By Paul Lecker
Marshfield landed three players on the first team and three others earn honors on the 2019 All-Wisconsin Valley Conference Softball Team, which was voted on by the seven conference coaches at the conclusion of the season.
Marshfield senior outfield Jenna Jakobi was a unanimous first-team selection and named the Wisconsin Valley Conference Player of the Year.
Jakobi hit .462 (18-for-39) with six doubles, three home runs, 13 RBIs and 16 runs scored in conference play this past season as the Tigers finished 7-5 and in a tie for third place in the standings. She also had a conference-high 10 walks and finished second with a .560 on-base percentage.
Junior shortstop Jordan Prestch and senior utility player Rhiannon Corozolla also earned first-team status for the Tigers.
Pretsch hit .351 (13-for-37) with seven RBIs, and Corozolla batted a team-high .467 (14-for-30) with two home runs, eight RBIs, and 10 runs scored, and led the conference with a .590 on-base percentage.
Sophomore outfielder Taylor Barwick and freshman pitcher Courtney Donahue were second-team selections, and freshman outfielder Loryn Jakobi was an honorable mention choice for Marshfield.
Barwick batted .412 (14-for-34) with 10 runs scored, and Loryn Jakobi hit .350 (14-for-40) with 10 runs scored and eight RBIs.
Donahue was the Tigers’ No. 1 pitcher, going 7-4 in 12 games with a 3.54 earned-run average. She struck out 82 batters in 65 1/3 innings.
Marshfield finished 16-10 overall, reaching the WIAA Division 1 sectional semifinals before losing to Chippewa Falls.
2019 All-Wisconsin Valley Conference Softball Team
Infielders: *Haley Larson, jr., D.C. Everest; *Leah Earnest, jr., Stevens Point; *Kayla Lass, sr., Stevens Point; Jordan Pretsch, jr., Marshfield; Megan Clary, fr., Wisconsin Rapids.
Outfielders: *Jenna Jakobi, sr., Marshfield; *Kelsie Belfiori, sr., Merrill; *Jenna Eilers, so., Stevens Point.
Pitchers: *Jaden Jones, jr., Stevens Point; Alyssa Banta, jr., Wisconsin Rapids.
Catcher: *Sam Saloun, jr., Stevens Point.
Utility: Rhiannon Corozolla, sr., Marshfield.
Infielders: Hannah Losee, so., Merrill; Hayley Wagner, fr., Wisconsin Rapids; Cassie Oelke, jr., Wausau West.
Outfielders: Taylor Barwick, so., Marshfield; Jenna Kettner, sr., Wausau West; Lauren Witucki, sr., D.C. Everest; Allison Martin, so., Wisconsin Rapids.
Pitchers: Megan Wilde, sr., D.C. Everest; Courtney Donahue, fr., Marshfield.
Catcher: Cassidy Ziegahn, jr., Wisconsin Rapids.
Utility: Berkley Lake, sr., Stevens Point.
Infielders: Megan Miklesh, sr., Stevens Point; Allysen Semling, jr., Merrill; Gabby Braatz, jr., Wausau East; Taylor Mancl, jr., Wisconsin Rapids.
Outfielders: Abby Look, jr., Wisconsin Rapids; Grace Steinagel, sr., D.C. Everest; Loryn Jakobi, fr., Marshfield.
Pitchers: Courtney Krueger, so., Merrill; Kit Kronberger, so., Wausau East; Shaelyn Talley, sr., Wausau West.
Catcher: Calista Fehrer, so., D.C. Everest.
Utility: Abby Schilling, jr., Wausau West; Michelle Lahr, sr., Merrill.
Player of the Year: Jenna Jakobi, outfielder, Marshfield.
Coach of the Year: Isaac Holberg, Wisconsin Rapids.
Paul Lecker is publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com, a contributor to OnFocus sports.