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Softball: 2020 all-region team

Our vote for the top players in the area

Broomfield High School senior Hadlee Reichert ...
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Broomfield’s Hadlee Reichert

First team

C — Abby Edwards, Jr., Holy Family: Edwards hit .526 with 32 RBIs and four homers, helping lead the Tigers to the Class 4A state title. In the semifinals and championship game, she had five hits, a grand slam and drove in seven runs. During the season she also threw out seven runners stealing in 16 attempts — a .438 percentage, which was tops in the state.

C — Veronica Elsis, Sr., Mead: Elsis hit .486 and drove in 27 runs as the Mavericks advanced to their first title game in program history. She hit safely in 18 of 20 games and also hit five homers.

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Holy Family’s Carly Eldredge

INF — Carly Eldredge, Sr., Holy Family: Eldredge led the Northern Colorado Athletic Conference in hits (38) and runs (36). She led the 4A champ Tigers with a .543 batting average and six home runs.

INF — Brooklyn Enny, So., Lyons: Enny hit a ridiculous .613 and finished tied leading in the state with 43 RBIs. The sophomore — yes sophomore — also had 38 runs scored and three homers, helping lead the Class 2A Lions to their first quarterfinals appearance in 18 years.

INF — Peyton Gale, Sr., Frederick: Gale drove in a team-best 29 runs, helping lead the Warriors into the condensed Class 4A postseason bracket. The University of Northern Colorado commit was sensational in the field, too, with just three errors in 45 chances.

INF — Hadlee Reichert, Sr., Broomfield: The Class 5A Front Range League athlete of the year did it all, hitting .526 while nabbing a fielding percentage of .925. The North Florida commit had an on-base percentage of .603 while driving in 28 runs. She ended her career with 130 hits and 105 RBIs.

OF — Alyssa Alvarez, Sr., Peak to Peak: Alvarez hit .632, drove in 24 runs and had 30 runs scored for the Pumas, who went 10-6. She had four games in which she drove in at least four runs and also homered twice with a grand slam.

OF — Kendall Aragon, Jr., Legacy: Aragon hit .618 in Front Range League play and was named first team all-conference. She ended the season on a nine-game hitting streak with 19 hits over that span. She had a .920 fielding percentage in the outfield.

OF — Bryna Kapelke, Sr., Broomfield: Kapelke slugged .919 and scored 30 runs, helping lead the Eagles to the Class 5A quarterfinals. The senior outfielder was named first team all-conference in the Front Range League and she along with teammates Reichert and Kenzi Garner were chosen to play in the 2020 Colorado Coaches of Girls Class 5A All-State Game.

OF — Emily Sauvageau, Jr., Mead: Sauvageau raised her batting average from .327 as a sophomore to .481 as a junior. She had a slugging percentage of .945 and slugged five homers for the 4A runner-up Mavericks.

UTL — Kambry Fraser, Sr., Erie: Fraser led the team with a .458 batting average and drove in 25 runs while also slugging four homers for the Tigers. Her .949 fielding percentage with just two errors in 39 chances in the field also helped the Tigers continue their strong overall play as a 4A elite team.

UTL — Ayva McComas, Jr., Niwot: McComas hit .549, had a ridiculous 1.039 slugging percentage — tops in the 4A Longs Peak League — and an OPS of 1.635. The junior had a hit in all but one game and led the team in just about every offensive category, including hits (28), RBIs (23) and home runs (three).

UTL — Jamie Rader, Sr., Peak to Peak: Much like teammate Alvarez above, Rader was in the state’s top 25 in batting average (.625) and on-base percentage (.712). She reached safely in 15 of 16 games with 25 hits and 17 walks.

UTL — Jaidyn Studebaker, Jr., Monarch: Studebaker, named all-conference in the Front Range League, was the Coyotes’ only player who hit over .400, finishing the year with a .462 batting average. She also had 20 of her team’s 70 RBIs and hit three of her team’s six home runs.

P — Cassidy Chvatal, Sr., Holy Family: Chvatal had a 3.29 ERA in 85 innings and went 14-1, helping lead the Tigers to the 4A state title. She also hit four homers and drove in 24 runs.

P — Kenzi Garner, Sr., Broomfield: A first team all-league pick, Garner went 9-1 for the Eagles and allowed just 17 runs in 60 1/3 innings. She only walked 11 batters. At the plate, she hit .448 and drove in a team-best 29 runs.

P — Maddie Kuehl, Sr., Silver Creek: The player of the year was also named the NCAC pitcher and player of the year, per her coach. She struck out 148 batters in just 93 1/3 innings while holding opponents to a .234 batting average. At the plate, she hit .500 with a league-best eight homers.

P — Joslynn Veltien, So., Mead: Veltien was sensational in her sophomore season, going 14-2 with a 2.68 ERA while throwing 94 innings. She allowed more than three earned runs in an appearance just four times during the season and struck out 109 batters. Opponents hit just .230 against her.

Coach of the Year — Moriah Nguyen, Holy Family: The Holy Family alum led the Tigers to their third state title in softball, and second in three years, in her debut season as head coach. Her team led Class 4A in offense, scoring 241 runs over 682 plate appearances.

Honorable mention

Claire Adams, Jr., Mead; Tayler Brown, Sr., Mead; Claire Comstock, Sr., Broomfield; Breanna Fiala, So., Broomfield; Jaelen Giron, Sr., Holy Family; MacKenzie Hunt, Sr., Silver Creek; Ella Johnson, Jr., Boulder; Alexandra Kennedy, So., Skyline; Shantel Koester, Sr., Lyons; Ava Kuszak, Jr., Holy Family; Megan Leick, Jr., Longmont.

Trish Leins, Sr., Monarch; Kate Liston, Sr., Fairview; Ashlee Lovett, Jr., Erie; Reese Mansur, Jr., Legacy; Isabelle Martinez, So., Silver Creek; Paige Morton, Jr., Centaurus; Emma Osborne, Jr., Erie; Makenzie Sais, Fr., Frederick; Hannah Schweiger, Sr., Lyons; Tyler Whitlock, Sr., Holy Family; Delaney Wilson, Sr., Mead.

AURORA, CO -October 10, 2020: Joslyn ...
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Mead’s Joslynn Veltien