Oconto Falls’ Albrecht, Huberty named to WFSCA All-Star Softball Game

Both players hoping to enjoy experience

Oconto Falls’ Katelyn Albrecht throws to first base after fielding a grounder during a doubleheader in Clintonville on May 3. Albrecht was named to the WFSCA All-Star Game. (Times Herald photo by Morgan Rode)

Oconto Falls’ Emma Huberty prepares to throw to first base after fielding a grounder during a doubleheader in Clintonville on May 3. Huberty was recently named to the WFSCA All-Star Game. (Times Herald photo by Morgan Rode)

Oconto Falls High School seniors Katelyn Albrecht and Emma Huberty were each recently named to a Wisconsin Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association (WFSCA) All-Star Game.

The games will be held at Woodside Sports Complex in Wisconsin Dells on Tuesday, June 18.

“Having the chance to play in the WFSCA All-Star Game represents all my hard work paying off. It means the world to me to have this opportunity to play with some of the best in the state,” said Albrecht.

“This award is so satisfying to receive because a lot of the time, things in softball go unnoticed,” Huberty said. “Softball is my favorite sport, and I love to see the hard work that we put in get paid off.”

While both Huberty and Albrecht love playing the sport and trying to have as much fun as they can, the WFSCA all-star game will finally give the pair a game they can enjoy without too much added pressure behind it.

Aside from playing in the game, all-stars will also get to enjoy a few other events.

After a meeting and practice on June 17, players will get to attend a pizza party and receive a water park pass. All-stars will also be treated to a banquet at the Chula Vista and then a Tommy Bartlett Show.

Before playing on June 18, players will enjoy breakfast at the Chula Vista before all-star games begin at 9 a.m.

“The main thing I’m hoping to get out of the all-star game is a fun time,” Huberty said. “Softball can be really competitive, but at the same time it is the most fun sport to play. I want to have fun, meet new people, and play a good game of softball.”

“When the game comes, I’m hoping to just play the game I love with no pressure and enjoy every minute of what I can,” Albrecht said.

Having a familiar face on to compete alongside should also help the Panther duo have a good time in the Dells.

“It is very cool that Emma will also be playing with me because it shows how much work we have done to prove that we can play with anybody,” Albrecht said.

“Having Katelyn there makes the whole thing so much more exciting,” Huberty said. “Katelyn works harder than anyone I know and really deserves this, and it will be so much fun to play beside her again.”

Albrecht and Huberty will help form the Division 2/3 Blue team. There are six Division 2/3 teams in total.

Hard work and dedication to the sport helped Albrecht and Huberty turn into some of the better players in the North Eastern Conference.

They each made their first all-conference teams as juniors, with Huberty making the first team as a catcher, and Albrecht landing on the second team as an infielder.

It’s likely the duo also earned all-conference honors this season but each player is more focused on helping the Panthers make a deep postseason run.

After a strong regular season, Oconto Falls earned a No. 3 seed in Division 2 for the postseason, which gave it a bye into the regional semifinals. The Panthers were scheduled to host sixth-seeded Freedom on Tuesday (May 21) in their first postseason game.