Huff, Woodward top All-Nebraska choices

By Jacob Knabel on Jun. 23, 2016 in Softball

Omaha-World Herald news article

SEWARD, Neb. – A total of five Concordia softball student-athletes garnered mention on the list of NAIA All-Nebraska team, selected by the Omaha World-Herald. The news outlet placed both junior Taylor Huff and sophomore Michaela Woodward on the 17-member squad. Another three Bulldogs collected honorable mention: junior Kylie Harpst, sophomore Autumn Owens and senior Julia Tyree.

Both Owens and Woodward were first team all-GPAC selections while Harpst, Huff and Tyree received second team billing. Woodward has now earned All-Nebraska honors in each of her first two seasons with Concordia. As a sophomore she batted .380 with six home runs and 29 RBIs. She also went 11-6 with a 4.58 ERA as a pitcher.

Owens enjoyed the best season of any Bulldog hitter. This past year she hit .392 with nine home runs and 45 RBIs while slugging .692. Owens, Woodward, Harpst (.392) and Huff (.355) all hit better than .350 for head coach Todd LaVelle’s 2016 squad, which finished at 30-18 overall. The foursome of Harpst, Huff, Owens and Woodward combined for 23 of the team’s 28 home runs.

Omaha World-Herald NAIA All-Nebraska Softball Team
C: Taylor Huff, Concordia, Jr., .355
C: Brittany Rayls, York, Sr., .369
C: Madi Francis, Nebraska Wesleyan, Jr., .333
1B: Heather Sabata, Hastings, Sr., .458
2B: Heather Ramirez, Doane, Jr., .362
3B: Sam Valadez, Doane, Jr., .329
SS: Corrin Ziepke, Hastings, So., .440
IF: Emily Miller, Bellevue, Fr., .331
EH: Michaela Woodward, Concordia, So., .380
OF: Jordan Van Roy, Doane, Fr., .356
OF: Rachel Kubik, Nebraska Wesleyan, Sr., .392
OF: Brianna Perez, York, Sr., .433
OF: Chloe Boeka, Hastings, Jr., .404
P: Ellie Doughty, Doane, Sr., 17-10, 1.53 ERA
P: Kelli Fisher, Bellevue, Jr., 23-13, 1.16 ERA
P: Marisa Garver, Nebraska Wesleyan, Sr., 14-8, 2.20 ERA
P: Taylor Erlenbusch, Hastings, Sr., 19-10, 3.19

Honorary captain: Corrin Ziepke, Hastings College

Honorable mention: Emily Gigax, Kaitlyn Goney, Erin Sharpe, Sarah Zeleny, Bellevue; Nicki Larsen, College of St. Mary, Kylie Harpst, Autumn Owens, Julia Tyree, Concordia; Kelsey Bernhardt, Nicole Fernandez, Carly Shniderson, Doane; Katlynn Behnk, Morgan Fisher, Cara Williams, Hastings; Katie Heard, Madie Nelson, Stephanie Norrick, Skyler Peterson, Midland; Maddy Ethen, Kassie Knauss, Nicole Vana, Nebraska Wesleyan; Halle Holloway, Morgan Ritchie, Nicole Reznicek, Peru State; Lilianna Herrera, Alysia Rodriguez, York College.