Despite their postseason hopes being dashed in the regional quarterfinal of the state tournament, the Bellville softball team was honored for its year as District 26 champions with eight representatives being named winners of all-district awards.
The woman tasked with leading the ship and guiding her team to success, head coach Courtney Phillips, was honored with Coach of the Year designation after the Brahmanettes suffered only three losses in district play.
On top of that, the most valuable player of the district is Abby McKeown, the one inside the pitching circle most games for Bellville, who registered over 200 strikeouts this year.
Behind her in the field is a pair of defenders on each the first team, second team and honorable mention.
Senior classmates Joanna Powell (infielder) and Katy Harman (outfielder) ended their high school careers in red and white with the first-team honors.
Junior infielder Chandler Wehring and sophomore catcher Daelyn Wamke were the two earning second-team nods and will both return to bolster next year’s roster. In addition, Taylor Knode and Madison Walton were awarded honorable mention.
Not only were those honors handed down, but a whole host of Brahmanettes were awarded academic all-district nominations; Chloe Neumann, Katy Harman, Taylor Knode, Hannah LaCount, Emma Wheeler, Madison Walton, Joanna Powell, Robbin Rice, Daelyn Warmke, Kayla Froebel, Haley Breaux, Abby McKeown, and Chandler Wehring.
Bellville advanced to the third round thanks to a pair of one-game victories over Fulshear in bi-district, 9-2, and Wimberley in the area round, 6-0.
They then met with the District 28 runner-up Boerne Greyhounds for a best-of-three regional quarterfinal series at Georgetown East View High School where the Brahmanettes came up on the short end in two games, 4-2 and 1-0, to end their season there.