All-state squads include Panthers, Hornets

White River’s Megan Vandegrift and Bonney Lake’s Brooke Nelson were among the top players this year.

The Bonney Lake Panthers were well represented when the Washington State Softball Coaches Association released its all-state teams last week. Three players from White River High were honored, as well.

Heading the Class 3A list for the state-champion Panthers was junior Brooke Nelson. The University of Washington commit was tabbed the 3A state player of the year and was a first-team pitcher.

Joining her as first-team selections were her sister Brynn Nelson, at second base, and outfielder Raelyn Kimmel. Named to the 3A second team was Anna Hook, first base.

Andrew Sage, who guided the Panthers to the top, was chosen as the Class 3A state Coach of the Year.

In the Class 2A ranks, White River’s Megan Vandegrift was the first-team, all-state shortstop. She will next suit up for the University of Washington.

White River’s Megan Cash was a second-team pick in the outfield and Peyton Wallen received honorable mention at third base.

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