Northwest Conference softball coaches have selected Lincolnview senior pitcher, Kela Fries, as the 2010 NWC Player of the Year, and named Paulding’s Erin Jury as NWC Coach of the Year.

Fries had a record of 16-5 with an ERA of 0.99. She also batted .557 with 9 doubles, 1 triple, 4 home runs and 44 RBI’s in leading the Lancers to a 7-2 conference record and a third place finish in the NWC.

Coach Jury led Paulding to an 8-0 record and at least a share of the NWC championship in her first year as head coach. The Panthers can win the title outright if they can defeat Allen East in a makeup conference game later this week. A victory over the Mustangs would end Crestview’s string of 12 straight NWC softball titles. Should the Panthers lose, they would share the crown with the Knights at 8-1.

Joining Fries on the NWC First Team are Shelby Erford and Maycee Adams of Paulding, Lydia Etzler, Chelsey Lare and Kayla Richardson of Crestview, Carrie Bassitt of Bluffton, Leah Roberson of Allen East, Jenna Miller of Ada, and Lindsay Simmons of Ada.

1st Team
Kela Fries, Lincolnview, Senior, P
Shelby Erford, Paulding, Senior, SS
Lydia Etzler, Crestview, Senior, OF
Chelsey Lare, Crestview, Senior, P
Carrie Bassitt, Bluffton, Sophomore, P/3B
Maycee Adams, Paulding, Senior, CF
Leah Roberson, Allen East, Junior, C
Jenna Miller, Delphos Jefferson, Senior, C
Lindsay Simmons, Ada, Sophomore, 2B/SS
Kayla Richardson, Crestview, Senior, 3B/P

2nd Team
Ashley Birchmeier, Columbus Grove, Senior, 1B
Jessica Burger, Crestview, Junior, C
Brooke Moeller, Spencerville, Senior, C
Laurel Conrad, Lima Central Catholic, Senior, SS
Kayla Owens, Paulding, Sophomore, 3B/P
Kristen Beck, Paulding, Sophomore, P
Brianna Laing, Bluffton, Senior, 2B/SS
Jodie Doner, Lincolnview, Freshman, OF
Jessi Elsass, Allen East, Senior, 3B/P
Leslie Hicks, Lincolnview, Junior, IF

Honorable Mention
Paige Gerdeman, Columbus Grove, Senior, SS
Paige Biederman, Lima Central Catholic, Senior, CF
Shannon McKamey, Bluffton, Senior, RF
Jessica Patton, Lima Central Catholic, Senior, P
Ashley Wagner, Ada, Senior, 3B/SS
Paige McClure, Lincolnview, Junior, IF
Heather May, Bluffton, Junior, C
Megan Moreo, Delphos Jefferson, Senior, SS
Taylor Hatcher, Paulding, Freshman, C
Kayla Crow, Allen East, Junior, P/1B
Ashlin Gable, Bluffton, Senior, 1B
Brooke Schlegel, Paulding, Sophomore, LF
Jessica Vance, Paulding, Senior, 1B
Kaytlynn Warnecke, Spencerville, Sophomore, P
Samantha Wildman, Ada, Freshman, 1B/P
Dani Hicks, Crestview, Sophomore, OF/3B
Lauren Calvert, Lincolnview, Freshman, C