Congratulations to our Senior Varsity Softball Players, (left to right):
Julianna Dubuc, Katie McCormick, Molly Jebson
Congratulations to the entire NCA Softball team who received the MHSSCA Academic All-State Team 2020 Award, and to Katie McCormick who received the MHSSCA Academic All-State Individual 2020 Award.
Julianna “JuJu” Dubuc, who previously played first base, was promoted to catcher this year and would have done a great job. Besides her great catching abilities, she had the needed vocal chords and leadership qualities! Julianna played softball throughout high school and her coaches enjoyed her desire to improve and teachable spirit. She has a joy for life that is contagious to those around her. Julianna graduates with Honors and plans to attend Schoolcraft College, majoring in culinary arts and minoring in communications.
Katie McCormick played varsity softball and volleyball during her four years of high school. This year, she placed 2nd in the lineup to bat and would have been the third baseman. Katie, a multi-sport athlete, figure skated during the winter season. Katie was a joy to her coaches and has a quiet and gentle spirit. Katie was a member of the NHS and is graduating with High Honors. She plans to study engineering at Hope College.
Molly Jebson played on the varsity team in her freshman year and was making a comeback for her senior year. Molly, a natural and multi-sport athlete, would have been a star player for the softball team as short-stop. Her coaches enjoyed her coachable spirit and desire to improve. Molly also excelled in her positions on the varsity volleyball and basketball teams and was captain of both. Molly graduates with Honors and plans to attend Southwestern AOG University, majoring in hospitality & event planning, and minoring in psychology.
Left to Right, Row 1: Olivia Williams, Jackie Hagar, Nicole Vaught
Row 2: Emily Jin, Autumn Maley
The Oakland Christian softball senior class is comprised of 4 players that would be returning with 3 years experience (Hagar, Maley, Vaught, Williams) and 1 international student that would be playing for the 1st time (Jin). This group of seniors was approaching this season with a world of experience and leadership abilities. They were a close group that was willing to sacrifice their personal desires for the good of the team. Autumn Maley was a utility player that played every spot in the outfield wherever needed in that moment. Jackie Hagar loved the outfield but did her best as the team’s first baseman when called upon, and Nicole Vaught took on the role of starting pitcher even though it wasn’t her natural position because the team was in need due to previous graduations. A supporter among leaders was Olivia Williams with her never ending support and leadership on the team. Always positive when her team needed it the most to help them move forward. One disappointment in this cancellation is that Emily Jin was unable to experience playing for a team she was learning to love as she enjoyed all the friendships she was creating as a member of the team building and workout experiences.
Oakland Christian is extremely proud of these players for what they have developed into as players and people over their years of participation in the softball program.
.432 Batting Average
#3 Eva Warmbier:
Karington was a 4 year varsity player for the softball team starting at 2nd Base the past 2 seasons and batting leading off. During her junior season she batted .424 with an On Base Percentage of .672. Karington led the team in runs scored with 29 helping the Eagles capture a share of the 2019 MIAC Softball Red Title. She also earned MIAC 2nd Team All-Conference honors as well as being named MHSSCA All District and All Regional.
Huron Valley Lutheran
The Huron Valley Lutheran Hawks softball team had their goals set high and were ready to complete in the 2020 season. With the experience of 6 seniors, the Hawks could not wait to take the field.
We thank seniors Autumn Cramb, Maddie Crenshaw, Hannah Foley, Dana LeFevre, Emily Haines, and Chloe Wellday for their contributions to Hawks Softball as well as their leadership both on and off the field.
Kaitlyn’s parents are Elizabeth & Jeff Meyer. They are members of Calvary Lutheran Church in Clarkston.
During her time at Lutheran Northwest, Kaitlyn participated in volleyball for one year, golf for two years, cheer & dance for one year, and softball for three years. This spring would have been her fourth year of softball. LHNW softball coach Jeff Ludwig shared, “She is a great teammate and very coachable! She is always willing to put in the extra time to master her craft. She has been a joy to coach!”
Next fall, Kaitlyn plans to attend Oakland Community College to study veterinary medicine.
Becca is a four year varsity softball player. Spending the last few years on the mound. Becca has also played four years of basketball. Becca has earned All District three years, 2nd Team MIAC (sophomore), and 1st Team MIAC (junior). As a senior Becca received Academic All State.