Softball: Six Raiders named All-BRC
Seniors Kaiya Sundeen and Colleen Halverson, and freshman Grace O'Brien, have been named to the 2018 All-Big Rivers Conference First Team to lead six Raiders honored by the conference softball coaches for their play this season.
Sundeen is a repeat selection to the first team while Halverson was named to the first team after earning honorable mention in 2017. O'Brien was the lone freshman named to the 11-player first team.
Senior Megan Iverson earned second team honors for the second straight year while junior Hannah Stich and freshman Avery Johnson received honorable mention. Stich also was an honorable mention pick in 2017.
Sundeen hit .487 in 12 conference games this season while driving in a team-high 14 runs and leading the Raiders in stolen bases with eight. She had one home run and three doubles while drawing a team-high five walks.
Halverson hit a team-high .525 with two home runs, 14 RBI, six doubles and 18 runs scored. She led the team in doubles and runs scored while tying Sundeen for the team lead in runs batted in.
O'Brien went 6-1 in the circle with a 1.70 earned run average and 54 strikeouts in 37.3 innings pitched. She twirled a pair of no-hitters in her rookie season while posting an average of .350 at the plate.
Iverson tied Stich for the team lead with three home runs and batted .469 with six RBI and 12 runs scored while starting every game in centerfield, while Stich hit .350 with three homers and nine RBI.
Johnson earned All-BRC honors in her first season after hitting .395 with 12 RBI and seven runs scored.
Hudson finished second in the BRC this season with a record of 10-2 (15-5 overall). Conference champion Chippewa Falls had the most players selected to All-BRC teams with seven, including four to the first team.