C — LIBERTY NELSON, Sr., Frederick: Hit .435 with 14 extra-base hits and a team-leading 34 RBIs for the Warriors.
IF — MIKALAH ARTZER, Jr., Niwot: Hit .403 and provided hot-corner defense that neutralized the bunt game for the Cougars’ opponents.
IF — MACY CHILD, Sr., Silver Creek: Set school records for stolen bases in a game (5) and season (24) while posting a .924 fielding percentage.
IF — SHELBY KEIL, Sr., Silver Creek: Top shortstop in the Northern League hit .393 with six home runs and eight doubles.
IF — CLAIRE NIBBE, Sr., Erie: The Tigers’ captain and team MVP recorded 18 extra-base hits while hitting a robust .377.
OF — DEVIN AUBRY, Jr., Silver Creek: Anchored a stellar defensive outfield for the Raptors and also hit .377 with 20 runs scored.
OF — BROOKLYN DeLOZIER, Fr., Niwot: The only solo shot among DeLozier’s four homers occurred during the Class 4A state final. Compiled 25 runs and 22 RBIs for the 4A runner-up Cougars.
OF — BEKKA PROKASKI, Sr., Legacy: Leader of the Class 5A semifinalists hit .570 (49 for 86) with 19 doubles and 36 RBIs.
P — NICKIE BLUE, Sr., Niwot: All Blue did while leading the Cougars to the 4A title game was go 21-2, and in 149 innings she allowed only 10 earned runs while compiling 287 strikeouts.
P — SHELBY GRANDT, Jr., Broomfield: A gritty presence in the pitcher’s circle, Grandt recorded 87 strikeouts in 1221/3 innings.
P — HALEY SMITH, So., Legacy: Went 14-1 on the mound while posting a 2.02 ERA.
DH — ALEX DUFOUR, Sr., Frederick: Hit a whopping .548 (40 for 73) while going 25 for 27 in stolen bases.
U — JO BOLYARD, Sr., Peak to Peak: Did a little bit of everything for the Pumas as a pitcher, hitter (.667 average, 38 RBIs) and base runner (18 for 19 on stolen base attempts).
COACH — BOBBY MATTHEWS, Niwot: Yes, Matthews had the luxury of sending Blue to the pitcher’s circle every game. Yet he also had a roster full of freshmen, and the Cougars still nearly captured the Class 4A state title.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR — BLUE
Elizabeth Acosta, Sr., Centaurus; Angelique Archuleta, Sr., Legacy; Lyndsey Babcock, Sr., Broomfield; Sammy Bashor, Jr., Lyons; Courtney David, Jr., Skyline;
Bailey Flanagan, Jr., Fairview; Nicole Gardon, Sr., Holy Family; Kaitlyn Glaze, Fr., Erie; Cheyenne Hamilton, So., Frederick; Kait Hoffmann, Sr., Frederick;
Katrina Hunt, Jr., Niwot; McKenna Kostelecky, Sr., Silver Creek; Kenzie Kudrna, So., Erie; Tiffany Maul, So., Erie; Alyssa Meadows, Fr., Niwot;
Shyanne Messer, Sr., Longmont; Mae Mitchell, Fr., Frederick; Amanda Ochoa, Sr., Erie; Grace Petersen, Jr., Holy Family; Natalie Platt, Jr., Boulder;
Paulina Quintana, Jr., Mead; Paige Reichmuth, Sr., Legacy; Christina Rodie, Sr., Monarch; Hannah Sheridan, So., Fairview; Katelyn Strub, So., Silver Creek;
Moriah Turney, Sr., Holy Family; Meghan Waidler, Fr., Niwot; Haille Weber, So., Silver Creek; Celyn Whitt, So., Legacy.
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