May 18, 2012
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The Lady Longhorns softball team, fresh off a 29-4 season in which it reached the state semifinals, should be well represented when the results of coaches’ voting for the All-Division III first and second teams are announced on May 26. Arianna Paulson, Taylor Petersen, Megan Wessel and Kaitlin Wessel could draw good numbers of votes because their .300-plus batting averages are sure to impress the division’s coaches. Paulson’s robust .594 average is certain to catch the eye of coaches, as is her power hitting that included a team-high five home runs, seven triples and 22 doubles. She also led the team in RBIs with 61 and struck out just eight times. Her slugging percentage of 1.125 is among the highest in the division. Although Paulson is only a sophomore, the hitting statistics she compiled during the season almost assures her a spot on the all-division team.