Smith earns first team All-State honors
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE – South Tahoe High School senior Mel Smith’s standout season in the circle was recognized by the NIAA Wednesday as she was announced as a first team All-State team member.
Smith won 12 games this season for the Lady Vikings, going the distance in 17 total to post a record of 12-10.
Her 252 strikeouts to only 42 walks gave her one of the best strikeout to walk ratios in all of Nevada. She was a big reason why South Tahoe won the Mount Rose League championship with a 10-2 record. She was also elected as player of the year inside the Mount Rose as voted upon by league coaches.
Nevada Class 3A 2011 All-State First Team
MVP – Taylor McKeever; Boulder City
Coach-of-the-Year – Phil Pinder; Churchhill Co.
Catcher – Dana Pardovich; Lowry
Infielder – Jenny Rechel; Churchhill Co.
Infielder – Ali Rants; Boulder City
Infielder – Melissa Smith; So. Tahoe
Infielder – Angelica Lujano; Elko
Outfielder – Cassie Bell; Churchhill Co.
Outfielder – Tricia Ogle; Elko
Outfielder – Jeanette McQuillan; Boulder City
Utility Player/DH – Ali Lostra; Elko
Pitcher – Mackenzie Cole; Dayton
Pitcher – Karlee Koopman; Boulder City
Pitcher – Jill Pinder; Churchhill Co.