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Six Liberty girls earn MVC All-Division softball honors

Kara Maiers named Valley Division Athlete of the Year

NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High junior Kara Maiers was named the 2020 Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Athlete of the Year in the Valley Division for the conference’s All-Division Softball Selections.
Maiers was also a unanimous First Team pick and joined five other Liberty players on the roster. Senior Brylee Klosterman was also a First Team selection.
Junior Miranda Jones and eighth-grader Mischa Reiners were selected for Second Team honors. Sophomore Kinsley Robertson and junior Tiffany Jones earned Valley Division Honorable Mention.
The Lightning ended the season at 17-9 overall and 10-4 in the Valley Division, behind 23-1 and 14-0 Cedar Rapids Kennedy. Kennedy knocked the Bolts out of contention for a first ever state softball tournament appearance with a 1-0 loss in an 11-inning regional final game Tuesday, July 21.
Kennedy’s Maddison LeClere was named the Valley Division Coach of the Year.

Mississippi Valley Conference– Valley Division Standings
Conf. Overall
Cedar Rapids Kennedy 14-0 23-1
Liberty High School 10-4 17-9
Dubuque Hempstead 9-5 15-6
Cedar Rapids Jefferson 8-9 11-14
Linn-Mar 6-8 11-12
Iowa City West High 5-9 8-15
Dubuque Wahlert Catholic 4-10 11-13
Waterloo West High 2-12 2-17