Being recognized as an All-Ohio performer in your sport of choice is an honor that high school athletes should cherish.
Being honored after your sophomore or junior year is even more impressive because it likely means bigger things are on the horizon. A trio of Madison County area high school softball players picked up All-Ohio honors this week and not one of them was a senior this spring.
The Ohio High School Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association (OHSFSCA) awarded Jonathan Alder sophomores Lindsey Potter and Emily Walker as well as West Jefferson junior Brooke Roberts as All-Ohio honors.
Potter was named first team Division II All-Ohio. She hit leadoff and played centerfield for Alder, and helped lead the Lady Pioneers to the Division II state semifinal. For the season the standout hit .553 (44 for 82), had a total of 14 extra-base hits which included four home runs. She also drove in a team-high 26 runs.
Walker was tabbed as a second team D-II All-Ohio selection. She hit .526 (40 for 76) for the season, scored 31 runs and was the defensive leader at shortstop for the Pioneers.
In Division III, West Jefferson junior infielder Roberts led the way on and off the field for the Lady Roughriders. West Jeff was 11-9 this season, finished fourth in the tough Ohio Heritage Conference North Division and advanced to the D-II district semifinal.
Reach Chris Miles at 740-852-1616, ext. 1618 or via Twitter @MadPressSports.
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