STMA announces softball awards


Three Knights were selected to the Mississippi 8 all-conference team, two received honorable mention, and one was named to the all-section (5AAA) team.

Making the all-conference team were junior pitcher Alex Berg, senior third baseman Kelsey Blank, and junior catcher Bianca Zins.

Receiving all-conference honorable mention were senior pitcher Torey Malerich and sophomore outfielder Erin Schindler.

Malerich was also chosen to the all-section team.

Additionally, eight Knights made the all-conference academic team in junior second baseman Paige Burditt; junior infielder Breanna Hagerty; junior outfielder Courtney Hanson; junior infielder Sam Heskin; senior outfilder Paige Nelles; junior infielder Kaisa Rova; Malerich; and Zins.

Team awards for the 2012 season went to: Blank (Ms. Offense); senior outfielder Sam Kunde (Annette Leuer Award); Nelles (Annette Leuer Award); Malerich (MVP); Schindler (Ms. Defense); and Zins (Rookie of the Year).

STMA finished 8-12 overall, which included going 4-7 in Mississippi 8 play.