The Star’s All-Metro softball team
Paige Parker, Truman, senior. The four-time all-state selection finished 23-2 on the pitcher’s mound with 342 strikeouts. At the plate, she batted .600 with nine home runs in 70 at-bats.
Emily Robinson, Lee’s Summit, junior. The winning pitcher in the Tigers’ Missouri Class 4 state-championship victory, Robinson compiled an 18-3 record and a 0.84 earned run average.
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Rebekah Mueller, Raymore-Peculiar, senior. In only 29 games, Mueller hit five home runs and drove in 46 runs, while batting .467. She has committed to Missouri Western.
Sara Harvey, Staley, senior. A Missouri commit, Harvey batted .554 with 19 doubles, three home runs and 32 RBIs. She once strung together 11 consecutive at-bats with a base hit.
Katie Carr, Oak Grove, senior. A versatile defender who played multiple positions, Carr reached base at a 50 percent clip. She blasted two home runs and drove in 26 runs. She only struck out three times.
Laura Barrow, Kearney, senior. Barrow, who has committed to Nebraska, reached base better than 50 percent of her plate appearances for the second straight year. She batted .460 and made only three errors.
Paige Shifflett, Pleasant Hill, senior. A Missouri Western signee, Shifflett led her team in doubles (12), triples (three), home runs (three) and RBIs (34). She also batted .425 for the season.
Bobbi Bodenhamer, Lee’s Summit West, sophomore. While playing errorless defense, Bodenhamer also impressed at the plate. She batted .402 and scored 26 runs.
Madison Giles, Blue Springs South, senior. A hitting machine, Giles batted .519 for the season and hit .667 with runners in scoring position. She collected 29 RBIs with 40 hits, 15 of them for extra bases.
Caitlin VanVleck, Liberty, senior. An outfielder with speed to burn, VanVleck compiled a .518 on-base percentage. She scored a team-high 31 runs while not making an error all season in centerfield.
Alexis Reid, Blue Springs, junior. As a pitcher, Reid went 21-4 with 192 strikeouts in 157 innings. At the plate, she hit five home runs and 12 doubles while driving in 27 runs for the conference champions.
NOTE: Beginning with the 2013-14 high school sports season, The Star will only be selecting an All-Metro first team in softball.