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Softball Peak Performers: All-area teams and coach of the year
The logjam in the 5A Metro standings carried right over into this award.
Fountain-Fort Carson, Palmer and Pine Creek were identical in the standings, each behind virtuoso coaching performances.
At Fountain-Fort Carson, first-year coach Jennifer Daigneault overcome a rash of early injuries, helped along a first-year ace who was thrust into the position of being her team’s only pitcher, and played around a bizarrely unbalanced schedule to rally for a spot in the postseason and ultimately a trip to state.
At Palmer, longtime coach Steve DeFelice led the Terrors to the best record in school history (15-4) and within one victory of a trip to regionals.
Either of those two would have been deserving. However, the award goes to David Warhoe of Pine Creek, who took his team from 0-18 in 2011 (and 1-13 in 2010) to 16-5 and the 5A Metro title.
The turnaround was orchestrated through the offseason, as Warhoe found talented instructors to work with his team and change the culture. Players started joining club teams, multiplying their number of offseason games from 10-15 to the upper 80s.
And the turnaround has just begun, as the Eagles lose only one player going into next season.
“We should be even better next year,” Warhoe said. “I’m looking forward to it. We’ve already started with clinics.”
PITCHER: BROOKLYNE HARBERT, Senior, Fountain-Fort Carson
Was state-qualifier’s lone pitcher much of the season
PITCHER: KAYLENE ROSS, Senior, Palmer
Guided Terrors to best season in school’s history, going 10-3
PITCHER: McKENZIE SURFACE, Soph., Discovery Canyon
Only local pitcher to win a game at state, also hit .389
CATCHER: STEPHANIE WARHOE, Junior, Pine Creek
Led Eagles to tremendous turnaround, batting .578 with 28 runs
FIRST BASE: MEGAN SHANKS, Junior, Widefield
Batted .621 with 15 extra-base hits, 37 RBIs and scored 29 runs
SECOND BASE: ALLISON ANDERSON, Senior, Vista Ridge
Batted .441, leading Wolves in hits, runs, RBIs, HRs and triples
SHORTSTOP: TARYN ARCARESE, Senior, Discovery Canyon
CSU signee hit .519 with 41 RBIs and 17 extra-base hits
THIRD BASE: TAYLOR KLEE, Junior, Palmer Ridge
Hit .441 with 10 doubles, three triples, three HRs and 29 RBIs
OUTFIELD: KARA FLORES, Junior, Palmer
Batted .517 with 24 runs and made no errors in the field
OUTFIELD: SHELBY HETZEL, Senior, Discovery Canyon
Leadoff hitter was 2nd in 4A PPAC with a .538 avg.
OUTFIELD: KADEE VALLIERE, Senior, Discovery Canyon
Has played the sport for just 4 years, hit .477 with 11 steals
UTILITY: MALLORIE TRICHELL, Junior, Woodland Park
Hit .571 with nine HRs, 41 RBIs and was 2nd-team all-league pitcher
P – Cora Buechner, sr., Falcon
P – Kacee Schroeder, sr., Discovery Canyon
P – Aspen Atkins, jr., Cheyenne Mountain
C – Kara Jones, soph., Rampart
1B – Peyton O’Driscoll, Palmer
2B – Kelcee Witt, sr., Mesa Ridge
SS – Teaja Rivera, sr., St. Mary’s
3B – Jordan Rodriguez, Widefield
OF – Libby Acker, jr., Palmer Ridge
OF – Danni Lopez, sr., Woodland Park
OF – Madeline McWhorter, jr., Pine Creek
UTIL – Kayla Boyd, jr., Pine Creek
Haleigh Alamo, Liberty; Erica Anderson, Mitchell; Sammie Beam, Mesa Ridge; Sarah Boyle, Doherty; Lexi Budzon, Doherty; Anne Carberry, Pine Creek; Crissy Clowser, Palmer; Tori Earls, Lewis-Palmer; Megan Gackle, Falcon; Bridget Gleason, Cheyenne Mountain; Michaela Huntington, Woodland Park; Destiny Lackey, Discovery Canyon; Sierra Leon, Falcon; Chrissy Lind, TCA; Amanda Londo, Rampart; Kayla Marshall, Coronado; Briana Medina-Martinez, St. Mary’s; Tori Monks-King, Sand Creek; Alaura Prenzlow, Air Academy; Ciara Richardson, Palmer Ridge; Teaja Rivera, St. Mary’s; Johnnie Robinson, Widefield; Matison Slider, Ramaprt;Skyeler Sheveland, TCA; Cody Stockert, Mesa Ridge; Kelee Suggs, Woodland Park; Jennifer Tarwater, Palmer Ridge; Haley Tsosoie, Falcon; Jessica Wilson, Widefield; Courtney Wright, Mitchell