Crossland named “Sports in Kansas” 2A Player of the Year

Kaitlin Crossland adds another postseason award for her senior-year performance.

PITTSBURG, Kan. – St. Mary’s Colgan senior pitcher Kaitlin Crossland has added another award to her already impressive senior campaign.

“Sports in Kansas” has named Crossland the 2A Player of the Year, after leading her team to back-to-back 2A state championships.

Crossland was 20-2 in the circle for the Panthers this season, with a 1.45 ERA. She picked up 205 strikeouts in her senior campaign. She was also great at the plate, hitting .494 with 12 doubles, 4 triples and 8 home runs – driving in 40 runs on the season.

Her teammates Ashley Marietta and Allie Marietta were also on the 2A All-State 1st team list released on Monday.

Below are local players earning All-State recognition from “Sports in Kansas.” – You can also check out the list of Honorable Mention honorees HERE.

2A All-State

P Kaitlin Crossland (Colgan) – 1st team, Player of the Year

C Jude Kerr (Jayhawk-Linn) – 1st team

C Allie Marietta (Colgan) – 1st team

IF Emilie Nation (Jayhawk-Linn) – 1st team

OF Ashley Marietta (Colgan) – 1st team

UT Shelby Underwood (Northeast) – 1st team

IF Grace Wixson (Colgan) – 2nd team

UT Molly Proper (Yates Center) – 2nd team

3A All-State

P Mia Brown (Frontenac) – 1st team

IF Heather Arnett (Frontenac) – 1st team

IF Riley McNemar (Galena) – 1st team

OF Abi Beaman (Frontenac) – 1st team

P Aubree Saporito (Columbus) – 2nd team

IF Annie Lee (Frontenac) – 2nd team

OF Kaitlyn Simpson (Columbus) – 2nd team

OF Blayze McNemar (Galena) – 2nd team

4A All-State

IF Kailey Schinstock (Iola) – 2nd team

5A All-State

IF Kali Terry (Pittsburg) – 2nd team