Glacier Peak’s Harlee Carpenter (left) reaches to tag Jackson’s Kayla Peacocke during a game on April 24, 2019, at Jackson High School in Mill Creek. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Glacier Peak’s Harlee Carpenter (left) reaches to tag Jackson’s Kayla Peacocke during a game on April 24, 2019, at Jackson High School in Mill Creek. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

The Herald’s 2019 All-Area high school softball teams

A look at the top prep softball players in the area this season.

Eds. note: The Player of the Year and All-Area teams were chosen by The Herald sports staff based on coach recommendations, season stats and first-hand observations.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Iyanla de Jesus, sr., Jackson

de Jesus led the Timberwolves to their second consecutive 4A state title with another dominant season both in the circle and at the plate. The Coastal Carolina signee tossed seven no-hitters and posted a 1.03 earned-run average in 141 1/3 innings pitched. She recorded 302 strikeouts and 62 walks, averaging more than 2.1 strikeouts per inning. She also batted .582 with 11 home runs, three triples, eight doubles, a .741 on-base percentage and 1.284 slugging percentage. Opposing teams often chose to avoid pitching to her, with nearly all of her 43 walks being intentional.

COACH OF THE YEAR

Kyle Peacocke, Jackson

Peacocke guided the Timberwolves to a 26-2 record and the program’s second consecutive 4A state title. Jackson also won the 4A Wes-King Bi-District Tournament, which marked the program’s fifth consecutive district or bi-district title. The Timberwolves rebounded from two losses during the first half of conference play, closing the season on a 17-game win streak.

FIRST TEAM

PITCHERS

Iyanla de Jesus, sr., Jackson

Kate Houghton, jr., Meadowdale

Houghton posted a 1.79 earned-run average and tossed nine shutouts, three no-hitters and a perfect game. She struck out 245 batters and walked just 19 while leading the Mavericks to a perfect record in Wesco 3A/2A play, a district title and a state tournament appearance.

CATCHER

Kiley Hubby, jr., Lake Stevens

Hubby batted .487 with 13 home runs, one triple and seven doubles. She posted a .589 on-base percentage and 1.079 slugging percentage while helping lead the Vikings to a share of the Wesco 4A title and a second-place state trophy.

INFIELDERS

Brooke Jordan, jr., Archbishop Murphy

Jordan batted .659 with 12 home runs and nine doubles. She posted a .706 on-base percentage and 1.279 slugging percentage.

Kendall Curtis, sr., Glacier Peak

Curtis batted .466 with eight home runs, one triple and nine doubles. The University of Montana signee posted a .537 on-base percentage and 1.069 slugging percentage while helping lead Glacier Peak to a share of the Wesco 4A title and a state tournament berth.

Harlee Carpenter, sr., Glacier Peak

Carpenter batted .516 with two home runs, two triples and 10 doubles. The Central Washington University signee posted a .575 on-base percentage and .828 slugging percentage while helping lead Glacier Peak to a share of the Wesco 4A title and a state tournament berth.

Samantha Vanderwel, sr., Granite Falls

Vanderwel batted .656 with six home runs, five triples and nine doubles. The North Sound Conference offensive player of the year posted a .711 on-base percentage and a 1.262 slugging percentage.

OUTFIELDERS

Michaela Carter, sr., Cedarcrest

Carter batted .632 with eight home runs, six triples and eight doubles. The Fordham University signee posted a .667 on-base percentage and 1.137 slugging percentage.

Taylor Khorrami, sr., Snohomish

Khorrami batted .495 with two home runs, four triples and eight doubles while posting a .552 on-base percentage and .731 slugging percentage. The Western Washington-bound center fielder also made 12 diving catches and seven home-run-saving grabs over the fence. She helped lead the Panthers to a third-place state trophy.

Macy Tarbox, sr., Jackson

Tarbox batted .454 with seven home runs and nine doubles while posting a .491 on-base percentage and .763 slugging percentage. The Western Washington University signee helped the Timberwolves win a bi-district title and repeat as state champions.

DESIGNATED PLAYER

Shannon Patton, sr., Marysville Getchell

Patton batted .524 with three home runs, two triples and 10 doubles. The senior catcher helped lead the Chargers to a program-record 16 wins.

UTILITY

Kassidy Millar, jr., Everett

Millar batted .478 with one home run, two triples and 12 doubles. She also posted a 1.93 earned-run average in 68 2/3 innings pitched, striking out 110 batters and walking just 31. She played first base and outfield as well, logging a .986 fielding percentage between the three positions while helping the Seagulls to a state tournament appearance.

SECOND TEAM

PITCHERS

Kaylie Hoskins, sr., Lake Stevens

Hoskins posted a 1.79 earned-run average in 109 1/3 innings pitched, striking out 225 batters and walking 69. She averaged 2.1 strikeouts per inning and helped lead the Vikings to a share of the Wesco 4A title and a second-place state trophy.

Riley Mae Swanson, soph., Lakewood

Swanson tossed four no-hitters and posted a 2.21 earned-run average in 148 2/3 innings pitched. She also batted .516 with with two home runs, three triples, 11 doubles and a .769 slugging percentage. She helped lead the Cougars to a program-record 21 wins and a state tournament appearance.

CATCHER

Sydney Zachry, sr., Marysville Pilchuck

Zachry batted .567 with two triples and two doubles. She didn’t strike out all season and had just four strikeouts in more than 240 plate appearances over her four-year career.

INFIELDERS

Grace DeSota, fr., Lynnwood

DeSota batted .463 with six home runs, two triples and six doubles. She posted a .516 on-base percentage and .981 slugging percentage.

Brionna Palm, jr., Marysville Getchell

Palm batted .551 with three home runs, three triples and seven doubles. She also posted a 3.07 earned-run average in 133 innings pitched, and played first base when not in the circle. She helped lead the Chargers to a program-record 16 wins.

Delaney Kaysner, sr., Snohomish

Kaysner batted .472 with four home runs, two triples and 11 doubles. She posted a .548 on-base percentage and .775 slugging percentage while helping lead the Panthers to a third-place state trophy.

Jadynn Bushnell, soph., Kamiak

Bushnell batted .469 with two home runs, two triples and 11 doubles. She posted a .557 on-base percentage and .823 slugging percentage. She played shortstop for the Knights, logging a .921 fielding percentage.

OUTFIELDERS

Jackie Rookaird, sr., Everett

Rookaird batted .390 with two home runs and 13 doubles while posting a .485 on-base percentage and .622 slugging percentage. The versatile Alabama A&M-bound senior also had a 2.43 earned-run average in 75 innings pitched and helped lead the Seagulls to a state tournament appearance.

Kaylee Eke, sr., Cascade

Eke batted .492 with three home runs, one triple and seven doubles. She posted a .500 on-base percentage and .796 slugging percentage.

Phoebe Schultz, jr., Glacier Peak

Schultz batted .382 with three home runs and 11 doubles. The Dixie State commit posted a .500 on-base percentage and .745 slugging percentage while helping lead the Grizzlies to a state tournament appearance.

DESIGNATED PLAYER

Rachael Eichenberger, sr., Lake Stevens

Eichenberger batted .446 with three home runs, two triples and 10 doubles. The New York University-bound senior posted a .535 on-base percentage and .723 slugging percentage while helping lead the Vikings to a share of the Wesco 4A title and a second-place state trophy.

UTILITY

Jenna Maxfield, jr., Mountlake Terrace

Maxfield batted .407 with eight home runs, three triples and seven doubles. She posted a .495 on-base percentage and .864 slugging percentage and played shortstop for the Hawks.

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