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MHS softball recognizes deep crop of seniors

July 6, 2013 - Andy Heintz
The Marshalltown softball team honored and recognized a large group of seniors last Wednesday in its home finale against state-ranked Benton.

Seven of the eight seniors are regulars in the starting lineup and the other -- Eisha Oden -- had never played softball before this year. Here are a list of the seniors and their future plans in regards to college and what they plan to study.

Taylor Wagner The Bobcats' first all-stater in a decade will play softball for Division I Eastern Michigan next season. She plans on major in secondary education. She also played basketball during her career at Marshalltown.

Lauren Mazour Mazour is a three-sport athlete at the MHS and will move on to play two sports at Central College. She will not play basketball but will join the Dutch volleyball and softball programs. She plans to major in elementary education and also has aspirations to be a coach.

Eisha Oden Oden provided this year's softball team with comic relief and leadership and was a joy to have around, according to Jeff Lamb. She also will play two sports at the collegiate level, moving on to Division II Southwest Minnesota State to play volleyball and run track and field. She will major in sports management.

Madi Bellile and Morgan Bellile These set of twins are Northern Iowa bound next year. Athletics will be put in their rear-view mirror as they move forward into athletic training (Madi) and business (Morgan). The Belliles also played volleyball and basketball during their high school careers.

Quinn Goodman This Bobcat second baseman also played volleyball during her time at MHS. She will be heading to Iowa State next year to study graphic design.

Emily DeVenney Another volleyball and softball player for the Bobcats, DeVenney has really emerged at the plate and in the field this year on the softball team. She will move on to Iowa State in the fall to study business

Megan Major Major played volleyball and was an all-conference soccer player this year as well. She also will study business in college but will head West instead of East to the University of Iowa.


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