Brittany Hoffmann, SS, Senior., New Ulm
Hoffmann had a very successful four-year career for the Eagles. She helped lead her team to two straight state championships and ended up with 21 career home runs. This season was Hoffmann's best statistically as she hit .446 with 37 hits (16 doubles, five home runs) and 32 RBI. Hoffmann will be taking her talents to the University of Sioux Falls to play softball next spring.
Sydney Schuck, Pitcher, Sr., New Ulm
Schuck went from being a part-time pitcher a year ago to being the ace of her team and a key contributor to the Eagles' state championship this season. Schuck posted a 34-3 record in her career, including a 21-3 record this year. She struck out 128 batters this season and had a 1.01 ERA. At the plate she hit two home runs, had 16 hits and 25 RBI and was named All-SCC.
Kimberly Frank, Pitcher, Sr., Wabasso
All Journal Softball
The following is the 2013 All-Journal softball team, as voted on by The Journal Sports Writers. The players are nominated by their coach and The Journal staff writers rank their top 10 players based on all of the nominees and circle an additional five. Points are as follows: 15 points for first place vote, 14 for second, etc. First place votes are in parenthesis.
1. Sydney Schuck, New Ulm - 58 (2)
2. Brittany Hoffmann, New Ulm - 58 (2)
3. Kimberly Frank, Wabasso, 50
4. Lisa Helget, Cathedral, 49
5. Karlee Pfaff, Cathedral, 42
6. Ellie Schneider, New Ulm, 41
7. Rachel Strandmark, New Ulm, 29
8. Anne Schwarz, Cathedral, 26
9. Maddy Helget, St. Mary's, 23
10. Abby Hauser, Cathedral, 21
11. Erin McDurmont, GFW, 18
12. Carlie Maasz, MVL, 16
13. Paige Pautzke, Cathedral, 15
14. Charlotte Pfingsten, MVL, 12
15. Becky Roiger, Springfield, 10
16. Abby Kamm, New Ulm, 6
17. Karissa Fleck, St. Mary's, 3
18. Shawna Rogotzke, Wabasso, 3
Frank led the Rabbits with a 12-3 record and a 1.35 ERA. She struck out 92 batters in 83 innings and she hit .425 for the season. She had a good combination of speed and power, swiping eight bases and hitting two home runs to go along with two triples and 12 RBI and was named All-Tomahawk Conference.
Lisa Helget, Sr., NUC
Helget has been a top-notch player and key to Cathedral's success over the past four years. Although she missed a good portion of the season, she still put up some impressive numbers. Helget hit .492 with six home runs, six doubles, 21 RBI and 31 hits overall.
Karlee Pfaff, C, Jr., NUC
Pfaff has been one of the best power hitters for the Greyhounds the past couple of seasons. This year she hit .440 with 37 hits including four home runs, 10 doubles and two triples while driving in 32 runs.
Ellie Schneider, 2B,
Jr., New Ulm
Schneider was one of the best hitters for the Eagles this season. She hit .457 with 42 hits (seven doubles, three triples, two home runs) and had 31 RBI. She also posted a .984 fielding percentage at second base.
Rachel Strandmark, RF, Jr., New Ulm
Strandmark had a very good first varsity season for the Eagles this year. She hit .452 and had 33 hits this season (two doubles) and averaged more than a steal a game as she swiped 30 bases.
Anne Schwarz, CF,
Schwarz led the Greyhounds with six home runs while she hit .348 this season. She had 31 hits (five doubles, one triple) and drove in 26 runs.
Maddy Helget, P/OF, Senior, Sleepy Eye St. Marys
Maddy Helget was 9-3 on the mound this year with an ERA of 2.99. At the plate, she contributed 16 hits, including three doubles, two triples and a home run, and also nine RBI. She was All-Conference in the Tomahawk Conference this year.
Abby Hauser, RF, Jr., NUC
Hauser hit .429 for the Greyhounds this season. She had 27 hits, including six doubles and two home runs while driving in 26 runs.
Erin McDurmont, P,
McDurmont was 9-5 on the season with 154 strikeouts in 87 1/3 innings. She had an ERA of 2.89 for the Tomahawk Conference champions and she was All-Conference in the Tomahawk Conference this year and the Tomahawk Conference Player of the Year.
Carlie Maasz, P, Sr., MVL
Maasz had a 3.30 ERA with 93 strikeouts and only 11 walks on the season. She also contributed 11 RBI for the Chargers on the offensive end and was a four-year starter.
Paige Pautzke, Sr., NUC
Pautzke had a very satisfying four-year career with the Greyhounds. This season she had 30 hits (10 doubles, two home runs) and drove in 19 runs while hitting .345.
Charlotte Pfingsten, C, Jr., MVL
Pfingsten had a big offensive year for the Chargers, leading her team in nearly every offensive category. She hit a .479 with 23 hits, 11 RBI, and 15 stolen bases. For her career, she hit .412, which is second all-time at MVL. She had 73 career hits and was a 2013 Tomahawk Conference All-Conference Selection.
Becky Roiger, 1B, Senior, Springfield
Roiger hit .375 for the Tigers with 21 hits and 13 RBI. She also had a home run and a .518 slugging percentage.
Abby Kamm, DP, SO., New Ulm
Kamm was a perfect lead-off hitter for the Eagles this season. She had 33 hits, stole 28 bases and had a batting average of .351.
Karissa Fleck, 1B, Jr., Sleepy Eye St. Marys
Fleck led all hitters in doubles and RBI this season for the Knights with six and 17, respectively. She was a solid first basemen, making some nice plays to help the Knights out defensively
Shawna Rogotzke, SS, Senior, Wabasso
Rogotzke hit .382 for the Rabbits, finishing the season with 13 hits, three stolen bases and eight RBI. She seemed to get on base quite frequently for the Rabbits with a .568 on-base average and 10 walks.