens; Kayleah Starr, Wilsonville; Taylor Balfour, jr., Putnam. OutfieldersMeghan Luebbert, Sandy; Ashley Giesbers, fr., St. Helens; Brynn Lio, Wilsonville; Molly Nut, soph., Sandy; Kate Betschart, soph., Putnam. Designated PlayerCheyenne Baker, sr., Sandy. Utility PlayerPrincess Anyanwu, soph., Parkrose; Stephanie Stamnes, Wilsonville.
NWOC Second team
PitchersAshley Driscoll, jr. Liberty; Emily Carlson, fr., Sherwood. CatchersPaige Smotherman, soph. Liberty; Michelle Sass, soph. St. Helens. InfieldersSierra Lamotte, sr., Liberty; Karli Edwards, jr., St. Helens; Katie Zook, soph., Sherwood; Tiffany Neuman, sr., Sandy; Hannah Zweig, jr., Sherwood.
OutfieldersKimiyo Asanuma, Parkrose, jr.; Karoline Mason, sr., Liberty; Stevie Strawn, jr., St. Helens; Kylie Wruble, sr., Liberty. Designated PlayerAdry Seitz, sr., Sherwood. Utility PlayerKassie Stevenson, Milwaukie.
NWOC Honorable Mention
PitchersNicole Bugliari, Milwaukie; Brooke Snyder, fr., Putnam. CatchersMariah Scott, Milwaukie; Ashley Culp, jr., Putnam. InfieldersMaddie Wharton, Wilsonville; Presley Turin, soph., Sandy; Brittany Giesbers, sr., Liberty; Taylor Gruetzmacher, sr., Parkrose; Katie Conroy, Wilsonville; Taylor Leal, fr., St. Helens.
OutfieldersTalea Stashin, sr., Sherwood; Sarah Roberts, Wilsonville. Designated PlayerAlyssa Giesbers, soph., St. Helens.