West Linn's Brooke McKelvey, Kaitlyn Lampson honored on all-state softball
It may be summertime now, but the honors keep coming in for West Linn's best softball players.
In the 2018 Class 6A all-state voting, both Brooke McKelvey and Kaitlyn Lampson were honored among the state's best players. The all-state softball lists were published on Friday.
McKelvey, a graduated senior who played outfield for the Lions, was named to the all-state second team. She was previously named to the all-Three Rivers League first team and was also honored as the TRL Player of the Year.
"Brooke is fast and reads plays in the outfield very well," West Linn coach Monica Sorenson said of McKelvey, the team's leadoff hitter and a player who will suit up next year for Carleton College in Minnesota. "She has a calmness and confidence that helped her get the batting average she has. She can bunt or hit for base hits (and she's) a great teammate."
For the season, McKelvey batted .512 with three doubles, three triples and one home run, as well as 23 RBIs, 37 runs scored, 17 steals and a .655 slugging percentage.
Lampson, a graduated senior who played infield for the Lions, was named to the all-state honorable mention team. The Harvard-bound Lampson was previously named to the all-Three Rivers League first team.
"(She was) great at hitting in runs … has an amazing knowledge of the game and knows how to motivate the team at the right time," Sorenson said. "(She was) a natural leader."
Lampson batted .406 this year, with nine doubles, two triples and one homer, along with 18 RBIs, 23 runs, six steals and a .661 slugging average.
Class 6A First team
Pitchers: Ashley Davis, Tigard, senior; Morgan Hornback, Oregon City, senior; Megan Woodward, Tualatin, senior
Catchers: Maggie Brauckmiller, Franklin, junior; Chelby Smalley, North Medford, junior
Infielders: Emily Churchill, Aloha, junior; Alyssa Daniell, Clackamas, sophomore; Kelsey Day, Westview, senior; Emma Foster, Franklin, senior; McKell McCuistion, Sprague, senior
Outfielders: Nadia Witt, McNary, senior; Taylor Holmquist, West Salem, junior; Bailey Nguyen, Franklin, senior; Alexa Bailey, Barlow, junior; Reece Martin, Westview, senior
Designated Player/Utility: Zoie Iverson, Oregon City, senior
Player of the Year — Alyssa Daniell, Clackamas
Pitcher of the Year — Ashley Davis, Tigard, senior
Coach of the Year — Jenna Wilson, Tualatin
Pitchers: Rylan Austin, North Medford, senior; Samantha Brauckmiller, Franklin, senior; Olivia Strickland, Jesuit, senior; Isabel Womack, Glencoe, senior
Catchers: Ashlynn Bailey, Glencoe, senior; Hailey Davis, West Albany, senior
Infielders: Taylor Alton, Tualatin, senior; Alex Barry, North Medford, senior; Grace Gaither, Grants Pass, junior; Emily Johansen, Tualatin, junior; Maygen McGrath, South Salem, senior
Outfielders: Lexi Klum, Tigard, sophomore; Brooke McKelvey, West Linn, senior; Joey Miller, Clackamas, senior; Ally Schuell, Madison, senior
Designated Player/Utility: Jordan Kuykendall, Grants Pass, senior
Pitcher: Grace Ferris, Roosevelt, senior
Catchers: Ella Hillier, Tualatin, senior; Isabelle Lewis, Oregon City, sophomore
Infielders: Ellie Babbit, West Albany, freshman; Morgan DeBord, Glencoe, junior; Nalani Muranaka, West Salem, senior; Gavin Shafer, Century, junior; Abby Wingo, Sunset, junior
Outfielders: Erika Allen, Roseburg, sophomore; Jensen Becker, Glencoe, junior; Vanessa Gonzalez, Forest Grove, senior; Zoe Olivera, Tualatin, senior
Designated Player/Utility: Marley Johnson, Madison, sophomore
Pitchers: Mahayla Gamble, West Albany, junior; Lexi Geary, Barlow, sophomore; Shaylee Monise, Clackamas, junior
Catchers: Emily Paulson, Tigard, sophomore; Annalissa Williamson, Jesuit, senior
Infielders: Cassie Cossler, West Albany, senior; Mia Ewell, Grant, sophomore; Jenny Marnin, Jesuit, senior; Kaitlin Lampson, West Linn, senior; Kylee Vanderbout, Clackamas, senior
Outfielders: Taylor Butterfield, Glencoe, senior; Megan Convery, Reynolds, junior; Ashley Renda, Jesuit, senior; Sophia Vandersommen, Tigard, freshman
Designated Player/Utility: Presley Janzi, West Albany, freshman