Pedersen named D-III's top player

By Steve Sell
March 16, 2014
Kendall Shaw

McPherson High’s Abby Pedersen was selected Player of the Year for Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Division III in a vote of coaches.

Pedersen was joined on the first team by teammate Hannah Willems.

Also on the first team were Aubree Burkhart of Mulvane, Courtney Griffiths of Winfield, and Jessica Steffen and Taryn Torgerson of Buhler.

Buhler’s Brennan Torgerson, whose team finished second to McPherson as the Bullpups ran the D-III table under coach Chris Strathman, was named Coach of the Year.

MHS’ Janae Barnes headlined the second team. She was joined by Alex Keller of Buhler, Destynee Donaldson of Mulvane, Autumn Lipscomb of Rose Hill, and McKenzie Thiel and Karrie McNutt of Winfield.

McPherson’s Ashtyn Schieferecke was named honorable mention. Others on the team were Kasandra Melick and Ashley Wilson of Mulvane, Kynnedy Myers of Rose Hill, Kellie Burns of Buhler, Destiny Smith and Kaylin Beal of El Dorado, and Abby Bertholf of Winfield.


1. McPherson, 10-0

2. Buhler, 8-2 

3. Mulvane 4-6 

3. Winfield, 4-6

3. Rose Hill, 4-6 

6. El Dorado, 0-1o