Despite a 7-17 overall record and a seventh-place finish (2-11) in the Greater Metro Conference, coach Ashley Webber had some good things happen this spring with the Brookfield East softball team.
A number of players were honored with team awards. Senior Syd Jahnke earned the team's Golden Glove and MVP awards, and sophomore Emily Gaskell was named the Most Improved Player.
Freshman Hannah Maney earned the Silver Slugger Award, edging out two seniors with a .432 batting average.
Freshman Madison Smrz earned the Hustle Award, and senior Alyssa Hults earned the Communication Award.
Next year's captains will be Gaskell and Maney.
All-Conference honors went to four players.
Senior Haley Knight was first-team utility, and Jahnke was first-team infielder.
Maney was honorable mention pitcher, and Gaskell was honorable mention catcher.
Webber will lose four seniors to graduation: Jahnke, Knight, Hults and Kelly McBride.
'We started seven underclassmen, so the future of our program was out there,' Webber said.