This is the seventh year for All-Metro teams selected by The Eagle, recognizing the best high school athletes in team sports throughout Sedgwick, Butler and Harvey counties.
In May, nomination ballots were sent to all softball coaches at the 39 high schools in Sedgwick, Butler and Harvey 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 Joanna Chadwick after tabulating nominations, her own evaluation of players and additional input from coaches and other media members.
Bonar was the Rockets' backbone as the team leader, its top pitcher and one of its best hitters. She had a 0.65 ERA, a 16-3 record, 150 strikeouts and 11 walks in 107 innings. She also hit .423, had seven homers and 25 RBIs. Bonar helped lead Rose Hill to the Class 4A tournament and a 19-5 record.
Carey helped lead Carroll to the Class 5A title and a 23-2 record. Carey was a big part of that offense because when she got on base, the Eagles usually scored. That usually was because Carey not only could hit — she had a .519 batting average — but she was a threat to steal. In 25 attempts, she had 25 stolen bases.
Davis, a three-time All-Metro selection who has signed with Oklahoma State, led Goddard with a .538 batting average. She scored 40 runs, had 20 RBIs and 11 extra-base hits, including three homers. She helped lead Goddard to third place in Class 6A with a 23-2 record.
Eck, a two-time All-Metro selection, threw a no-hitter in the Class 4A title game. She finished with 164 strikeouts, including 39 in three games at the 4A tournament, was 15-1 with a save and had nine shutouts, three at state. She also is a strong hitter with a .518 batting average, six homers and a .940 slugging percentage.
While Hatfield played mostly at third, she could pitch, play catcher and shortstop. That was important season because the Wildcats were not as experienced as previous years. Hatfield, who led Mulvane to a 16-6 record, had a .459 batting average, scored 21 runs, had nine doubles, three triples, 11 stolen bases and 25 RBIs.
James, who helped lead Maize to a 21-2 record and the Class 6A tournament, was an asset behind the plate as she rarely made a mistake — and her pitchers trusted her. She also was a strong hitter, with a .466 batting average, 32 RBIs, 31 runs, six homers, eight doubles and three triples.
Jones was a key in the Carroll lineup as she helped lead the Eagles to the Class 5A title and a 23-2 record and the City League title. Jones, who hit a home run in her last at-bat in the 5A championship, had a .529 batting average, a 1.103 slugging percentage, had 45 RBIs, seven doubles and seven home runs and only struck out three times.
Junior third baseman
Mertes' defense was vital for Heights. She's got a strong arm and has excellent reaction times, all critical abilities necessary to playing third base. Whether it was a hard hit or a bunt, Mertes could be counted on to make the play. She also was dangerous at the plate, hitting .631 with 53 RBIs, 17 doubles and four homers.
Senior middle infielder
Millspaugh was one of the area's top pitchers, but a shoulder injury kept her off the mound for most of the season. A two-time All-Metro selection, she is a defensive force at shortstop. She led Northwest to a 17-4 record, hit .532, had seven doubles, four home runs, 20 RBIs and scored 26 runs.
Senior first baseman
In the past two seasons, Oldham has a combined two errors at first base, and she consistently was able to save bad throws. Also a pitcher, Oldham was 12-3 and helped lead Derby to the 6A tournament and a 17-6 record. Oldham had 104 strikeouts with a 2.96 ERA. She hit .411, had 41 RBIs and scored 18 runs.
Sorlie is a complete player. She has a powerful arm and is extremely accurate in the outfield — she didn't commit an error — and she hits well. Sorlie, who has committed to Notre Dame and helped lead the Jaguars to the Class 5A tournament, had a .543 batting average. She had 11 doubles, five triples, four homers, 27 RBIs and 29 runs.
Sturm led Goddard with her pitching and hitting, helping the Lions to a 23-2 record and third place in Class 6A. She was 17-1 with two saves, a 1.32 ERA, six shutouts and 106 strikeouts in 106 1/3 innings. She also was one of Goddard's top hitters with a .525 batting average with eight doubles, eight triples, 38 RBIs and a .900 slugging percentage.
Senior middle infielder
Williams, who led Valley Center to a 17-6 record and the Class 5A tournament, rarely let anything past her at shortstop. She also was a key to Valley Center's offense, hitting .600 with six doubles, 26 RBIs and 28 runs. Against Newton, Williams was 7 for 8 and was 6 for 8 against McPherson.
Although Andale-Garden Plain lost five starters from last season, including two All-Metro players, the Indians continued to dominate opponents. Andale won the Class 4A title with three shutouts. It's Hein's third title since 2008 and second in 4A. Andale-Garden Plain won the 5A title in 2010.