Greenville softball player Ashton Kester makes 1st team all-GWOC


By Kyle Shaner - kshaner@aimmedianetwork.com



Cromwell

Cromwell


Kester


Minnich


Shaffer


Greenville shortstop Ashton Kester was named first team all-Greater Western Ohio Conference by the league for the 2016 softball season.


GREENVILLE – Greenville senior shortstop Ashton Kester was named first team all-Greater Western Ohio Conference by the league for the 2016 softball season.

Kester was one of 13 players in the entire league to be named first team all-conference. As a senior she hit .457 with 12 doubles, three triples, two home runs, 35 RBIs, 40 runs and three stolen bases.

Along with Kester, sophomore outfielder Cassie Cromwell, senior pitcher Allison Minnich and junior infielder Karsyn Shaffer all were named first team all-GWOC North.

Sophomore outfielder Sydney Grote, junior infielder Makayla Hanes, junior infielder Alli Hill and senior catcher Jazzlyn Petry were named second team all-GWOC North.

Piqua’s Kyla Blankenship was named the GWOC North softball player of the year while Piqua’s Rick Claprood was named the GWOC North softball coach of the year.

Greenville, Piqua and Troy shared the GWOC North softball championship as they each finished 8-2 in division play. Sidney and Vandalia-Butler tied for fifth place by both finishing 3-7, and Trotwood-Madison finished sixth with a 0-10 record.

All-GWOC softball

First team

Name School Position Grade

Megan Anderson Piqua OF Senior

Kyla Blankenship Piqua P Senior

Whitney Fiedler Northmont P Senior

Madison Hartman Lebanon IF Sophomore

Taylor Hoover Northmont C Senior

Emily Kepple Miamisburg C Sophomore

Ashton Kester Greenville IF Senior

Cory Mangen Northmont IF Senior

Erin Mangen Northmont OF Junior

Mollie Paulick Centerville P Senior

McKenna Schwartz Miamisburg OF Senior

Mallory Woods Northmont IF Senior

Grace Yoder Springboro IF Senior

All-GWOC North softball

First team

Name School Position Grade

Megan Anderson Piqua OF Senior

Kyla Blankenship Piqua P Senior

Riley Clark Butler IF Senior

Cassie Cromwell Greenville OF Sophomore

Kendra Forness Piqua OF Junior

Sara Goodwin Troy OF Senior

Katie Henry Butler OF Sophomore

Alyssa Jones Piqua IF Junior

Ashton Kester Greenville IF Senior

Reynna Lavey Piqua C Senior

Allison Minnich Greenville P Senior

Camryn Moeller Troy IF Sophomore

Savannah Nelson Troy OF Sophomore

Lauryn Rutan Troy IF Junior

Karsyn Shaffer Greenville IF Junior

GWOC North softball player of the year: Kyla Blankenship, Piqua

GWOC North softball coach of the year: Rick Claprood, Piqua

Second team

Name School Position Grade

Morgan Carey Sidney OF Sophomore

Alexis Gordon Piqua IF Junior

Sydney Grote Greenville OF Sophomore

Makayla Hanes Greenville IF Junior

Natalie Henson Troy IF Senior

Alli Hill Greenville IF Junior

Summer Inman Sidney IF Junior

Mckenzie Lambdin Sidney IF Senior

Jazzlyn Petry Greenville C Senior

Grace Shell Sidney P Junior

Hallie Westerbeck Sidney IF Freshman

Morgan Wright Butler OF Freshman

Special mention

Name School Position Grade

Mariah Blankenship Piqua IF Junior

Rayna Brownless Piqua IF Junior

Sophie Dent Butler C Junior

Katy Moses Butler IF Senior

Josie Rohlfs Troy IF Freshman

Cromwell
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2016/06/web1_Cassie-Cromwell-WEB.jpgCromwell

Kester
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2016/06/web1_Ashton-Kester-WEB.jpgKester

Minnich
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2016/06/web1_Allison-Minnich-WEB.jpgMinnich

Shaffer
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2016/06/web1_Karsyn-Shaffer-WEB.jpgShaffer

Greenville shortstop Ashton Kester was named first team all-Greater Western Ohio Conference by the league for the 2016 softball season.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2016/06/web1_Ashton_Kester_WEB.jpgGreenville shortstop Ashton Kester was named first team all-Greater Western Ohio Conference by the league for the 2016 softball season.

By Kyle Shaner

kshaner@aimmedianetwork.com

Kyle Shaner may be reached at 937-569-4316. Follow me on Twitter @KShanerAdvocate or get updates on Facebook by searching Darke County Sports or Advocate 360. For more features online go to dailyadvocate.com.

Kyle Shaner may be reached at 937-569-4316. Follow me on Twitter @KShanerAdvocate or get updates on Facebook by searching Darke County Sports or Advocate 360. For more features online go to dailyadvocate.com.

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