Aubrey was the only Denton-area team to have a consistent presence in the Texas Girls Coaches Association rankings throughout softball season, and the Lady Chaparrals’ success was reflected in three players earning District 11-4A superlative honors.
LSU commit Laney Roos, who hit .573 with 45 RBIs and nine home runs while also going 20-3 with 147 strikeouts and a 2.18 ERA in the circle, was named the district’s co-MVP, and twin sister Lexie Roos (.433, 32 RBIs, .982 fielding) was the catcher of the year.
Emma Spears, Aubrey’s sophomore second baseman who hit .391 with 15 RBIs, was named newcomer of the year.
Six other area players took home all-district superlative honors, including Guyer’s Morgan Medford, who closed out a four-year varsity career by leading the Lady Wildcats to the regional quarterfinals for the second straight season.
Medford hit .509 with 33 RBIs and 51 runs and was named the District 5-6A offensive player of the year.
In District 8-5A, two of Denton’s young stars earned superlative awards. Sophomore shortstop Kaylin Jackson, who hit .434 with 37 RBIs and six home runs, was the offensive player of the year. Freshman pitcher Ashanti McDade was named the district’s newcomer of the year after going 15-11 with a 2.86 ERA and 204 strikeouts while hitting .434 with 28 RBIs.
Ryan’s Abby Buettner, who hit .610 with 28 extra-base hits and 64 RBIs, was the 8-5A defensive player of the year.
Krum’s Lindsay Beutnagel was defensive player of the year in District 8-4A after leading the Lady Bobcats to a second-place finish.
Pilot Point’s Maiah Morris, who hit .356 with eight home runs and 33 RBIs, was offensive player of the year in District 9-3A.
See the full Denton-area all-district lists below, and pick up a copy of the June 16 edition of the Denton Record-Chronicle to see the 31 players honored on the DRC All-Area Softball Team presented by Classic of Denton.
MVP – Maddy Wright, Haslet Eaton
Pitcher of the Year – Dylann Kaderka, Keller
Catcher of the Year – Ashlyn Walker, Eaton
Co-Newcomer of the Year – Hailey Jones, Keller
Co-Newcomer of the Year – Vivica Hernandez, Eaton
Offensive Player of the Year – Morgan Medford, Guyer
Infielder of the Year – Riley Love, Keller
Outfielder of the Year – Amanda Desario, Keller
Utility Player of the Year – Kennedy Crites, Eaton
Coaching Staff of the Year – Keller
Dani Garcia, Keller Fossil Ridge; Ranci Willis, Guyer; Kara DeBruin, Guyer; Ryan Gallegos, Guyer; Eva Myers, Guyer; Chelsea Blankenship, Eaton; Jaden Middlebrook, Eaton; Tessa Galipeau, Eaton; Hayden Brown, Keller; Gaby Garcia, Southlake Carroll; Kelly Shackleford, Southlake Carroll; Madison Cashon, Southlake Carroll; Bailee Riggs, Keller Central; Allie Shaw, Keller Timber Creek.
Gwyn Miller, Trophy Club Nelson; Sarah Diessner, Trophy Club Nelson; Katie Gee, Southlake Carroll; Reese Mitchell, Keller Timber Creek; Baylea Myers, Keller Timber Creek; Hope Waid, Keller Fossil Ridge; Kate Franz, Keller Fossil Ridge; Caraline Woodall, Keller; Alexa Langeliers, Keller; Kenzlee Zaher, Eaton; Syndee Shelton, Keller Central.
Co-MVP: Jayda Coleman, The Colony
Co-MVP: Lauren Lucas, Little Elm
Offensive Player of the Year: Kaylin Jackson, Denton
Defensive Player of the Year: Abby Buettner, Ryan
Pitcher of the Year: Karlie Charles, The Colony
Catcher of the Year: Jacee Hamlin, The Colony
Newcomer of the Year: Ashanti McDade, Denton
Co-Utility Player of the Year: Olivia Wick, The Colony
Co-Utility Player of the Year: Izzi Fielder, Little Elm
Coaching Staff of the Year: The Colony
Michelle Tillapaugh, The Colony; Elexus Facors, The Colony; Madison Adams, Little Elm; Alyssa Adams, Little Elm; Mikayla Roy, Little Elm; Georgia Heathcock, Little Elm; Rylee Seymour, Justin Northwest; Hannah Copeland, Justin Northwest; Savanna Phillips, Ryan; Harper Hughes, Ryan; Katie Baeumler, Ryan; AJ Frausto, Braswell; Emma Rodrigues, Braswell; Shelby Nelson, Lake Dallas; Brooklyn Morris, Denton; Brandy Sorrells, Denton; Gabby Naples, Denton.
Allie Buchanan, Lake Dallas; Aubrey Meyers, Lake Dallas; Jodee Duncan, The Colony; Carlie Goldy, The Colony; Leah Salinas, Little Elm; Melissa Ocasio, Little Elm; Taylor Jayo, Justin Northwest; Aryanna Reyes, Justin Northwest; Kobie Bothell, Ryan; Kiana Olim, Ryan; Amanda Terzich, Ryan; Alex Guerrero, Ryan; Cat Carter, Denton; Cat Carter, Denton; Meagan Haney, Denton; Taylor Pizzica, Denton; Britain Hartzell, Braswell; Erin Corley, Braswell; Rylee Carpenter, Braswell.
Co-MVP – Hannah Howell, Anna
Co-MVP – Laney Roos, Aubrey
Co-Offensive MVP – Grace Cantu, Celina
Co-Offensive MVP – Audrey Solomon, Melissa
Defensive MVP – Shelby Dombrowski, Anna
Pitcher of the Year – Micayla Galloway, Celina
Catcher of the Year – Lexie Roos, Aubrey
Newcomer of the Year – Emma Spears, Aubrey
Freshman of the Year – Hannah Price, Anna
Utility Player of the Year – Savannah Rodriguez, Melissa
Coaching Staff of the Year – Anna
Sage Murray, Celina; Colbie Balsamo, Celina; Alexis Pevehouse, Melissa; Kylee Brakebill, Melissa; Madison Gaston, Anna; Kallie Harris, Anna; Jessica Grimes, Aubrey; Nia Bengtzen, Aubrey; Lauren Trott, Aubrey; Anna Fortenberry, Melissa; Alexa Almejo, Sanger.
Trinity Needham, Melissa; Hannah Howell, Aubrey; Kimberlin Hopson, Sanger; Natalie Guiterrez, Gainesville; Alexys Gingegaw, Celina; Maggie Rodgers, Melissa; Maralyn Perez, Celina; Bryton Wright, Melissa; Madison McPherson, Anna; Hannah Morland, Anna; Lexi Kendrick, Aubrey.
MVP: JT Smith, Decatur
Offensive MVP: Brison Hesteande, Decatur
Defensive MVP: Lindsay Beutnagel, Krum
Newcomer of the Year: Ashlynne Lane, Springtown
Pitcher of the Year: Reagan Chism, Decatur
Catcher of the Year: Valerie Garcia, Springtown
Utility Player of the Year: Jaci Ticknor, Decatur
Tristyn Trull, Decatur; Kennedy Brooks, Krum; Raylee Carey, Krum; Cheyanne Weirich, Bridgeport; Ashley Marschall, Bridgeport; Camryn Solcum, Springtown; Jayce Bolin, Krum; Lindsay Hill, Krum; Kelsey Vincent, Springtown; Kylie Johnson, Bridgeport.
Abby Williams, Argyle; Lanie Rodgers, Argyle; Payton Perkins, Decatur; Sami Cantu, Decatur; Kamryn Downhour, Krum; Delaney Jones, Springtown; Lilly Hooks, Decatur; Trinity Scheidecker, Bridgeport; Faith Butler, Krum; Madison Smith, Springtown; Jordyn Tarrant, Argyle.
MVP – Elizabeth Schroeter, Gunter
Pitcher of the Year – Lauren Jaresh, Sadler S&S Consolidated
Catcher of the Year – Hayden Fox, Gunter
Offensive Player of the Year – Maiah Morris, Pilot Point
Defensive Player of the Year – Abby Gilbreath, Gunter
Newcomer of the Year – Karley Wolf, Whitesboro
Coaching Staff of the Year – Gunter
Bethany Gilbreath, Gunter; Kaylee Pruiett, Gunter; Monique Villanueva, Gunter; Christine Billmeier, Pilot Point; Kenedee Gist, Pilot Point; Bailee Stewart, Pilot Point; Baylie Baumann, Ponder; McKayla Pittman, Ponder; Haylee Mahan, Sadler S&S Consolidated; Riley Marshall, Sadler S&S Consolidated; Jecca Autry, Whitesboro.
Taylor Boddie, Gunter; Olivia Eft, Gunter; Paige Cox, Pilot Point; Brooke Lane, Pilot Point; Kaylee Adler, Ponder; Sammy Wallis, Pottsboro; Kaylee Baker, Sadler S&S Consolidated; Bella Medrano, Sadler S&S Consolidated; Taylor Maxwell, Sadler S&S Consolidated; Elly Harper, Whitesboro; Chesney Wolf, Whitesboro.