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Local Athletes Make All-State Softball Teams

Posted: Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 at 6:00 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Eric Gotschall

Brittany Roby of Twin Cedars and Steph Hayden from PCM top the list of local athletes named to the All-State softball teams by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association (IGCA).

Roby, a freshman outfielder for the Sabers; and Hayden, a senior infielder for the Mustangs, were named 1st Team All-State for Class 1-A and 2-A, respectively.

Roby and Hayden lead the pack of nine total softball players from local schools who were named to All-State squads; which also included Pella High outfielder Whitney Williams and pitcher Mandy DeMeulenaere as 2nd and 3rd Team selections, respectively, in Class 3-A.

All-State Honorable Mention for Class 1-A included Roby’s teammates at Twin Cedars – Alee Hugen (shortstop) and Brooke Dunkin (catcher) – as well as Lexi Crozier (pitcher) and Haylie Branson (outfielder) from Melcher-Dallas.

Pella Christian’s Paige Blom (pitcher) was named to the All-State Honorable Mention Team for Class 2-A.

1-A:

Brittany Roby – Twin Cedars – 1st Team OF (Fr)
Lexi Crozier – Melcher-Dallas – Honorable Mention P (So)
Haylie Branson – Melcher-Dallas – Honorable Mention OF (Sr)
Alee Hugen – Twin Cedars – Honorable Mention SS (So)
Brooke Dunkin – Twin Cedars – Honorable Mention C (Jr)

2-A:

Steph Hayden – PCM – 1st Team IF (Sr)
Paige Blom – Pella Christian – Honorable Mention

3-A:

Whitney Williams – Pella – 2nd Team OF (Sr)
Mandy DeMeulenaere – Pella – 3rd Team P (Sr)