Miranda Elish, Crown Point
Stats: 16-1, 0.57 ERA, 146 K; .402, 18 RBIs, 8 runs, 9 2B
Comment: The Oregon-bound ace had an unbelievable first year. What's scary is she's only going to get better in the next three. Look out.
Kiley Jones, Portage
Stats: 16-4, 1.05 ERA, 118 K, 133 2/3 IP, 7 shutouts, .315, .548 slugging, 4 HR, 17 RBIs
Comment: The Times Player of the Year allowed just one home run all season and surrendered just two earned runs from the regional through the state championship.
Nickole Finch, Wheeler
Stats: 16-5, 228 K, 126 IP, 0.72 ERA, .461, 14 2B, 2 HR, 27 RBIs, .724 slugging, .544 OBP
Comment: Saved her best for the postseason, especially on the mound. She no-hit Winamac in the Class 2A regional, then tossed a one-hitter with 12 strikeouts in the semistate semifinals.
Ashley Yoways, Hanover Central
Stats: 16-9, 1.26 ERA, 207 K; .450, 33 runs, 22 RBI, 8 2B, 3 HR
Comment: The heavily-recruited star took her 'Cats to the 3A semistate. She had a no-no through five. This kid, this team, looks dangerous next year.
Haley Hodges, Portage
Stats: .406, 8 2B, 2 2B, 5 HR, 28 RBIs, .673 slugging
Comment: The First Team All State selection was also a Miss Softball candidate and the Duneland Athletic Conference MVP. She punctuated her season with a state championship and the Class 4A mental attitude award.
Hannah Wilson, Hobart
Stats: .374, 29 RBIs, 28 runs, 9 2B, 2 HR
Comment: The slugging star had her team up on Portage after five innings in the sectional final. We all know what Portage did. Brickies have it going in the right direction.
Rachael Honaker, Crown Point
Stats: .356, 20 runs, 22 RBIs, 7 2B
Comment: The DAC champ Bulldogs had a solid young lady in the middle infield, with a good glove and a live bat. Two more years. Yikes.
Kaitlin Doud, Portage
Stats: .425, .585 slugging, 12 2B, HR, 20 RBIs, 17 steals.
Comment: The team's leading hitter. She hit a home run in the regional and scored both runs in the semistate championship.
Melissa Balkema, Hanover Central
Stats: .442, 30 runs, 26 RBIs, 6 2B, 4 HR
Comment: The 'Cats' power machine hit a three-run homer in the 3A semistate. Has also been a vacuum at the hot corner. Future's real bright.
Taylor Michalski , Munster
Stats: .371, 26 runs, 17 RBIs, 10 2B
Comment: The Boston College-bound star helped her Mustangs to the sectional title and a great game against Portage in the regional. Good. Real good.
Kayla Bishton, Lake Central
Stats: .368, 19 runs, 20 RBIs, 10 2B
Comment: The Indiana All-Star and Radford-bound standout just finished four years of varsity play at a school where that rarely happens. Does it all.
Aspyn Novak, Lake Central
Stats: .382, 29 runs, 10 RBIs, 10 SB.
Comment: Sick speed and similar talent has a bright future for this young lady. Can do it all at a very high level. Led L.C. in runs and hits (38).
Emma Hodges, Munster
Stats: .452, 36 RBIs, 18 runs, 6 HRs
Comment: Talk about power. The slugging percentage (.721) and on-base percentage (.505) is off the charts. A true Indiana All-Star and leader.
Monica Martin, Bishop Noll
Stats: .558, 25 RBIs, 26 runs, 10 2B, 5 HRs
Comment: The Greater South Shore Conference champion's catcher could hit a bowling ball through a brick wall. The numbers were no typos. That's why Noll was so good.
Taurie Piatt, Kankakee Valley
Stats: 17-3, 0.83 ERA, 182 K, 19 BB
Comment: The Indiana All-Star pitcher came out of nowhere to be one of the area's best. Didn't get a shot until her senior year. Made the most of it.
Megan Matheny, Chesterton
Stats: .408, 27 runs, 12 2B, 4 HR, 28 RBIs, .527 OBP, .645 slugging
Comment: The First Team All-State selection and Indiana All-Star holds the program's career record for doubles. The St. Francis recruit ended her prep career on a high note.
Maggie Lindeman, Hebron
Stats: 13-5, 1.83 ERA, 151 K, 111 IP, .333, 2 HR, 18 RBIs
Megan Tymorek, Chesterton
Stats: 14-4, 2.01 ERA, 128 K, 120 IP, .350, 5 2B, 2 HR, 26 RBIs, .519 OBP, .481 slugging pct.
Lily Del Toro, Lake Central
Stats: 9-3, 3 saves, 1.44 ERA, 114 K
Brenna Boyle, Andrean
Stats: 15-5, 1.5 ERA, 85 K; .301, 31 RBIs, 8 HR
Ally Rock, Crown Point
Stats: .371, 18 RBIs, 10 2B
Mallory McKee, Chesterton
Stats: .412, 27 runs, 7 2B, 3 HR, .505 OBP, .567 slugging pct.
Savvy Kinsella, Andrean
Stats: .383, 12 RBIs
Stats: .379, 32 RBIs, 22 runs, 7 2B, 7 HR
Sydney Cooley, Chesterton
Stats: .404, 38 runs, 8 2B, 5 HR, 30 RBIs, .543 OBP, .638 slugging pct., 1.50 ERA, 7-3, 65 IP.
Sammi Adams, Griffith
Stats: .397, 19 runs, 7 SB
Brianna Kraft, Hobart
Stats: .305, 13 RBIs, 12 runs
Courtney Holm, Crown Point
.390, 10 RBIs, 17 runs
Stephanie Upton, Portage
Stats: .325, .482 slugging, 16 RBIs, 7 2B, 3 3B
Mandey Shrader, Crown Point
Stats: .360, 25 RBIs, 22 runs
Alyssa Pokropinski, Lowell
Stats: .373 avg., 16 RBIs, 17 runs, 4 HR
Carly Murphy, Munster
Stats: 20-6, 1.98 ERA, 210 K
Duneland Athletic Conference
Chesterton -- Jill Bohnert. Crown Point -- Siena Gyure, Rachel Suits. Lake Central -- Lizzie Seymour, Melanie Pabon, Annabel Karberg. LaPorte -- Bailey Rogers. Merrillville -- Arie Conn. Michigan City -- Jameka Collins, Aubria Smith. Valparaiso -- Megan Krantz.
Northwest Crossroads Conference
Andrean -- Morgyn Neal, Cat Murad. Griffith -- Sarah Galambos. Highland -- Courtney Raab. Hobart -- Dana Claussen, Brittany Probasco, Paige Talian. Kankakee Valley -- Alyssa Matson, Lauren Stokes, Morgan Cavinder. Lowell -- Kristina Rosenbaum, Brandi Faverty. Munster -- Taylor Kotzo, Briana Zunica.
Greater South Shore Conference
Bishop Noll -- Andie Fremouw, Elena Sobilo, Tori Keilman, Jade Acevedo. Calumet -- Danneyelle Thomas. Lake Station -- Jessa Rogers, Ashlinn Jorgensen. North Newton -- Allyson Leach, Jena Leach. River Forest -- Kayla Smith. Wheeler -- Shannon Eden, Angelise Vukin. Whiting -- Mollie Lovasko, Michaela Brown, Jessica Butler, Abby Bondi.
Great Lakes Athletic Conference
Clark -- Celeste Martinez, Abby Govert. Gavit -- Shelby Geurtz, Amber Sanders. Hammond -- Jazzlynn Baines. Morton -- Cierra Charbonneau, Vivian Peterson, Angelica Justiniano, Ashlie Rossi.
Porter County Conference
Boone Grove -- Amanda Hawrot, Kirsten Spangenberg, Kennedy Starcevich, Mackenzie Starcevich. Hanover Central -- Abby Thompson. Hebron -- Kyle Doelling, Bre Lewin, Rachel Pauer, Shelby Yankauskas. Kouts -- Emily Kolb. LaCrosse -- Gabbie Sievers. Morgan Township -- Alexis Marquart. South Central -- Taylor Johnson. Washington Township -- Kacie Corley.
Westville -- Beth Piotrowski, Katie Piotrowski.