Sibley East softball players Kelsey Sunvold and Katie Glisczsinski were recently honored by the Minnesota River Conference (MRC).
This is Sunvold’s first season on the all-conference team. She was an honorable mention selection in 2009.
For the past three seasons, Sunvold has anchored the Sibley East pitching staff. For the past two years, Sunvold has been the team’s leading hitter. She also led the squad in runs batted in.
In 2010, Sunvold toted a .441 batting average. She had seven doubles and five triples, and she knocked in 15 runs. Sunvold also scored ten times this season for the Wolverines.
Sunvold, a captain, was named Sibley East’s “Most Valuable Player” this season.
“Kelsey was an excellent leader both on and off the field,” Sibley East coach Rod Tollefson said. “We will miss her leadership next season.”
Tollefson is hoping Glisczinksi can help fill the leadership void left by Sunvold. Glisczinski was a junior catcher for the Wolverines this past season.
Micaela LaRose of Holy Family and Gretta Schultz of Le Sueur-Henderson shared MVP honors in the MRC. Both players nearly led their teams to state tourney berths this season.
Coach of the year honors went to Holy Family’s Lisa Koehler. She led the Fire to a conference championship in 2010.
Kelsey Sunvold – Sibley East
Micaela LaRose – Holy Family
Zoe Johnson – Holy Family
Ally Bauer – Holy Family
Emily Bauer – Holy Family
Lauren Weierke – Jordan
Courtney Kochlin – Jordan
Sam Pieper – Jordan
Makayla Lambrecht – Jordan
Brittany Brenke – Le Sueur-Hend.
Gretta Schultz – Le Sueur-Hend.
Ashley Kahlow – Le Sueur-Hend.
Kelsey Schmidt – Le Sueur-Hend.
Kelsey Stender – Belle Plaine
Desirae Guscette – Belle Plaine
Maura Flaherty – Belle Plaine
Natalie Stockman – Norwood YA
Brianna Raether – Norwood YA
Laura Keogh – Monty-Lonsdale
Caite Vosejpka – Monty-Lonsdale
Kendra Weege – Mayer Lutheran
Katie Glisczinski – Sibley East
Liz Jansen – Holy Family
Heidi Laabs – Jordan
Jenna Retka – Le Sueur-Hend.
Courtney Stender – Belle Plaine
Amanda Dreier – Norwood YA
Chelsey Walerius – Monty-Lonsdale
Liz Bartels – Mayer Lutheran