Terwilliger Shines In Senior All-Star Game

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com

Waukee, Iowa — Humboldt senior shortstop Avery Terwilliger has now officially played her last game as a high school senior.

Terwilliger, a multi-sport standout, played in the Iowa Girls Coaches Association Senior All-Star Game in Waukee last night.

If Monday night’s contest was the last competitive softball she’ll will play, she can leave the diamond with a smile on her face.

Terwilliger started in both contests, drove in a run, scored a run and kept a clean sheet in the field, as her Blue All-Star Team went 2-0 Monday night.

In Game One, Terwilliger started at shortstop, going 1-for-2, driving in a run with a drag bunt and scoring a run on a double to left. Her team defeated the White All-Stars 2-0 as she accounted for both of her team’s runs.

The night-cap saw Terwilliger play second base, a position she was yet to play prior to last night, helping the Blue All-Stars to a 10-5 win.

She went 0-for-2 in the finale with a sacrifice bunt.

In addition to be recognized as a Senior All-Star, Terwilliger was named to the 3A State Tournament All-Tournament Team over the weekend.

Terwilliger helped lead the Wildcats to a 2-1, 5th place finish at state, where she went 6-for-9 (.666 avg) with four runs scored, two stolen bases and one run batted in.

Avery will attend Wartburg College in the fall where she will join a women’s basketball team who is just two years removed from a Division III Final Four appearance and has been consistently ranked in the D3hoops.com Top 25 poll, finishing last year #17 overall.