A-P's Switzer, Janssen honored on All-NICL Central teams

Aplington-Parkersburg freshman Ada Switzer was named to the second team of the All-NICL Central teams. (Jake Ryder photo)

Aplington-Parkersburg freshman Ada Switzer earned second-team recognition on the All-NICL Central Softball teams released recently.

Switzer was selected at second base on the teams representing the five-school division. She hit .388 with eight doubles and one triple with a team-leading 15 runs batted in. In the pitchers’ circle, she threw 74 innings with 47 strikeouts and 55 walks and an ERA of 8.42. She also posted a .941 fielding percentage.

A-P senior Libby Janssen earned honorable mention.

Dike-New Hartford senior Taylor Kvale was named the NICL Central Most Valuable Player.

Kvale, an Upper Iowa signee, hit .407 this season with eight doubles, two triples, three home runs and 22 runs batted in with 39 runs scored. She stole 36 bases on 39 attempts and posted a .959 fielding percentage.

The Wolverines had four other selections to the first team, including unanimous first-team picks Madisen Theel at pitcher and Payton Nolan at utility. Second baseman Madde Buskohl and outfielder Abby Jensen were also first-team selections.

Theel pitched 108 and one-third innings with 87 strikeouts to 33 walks and an earned run average of 2.52 in her junior season. Payton Nolan led the team with a .439 batting average, including four doubles, three triples and a team-leading 23 runs batted in. She also led the team with a .539 on-base percentage. As the Wolverines’ catcher, she threw out eight attempted base stealers.

Buskohl, a freshman, hit .329 with six doubles, one triple, one home run and 15 runs batted in. Abby Jensen, an eighth-grader, hit .358 with four doubles, one triple and 13 runs batted in and swiped six stolen bases.

Shelby Ohrt and Ella Costello were unanimous second-team picks for D-NH at third base and outfielder, respectively. Misty Harreld received honorable mention.

D-NH head coach Rhandi Oelmann received Coach of the Year honors.


All-NICL Central Softball




Waterloo Columbus 11-1

Dike-New Hartford 9-3

Hudson 6-6

Denver 4-8

Aplington-Parkersburg 0-12



Taylor Kvale, D-NH


Coach of the Year

Rhandi Oelmann, D-NH


(* unanimous)

First team

Pitchers: *Haile Frost, WC; *Madisen Theel, D-NH

Catcher: Katie Ruden, WC

First Base: *Ella Smith, WC

Second Base: Madde Buskohl, D-NH

Third Base: Nyasija Simmons, WC

Shortstop: *Allison Bonnette, Denver

Outfielders: Kamryn Regenold, WC; Abby Jensen, D-NH; Addie Rhoades, Hudson

Utility: *Payton Nolan, D-NH; Chardonnay Hubert, Denver


Second team

Pitchers: *Ella Engel, Hudson; *Sydney Eggena, Denver

Catcher: Malea Gonnerman, Denver

First Base: Rylee Tudor, Hudson

Second Base: Ada Switzer, A-P

Third Base: *Shelby Ohrt, D-NH

Shortstop: Amelia Klenk, Hudson

Outfielders: *Sydney Gardner, WC; *Ella Costello, D-NH; Reese Johnson, Denver

Utility: *Avery Hogan, WC; Addy Engel, Hudson


Honorable mention

(area only)

A-P: Libby Janssen

D-NH: Misty Harreld


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