Several area spring athletes earned all-state honors from their respective coaching associations.
In softball, Division 2 state runner-up Lakeshore had two players in Laney Mead and Sierra Ciesielski named first-team all-state.
Div. 2 honorable mentions include Niles’ Taylor Altergott and Brooke Timm.
St. Joseph’s Courtney Farrish was named first-team all-state. She helped lead the Bears to their first-ever Div. 1 district softball title.
Megan Koenigshof led Coloma from the circle all year. She was named first-team all-state in Div. 3, while teammate Megan Neubecker received honorable mention.
Ella Olson and Madison Vollman worked behind the plate and in the circle, respectively, to lead River Valley to the Div. 4 regional finals. Both were named first-team all-state.
Honorable mentions include the Mustangs’ Emma Springer and Tiffany Hyatt, and Bridgman’s Kaylee Shuler and Natalee McNeil.
Gabe Gouin of Brandywine was the only player in Div. 3 to receive first-team all-state honors.
Jakob Southworth and Hunter Slavings each had key roles in Decatur’s journey to the Div. 4 state semifinals. They join River Valley’s Matthew Schmidt and Wil Korbel in being named first-team all-state.
The Raiders’ Ben Cerven received honorable mention.
St. Joseph’s Megan Corbe was named second-team all-state in Div. 2.
Cailynn Junk (St. Joseph) and Ella Jeske (Lakeshore) were honorable mentions.
Coloma’s Cali Grenon earned honorable mention in Division 3.
Bridgman’s Mikaela Owen was named second-team all-state in Division 4. Michigan Lutheran’s Evie Clare and Rebekah Hisle earned honorable mention, as did Lake Michigan Catholic’s Caroline Miota.