Varsity Softball · White Hawks Softball Celebrates 2019 Season

All four graduating White Hawks earned Academic All-State by maintaining a GPA of 3.75 or higher: Taylor Smith, Maddy White, Grace Elling and Ellie Skogsberg

By Tera White

Mound Westonka High School softball celebrated the 2019 season with a lively banquet on June 10. The varsity team ended strong, taking second in the Section 6AAA tournament.

The White Hawks coaches shared humorous stories and accomplishments from the C-squad, JV and varsity teams. Impressively, the four graduating seniors—Grace Elling, Ellie Skogsberg, Taylor Smith and Maddy White—all earned Academic All-State by maintaining GPAs of 3.75 or higher, demonstrating the commitment of student-athlete competitors.

The All-Section award winners were White (awarded MVP, as voted by teammates) and juniors Chloe Kantola and Emma Mack. All-Conference honors went to White and to juniors Melissa Drill and Maddie Steahl. The All-Conference Honorable Mention honorees were Elling, Skogsberg (also voted by coaches as the White Hawks Spirit Award winner) and Kantola.

Looking to the future, ninth-graders Hannah Drill and Simone Buescher each earned a varsity letter. First-time varsity letter winners also included sophomores Maya Henslin, Kaisa Steahl and Sydney Eidsness. Sophomores Callie Nelson and Makayla Kryck earned their second letter this year.

View photos of the banquet by Tera White