Kerens players nearly sweep 20-2A superlative awards
KERENS–Following the second bi-district championship in Kerens High School history, a literal lot of Lady ‘Cats led the annual list of athletic and academic all-district accolades.
Senior Mya Lincoln, who played shortstop for Kerens and graduates as the softball team’s all-time leader in hits, was named the District 20-2A Defensive Player of the Year.
Another senior, Triniti Hataway, earned district Pitcher of the Year. Kaylee Reed, a junior who played catcher for Kerens, was named as the district’s Utility Player of the Year.
Kenadee Lynch, who played in the infield – sometimes at third base, other times at first – received Newcomer of the Year honors for Coach Aaron Kinney’s team that reached the area round of the playoffs before falling to Rivercrest.
Two other seniors – outfielder Myliah Lincoln and infielder Gracie Harrell – were named first-team all-district in 20-2A softball. Myliah Lincoln led Kerens in home runs for the season. Another Lady ’Cat player – freshman Abbigail Holt, who usually played second base – was honored as second-team all-district. Yet another Kerens freshman, Leah Greene, who patrolled left field for the Lady ‘Cats, received honorable mention.
Six Lady ’Cats softball players also were named to the District 20-2A All-Academic team: Mya Lincoln, Myliah Lincoln, Harrell, Reed, Lynch and McKenzie Bancroft.