The team success of the Dragons has once again helped to reward many players for their outstanding play this season. The Regional Awards, like the League & District Awards, have been announced prior to the softball banquet. Players will receive their official awards at the banquet.
Regional Awards work like the District Awards. The players are competing by position with all players from the region. They are based upon the player's stats for the entire season. In order for a player to be considered for All-Region, they must have received an All-District Award. These awards are by a player's fielding position. Each position has a number of award winners, which are ranked 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.
Each Region's award winners will be considered for All-State Honors by position and according to their ranking. So for example, each 1st ranked pitcher from the 8 division 1 regions compete for All-State and then Honorable Mention All-State. It is also possible for a player who is ranked 2nd in their region to receive an award over a player ranked 1st in another region. The All-State awards will be selected after all of the championship games have been completed and the high school season is officially over.
There are 6 outfield All-State (AS) awards and 6 Honorable Mention (HM) awards. There are 3 AS awards for short stop and 5 HM awards. There are 3 AS awards for third base and 3 HM awards. There are 3 AS awards for second base and 5 HM awards. There are 4 AS awards for first base and 3 HM awards. There are 3 AS awards for catcher and 2 HM awards. There are 7 AS awards for pitcher and 6 HM awards.
In addition to all of these awards there is also an annual award named "Miss Softball". There are 2 MS awards for each division, one for pitcher and one for all other positions. These are special awards in which only senior's can win. Typically, each region nominates 1 or 2 senior players for these awards. In our region only one player was nominated and that was for the Position MS award. That player is Gabby Deering. No senior Pitcher was nominated from our region. Congratulations Gabby, who was chosen as the best senior position player in the Region! The award winners will be selected after the season has been completed.
Congratulations to all of the Dragon Award Winners and to the entire team, which is the winningest team of all time for the Swartz Creek Varsity Softball Program.
All Region Awards
- Gabby Deering - 1st Base - 1st (ranking)
- Michaela Krusina - Outfield - 3rd
- Hayley Cruthers - Short Stop - 1st
- Carah Pletscher - Pitcher - 1st
- Hailey Fox - 2nd Base - 1st