Ankerfelt Earns All-MIAC Honors

Sophomore Brooke Ankerfelt was named to the MIAC All-Conference Team after leading the team in hitting in league games.
Sophomore Brooke Ankerfelt was named to the MIAC All-Conference Team after leading the team in hitting in league games.

MOORHEAD, Minn. (5/14/18)---Brooke Ankerfelt finished her sophomore season by being named to the MIAC All-Conference Team. Ankerfelt led the team in hitting in conference play as the team's starting second baseman.

Senior Abby Haraldson was the team's selection for the MIAC All-Sportsmanship Team.

Ankerfelt earns all-conference honors for the first time in her career and she is the ninth Concordia player in the past 10 seasons to be named to the MIAC All-Conference Team.

Ankerfelt played in 19 of the team's 22 MIAC games this season. She hit .333 with 16 hits and five walks. She also had a .396 on-base percentage and a .354 slugging percentage.

Ankerfelt led the team in almost every offensive statistical category in league games. She was tops in batting average, hits, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, total bases and walks.

Ankerfelt had at least one hit in 12 of the 22 league games. She had five multiple-hit games and her season best came against league champions St. Thomas when she had three hits and went 3-for-3. Ankerfelt finished off the year by collecting at least one hit in four of the last five games.

Ankerfelt had the second longest streak of any Cobber for reaching base during the year. She got on base in six straight league games againsr St. Olaf, Hamline, St. Catherine and St. Thomas.  

Haraldson pitched in 11 MIAC games and finished with an earned run average of 4.47 while striking out 48. She capped her record-setting career with 441 total strikeouts. That bettered the old school record by 70 K's. Haraldson also recorded 28 wins, had a 3.95 ERA and pitched in 475.1 innings. 

2018 MIAC Softball Awards
Player of the Year – Melissa Barry | Second Base | St. Thomas (Jr. | Apple Valley, Minn. | Eastview)
Pitcher of the Year – Ally Hjort | Pitcher | Saint Benedict (Fy. | St. Paul, Minn. | Woodbury)
Rookie of the Year – Ally Hjort | Pitcher | Saint Benedict (Fy. | St. Paul, Minn. | Woodbury)
Coach of the Year – John Tschida | St. Thomas (18th Season)


2018 MIAC Softball All-Conference Team

Pos.

Name

Institution

Class

 Hometown | High School

C

Aubree Douglas

Hamline

Jr.

San Jacinto, Calif.

C

Jenna Bromen

St. Thomas

Jr.

Eagan, Minn.

1B

Wendy Roberts

Bethel

Sr.

Grantsburg, Wis.

1B

Megan Toninato

Saint Benedict

Sr.

Woodbury, Minn. | Hill-Murray

1B

Chase Shortly

St. Thomas

Jr.

Forest Lake, Minn.

2B

Allie Fauth

Bethel

Fy.

Hutchinson, Minn.

2B

Brooke Ankerfelt

Concordia

So.

Maple Lake, Minn.

2B

Claire Woebke

St. Catherine

Sr.

Bloomington, Minn. | Jefferson

2B

Melissa Barry

St. Thomas

Jr.

Apple Valley, Minn. | Eastview

3B

Molly Steinberg

Carleton

Sr.

Santa Monica, Calif. | Harvard Westlake

3B

Kendra Swanson

Saint Benedict

So.

Richmond, Minn. | Rocori

3B

Jenna George

St. Catherine

Jr.

Ellsworth, Wis.

3B

Elise Barnes

St. Thomas

So.

South St. Paul, Minn.

SS

Anesia King

Augsburg

So.

Cambridge, Minn. | Cambridge-Isanti

SS

Maris Daleo

Carleton

Fy.

Stillman Valley, Ill.

SS

Emily Webb

Gustavus

Jr.

Maple Lake, Minn.

SS

Brittney Birkhauser

Saint Mary's

Sr.

Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. | Assumption

SS

Kylie Macziewski

St. Catherine

Sr.

Bloomington, Minn. | Jefferson

SS

Emily Carr

St. Olaf

Jr.

Bloomington, Minn. | Jefferson

UT

Morghan Bean

Macalester

Sr.

Muscatine, Iowa

OF

Katie Parker

Augsburg

Sr.

Lakeville, Minn. | Lakeville North

OF

Katie Eppard

Carleton

Sr.

Pleasanton, Calif. | Amador Valley

OF

Julia Carpenter

Macalester

So.

Stevensville, Mich. | Lakeshore

OF

Emilie Antony

Saint Benedict

Jr.

Forest Lake, Minn.

OF

Kate Deming

Saint Benedict

Jr.

Bloomington, Minn. | Jefferson

OF

Kali Aldrich

Saint Mary's

Sr.

Rochester, Minn. | Mayo

OF

Kate Arneson

St. Olaf

Jr.

Northfield, Minn.

OF

Dana Connelly

St. Thomas

Jr.

Mendota Heights, Minn. | Cretin-Derham Hall

P

Samantha Anderson

Augsburg

Jr.

Coon Rapids, Minn.

P

Alex Molloy

Hamline

Fy.

Salem, Ore. | Silverton

P

Ally Hjort

Saint Benedict

Fy.

St. Paul, Minn. | Woodbury

P

Alex Smith

Saint Benedict

So.

Stacy, Minn. | Chisago Lakes

P

Krista Flugstad

St. Catherine

Sr.

Bloomington, Minn. | Jefferson

P

Julie Graf

St. Olaf

So.

Sammamish, Wash. | Eastlake

P

Sammy Hogan

St. Thomas

Sr.

Palatine, Ill. | St. Viator


 2018 MIAC Softball Honorable Mention Team

Pos.

Name

Institution

Class

 Hometown | High School

C

Natalie Maurice

Carleton

So.

Eden Prairie, Minn.

C

Sammie Galvez

St. Catherine

Jr.

Gilbert, Ariz. | Williams Field

1B

Alli Borawski

Saint Mary's

Sr.

Stickney, Ill. | Trinity

1B

Macy Vosbeek

St. Olaf

Jr.

Minneapolis, Minn. | Edina

2B

Abby Grismer

St. Olaf

Fy.

Rapid City, S.D. | Stevens

SS

Jamie Axelberg

Bethel

Fy.

Monticello, Minn.

SS

Sara Wennerstrand

Saint Benedict

Sr.

Baxter, Minn. | Brainerd

OF

Kim Kurtzweg

Gustavus

Sr.

Arlington, Minn. | Sibley East

OF

Anna Hinderaker

St. Catherine

Jr.

Rosemount, Minn.

OF

Alison Curry

St. Olaf

Jr.

Redwood Falls, Minn. | Redwood Valley

P

Aly Freeman

Gustavus

So.

Omaha, Neb. | Marian

P

Ashley Neuenfeldt

Gustavus

Fy.

Bloomington, Minn. | Jefferson


 2018 MIAC Softball All-Sportsmanship Team

Pos.

Name

Institution

Class

 Hometown | High School

C

Taylor Mattice

Augsburg

Sr.

Woodbury, Minn. | Centennial

1B

Maddie Fauth

Bethel

Jr.

Lakeville, Minn. | Lakeville South

P

Sarah Ogle

Carleton

Jr.

San Diego, Calif. | Francis Parker

P

Abigail Haraldson

Concordia

Sr.

Sidney, Mont.

SS

Emily Webb

Gustavus

Jr.

Maple Lake, Minn.

P

Sabrina Warden

Hamline

Jr.

West St. Paul, Minn. | St. Croix Lutheran

UT

Katja McKiernan

Macalester

Sr.

Los Angeles, Calif. | Marymount

P

Cassie Meyer

Saint Benedict

Sr.

Champlin, Minn. | Champlin Park

C

Autumn Mortenson

St. Catherine

So.

Cottage Grove, Minn. | Park

P

McKayla Ahlrich

Saint Mary's

Sr.

Sleepy Eye, Minn.

OF

Clare Waddell

St. Olaf

So.

Tempe, Ariz. | Tempe Prep Academy

P

Hayley Dunning

St. Thomas

So.

Littleton, Colo. | Chatfield