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Rebling named conference POY

Fairfield tops All-SEC softball list with eight names

Allison Rebling hurls a pitch during Fairfield’s regional final game against Burlington. Rebling was named the Southeast Conference’s Player of the Year in 2020. (file)
Allison Rebling hurls a pitch during Fairfield’s regional final game against Burlington. Rebling was named the Southeast Conference’s Player of the Year in 2020. (file)
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The Southeast Conference announced its 2020 All-Conference softball teams this week and all three Union area coverage schools were represented. Fairfield, coming off a state tournament berth, led the way with eight names, including four first-teamers.

Among the four Trojan first-teamers was Allison Rebling, a senior pitcher who was named the 2020 SEC Player of the Year.

Rebling not only led the SEC this year in major pitching stats, but found herself in the top five in Class 4A. She finished second in strikeouts with 158, tied for third in wins, with 13, an dwas fourth in earned run average, with a 1.22.

Rebling was a major factor in getting the Trojans to the state tournament. She gave up just four runs in Fairfield’s two regional tournament games, tallying 20 strikeouts total en route to a pair of wins. Rebling also hit .319 with 15 RBIs at the plate.

Also named to the first team was Rebling’s senior teammate, Shaylin Drish. Drish scored more runs than anyone in the SEC, coming across the plate 40 times. She hit .346 with three doubles, an SEC-leading three triples, and 12 RBIs.

Sophomore first basemen Hannah Simpson represented the Trojans on the team after tearing it up at the plate this season. Simpson batted .432 with two homers, two doubles and an SEC-leading 35 RBIs. Simpson’s RBI total placed her at third overall in Class 4A.

Freshman Coty Engle joined her Trojan teammates on the first team. Engle had a huge season, both at the plate and in the circle.

Engle led the SEC by a wide margin in batting average, hitting .543. She was second in the league in runs, with 39, and fifth in RBIs, with 23. Engle finished the year with a conference-leading nine doubles.

In the circle, Engle went a perfect 11-0 with a 2.31 ERA, to finish second in the conference in both wins and ERA.

The Trojans had two players named to the All-SEC second team. Sophomore outfielder Danielle Breen and freshman catcher Peyton McCabe made the squad. Sophomore infielder Jenna Norris and senior infielder Destiny Gridley were named to the honorable mention list.

Washington had six players named All-SEC, including two on the first team; senior catcher/third baseman Kaitlyn Mitchell, and junior infielder and catcher Kellie Dallmeyer.

Mitchell hit .376 in her senior campaign. She hit three home runs, which was tied for fourth in the conference, and also hit five doubles and a triple, and drove in 24 runs.

Dallmeyer led the Demons with a .396 batting average. She hit six doubles and finished the year with 24 RBIs.

Washington had two players make ALL-SEC second team; junior pitcher/infielder Cara Linnenkamp and senior outfielder Kinsey Duwa. The Demons also received two honorable mentions; senior pitcher and outfielder Alexa Mitchell, and senior outfielder Halle Leyden.

Mt. Pleasant had a pair of seniors make the All-SEC first team. Catcher Samantha Broeker and pitcher/infielder Sydni Coleman were both honored.

Broeker hit .463 this year, third best in the SEC. She hit eight doubles on the season and ended the year with 12 RBIs.

Coleman hit .328 this season with four home runs, two doubles and a triple. Coleman was one of only three SEC players to hit four homers this season.

In the circle, Coleman finished with a 4.11 ERA and 41 strikeouts. All four wins for Mt. Pleasant this season came while she was pitching.

Mt. Pleasant didn’t have any second-teamers but did get a couple of honorable mentions. Senior pitcher/outfielder Hannah Newman and junior infielder Grace Kelley were named to the honorable mention list.

Listed below is the full list of All-SEC honorees for the 2020 season.

2020 All-Southeast Conference Softball Teams

FIRST TEAM

Allison Rebling (12), Fairfield (POY)

Shaylin Drish (12), Fairfield

Hannah Simpson (10), Fairfield

Lexi Whaley (8), Fort Madison

lOgan Johnson (10), Fort Madison

Samantha Broeker (12), Mt. Pleasant

Coty Engle (9), Fairfield

Bryanna Mehaffy (12), Burlington

Lydia Allen-Barnes (12), Burlington

Sydni Coleman (12), Mt. Pleasant

Kaitlyn Mitchell (12), Washington

Adessa Brandenburg (11), Burlington

Kellie Dallmeyer (11), Washington

SECOND TEAM

Carley McGinity (11), Burlington

Danielle Breen (10), Fairfield

Kayla Norton (11), Burlington

Kylee Cashman (11), Fort Madison

Peyton McCabe (9), Fairfield

Neeley Rehm (9), Fort Madison

Alivia Myhre (10), Keokuk

Cara Linnenkamp (11), Washington

Meghan Topping (1), Burlington

Kinsey Duwa (12), Washington

HONORABLE MENTION (Two per school)

Fairfield: Jenna Norris (10), Destiny Gridley (12)

Fort Madison: Daylin Wondra (12), Ivy Geerdes (12)

Mt. Pleasant: Hannah Newman (12), Grace Kelly (11)

Washington: Alexa Mitchell (12), Halle Leyden (12)

Burlington: Brynn Casady (11), Mackenzie Blythe (11)

ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE (JUNIORS AND SENIORS, GPA 3.25+)

Burlington: Kayla Angle (11), Lydia Allen-Barnes (12), Mackenzie Blythe (11), Brynn casady (12), Bryanna Mehaffy (12), Carley McGinity (11), Megan Topping (11)

Fairfield: Allison Rebling (12), Destiny Gridley (12), Shayling Drish (12), Bailey Hird (11)

Fort Madison: Ivy Geerdes (12), Dalyn Wondra (12), Kylee Cashman (11), Kendall Beebe (11), Allyson Helmick (11)

Keokuk: Abby Thompson (11), Gracie Koeber (12), Sydney McCarron (11)

Mt. Pleasant: Grace Kelley (11), Madison mOore (11), Samantha Broeker (12), Sydni Coleman (12), Lexie Magnani (12)

Washington: Kellie Dalmeyer (11), Emma Herr (11), Cameron Milichky (11), Anna Venega (11), Kinsey Duwa (12), Halle Leyden (12), Alexa Mitchell (12), Kaitlyn Mitchell (12)

FINAL SEC STANDINGS

TEAM CONF OVR

1. Fairfield 10-0 24-2

T2. Burlington 7-3 17-7

T2. Fort Madison 7-3 10-10

T4. Washington 2-8 10-18

T4. Mt. Pleasant 2-8 4-18

T4. Keokuk 2-8 3-17