Softball: Locals litter 2023 ICA All-State team

Rock Falls pitcher Katie Thatcher is focused on the plate as she prepares to hurl a ball to the plate Tuesday during sectional semifinal action against Richmond Burton.

Led by a trio of first-team selections, 21 local softball players were named to the Illinois Coaches Association All-State Team, released Tuesday.

Rock Falls senior pitcher Katie Thatcher was a first-team pick in Class 2A, while Newman junior pitcher/infielder Ady Waldschmidt and Forreston senior infielder Rylee Broshous were first-teamers in Class 1A.

Newman’s Ady Waldschmidt fires a pitch against Sterling Thursday, April 27, 2023.

Second-team selections in Class 2A were Rock Falls senior outfielder Brooke Howard and Oregon senior catcher/infielder/outfielder Reilee Suter, while third-teamers were Rock Falls senior infielder Zoe Morgan, Oregon junior infielder Gracen Pitts, and Oregon sophomore infielder Ella Dannhorn.

In Class 1A, second-team picks were Newman junior outfielder Madison Duhon, Morrison sophomore pitcher/infielder Bella Duncan, Milledgeville freshman pitcher/infielder Kendra Kingsby, Eastland senior infielder Jocelyn Green, Forreston senior infielder Brooke Boettner, and Fulton junior infielder Brooklyn Brennan and sophomore pitcher Addison Hartman.

Third-teamers in Class 1A were Milledgeville senior outfielder Emma Foster, Erie-Prophetstown senior pitcher Aylah Jones, Morrison junior pitcher/infielder Jordan Eads, Fulton sophomore outfielder Resse Germann, and Forreston senior infielders Hailey Greenfield and Alaina Miller.

Forreston third baseman Rylee Broshous looks at an Orangeville runner before throwing to first for an out during the 1A Forreston Sectional against Orangeville on Tuesday, May 23.
Ty Reynolds

Ty Reynolds

Ty is the Sports Editor at Sauk Valley Media, and has covered sports in the Sauk Valley for more than two decades.