NSIC All-Conference Softball Team

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (NSIC) -- Here are the 2019 NSIC all-conference teams and awards.

NSIC Player of the Year
#17 Lani Van Zyl (SS, Sr., L/R, Fort. Dodge, Iowa / Fort Dodge HS)
Winona State University
- Named NSIC Player of the Year for the second straight season
- First-ever two-time NSIC Player of the Year in Warrior history
- On pace to break her own WSU single-season batting average record (.484)
- Led the NSIC in average, OBP (.545), ranked second in hits (75), third in slugging (.781) and doubles (16)
- Hit .696 (16-for-23) with six homers and 13 RBI over the final eight games to help WSU finish perfect 30-0 regular season
- Ranks ninth in Division II in hits, 11th in average and 14th in total bases (121)

NSIC Pitcher of the Year
#3 Jordyn Kleman (RHP, Jr., R/R, LaCrosse, Wis. / Logan HS)
Winona State University
- Named NSIC Pitcher of the Year for the second straight season
- Second Warrior to earn NSIC Pitcher of the Year twice in Warrior career (Cyndy Schubbe - 2001 & 2002)
- Named the NSIC Pitcher of the Week five times in 2019
- Has thrown two no-hitters in 2019 (seven in her career)
- Leads NSIC in wins (24), opponent batting average (.165), ranks third in ERA (1.59) and Ks (183)
- Win total ranks fourth in Division II and she ranks 10th in the country in hits allowed/7-inn. (4.01)

NSIC Freshman of the Year
#30 Mary Pardo (OF, Fr., R/R, Andover, Minn. / Blaine HS)
Augustana University
- Playing and starting all 30 conference games, finished the year with nine home runs, four doubles, and 27 RBI
- Led the NSIC with four triples and was ninth overall with a .750 slugging percentage
- Finished with 36 hits in conference play for a .360 average
- Finished the regular season with 13 home runs, which is third in the NSIC
- Ranked top-10 in RBI (37) slugging percentage (.685) and runs scored (55)
- Her 18 walks and 22 stolen bases are also second on the team

NSIC Newcomer of the Year
#14 Liz Pautz (RHP, So., Pulaski, Wis. / Pulaski HS / UW-Green Bay)
Winona State University
- Posted a 17-2 record with a 0.74 ERA and 185 strikeouts over 122.1 IP
- Two losses were 1-0 defeats to regionally-ranked teams
- Leads all Division II players in K/7-inn. (10.6) and ranks second in the country in ERA
- Led NSIC in ERA, ranked second in Ks and third in opponent batting average (.185)
- Recorded six double-digit strikeout outings and 17 appearances with zero earned runs

NSIC Coach of the Year
Greg Jones
Winona State University
- Guided Winona State to the first 30-0 record in NSIC history
- The 30 wins are an NSIC record for wins in a season during NSIC play
- Named NSIC Coach of the Year for the second straight year and fourth time in his career
- Led WSU to back-to-back regular season titles for the first time in program history
- Career record of 792-261 in 19 seasons at Winona State
- Has guided WSU to each of its 13 40-win seasons

2019 All-Conference First Team
# Name Pos. Yr. School Hometown
8 Sam Eisenreich 2B Sr. Augustana St. Cloud, Minn.
50 Amber Elliott RHP So. Augustana Ramsey, Minn
42 Maggie Kadrlik UT Sr. Augustana Inver Grove Heights, Minn.
6 Kara McDougall OF Jr. Augustana Brookings, S.D.
26 Ashley Mickschl P/U So. Augustana Woodbury, Minn.
9 Shannon Petersen C Sr. Augustana Edina, Minn.
20 Carlie Hart OF Sr. Concordia-St. Paul Lake Elmo, Minn.
12 Justine Schattner 3B Sr. Concordia-St. Paul Twin Lakes, Wis.
24 Bailey Johnson OF So. SMSU Mount Pleasant, Iowa
19 Kennady Thompson 1B Jr. Northern State Omaha, Neb.
3 Jordyn Kleman RHP Jr. Winona State La Crosse, Wis.
24 Alexis Kelsey 1B Jr. Winona State Cedar Rapids, Iowa
11 Ali Nowak DP Jr. Winona State New Berlin, Wis.
14 Liz Pautz RHP So. Winona State Pulaski, Wis.
21 Ann Smolenski 3B So. Winona State Lynn Center, Ill.
17 Lani Van Zyl SS Sr. Winona State Fort Dodge, Iowa
2019 All-Conference Second Team
# Name Pos. Yr. School Hometown
20 Kendall Cornick OF Jr. Augustana Mason City, Iowa
28 Maggie Dunnett 3B Sr. Augustana Lakeville, Minn.
30 Mary Pardo OF Fr. Augustana Andover, Minn.
16 Olivia Wolters RHP Jr. Augustana Elk River, Minn.
6 Jessica Burlingame OF Sr. Bemidji State Andover, Minn.
22 Lauren Oberle SS Jr. Minnesota Duluth Eden Prairie, Minn.
26 Breanna Swint RHP Jr. Minnesota Duluth Marysville, Calif.
15 Cori Kennedy UT Sr. Minnesota State West Concord, Minn.
4 McKenzie Paap OF Sr. Minnesota State Excelsior, Minn.
22 Karlee Coughlin 3B Jr. Minot State Live Oak, Calif.
14 Lauren Cowden OF Sr. Minot State Moorpark Calif.
23 Brooke Bowlin OF So. St. Cloud State Chaska, Minn.
14 Megan Conrads UT So. St. Cloud State Lakeville, Minn.
18 Jasmin Estrada DP Fr. St. Cloud State Litchfield, Minn.
10 Maya Keating 2B Jr. St. Cloud State Wheaton, Ill.
22 Kate Kopeck RHP Sr. St. Cloud State Lumsen, Sask.
9 Emily Miller 3B Sr. Sioux Falls Aberdeen, S.D.
4 Katie Crogan 1B So. Upper Iowa Watertown, Wis.
16 Emily Chandler 1B Sr. Wayne State Simi Valley, Calif.
23 Taylor Menard OF Sr. Wayne State Aurora, Colo.
2019 NSIC Gold Glove Team
# Name Pos. Yr. School Hometown
26 Ashley Mickschl P So. Augustana Woodbury, Minn.
7 Morgan Emmans C Sr. SCSU Blaine, Minn.
4 Katie Crogan 1B So. Upper Iowa Watertown, Wis.
18 Taylor Koehnen 2B So. Minnesota Duluth New Prague, Minn.
21 Ann Smolenski 3B So. Winona State Lynn Center, Ill.
17 Lani Van Zyl SS Sr. Winona State Fort Dodge, Iowa
23 Brooke Bowlin LF So. St. Cloud State Chaska, Minn.
20 Carlie Hart CF Sr. Concordia-St. Paul Lake Elmo, Minn.
30 Mary Pardo RF Fr. Augustana Blaine, Minn.

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