2018 Sports in Kansas 6A All-State Softball Team

Maryssa Rollin of Olathe South was named the 6A POY. (photo: Audrey Caudle)
By: Sports in Kansas - Chet Kuplen
Jun 27, 2018

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Sports in Kansas has released its 2018 All-State Softball Team. Selections were finalized by Sports in Kansas with input from several media outlets in Kansas. Input was also taken from coaches and athletic director nomination forms sent in to Sports in Kansas following the 2018 season, not prior. The form was available on our website for over a month and several notifications were sent out online from Sports in Kansas. This is not the Coaches Association Team, this is from Sports in Kansas only as we continue to expand in more softball coverage. While the selection process is never perfect because you're not going to have 100% cooperation, our main goal is to recognize as many deserving individuals as we can. The more info provided to us throughout the season, the better of it makes our coverage. 

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2018 Sports in Kansas 6A Player & Pitcher of the Year

Maryssa Rollin, Olathe South Sr.

The 2018 Sunflower League Player of the Year led her team to a 20-3 record this season in the best 6A softball league in the state, before falling 3-2 in the first round of the 6A state tournament to Washburn Rural. Four of the eight teams in the state tournament were from the SFL and three of the four finished in the top four in the state. Rollin, who features a 60 MPH fastball and 52 MPH drop, was 12-1 on the season with 103 strikeouts. Opponents hit just .168 on her in 2018. In her career, she was 40-8 with a 1.51 career ERA that included 202 career strikeouts. Not only dominating in the circle she also hit .537 over the season that included perhaps the best competition in Kansas. She had 26 RBI w/ eight doubles and four homers. In her career she was a .450 hitter. Olathe South won state titles with Rollin as a freshman and sophomore in 2015 and 2016. She picked up the save in the state title game back in 2015. Rollin will play next season at Hutchinson Community College.

Sports in Kansas 2018 State Tournament Most Outstanding Player

Tatum Clopton, Free State Fr. & Sara Roszak, Free State Jr.

Clopton, the 2018 Sunflower League Newcomer of the Year, went 3-0 in the state tournament in the circle with 25 strikeouts in 21 innings pitched. She also threw a one hitter in the state title game while going 2-4 with a home run. Roszak went six of 11 in the state tournament with three homers and six runs batted in in the 2018 tournament. She saved her best for the championship where she went three for four with two homers and three RBI in the title game. These two are a huge reason we crowned the Firebirds as the 2018 6A State Champs.

2018 Sports in Kansas 6A Coach of the Year

Lee Ice, Lawrence Free State

Ice led the Firebirds to their first ever 6A state softball title after entering the state tournament as the eighth and last seed with a 15-7 record. They knocked off top seeded Blue Valley 2-1 in the opening round of the state tournament before defeating Washburn Rural, 2-0, in the semifinal to advance to the 6A state championship. In the title game they knocked off seventh seeded Olathe Northwest, also of the loaded Sunflower League, 8-3, to capture the 2018 6A state title. Tatum Clopton and Sara Roszak had monster state tournaments for the Firebirds to capture the 6A crown. It is the first state title in the city of Lawrence for high school softball since Lawrence High won the second ever KSHSAA state softball title back in 1977, when there was only one classification. 

2018 Sports in Kansas 6A All-State Softball - Order patch by email ASAP: sportsinkansas@gmail.com

P- Maryssa Rollin, Olathe South

P- Kasey Hamilton, Washburn Rural

P- Grace Garcia Blue Valley

P- Jayme Dean, Olathe North

P- Emily Bowman, Olathe Northwest

C- Maddie Swanson, Olathe South

C- Grace Ruehle, Dodge City

C- Jordan Richards, Olathe Northwest

IF- Olivia Bruno, Washburn Rural

IF- Madi Young, Derby

IF- Ashlyn Anderson, Gardner Edgerton

IF- Mackenzie Klaus, Olathe Northwest 

IF- Sara Roszak, Free State

IF- Sydni Hawkins, Wichita Southeast

IF- Gabby Schultz, Gardner Edgerton

IF- Alex Stanek, Blue Valley

OF- Maddie Stipsits, Olathe North

OF- Shayna Espy, Olathe Northwest

OF- Emily Fox, Wichita Southeast

OF- Paige Robbins, Blue Valley

OF – Hannah Schmidt, Olathe North

Util- Tatum Clopton, Free State

Util- Olivia Depew, Derby              

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P- Zoe Bewer, Lawrence

P- Breck Dickey, Blue Valley

P- Kyleigh Lay, Olathe East

P- Megan Fromwalt, SM Northwest 

C- Emma Stanwix, Free State

C- Morgan Husman - Lawrence

C- Dallas Drakulich - SM North

IF- Lauryn Jones- Free State

IF- Kayli Dryden, Wichita Northwest

IF- Halley Rindom, Blue Valley

IF- Abby Allen, Olathe South

IF- Yazmin Vargis, Garden City

IF- Julie Long, BV North

OF- Morgan Kern, Olathe South

OF- Catherin Szukalski, Blue Valley

OF- Lexi Dryden, Wichita Northwest

OF- Liz Vaupel , Olathe East

OF- Arissa Harrish, BV North

OF- Jocelyn Long, BV North

Util- Raemie Lopp, Dodge City

6A All-State Honorable Mention - Order patch by email ASAP: sportsinkansas@gmail.com

Jaryn Benning – Topeka, Zoe Caryl – Topeka, Taylor Ullery – Washburn Rural, Ciara Stallons – Topeka, Madison Schneweis – Washburn Rual, Roni Raines – Topeka, Jenna Moore – Washburn Rural, Jadyn McClellan – Manhattan, Lucy Huerter – Wichita NW, Avery Greasham – Wichita Southeast, Gabby Martin – Wichita Southeast, Linda Bonilla – Wichita NW, Josie Deckinger – Wichita NW, Macayla Branstetter – Wichita Northwest, Amber Howe – Derby, Tatum Haney – Derby, Addie Parks – Derby, Mariah Wheeler – Derby, Hannah Chrisman – Derby,  Courtney Cline – Derby, Kiya McManus – Derby, Paige Paxton _ Derby, Olivia Steinert – Derby, Faith Bannister-  Campus, MaKayla Cheves – Campus, Lauryn Johnson – Campus, Sophie Martins – Campus, Bailey Stanley – Campus, Teegan Krol – Hutchinson, Ally Lusk – Hutchinson, Lexi Williams – Hutchinson, Izzy Cunningham – SM West, Avery Collins – Olathe South,  Kyleigh Lay – Olathe East, Zoe Brewer – Larence, Megan Formwalt – SM Northwest, Megan Weigel – Olathe East, Kampbell Kilburn – Lawrence, Ivy Brewer – Gardner Edgerton, Haley Crane – SM West, Maya Gallagher – Olathe North, Jordan Farmer – Olathe North, Angelina Harjo – Lawrence, Loren Beggs – Olathe NW, Karly Johnson – Lawrence, Aubrey Griffith – Olathe South, Taylor Burks – Free State, Georgia Rea- Free State, Grace Patchen – Free State, Carly Crow – BV West, AJ Elleman – BV West, Kaitlin Robinson – BV North, Rachel Adent – BV West, Emma Ryan – BV West, Megan Macy – BV North, Haley Shin – BV Northwest, Abby Mieras – BV West, Rylie Giddens – Blue Valley, Michaela Jackson – BV West, Abby Bishop – BV Northwest, Audrey Warner – BV Northwest, Elenor WYndrum _ BV Northwest, Hailey Dart – Garden City, Laura Farmer – Garden City, Taylor Terpstra – Garden City, Caroline Williams – Dodge City, Reigan Crawford – Garden City, Grace Johnson – Wichita North