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Community roundup: Handful of locals earn D-I softball honors

Plus, Lynnwood graduate Mikayla Pivec is waived by the Atlanta Dream, EvCC and EdC qualify for the NWAC softball tourney and more.

It was a banner year for Snohomish County natives in NCAA Division I softball as several received all-conference recognition for their play this season.

Leading the way were a pair of locals who were honored by the Pac-12.

Monroe High School graduate River Mahler, now s first-year second baseman at Stanford, was named first-team All-Pac-12. Mahler is batting a team-leading .389 in 53 games for the Cardinal, who were seeded No. 9 for the NCAA tournament, which begins Friday. Mahler was also named to the All-Pac-12 Defensive Team and All-Pac-12 Freshman Team, being the only player named to all three teams.

Snohomish High School graduate Sami Reynolds, now a fifth-year outfielder at Washington, was named second-team All-Pac-12. Reynolds is batting .369 with eight home runs and 31 RBI in 49 games for the Huskies, who were given the No. 7 seed to the NCAA tournament. It is the fourth time Reynolds has received All-Pac-12 recognition.

Elsewhere, Snohomish High School graduate Bailey Greenlee, now a senior pitcher at Alabama State, was named the Southwestern Athletic Conference’s Pitcher of the Year, while also being named first-team all-conference. Greenlee finished the season 19-8 with a 3.01 ERA, striking out 144 in 153.2 innings.

Jackson High School graduate Iyanla De Jesus, now a senior designated player at Coastal Carolina, was named first-team All-Sun Belt. De Jesus batted .347 with eight homers and 38 RBI in 56 games as she received first-team honors for the second straight year.

Monroe High School graduate Paige Stringer, now a junior third baseman at Central Connecticut State, was named first-team All-Northeast Conference. Stringer batted .381 with seven homers and 24 RBI in 36 games. She led the Blue Devils in average, homers, on-base percentage (.418) and slugging percentage (.619).

Pivec waived by WNBA’s Dream

Lynnwood High School graduate Mikayla Pivec was waived by the Atlanta Dream prior to the start of the WNBA season. Pivec, a 5-foot-10 guard, was originally drafted by the Dream in 2020, but has played professionally overseas the past two years. She had signed a training camp contract with the Dream.

EvCC, EdC qualify for NWAC softball tournament

Both the Everett Community College and Edmonds College softball teams qualified for the Northwest Athletic Conference tournament, which begins Thursday in Portland, Oregon.

Everett (18-6 in North Region play, 24-10 overall) was given the No. 10 seed in the 16-team double-elimination tournament. The Trojans open at 10 a.m. Thursday against No. 7 Columbia Basin.

Edmonds (13-11, 20-18) was awarded the No. 11 seed. The Tritons open against No. 6 Walla Walla, also at 10 a.m. Thursday.

The tournament continues through Sunday.

EdC, EvCC baseball headed to super regionals

The Edmonds College and Everett Community College baseball teams advanced to the Northwest Athletic Conference super regionals, which take place Saturday and Sunday.

Edmonds (21-7 in North Region play, 35-13 overall), as the No. 2 seed from the North Region, is hosting the North Super Regional. The Tritons will face the winner between West No. 3 Clark and South No. 4 Southwest Oregon in a best-of-three series beginning Saturday and concluding Sunday.

Everett (15-15, 24-26), as the No. 4 seed from the North, heads to the South Super Regional in Albany, Oregon. The Trojans face East No. 3 Walla Walla in a loser-out game Saturday, with the winner advancing to face South No. 2 Lane in a best-of-three series beginning later Saturday and concluding Sunday.

The four super regional winners join the four top seeds at the NWAC Baseball Championship on May 25-29 in Longview.

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