WSV’s Hannah Garascia named MTC Player of the Year

MTC all-conference
The Midland Trail Conference released its all-conference softball honors Tuesday. Waltonville/Sesser-Valier was well represented. John Kiselewski was named Coach of the Year, while Hannah Garacia was named Player of the Year.

CLAY CITY – Waltonville/Sesser-Valier’s Hannah Garascia and Spartans’ head coach John Kiselewski were named Player of the Year and Coach of the Year, respectively, as the Midland Trail Conference released its postseason honors on Tuesday.

In addition to Garascia, five players from the Spartans’ softball team were named First Team. Woodlawn – the regular season league champions – had three players named to the First Team.

Waltonville/SV won the regional by defeating Carmi. They went on to defeat the Class 2A defending state champs Carterville in the semifinals of the Harrisburg Sectional before losing to Pinckneyville in the sectional title game.

The Spartans also won the Midland Trail Conference tournament.

Making the First Team from Waltonville/SV was seniors Gretchen Witter and Olivia Massie, as well as sophomores Taylor Witges and Rylee Breeze.

Woodlawn finished second in the MTC Tournament. They went on to win their own regional over South Central. At the Marrissa Sectional, the Lady Cardinals saw their season come to an end in a loss to New Athens.

Making the First team from Woodlawn was junior Kayln Crider and seniors Lexi Knox and Kiara Lueking.

Jefferson County teams occupied seven of the eight spots for Honorable Mention including Taylor Frank and Jaylin Haley (WSV), Madison Tiemann and Callie Lueking (Woodlawn) and Kinzi Hutchinson, Emma Moser and Hayley Hicks (Webber Township).

Midland Trail Conference All-Conference Softball Team

  • Hanna Garascia         Waltonville        Senior     PLAYER OF THE YEAR
  • Gretchen Witter         Waltonville        Senior
  • Kayln Crider              Woodlawn         Junior
  • Kiara Lueking            Woodlawn         Senior
  • Lexi Knox                 Woodlawn          Senior
  • Macy Hance             Clay City            Senior
  • Taylor Witges           Waltonville          Sophomore
  • Megan Hance           Clay City            Senior
  • Maddie Craig            Clay City            Junior
  • Caisie Hart               Wayne City         Senior
  • Olivia Massie           Waltonville          Senior
  • Emily Crompton       Christ Our Rock   Freshman
  • Rylee Breeze           Waltonville          Sophomore
  • Bailey Spears          Odin                   Senior
  • Caroline Boehne       Christ our Rock   Junior

Honorable Mention

  • Taylor Frank            Waltonville           Senior
  • Madison Tiemann    Woodlawn            Sophomore
  • Kinzi Hutchinson     Webber Twp         Junior
  • Callie Lueking         Woodlawn            Sophomore
  • Jaylin Haley           Waltonville            Senior
  • Emma Moser          Webber Twp         Sophomore
  • Brilee Kessler         Clay City              Junior
  • Hayley Hicks          Webber  Twp              Junior
  • Midland Trail “COACH OF THE YEAR”  John Kiselewski  Waltonville

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