Minnesota highlights 2017 All-Big Ten Softball Teams & honors

Minnesota highlights 2017 All-Big Ten Softball Teams & honors

The Big Ten Conference announced the 2017 All-Big Ten Softball Teams and individual awards Wednesday, with Big Ten Champion Minnesota earning all four individual accolades through a vote of the conference’s 14 head coaches.

The Golden Gophers’ Kendyl Lindaman was selected as both the Player and Freshman of the Year (receiving the latter award unanimously), Sara Groenewegen collected Pitcher of the Year honors and Jessica Allister claimed Coach of the Year plaudits.

See the full  2017 Softball All-Conference Teams and Individual Awards below.

First Team
NICOLE EVANS, Sr., OF, ILL
Breanna Wonderly, Sr., P, ILL
CaraMia Tsirigos, Sr., DP, IND
MEGAN BETSA, Sr., P, MICH
Tera Blanco, Jr., UT, MICH
Faith Canfield, So., 2B, MICH
Kelly Christner, Sr., OF, MICH
Lea Foerster, Jr., OF, MSU
Allie Arneson, So., SS, MINN
Sara Groenewegen, Sr., P, MINN
MADDIE HOULIHAN, So., OF, MINN
Kendyl Lindaman, Fr., C, MINN
Danielle Parlich, Jr., 3B, MINN
Emily Clark, So., 2B, OSU
LILLI PIPER, So., SS, OSU
Tori Dubois, So., OF, PSU
Mallory Baker, So., 1B, PUR
Taryn Atlee, Fr., 2B, RU

Second Team
Leigh Farina, Jr., 2B, ILL
Rebecca Blitz, Jr., OF, IND
Natalie Peters, So., OF, MICH
Abby Ramirez, Sr., SS, MICH
Kaitlyn Eveland, So., 3B, MSU
Sydney Dwyer, Jr., 1B, MINN
Sam Macken, Sr., OF, MINN
Dani Wagner, Jr., OF, MINN
Kaylan Jablonski, Jr., UT, NEB
MJ Knighten, Sr., 3B, NEB
Alyvia Simmons, So., OF, NEB
Marissa Panko, Jr., SS, NU
Sabrina Rabin, Jr., OF, NU
Shelby Hursh, Sr., P, OSU
Taylor White, Jr., OF, OSU
Kaitlyn Menz, Fr., P, WIS
Chloe Miller, Sr., C, WIS
Brooke Wyderski, Jr., SS, WIS

All-Defensive Team
P: Sara Groenewegen, Sr., MINN
C: Kendyl Lindaman, Fr., MINN
1B: Alcy Bush, Sr., NU
2B: Kelsey Jenkins, Jr., WIS
SS: Rachel O’Malley, Jr., IND
3B: Anna Kirk, Sr., OSU
OF: Nicole Evans, Sr., ILL
OF: Cheyenne Pratt, Jr., IOWA
OF: Lea Foerster, Jr., MSU

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Kendyl Lindaman, Fr., MINN
PITCHER OF THE YEAR: Sara Groenewegen, Sr., MINN
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: KENDYL LINDAMAN, MINN
COACH OF THE YEAR: Jessica Allister, MINN

* Players in ALL CAPS were unanimous selections

Sportsmanship Award Honorees: Annie Fleming, ILL; Erin Lehman, IND; Sarah Kurtz, IOWA; Hannah Dewey, MD; Morgan Swift, MICH; McKenzie Long, MSU; Sam Macken, MINN; Bri Cassidy, NEB; Morgan Newport, NU; Anna Kirk, OSU; Gianna Arrizurieta, PSU; Erika Beeler, PUR; Jacqueline Kott, RU; Sara Novak, WIS

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