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Eight Bethany, KWU Softball Players Receive KCAC Honors

KCAC ReleaseMay 4, 2019

WICHITA, Kan. – The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference is pleased to announce the 2019 all-conference softball awards. Student-athletes were selected for all awards by vote of the KCAC head softball coaches.

The Avila University Eagles and the McPherson College Bulldogs are the co-regular season champions, ending the season with 20-4 conference records. McPherson head coach, Tony Segovia, was voted KCAC Coach of the Year by his peers.

Avila’s Mia Moreno earns the KCAC Player of the Year following a regular season where she hit a 0.467 average, 50 hits, 32 RBIs, 24 runs, and 12 doubles and five home runs. Christie Betker of McPherson College (1.30 ERA) earned KCAC Pitcher of the Year, while teammate Brittany Baroni was named Newcomer of the Year. Kat Davis of Friends University earned the 2019 KCAC Freshman of the Year honors.

The following athletes were selected by conference coaches as All-KCAC First Team, All-KCAC Second Team, Honorable Mention and Gold Glove Teams.


First Team    
Christie BetkerMcPherson CollegeJr.PitcherReno, Nev.
Hali WaltersFriends UniversitySo.PitcherLongmont, Colo.
Kayleigh BehmerAvila UniversitySr.PitcherRaytown, Mo.
Madison ByrdTabor CollegeJr.PitcherLong Beach, Calif.
Makayla AkinAvila UniversityFr.Relief PitcherTopeka, Kan.
Kylie FoxFriends UniversitySr.CatcherWichita, Kan.
Ellena Cott-LaurieOttawa UniversitySr.CatcherTopeka, Kan.
MacKenzie NicholsFriends UniversitySr.1BColumbus, Ohio
Kaylee ClintonOklahoma Wesleyan UniversityJr.2BHugo, Okla.
Mackenzie MusgroveAvila UniversitySo.SSBlue Springs, Mo.
Mia MorenoAvila UniversitySo.3BSan Antonio, Texas
Jessica JonesMcPherson CollegeJr.OFBrentwood, Calif.
Meida TautalatasiYork CollegeJr.OFAlameda, Calif.
Shelby BelloniFriends UniversitySr.OFDenver, Colo.
Kelsei DavisAvila UniversityJr.OFCamdenton, Mo.
Madison McDowellBethel CollegeSr.UTLBasehor, Kan.
Lexi HansonAvila UniversitySr.DPKansas City, Mo.
Second Team    
Brittany BaroniMcPherson CollegeJr.PitcherGalt, Calif.
Madison McKinneyAvila UniversityJr.PitcherNorborne, Mo.
Tara StubitsKansas Wesleyan UniversitySo.PitcherTopeka, Kan.
Brandi CaylerOttawa UniversityFr.PitcherTopeka, Kan.
Alysia RodriguezYork CollegeSr.Relief PitcherCanyon Lake, Calif.
Jenna ChristensenMcPherson CollegeSo.CatcherFortuna, Calif.
Emalee OverbayBethel CollegeSo.CatcherLouisburg, Kan.
Cierra McGeeAvila UniversitySo.1BLee’s Summit, Mo.
Danielle CornejoYork CollegeJr.2BChino, Calif.
Ciera FloresBethany CollegeSo.SSSan Leandro, Calif.
Alexa RomeroOttawa UniversitySr.3BBroken Arrow, Okla.
Kat DavisFriends UniversityFr.OFKeller, Texas
Sammi BatesOttawa UniversityJr.OFOlathe, Kan.
Taylor LaGrangeKansas Wesleyan UniversitySr.OFMont Belvieu, Texas
Kerrigan SimonsBethel CollegeJr.OFRiley, Kan.
Alex RitzemaSouthwestern CollegeSr.UTLWaterloo, Wisc.
MacKenzie LyonsSouthwestern CollegeJr.DPPonca City, Okla.
Honorable Mention    
Ashley NavaBethany CollegeJr.PitcherRiverside, Calif.
Teanne EdensSterling CollegeJr.PitcherCloverdale, Calif.
Paige SiewertUniversity of Saint MarySr.PitcherCalgary, Alberta, Canada
Hannah FoltzSouthwestern CollegeJr.Relief PitcherDouglass, Kan.
Taylor LenggenhagerKansas Wesleyan UniversityJr.CatcherAustin, Texas
Kiana VillarrealYork CollegeSo.CatcherKeizer, Ore.
Laura LeosYork CollegeSr.1BWilmington, Calif.
Kirsten RedfernKansas Wesleyan UniversityFr.1BKeller, Texas
Alexis WilsonBethel CollegeSr.2BWamego, Kan.
Emerson YakleAvila UniversitySo.2BKearney, Mo.
Allison KearneyOttawa UniversityFr.SSValley Falls, Kan.
Destiny BaconMcPherson CollegeSo.SSLa Mesa, Calif.
Michelle SchragBethel CollegeSr.SSMoundridge, Kan.
Kylecia TaylorMcPherson CollegeSo.3BFt. Hood, Texas
Payton LangleyOklahoma Wesleyan UniversitySo.3BOklahoma City, Okla.
Miranda EscalaraSterling CollegeSr.3BSanta Clarita, Calif.
Samantha AdamiYork CollegeSr.3BHayward, Calif.
Hannah PriceBethany CollegeSo.OFTemecula, Calif.
Alexis SolisUniversity of Saint MaryJr.OFBakersfield, Calif.
Reagan EastabrooksAvila UniversityJr.OFOdessa, Mo.
Tannah ColsonBethany CollegeFr.OFHuntington, Texas
Isabella GonzalezFriends UniversitySr.OFBakersfield, Calif.
Kori LaceyOttawa UniversityJr.OFEdmond, Okla.
Tiah GrassSterling CollegeSr.OFPendleton, Ore.
Taylor KathlerTabor CollegeSr.OFKelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Chelsea ConradMcPherson CollegeSr.OFIone, Calif.
Tomi-Lyn HickmanOttawa UniversitySo.OFOskaloosa, Kan.
Hailey ReeceUniversity of Saint MarySo.OFLee’s Summit, Mo.
Bailey BodkinSterling CollegeSr.OFStevenson Ranch, Calif.
Samantha TorresUniversity of Saint MarySr.UTLMorgan Hill, Calif.
Selena GomezYork CollegeJr.UTLGilroy, Calif.
Kaycee CarterSterling CollegeJr.DPPinon Hills, Calif.
Alysia RodriguezYork CollegeSr.DPCanyon Lake, Calif.
Gold Glove    
Teanne EdensSterling CollegeJr.PitcherCloverdale, Calif.
Kylie FoxFriends UniversitySr.CatcherWichita, Kan.
Samantha TorresUniversity of Saint MarySr.1BMorgan Hill, Calif.
Madison PrimroseTabor CollegeSo.2BFountain Valley, Calif.
Danielle CornejoYork CollegeJr.2BChino, Calif.
Miranda EscalaraSterling CollegeSr.3BSanta Clarita, Calif.
Allison KearneyOttawa UniversityFr.SSValley Falls, Kan.
Kylie BoehmerAvila UniversityFr.OFGrain Valley, Mo.
Tannah ColsonBethany CollegeFr.OFHuntington, Texas
Isabella GonzalezFriends UniversitySr.OFBakersfield, Calif.
Emily BalcomOklahoma Wesleyan UniversityFr.OFPoway, Calif.
Cassidy SchubertSouthwestern CollegeSo.OFTerrell, Texas
Hailey ReeceUniversity of Saint MarySo.OFLee’s Summit, Mo.

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