Six local athletes were honored when the Illinois Coaches Association released its all-state softball teams.
Morrison senior Christie Wiersema was named to the first team for Class 2A as an infielder/outfielder. She split time between first base and pitcher for the Fillies.
Wiersema hit .432 with 31 RBIs and six home runs during a season that saw the Fillies win the state championship. She went 17-2 as a pitcher with a 0.92 ERA and 142 strikeouts.
Also selected from the state champions was senior Danielle Stralow, who earned third-team accolades. Stralow batted .314 with 38 RBIs. As a pitcher, Stralow went 15-5, including winning the state championship game, had an ERA of 1.48 and struck out 140 batters.
Morrison coach Tammy Deter was named one of eight Class 2A coaches of the year, after leading her team to a 31-7 record and the state title.
Prophetstown/Erie junior catcher Kimberly Teats was named to the Class 2A third team, along with Stralow.
Teats was a unanimous first-team pick on the All-Three Rivers Conference softball squad and was a repeat selection on the first unit.
The local team that was the best represented on the all-state lists was Class 1A Fulton, which finished the season 8-19.
Senior Lydia Schaver was named to the second team. She led the team in nearly every offensive category including a .529 batting average, 36 RBIs, 35 runs scored and 24 extra-base hits.
Senior Amber Grant and freshman Jenna Jones were each named to the third team. Grant batted .430, scored 28 runs and drove in 27. Jones batted .374, while scoring 29 runs and driving in 17. She also hit six triples.