Pake & Gavin Earn All-MIAC Honors

Megan Gavin (L) and Maria Pake both earned MIAC All-Conference honors.
Megan Gavin (L) and Maria Pake both earned MIAC All-Conference honors.

MOORHEAD, Minn. (5/13/19)---Youth was served for the Cobbers on the this year's MIAC All-Conference honors. Freshman Maria Pake was named to the MIAC All-Conference Team while sophomore pitcher Megan Gavin earned All-Conference Honorable Mention honors.

Nicole Johannes was the team's selection to the MIAC All-Sportsmanship Team.

The Cobbers have now had at least one MIAC All-Conference honoree for five straight seasons and 25 of the past 26 years.

Pake, the team's starting shortstop, led Concordia in hitting the entire season. She hit .388 for the entire year and had a hit in 29 of the 37 games she played. In conference play Pake had a .292 average and a team-best .462 slugging percentage. Pake alos led the team in hits (19), doubles (8), total bases (30) and stolen bases (7) against league opponents.

Pake was also the team's most consistent hitter as she had at least one hit in 16 of the 22 conference contests and had three multiple-hit games.

Gavin pitched in 14 of the 22 MIAC games and came away with a 4.27 earned run average. She was the winning pitcher in both of the Cobbers' league wins. Gavin pitched 85.1 innings in conference play and had 62 strikeouts. Both of her innings pitched and strikeout totals are almost double of what she posted in her freshman season in 2018.

Gavin was named the MIAC Pitcher of the Week on Mar. 11 after going 6-1 in the team's spring break trip to Florida. She had a 1.56 ERA in the Sunshine State and struck out 60 batters in 45.0 innings pitched. Gavin became the first Cobber player to earn an MIAC Player of the Week honor since 2012.

Gavin also became the fifth player in school history to reach the 200 strikeout mark. Gavin ended the 2019 campaign with 148 Ks in all games and now has 223 strikeouts in her 2-year career.

2019 MIAC Softball Awards
Player of the Year – Elise Barnes | Third Base | St. Thomas (Jr. | South St. Paul, Minn.)
Pitcher of the Year – Kierstin Anderson-Glass | Pitcher | St. Thomas (Jr. | Inver Grove Heights, Minn. | Visitation)
Rookie of the Year – Alex Ehde | Shortstop | St. Catherine (Fy. | Stillwater, Minn.)
Coach of the Year – John Tschida | St. Thomas (19th Season)


 2019 MIAC Softball All-Conference Team

Pos.

Name

Institution

Class

 Hometown | High School

P

Sam Anderson

Augsburg

Sr.

Coon Rapids, Minn.

P

Kierstin Anderson-Glass

St. Thomas

Jr.

Inver Grove Heights, Minn. | Visitation

P

Aly Freeman

Gustavus

Jr.

Omaha, Neb. | Marian

P

Grace Gilmore

Saint Benedict

Fy.

Hugo, Minn. | Centennial

P

Julie Graf

St. Olaf

Jr.

Sammamish, Wash. | Eastlake

P

Ally Hjort

Saint Benedict

So.

Woodbury, Minn.

P

Sam Kile

Carleton

Sr.

Elk Grove, Calif. | Consumnes Oaks

P

Sophie Migacz

Macalester

Sr.

McHenry, Ill. | McHenry West

P

Alex Molloy

Hamline

So.

Salem, Ore. | Silverton

P

Kathryn Proper

St. Catherine

So.

St. Paul, Minn. | Como Park

C

Jenna Bromen

St. Thomas

Sr.

Eagan, Minn.

C

Emily Carr

St. Olaf

Sr.

Bloomington, Minn. | Jefferson

C

Natalie Maurice

Carleton

Jr.

Eden Prairie, Minn.

C

Justine Schultz

Saint Mary's

So.

Winona, Minn.

1B

Chase Shortly

St. Thomas

Sr.

Forest Lake, Minn.

2B

Melissa Barry

St. Thomas

Sr.

Apple Valley, Minn. | Eastview

2B

Claire Boatman

Saint Benedict

Sr.

Savage, Minn. | Burnsville

2B

Allie Fauth

Bethel

So.

Hutchinson, Minn.

2B

Riley Husom

Hamline

So.

Champlin, Minn. | Champlin Park

3B

Elise Barnes

St. Thomas

Jr.

South St. Paul, Minn.

3B

Jenna George

St. Catherine

Sr.

Ellsworth, Wis.

3B

Alexa Hanowski

Bethel

Jr.

Becker, Minn.

3B

Kira Krueger

Hamline

Jr.

Mayville, Wis.

SS

Jamie Axelberg

Bethel

So.

Monticello, Minn.

SS

Maris Daleo

Carleton

So.

Stillman Valley, Ill.

SS

Alex Ehde

St. Catherine

Fy.

Stillwater, Minn.

SS

Anesia King

Augsburg

Sr.

Cambridge, Minn. | Cambridge-Isanti

SS

Maria Pake

Concordia

Fy.

Felton, Minn. | Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton

SS

Megan Rubbelke

Hamline

So.

North St. Paul, Minn.

LF

Anna Hinderaker

St. Catherine

Sr.

Rosemount, Minn.

CF

Julia Carpenter

Macalester

Jr.

Stevensville, Mich. | Lakeshore

CF

Tarah DeCroock

St. Olaf

Fy.

Farmington, Minn.

CF

Kate Deming

Saint Benedict

Sr.

Bloomington, Minn. | Jefferson

CF

Delaney Kohler

Hamline

Sr.

New Brighton, Minn. | Irondale

CF

Anna Lauko

Carleton

Sr.

Whitefish Bay, Wis.

CF

Mariah Uphoff

Bethel

Jr.

Lakeville, Minn. | Lakeville South

RF

Ally Bode

St. Olaf

So.

Moose Lake, Minn.

RF

Dana Connelly

St. Thomas

Sr.

Mendota Heights, Minn. | Cretin-Derham Hall

UT

Mo Burns

Saint Benedict

Fy.

Minneapolis, Minn. | Providence Academy


 2019 MIAC Softball Honorable Mention Team

Pos.

Name

Institution

Class

 Hometown | High School

P

Amber Chow

Saint Mary's

So.

West St. Paul, Minn. | Henry Sibley

P

Megan Gavin

Concordia

So.

Cold Spring, Minn. | ROCORI

P

Calli Maki

Bethel

Fy.

Cokato, Minn. | Maple Lake

P

Audrey Meade

Macalester

So.

Cedar Hills, Utah | Pleasant Grove

P

Ashley Neuenfeldt

Gustavus

So.

Bloomington, Minn. | Jefferson

P

Annabelle Schutte

St. Catherine

Fy.

St. Louis Park, Minn.

C

Autumn Mortenson

St. Catherine

Jr.

Cottage Grove, Minn. | Park

2B

Mikayla Grant

St. Catherine

So.

Kasson, Minn. | Kasson-Mantorville

SS

Olivia McCabe

Saint Benedict

Fy.

Le Center, Minn. | St. Peter

LF

Anna O'Connor

Hamline

Fy.

Woodbury, Minn.

CF

Amber Montero

St. Catherine

Jr.

Circle Pines, Minn. | Centennial

CF

Haley Williams

Saint Mary's

Jr.

Littleton, Colo. | Rock Canyon


 2019 MIAC Softball All-Sportsmanship Team

Pos.

Name

Institution

Class

 Hometown | High School

3B

Jacquline Nichols

Augsburg

Sr.

Royalton, Minn.

1B

Maddie Fauth

Bethel

Sr.

Hutchinson, Minn.

2B

Madison Collins

Carleton

Fy.

Elmhurst, Ill. | York Community

RF

Nicole Johannes

Concordia

Sr.

Cold Spring, Minn. | ROCORI

C

Kenzie Skuza

Gustavus

Fy.

Princeton, Minn.

C

Ramsey Hare

Hamline

Jr.

Tigard, Ore.

UT

Elena Youngdale

Macalester

Jr.

Minneapolis, Minn. | St. Paul Academy

C

Madie Mikolich

Saint Benedict

Sr.

Elk River, Minn. | Rogers

LF

Anna Hinderaker

St. Catherine

Sr.

Rosemount, Minn.

P

Amber Trendle

Saint Mary's

Sr.

Chicago, Ill. | De La Salle

DP

Clare Waddell

St. Olaf

Jr.

Tempe, Ariz. | Tempe Prep Academy

P

Hayley Dunning

St. Thomas

Jr.

Littleton, Colo. | Chatfield