Postseason hardware aplenty for Mount Si spring sports

We also have some news from the postseason awards vault this morning. Several Mount Si High School athletes – and one coach – have been recognized for their efforts this season.

The Kingco 3A Conference honored a number of Mount Si softball players for their fine season, which saw them win the league title and are now a contender to win it all at state this spring. Leading the way is senior Nikki Carroll, who was named Kingco most valuable player in a vote of league coaches at their recent postseason meeting. Carroll is hitting .488 this spring with one home run and 22 RBI’s, and she has an OPS rating (combined on-base percentage and slugging average) of 1.166. Her defense has also been strong, with seven errors in 85 total chances for a .918 fielding percentage.

Longtime Wildcat coach Larry White was named the league’s Coach of the Year, a pretty fitting honor for the 13-season veteran as he is now just one win away from 200 for his career. White is the dean of coaches in terms of seniority within the 3A league, but will relinquish that title as Mount Si moves to 4A next season.

Three players received first team honors – outfielders Celine Fowler and Rose Vogt, and catcher Britney Stevens, while Nikki’s sister Jenny, also an outfielder, took home a second-team honor. Pitchers Paige Wetherbee and Claire Lis, along with second baseman Kara Link and third baseman Rachael Picchena, all earned league honorable mentions. Mount Si, along with all of the other teams in the league, shared in the sportsmanship award, a true testament to everyone throughout this league displaying tremendous class and dignity during the season towards opposing players and umpires.

On the pitch, Mount Si’s boys’ soccer team also received a number of awards. Senior defender Aaron Baumgardner and junior forward Connor Williams along with junior goalkeeper Bruce Corrie all earned first-team league recognition for helping the Wildcats make it back to state for the first time since 2010. Junior defender Colton Oord received a second-team honor, and four Mount Si players – Max Adamson, Reid Howland, Cameron Dwight and Evan Betz – all earned honorable recognitions.

Williams led the Wildcats in scoring this season, with 17 goals and seven assists, and Baumgardner added four goals and four helpers, both leading Mount Si to a strong 13-6-2 campaign in 2014.

And from baseball, while we are not aware of the league honors yet for Mount Si’s baseball team, we can tell you that Wildcat senior outfielder Evan Johnson was named this week to the StarTimes all-star list for baseball put out by the Seattle Times. Johnson hit .377 this spring with two home runs and 23 RBI’s helping Mount Si to a 16-8 record and a fourth straight trip to state, with that ending last weekend in a regional loss to Shorewood down in Centralia.

Good stuff indeed and we congratulate all of these student-athletes on their accomplishments.

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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