The 2015 softball season was a memorable one in so many different ways for Boonville, Pilot Grove, New Franklin and Prairie Home softball teams.
While the Lady Pirates captured the NCMC title at 10-2, they also finished the 2015 season one game shy of the 20-win mark at 19-7 overall. As for the Pilot Grove Lady Tigers, they finished the season at 15-12 overall while advancing to the quarterfinal round of the state tournament. New Franklin and Prairie Home, meanwhile, came on strong at the end of the season while both making a push for the conference title.
In all, 14 of the 25 players selected to the all-district team were first-team selections while the remaining players were named to the second team.
Twelve players were also repeaters from last year’s all-district team.
Heading the first team were Havyn Monteer, Courtney Timm, Taylor Ellebracht and Jamie Lemmons of Boonville, Melanie Wolfe, Reagan Walker, Emily Schupp and Samarah Bailey of Pilot Grove, Cassie Armentrout, Kacie White, Madison Maupin and Grace Hundley of New Franklin and Rachel Distler and Kurstin Leonard of Prairie Home.
Second team selections were Kiley Barnes, Camryn Monteer, Millie Moyer and Michelle Surratt of Boonville, Marissa Day and Celine Dodson of Pilot Grove, Madison Matney of New Franklin and Josie Flood, Ally Small, Shianne Rhorer and Makayla Zey of Prairie Home.
The following are synopsis of each area player selected to the all-district team:
BOONVILLE
Havyn Monteer, Sr.
Boonville senior Havyn Monteer, a University of Iowa commit, was everything and more this season for the Lady Pirates softball team. As the lead-off hitter for Boonville, Monteer proved to be a tough out while hitting .570 for the season. But better yet, Monteer led the team in seven categories with 53 hits in 93 at-bats with 42 singles and 46 runs scored. She was also tops on the team in stolen bases with 27 and finished the season with an on-base percentage of .623.
Taylor Ellebracht, Sr.
Returning at first base for the Lady Pirates, senior Taylor Ellebracht finished second on the team in hitting with a .488 clip. She also had 40 hits in 82 at-bats with 34 singles, five doubles, one home run, 21 RBIs and 25 runs scored.
Courtney Timm, Sr.
Making the switch from right field to left field was no problem for Boonville senior Courtney Timm. Timm also became a threat at the plate for the Lady Pirates while hitting .425 with a team-leading 13 doubles and five runs. She also had 37 hits in 87 at-bats with one triple, 30 RBIs and 29 runs scored.
Jamie Lemmons, Fr.
As one of three freshmen to make the list, Boonville’s Jamie Lemmons was a mainstay in the lineup just the same while voted in as a utility player. While hitting .404 for the season, Lemmons also had 21 hits in 52 at-bats with 12 singles, seven doubles, two home runs, 18 RBIs and 18 runs scored.
Millie Moyer, Sr.
Boonville senior Millie Moyer was one of the areas best at shortstop this past season.
Although defense is Moyer’s forte, the senior standout also raised her average nearly 100 points from last year while hitting .307 with 23 hits in 75 at-bats with 13 singles, five doubles, two triples, three home runs, a team-leading 31 RBIs and 27 runs scored.
Michelle Surratt, Sr.
Boonville senior pitcher Michelle Surratt was almost untouchable at times in the circle this season for the Lady Pirates. While finishing with a record of 17-5-1 overall and a ERA of 2.281, Surratt also pitched all but 38 innings while logging 119 2/3 innings. During that time,  Surratt gave up 59 runs, 39 earned, on 109 hits and 48 walks while striking out 78.
Kiley Barnes, Jr.
Boonville junior Kiley Barnes split time at both second base and the pitching circle this season for the Lady Pirates. While finishing 2-2-1 on the mound, Barnes also hit .388 for the season with 33 hits in 88 at-bats with 25 singles, seven doubles, one home run, 19 RBIs and 20 runs scored.
Camryn Monteer, So.
As the starting third baseman this season for the Lady Pirates, Boonville sophomore Camryn Monteer showed that she was more than just a great defensive player. While hitting .386 for the season, Monteer also led the team with three triples not to mention that she also had 32 hits in 83 at-bats with 23 singles, six doubles, 28 RBIs and 29 runs scored.
PILOT GROVE
Reagan Walker, So.
Returning at the catcher position this season for the Lady Tigers, sophomore Reagan Walker led the team with a .400 clip along with 34 hits and an on-base percentage of .465. She also had 25 singles, five doubles, four triples, 20 RBIs and 27 runs scored this season.
Melanie Wolfe, Fr.
Pilot Grove’s Melanie Wolfe was one of the many bright spots this season for the Lady Tigers. While finishing 8-8 in the circle with an ERA of 1.884, Wolfe also pitched 100 1/3 innings and gave up 59 runs, 27 earned, on 80 hits and 38 walks while striking out 99 batters. Wolfe also hit .375 for the season with 33 hits in 88 at-bats with 19 singles, a team-leading 10 doubles, four triples, 19 RBIs and 28 runs scored, which also ranked first.
Emily Schupp, Fr.
Pilot Grove’s Emily Schupp stepped in at one of the toughest positions to play and more than held her own this season for the Lady Tigers. As the starting shortstop, Schupp also came up huge for the team at the plate while hitting .395 with a team-leading 34 hits and 33 singles. She also had one double, seven RBIs and 20 runs scored this past season.
Samarah Bailey, Fr.
Pilot Grove freshman Samarah Bailey did it with both her arm and bat this past season for the Lady Tigers. While finishing 7-4 in the circle with an ERA of 3.67, Bailey also pitched 68 2/3 innings and gave up 64 runs, 36 earned, on 69 hits and 45 walks while striking out 73 batters. At the plate, Bailey hit .351 with 26 hits in 74 at-bats with 24 singles, one double, one triple, 19 RBIs and 20 runs scored.
Marissa Day, Jr.
Playing the corner position at third this past season for the Lady Tigers, Day hit .307 with 27 hits in 88 at-bats with 21 singles, five doubles, one triple, 19 RBIs and 14 runs scored.
Celine Dodson, Jr.
Pilot Grove junior Celine Dodson was a key fixture on the right side of the infield this past season while playing second base for the Lady Tigers. While hitting .303 for the season, Dodson also led the team with seven triples, one home run, 22 RBIs and a slugging percentage of .579. She also had 23 hits in 76 at-bats with 11 singles, four doubles and 19 runs scored.
NEW FRANKLIN
Cassie Armentrout, Jr.
New Franklin junior Cassie Armentrout was a standout both in the circle and the plate this past season for the Lady Bulldogs.
While finishing 11-9 overall with an ERA of 3.68, Armentrout also hit .353 for the season with a team leading 34 runs scored and two home runs, which tied teammate Madison Matney. She also had 24 hits in 68 at-bats with 17 singles, seven doubles, two triples and 19 RBIs.
Madison Maupin, Jr.
New Franklin junior Madison Maupin, a track star on the Lady Bulldogs track team, hit a team-leading .440 for the season along with 32 singles and 25 stole bases. Maupin also had 37 hits in 84 at-bats with one double, three triples, one home run and 18 RBIs.
Grace Hundley, So.
New Franklin sophomore Grace Hundley finished second in hitting this past season for the Lady Bulldogs while batting .423 with a team-leading 26 RBIs. She also had 33 hits in 78 at-bats with 28 singles, one double, three triples, one home run and 22 runs scored.
Kacie White, So.
New Franklin sophomore Kacie White returned at first base this past season for the Lady Bulldogs and hit .400 with 30 hits in 75 at-bats with 19 singles, nine doubles, one triple, one home run and 19 RBIs. She also scored 14 runs.
Madison Matney, So.
New Franklin sophomore Madison Matney finished the season hitting .352 for the Lady Bulldogs but also showed her power at times while leading the team with five triples and two home runs. Matney also finished the season with 25 hits in 71 at-bats with 12 singles, six doubles, 18 RBIs and 17 runs scored.
PRAIRIE HOME
Rachel Distler, Jr.
Prairie Home junior Rachel Distler finished third on the team in hitting this past season for the Lady Panthers. While hitting .448 for the season, Distler also tied for the team-high in runs scored with 20 and finished first on the team with 21 stolen bases. In 58 at-bats, Distler had 20 singles, four doubles, one triple, one home run and seven RBIs.
Kurstin Leonard, So.
Prairie Home junior Kurstin Leonard  took her turn both at second base and in the circle this past season for the Lady Panthers. While finishing 3-2 in the circle with an ERA of 4.158 while pitching a total of 33 2/3 innings, Leonard also hit .385 with 20 hits in 52 at-bats with 10 singles, six doubles, two triples, two home runs, 12 RBIs and 14 runs scored.
Makayla Zey, Sr.
Prairie Home senior Makayla Zey was one of the reasons why the Lady Panthers finished the season with a winning record. While returning in the circle this past season, Zey led Prairie Home in both innings pitched and strikeouts. She also hit .403 for the season with 25 hits in 62 at-bats with 15 singles, 10 doubles, 11 RBIs and 20 runs scored.
Josie Flood, Sr.
Prairie Home senior Josie Flood hit .275 for the season with 14 hits in 51 at-bats with 11 singles, two doubles, one triple, seven RBIs and 14 runs scored.
Ally Small, Sr.
Ally Small finished second only to Shianne Rhorer in hitting this past season for the Lady Panthers while batting .491 with 28 hits in 57 at-bats with 24 singles, three doubles, one triple, six RBIs and 12 runs scored.
Shianne Rhorer, Jr.
Returning at the catcher position this season for the Lady Panthers, junior Shianne Rhorer led or tied for the team-high in nine categories while hitting .583 with 35 hits in 60 at-bats with 12 doubles, three triples, five home runs, 22 RBIs and 20 runs scored. Rhorer also finished tops in on-base percentage at .621 and a slugging percentage of 1.133.