Saturday may have marked the end of the high school softball season, but many summer leagues and teams are just heating up. One team that has plenty of local stars on board is the Michigan Lookouts.
The 16U Lookouts will have some of the best that the state has to offer in the class of 2013 including Lakeland ace Selena Hicks and Waterford Mott ace Devin Schomberg. The Lookouts will also have several more of the KLAA’s best which includes Hartland’s all-everything Chantel Olschanski who is one of the state’s top all-around players, and Kettering star outfielder Taylor Steinhelper. Schomberg will have a familiar face to play alongside with versatile teammate Carly Banchiu also on the roster. Farmington Hills Mercy slugger Meghan Terrance will likely help give the Lookouts some big time offensive contributions.
Other members on the 16U team include St. Clair duo of Bailey Dembinski and Brittany Schweiger as well as a duo from Chelsea, Taylor Cooley and Jessie Fox while Monroe’s Mazi Joslin will also be on board.
On the 18U Lookouts team will have no shortage of talent as some of the state’s best will play, including North Farmington ace Katy Severson and Raiders outfielder Nikki Wald. Farmington’s Sarah Gutknecht and Birmingham Seaholm’s Jordan Lennington will help carry the load for the Lookouts this summer as well.
The 18U team will also have Mattawan’s dominating ace Stacy Thompson, who helped lead her team to the state finals in back-to-back years and nearly a repeat as state champions this year before falling in an extra-innings heartbreaker. Vanessa Garcia and Kat Hoffman will be teammates of Severson at the University of Detroit next year, but will also be playing for the Lookouts with the Raider ace this summer.
Adrian’s Brooke Stewart, Chelsea’s Ally Smith, Michigan State’s Ellie Stoffer, Milan’s Adraya Garrett and Blissfield’s Courtney Brothers and Karissa DeVore will also be playing for the Lookouts this summer