Mitchell, Fields Named Greater Cincinnati Sportswomen of the Year
Princeton High School’s Kelsey Mitchell and University of Cincinnati track athlete Mackenzie Fields are the Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky Women’s Sports Association’s athletes of the year for the 2013-2014 school season.
They are among six collegiate and 10 high school student-athletes nominated for recognition at the GCNKWSA annual banquet, held Monday night at the Cintas Center.
Mitchell is a McDonald’s All America player and was a unanimous choice for Ohio’s Ms. Basketball in 2014. She averaged 25 points, nearly 5 rebounds and 4 steals a game in leading the Princeton Vikings to the OHSAA Division I state title this season. She will attend Ohio State in the fall.
Fields won the BIG EAST Conference indoor and outdoor pole vault crowns, qualified for both the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships and earned All-America honors to close out her career at Cincinnati. Fields’ broke both the indoor and outdoor school records in the pole vault and also set the Gettler Stadium mark. During the indoor season, she qualified for the NCAA Championships and finished 10th to earn All-America honors. She tallied a total of 10 first-place finishes on the year.
High school Sportswomen of the Year winners in their respective sports were: Maddie Tierney, Notre Dame Academy, soccer; Annie Heffernan, St. Ursula Academy, cross country; Carolyn Markley, St. Ursula Academy, golf; Kristen Massa, St. Ursula Academy, volleyball; Mehvish Safdar, Ursuline Academy, tennis; Emily Roper, Princeton High School, softball; Alisabeth Marsteller, Ursuline Academy, swimming; Erin Nurre, Notre Dame Academy, rowing and Loretta Blaut, Seton High School, track and field.
College Sportswomen of the Year winners in their respective sports were: Alexandra Smith, Xavier University, volleyball; Sydney Moss, Thomas More College, basketball; Emily Gruesser, Miami University, field hockey; Jacqueline Keire, University of Cincinnati, swimming and Katherine Dolesh, Miami University, soccer.
The 21st annual GCNKWSA banquet was held at the Schiff Conference Center at Cintas Center with Paralympic swimmer April Kerley as keynote speaker.
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