The 2017 Perryville Lady Pirate Softball Lady Pirates have achieved Academic All-State as a team.

The PHS Softball Lady Pirates have achieved Academic All-State as a team. They are (front, from left) Sunnie Roderique, Abby Neuling, Ann-Marie Simpson, Kyla Laurentius, Brittanie Stewart, Cailyne Sparkman, Makayla Brown and Anna Korando. Back — Coach Darin Deckerd, Adrienne Weibrecht, Courtney Lohmann, Mackenzie Laurentius, Kaylin Schuessler, Addie Brewer, Brandi Huber, Brooke Huber, Makayla Burns and Anna Besand.

 

The Missouri Fastpitch Coaches Association requires the team to maintain a 3.3 GPA during the season to receive the award. The Lady Pirates combined for a 3.58 GPA, which is equivalent to an A- average.

Six girls also achieved individual Academic All-State. This award requires the player to maintain a GPA of 3.6 during the season, and be in the top 25% of their class or score a 24 on their ACT. The Perryville Lady Pirates that achieved Academic All-State as individuals were senior Courtney Lohman, juniors Anna Besand, Mackenzie Laurentius and sophomores Makayla Burns, Kaylin Schuessler and Cailyne Sparkman. Freshmen are ineligible to achieve individual Academic All-State, but their GPA is counted toward the team GPA.

“This is the 4th consecutive season that the Lady Pirates have achieved Academic All-State,” said Coach Darin Deckerd. “As a coach, this award is important because it shows the girls are successful in the classroom, as well as on the field. They are representing Perryville High School as true student-athletes.”

Softball players who earned individual Academic All-State honors are (from left) Kaylin Schuessler, Courtney Lohmann, Mackenzie Laurentius, Anna Besand, Makayla Burns, and Cailyne Sparkman.
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