Ravens Softball Season Recap

Ravens Softball Season Recap

Despite a hard fought game and loss to New London 14-10 in the Class 1A Region 8 opening round contest and thus ending our season, it was time to celebrate the accomplishments and successes with an end-of-the-year awards night on the softball diamond.   Soon after the celebration, the parents and siblings took on the players and coaching staff in a 6-inning slow-pitch game where the only objective was for all participating parents not to have to schedule an MRI scan for torn ligaments the following day.  As far as we are aware, all stayed healthy and happy. 

The following is a list of the 2021 Hillcrest Academy Softball award recipients:

JV Participants: Lydia Beachy, Erin Bontrager, Hailey Chalupa, Morgyn Nafziger, Kylee Statler, Delaney Shaw, Malia Yoder
JV Most Outstanding Player – Offense:  Delaney Shaw
JV Most Outstanding Player – Defense: Malia Yoder
JV Most Inspirational Player: Norah Yoder
JV Most Improved Player: Hailey Chalupa

Varsity Letterwinners:  *Morgyn Nafziger, *Delaney Shaw, *Malia Yoder, ****Leah Bontrager, ***Esther Hughes, **Evelyn Gerber, ***Grace Miller, ***Norah Yoder, ***Meredith Blossom, *Madeline Fox, *****Yani Gutierrez, *****Sarah Miller

*Number of overall softball letters earned

SEISC Academic All-Conference:  Leah Bontrager, Esther Hughes, Evelyn Gerber, Norah Yoder, Meredith Blossom and Madeline Fox, Sarah Miller
Academic All-State:  Meredith Blossom, Madeline Fox, and Sarah Miller
SEISC All-Conference:  Malia Yoder (Honorable Mention), Evelyn Gerber (Honorable Mention), Esther Hughes (2nd Team – Outfield), Madeline Fox (1st Team – Infield)
Golden Glove Award – Outfield: Esther Hughes
Golden Glove Award – Infield: Malia Yoder
Louisville Slugger Bat Award (Highest Batting Avg.): Madeline Fox
Most Inspirational Player Award: Sarah Miller
Most Improved Player Award: Evelyn Gerber
Most Valuable Player Award: Leah Bontrager and Yani Gutierrez
Coaches Award:  Norah Yoder

Congratulations to all and thank you for the continued support of Hillcrest Softball.