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The Eagle’s 2013 All-Metro softball team

Published May 30 at 4:44 p.m. | Last updated May 30 at 5:55 p.m.

This is the ninth year for All-Metro teams selected by The Eagle, recognizing the best high school athletes in team sports throughout Sedgwick, Butler and Harvey counties. Nomination ballots were sent to softball coaches at high schools in those counties.

Coaches were asked to return the ballots with nominations of the best players within those counties that they saw this season, including their own players.

The team was selected by The Eagle’s Joanna Chadwick after tabulating nominations, her own evaluation of the players and additional input from coaches and other media members.

All-league teams are selected by the leagues' coaches.

Morgan Bohanan

Junior, third base, Goddard

Bohanan, who has made an oral commitment to play at Wichita State, moved from short to third and adjusted quickly. She had a .910 fielding percentage and was a major threat at the plate, hitting .582 with 33 runs, 10 doubles, four triples, five homers and 34 RBIs. She had a .674 on-base percentage, 16 walks and four strikeouts. She helped lead Goddard to fourth in Class 6A and an 18-5 record.

Lauren Buchanan

Sophomore, catcher, Carroll

Buchanan is a smart and confident catcher, who played more like a senior than a sophomore. She helped lead Carroll to a 23-2 record and the Eagles’ third straight Class 5A title. She had 38 RBIs and 10 doubles, didn’t strikeout and had a .507 batting average with a .585 on-base percentage.

Kaci Copeland

Senior, outfield, Northwest

Copeland, a two-time All-Metro selection, helped lead Northwest to third place in Class 6A and a 21-4 record. A speedy center fielder, she hit .570, scored 35 runs, had 10 doubles and 25 RBIs. She also had an on-base percentage of .578 and a slugging percentage of .722. Copeland also had just one strikeout and committed one error.

Brooke Eberhardt

Sophomore, pitcher, Augutsa

Eberhardt helped lead Augusta to the Class 4A title game and a 23-1 record. She was strong on the mound, going 11-1 with a 2.45 ERA, 72 strikeouts and an opponents’ batting average of .233. She also hit .508, had 53 RBIs, six home runs, six doubles and a slugging percentage of .523.

Brittany Finney

Sophomore, First base, Maize

Finney only had one error, but she was more than a strong defensive player. Finney had six doubles, three triples, four homers, 36 RBIs, 27 runs, one strikeout and hit .461. Also a pitcher, Finney had a 0.61 ERA and struck out 60 as she helped lead Maize to the 6A tournament and an 18-5 record.

Emily Griggs

Junior, outfield, Maize

Griggs, a two-time All-Metro selection, helped lead Maize to an 18-5 record and a berth in the 6A tourney. She hit .688, had a slugging percentage of .812 and a .731 on-base percentage. A quick outfielder with a strong arm, she had five doubles, 21 RBIs, 40 runs and struck out twice. She had one error.

Jessi Haffner

Junior, pitcher, Carroll

Haffner is a two-time All-Metro selection, who is 3-0 pitching in Class 5A title games. She had a no-hitter through six innings in the 2013 title game. Haffner, who also played left field, had a 0.99 ERA, struck out 93 and walked 14. She had 41 RBIs, 26 runs, one strikeout, six homers and a .536 batting average.

Hunter Hogan

Junior, outfield, Carroll

Hogan, who has speed, a strong arm and runs the bases well, is a two-time All-Metro selection and has made an oral commitment to Wichita State. She hit .460 and had 33 RBIs, five doubles, five triples. She scored 30 runs and had a .533 on-base percentage with a .794 slugging percentage.

Bailey Holt

Junior, designated hitter, Mulvane

Bailey Holt missed the photo shoot because she was having a CT scan after getting hit in the face by a line drive during a summer ball tournament over the weekend.

Holt, who has made an oral commitment to play at Wichita State, helped lead Mulvane to the Class 4A tournament and a 14-6 record. A catcher who calls every pitch, Holt hit .685 with a .767 on-base percentage and a 1.556 slugging percentage. She had 29 runs, 34 RBIs, seven doubles, 12 homers and walked 19 times.

Kennedy Long

Senior, utility, Derby

Long is a two-time All-Metro selection who has signed with Wichita State. She primarily played second base, but she was an outstanding center fielder with a strong arm and could be counted on to play any position well. She had a .472 batting average with 10 doubles, 23 RBIs and 28 stolen bases. She helped lead Derby (14-6) to fourth place in 6A.

Mikayla Medbery

Senior, second base, Eisenhower

Medbery was a defensive standout at second base as she helped lead Eisenhower to the 5A regional championship and an 18-4 record. She hit .534, had 25 runs, six doubles and two triples. She struck out twice and had an on-base percentage of .644.

Kelsey Sterneker

Junior, pitcher, Maize South

Sterneker, who usually threw both games of doubleheaders, helped lead the Mavericks to third place in Class 5A and a 17-6 record. Sterneker, who was 15-5, relied on a variety of pitches, including her curve, screw, rise, drop and changeup. She had a 2.01 ERA, 170 strikeouts and 17 walks. She also hit .382, had a team-high eight home runs and 34 RBIs.

Bryna Vogel

Junior, shortstop, Clearwater

Vogel was a 2012 All-Metro volleyball selection and has made an oral commitment to play volleyball at Kansas State. She consistently made the routine plays at short but also the spectacular. She had one error. She hit .557 with five homers, 30 RBIs, 31 runs and had 15 stolen bases. She led Clearwater to a 16-4 record.

Angie Dal Pozzo

Coach, Carroll

Dal Pozzo, a two-time All-Metro coach of the year, led the Eagles to their third straight Class 5A title and third straight 23-2 season. In four years she is 89-11 and finished second in 5A in 2010. This was her final year coaching at Carroll.

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