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Three Badgers named to M&O softball first team

Niagara senior Emma Broullire waits for a pitch on May 22 against Lena/St. Thomas Aquinas Academy in the WIAA Division 5 Regional Semifinal in Niagara, Wis. (Sean Chase/IMDN file photo)

NIAGARA, Wis. — After a strong 2024 campaign, the Niagara varsity softball team was well represented in the Marinette & Oconto Conference All-Conference awards when they were released on Friday.

Senior Emma Broullire was named to the All-Conference first team as a catcher. She ended the season with 13 RBIs at the plate. She also drew three walks and stole nine bases.

Broullire was joined on the first team by Badgers’ senior infielder Aiva Champeau and junior outfielder Mallory Sanicki.

Champeau led Niagara with 17 RBIs while maintaining a .462 batting average. She also drew 11 walks and stole five bases. Sanicki was third on the team in RBIs with 12. She stole six bases and drew eight walks.

Badgers’ sophomore pitcher Elesia Sweig was named to the second team. She recorded 78 strikeouts on the year.

Niagara freshman infielder Bristol Sanicki was also nominated to the second team. She had four RBIs on the season while drawing nine walks and stealing four bases.

The entire list of awards, as voted on by coaches in the conference, are below.

M&O CONFERENCE

ALL-CONFERENCE SOFTBALL 2024

CO-PLAYERS OF THE YEAR — Courtney DenRuyter, Senior, Coleman; Taryn Tracy, Sophomore, Crivitz

FIRST TEAM PITCHER

Isabelle Danielczak, Junior, Crivitz

Courtney DenRuyter, Senior, Coleman

FIRST TEAM CATCHER

Emma Broullire, Senior, Niagara

Taryn Tracy, Sophomore, Crivitz

FIRST TEAM INFIELD

Aiva Champeau, Senior, Niagara

Hattie Frievalt, Sophomore, Crivitz

Emma Kristof, Junior, Gillett/Suring

Lydia Schaal, Junior, Wausaukee

FIRST TEAM OUTFIELD

Helen Phillips, Senior, Wausaukee

Adrena Rabas, Freshman, Lena/STAA

Mallory Sanicki, Junior, Niagara

SECOND TEAM PITCHER

Keaghan Stumbris, Sophomore, Wausaukee

Elesia Sweig, Sophomore, Niagara

SECOND TEAM CATCHER

Alyssa Kurth, Sophomore, Coleman

Melody Schaal, Senior, Wausaukee

SECOND TEAM INFIELD

Macy Nowak, Sophomore, Coleman

Bristol Sanicki, Freshman, Niagara

Hannah Thomson, Junior, Lena/STAA

Tayah Werner, Senior, Crivitz

Izabella Wesoloski, Freshman, Crivitz

SECOND TEAM OUTFIELD

Annabell Markiewicz, Junior, Coleman

Bailey Stuart, Senior, Gillett/Suring

Madelyn Welty, Senior, Crivitz

HONORABLE MENTION

Peyton Dorow, Junior, Lena/STAA

Autumn Dryja, Senior, Gillett/Suring

Alyssa Hoida, Senior, Coleman

Kirsten Pusick, Sophomore, Crivitz

Aubrey Watson, Sophomore, Wausaukee

Daily News sports editor Sean Chase compiled this report.

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