Five Janesville softball players were among those who earned 2022 All-Big Eight Conference second-team honors in a vote of league coaches.
Parker players chosen were junior pitcher Hannah Bolly, junior infielder Nariyah Lot and sophomore infielder Gentry Reed.
Parker went 17-8 overall—one of the top five records in program history—and finished fifth in the Big Eight standings with an 11-7 mark. Coach Bob Getka's Vikings earned the first WIAA Division 1 sectional trip the program has had since 1994. Parker lost 1-0 to top-seeded Burlington in a sectional semifinal on Tuesday.
Parker had three honorable mention picks: Seniors Emily Becker and Alyssa Ayers and freshman Lilly Keller.
Craig's second-team honorees were junior infielder Presley Stanley and sophomore outfielder Ella Loveland.
Two Craig players also earned all-conference honorable mention: Juniors Morgan Bloomquist and Josie Rammer.
The Cougars went 8-10 in the Big Eight and 9-14 overall.
League champion Sun Prairie had the Coach of the Year honoree in Jamie Olson, and Verona junior Hilary Blomberg was named player of the year.
BIG EIGHT CONFERENCE
2022 ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM
Pitchers—Tayler Baker, so., Sun Prairie; Andrea Jaskowiak, jr., Madison Memorial.
Catchers—Chloe Knoernschild, sr., Sun Prairie; Ellie Osting, jr., Verona.
Infielders—Jenna Redders, sr., Middleton; Sophia Royle, jr., Sun Prairie; Luci Moreno, fr., Sun Prairie; Mandi Franks, sr., Beloit Memorial; Addison Blomberg, jr., Verona.
Outfielders—Evie Strigel, jr., Madison East; Sierra Ejercito, fr., Verona; Carly Gross, jr., Sun Prairie.
Utility—Hilary Blomberg, jr., Verona; Vanessa Veith, jr., Sun Prairie.