Chandler And Wobken Named To All-NSIC Softball Team, Wobken Earns Gold Glove

Chandler And Wobken Named To All-NSIC Softball Team, Wobken Earns Gold Glove
Courtesy of Wayne State Athletics

WAYNE – With the 2018 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Softball Tournament getting underway, individuals across the league were recognized as All-NSIC Wednesday.

From the league office in Burnsville, Minnesota, Wayne State College junior Emily Chandler received a First Team All-NSIC honor for the second time in three years while senior Katelyn Wobken tabbed her second straight Second Team All-NSIC honor. Wobken was also awarded the NSIC Gold Glove at the catcher position.

Chandler, a 5-9 junior first baseman from Simi Valley, California (Simi Valley HS), led Wayne State in batting average this season at .392 while starting all 45 games at first base. She tied Wobken for the team lead in hits with 60 and had seven homers, a team-high 43 RBI and nine doubles at the plate this season. Chandler also posted team-highs of 18 multi-hit games and 10 games with multiple RBI’s that included a career-high six RBI going 5 for 5 in a 13-11 win at Minot State April 8th.

In NSIC play (26 games), Chandler paced the Wildcats with a .429 batting average recording four homers and 34 RBI and had 11 multi-hit games with eight multi-RBI contests.

Wobken, a 5-7 senior catcher from Scribner (Scribner-Snyder HS), recorded a .377 batting average this season starting all 45 games behind the plate. She tied for the team lead in hits with 60 while leading the team in runs scored (36), at bats (159) and stolen bases (18-18) to go with nine doubles, two triples, four homers and 25 RBI.

In NSIC games (26), Wobken produced a .411 batting average with a team-high 37 hits in conference play and 26 runs scored with four homers and 18 RBI.

Defensively, Wobken received the NSIC Gold Glove award at catcher after recording just two errors for a .989 fielding percentage with 143 putouts and 37 assists while throwing out 14 runners stealing a base.

For her career, Wobken finished tied for sixth in triples (9), tied for seventh in home runs (17), eighth in stolen bases (40-42) and 10th in total bases (258).

Winona State University took three of the five top honors by tabbing the NSIC Player (Lani Van Zyl); Pitcher (Jordyn Kleman) and Coach (Greg Jones) of the Year. Ashley Mickschl of Augustana was awarded the NSIC Freshman of the Year and Emma Noble of University of Mary was named the NSIC Newcome of the Year.

The Wayne State College softball team finished their 2018 season at 16-29, placing 11th in the NSIC with a league mark of 10-6.

 

2018 All-Conference First Team
Name Pos. Yr. School Hometown
26  Ashley Mickschl P/U Fr. Augustana Woodbury, Minn.
20  Carlie Hart CF Jr. Concordia-St. Paul Lake Elmo, Minn.
13  Nicole Thompson SS Sr. Concordia-St. Paul Oakdale, Minn.
5  Hannah Schmoll OF Sr. Minnesota Duluth Grand Rapids, Minn.
2  Carly Esselman OF So. Minnesota State Farmington, Minn.
13  Hannah McCarville 3rd Fr. Minnesota State LaVista, Neb
20  Jessica Meidl OF Sr. Minnesota State Lakeville, Minn.
20  Tori Zimmermann C Sr. Minot State Bakersfield, Calif.
3  Jamie Fisher LHP Jr. Northern State Omaha, Neb.
7  Courtney Sjerven 2B Jr. Northern State Sidney, B.C.
8  Ashley Meyer UTL So. Sioux Falls Hickman, Neb.
16  Emily Chandler 1B Jr. Wayne State Simi Valley, Calif.
3  Jordyn Kleman RHP So. Winona State La Crosse, Wis.
14  McKenna Larsen P/U Sr. Winona State Oconto Falls, Wis.
11  Ali Nowak DP So. Winona State New Berlin, Wis.
17  Lani Van Zyl SS Jr. Winona State Ft. Dodge, Iowa
2018 All-Conference Second Team
42  Maggie Kadrlik SS Jr. Augustana Inver Grove Heights, Minn.
12  Lexy Pederson RHP Sr. Augustana Mason City, Iowa
9  Shannon Petersen C Jr. Augustana Edina, Minn.
36  Kaylea Schorr 1B Sr. Augustana Mantorville, Minn.
10  Kelsey McAllister 1B Jr. Bemidji State Lino Lakes, Minn.
12  Justine Schattner 3B Jr. Concordia-St. Paul Twin Lakes, Wis.
16  Emma Noble OF So. University of Mary Murray, Utah.
8  Kylie Alto 2B Jr. University of Mary Beaverton, Ore.
6  Gabriel Antolak C Sr. Minnesota Crookston Zimmerman, Minn.
9  Becky Smith SS Sr. Minnesota Duluth Long Lake, Minn.
3  Natalie Wright 2B Sr. Minnesota Duluth Wyoming, Minn.
4  McKenzie Paap OF Jr. Minnesota State Excelsior, Minn.
10  Isis Cabral OF Jr. Minot State Oxnard, Calif.
32  Kerrigan Hoshaw P/UT Jr. Sioux Falls Apple Valley, Minn.
13  Sydney Nieveen 1B So. Sioux Falls Lincoln, Neb
6  Haley McFarlane DP Fr. St. Cloud State Swisher, Iowa
7  Morgan Emmans C Jr. St. Cloud State Blaine, Minn.
2  Jordyn Brennan SS So. Upper Iowa Hortonville, Wis.
12  Katelyn Wobken C Sr. Wayne State Scribner, Neb.
6  Mariah Schultz OF Sr. Winona State Lewiston, Minn.
2018 NSIC Gold Glove Team
 Name Pos. Yr. School Hometown
3  Jamie Fisher LHP Jr. Northern State Omaha, Neb.
12  Katelyn Wobken C Sr. Wayne State Scribner, Neb. 
19  Kennady Thompson 1B So. Northern State Omaha, Neb.
3  Natalie Wright 2B Sr. Minnesota Duluth Wyoming, Minn.
22  Lauren Oberle 3B So. Minnesota Duluth Eden Prairie, Minn.
9  Becky Smith SS Sr. Minnesota Duluth Long Lake, Minn.
2  Elizabeth Johnson LF Fr. MSU Moorhead Belle Plaine, Minn.
5  Hannah Schmoll CF Sr. Minnesota Duluth Grand Rapids, Minn.
2  Carly Esselman RF So. Minnesota State Farmington, Minn.
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