Skiatook High School Athletics


Softball players make All-Star teams


Skiatook’s girl’s softball has many stars. Despite ending the season 17-24 and placing 5th in the district, several players made All-Star teams. The All-District team is made up of players from the 5A district of all ages. Skiatook had five players on the All-District team: senior Maci Willingham, 2nd base, senior Mikayala Shulanberger, ouffield, sophomore Taylor Anderson, utility, sophomore Mikael Bunn and junior Morgan Worley, honorable mention. The All-Region team is comprised on seniors from both 5A and 6A teams in the region. Mikayala Shulanberger and Macy Willingham were both named to the team. Mikayla Shulanberger was also named to the All-State team, which covers the entire side of the state. Macy Willingham was named as an alternate to the All-State team. Coach Angela Foster is extremely proud of her girls. “I’ve has this group since 7th grade, so it’s particularly sad to see the seniors go this year,” she said. “Macy is the leader of the group. She takes care of the day-in day-out stuff that leaders do,” Coach Foster said. “She was like a coach behind the scenes.” Foster said Maci is fast and her speed on the bases helped them win games. “Mikayla is hands-down the best athlete on the field. It comes naturally to her,” Coach Foster said of Mikayla Shulanberger. With 48 stolen bases, ESPN highlight worthy catches, and incredible speed, Mikayla was an asset to the team this year. Morgan Worley, the catcher, is one of the six that will come back next year as a senior. Coach Foster has enjoyed seeing her increase her success this year with all the hard work she put in. She also battled through a forearm injury but was always there for the team. Taylor Anderson is the team’s shortstop. She has the most experience in the field and plays competitive softball during the summer. Coach Foster said, “She knows how to do anything, or will perfect it by the next time you see her.” “Mikael is a selfless player who took on every position we needed her to throughout the season from infield to outfield and even 3rd base,” Coach Foster said. “I think we will see Mikael and Taylor on All-State teams in a couple years.” Jayci Jones joined the team this year as the game day commentator. Coach Foster said she put a lot of effort into it and was a huge asset to the program this year. She had great commentary, walk-up music for the girls, and brought a whole new feeling to the games. “We started off strong, broke down a bit mid-season, then adjusted our defense, refocused, and finished the year strong,” Coach Foster said. “I am so proud of these girls.”