They shined on the diamond, thrived on the gridiron, stood out on the court. They stood out in 2020-21. Over the next few weeks, the Journal Star will reveal nominees for its Area Prep Sports Awards virtual show. Here are the softball finalists.
School: Lincoln North Star | Year: Senior
The two-time first-team Super-Stater was one of the best catchers in the state last fall and among the Class A leaders in batting (.542) while finishing with eight homers, 17 doubles and 38 RBIs.
School: Lincoln Southwest | Year: Junior
The second baseman and Nebraska recruit hit .517 with 77 hits, including a school-record 19 doubles. The Silver Hawk leadoff hitter added 58 runs and stole 26 bases while helping lead her team to a third-place finish at state.
School: Norris | Year: Senior
The two-way standout and Creighton signee helped lift Norris to a third-place finish at the Class B state tournament, finishing 23-5 with a 2.96 ERA in the circle while batting .429 with 39 RBIs. She was named a first-team Super-Stater.