Roland-Story puts five on all-HOIC softball first team: Norse total eight all-conference selections
Roland-Story had eight players make all-Heart of Iowa Conference in softball for the 2021 season.
The Norsemen put five players on the first team and one on the second. They also had two named honorable mention after finishing second in the conference to Saydel with a 10-2 conference mark.
Pitcher Madison Geise, catcher Macy Friest, infielders Ally Ringsby and Dana Vinson and outfielder Reagan Faber were the five Norse players named to the all-HOIC first team. They were joined by Saydel's Dakota Lake, Rylee Carney and Rachel Barton, Prairie City-Monroe's Riley Johannes, ReaAnn Duinink and Sidney Shaver, Nevada's Addi Vorm and South Hamilton's McKenzy Grady.
Geise went 9-2 with a 2.24 ERA, 37strikeouts and 18 walks in 50 innings during conference play. She also hit .270 with 12 RBIs.
Friest posted a .462 average with two homers and 18 RBIs against HOIC competition. She threw out one base runner and went without an error in the field.
Ringsby tallied a .500 average with one home run and 16 RBIs and she she made 13 assists and 10 putouts at shortstop. Vinson was a utility pick after hitting .278 with one home run and eight RBIs, making 57 putouts with only two errors at first base and pitcher and posting an 0.76 ERA in 18 1/3 innings on the mound.
Faber posted a .500 average with 17 runs and 10 RBIs. She only made one error in 20 chances and had one assist in center field.
Senior left fielder Reagan Schmitz was the lone Norse player named to the all-HOIC second team. The rest of the second team comprised of: Saydel's Daleaney Shinn, Ryley Pacina and Kathryn Van Houten, Nevada's Peyton Hanson, Lani Khounsourath and Samantha Herridge, PCM's Paige Steenhoek and Bella Hudnut, West Marshall's Josi Zhand, South Hamilton's Emma Lewis and Greene County's Emma Hoyle and Emma Stream.
Schmitz hit .591 with nine runs and four RBIs in conference play. She also made 15 putouts and one assist with no errors in the field.
Freshman Hayden Walters and sophomore Alynn Solberg were the two Norse players named honorable mention. Walters hit .314 with six doubles and three RBIs and Solberg posted a .382 average with 14 runs and 14 RBIs.
Final HOIC standings
South Hamilton 3-9
Greene County 3-10
West Marshall 2-9