Valley City State senior Brittany Lehner is the North Star Athletic Association Player of the Year, first-year head coach Elle Fracker is the Coach of the Year, and four more Vikings were named All-Conference, the NSAA announced Monday.
Lehner, of Watertown, S.D., led regular season conference champion Valley City State with a .382 batting average, six home runs, 27 RBIs, a .629 slugging percentage and a .409 on-base percentage. Lehner is also an All-Conference at-large player.
Fracker led the Vikings to a 10-2 conference record and their first conference championship since 1990.
Senior third base Liz Hall-Sewell, of North Pole, Alaska, was named All-Conference after batting .371 with seven home runs and 25 RBIs.
Sophomore second base Katie Cameron, from Alameda, Saskatchewan, is All-Conference after batting .331 and scoring 25 runs.
Sophomore Cejay Hilhorst, of Killarney, Manitoba, is an All-Conference utility after batting .259, scoring 17 runs, launching two home runs and pulling down 18 RBIs.
Junior Savannah McMillin, of Roseville, Calif., is an All-Conference outfielder after batting .324, leading the team with 29 runs scored, hitting two home runs and driving in 22 runs.
University of Jamestown senior Emily Snow is the Pitcher of the Year. Dakota State’s Samantha Mitchell is the Freshman of the Year.