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O-M's Kaela Eslinger – 2020 South Central Iowa Athlete of the Year finalist

Kaela Eslinger pitches for Orient-Macksburg during her junior season. Eslinger was a first-team selection for all-Bluegrass Conference in 2020, and made second-team in '19 and '18 (was also honorable mention in '17 and '16). Will play for Waldorf University next spring as a super-utility player, projected to play both infield and outfield.
Kaela Eslinger pitches for Orient-Macksburg during her junior season. Eslinger was a first-team selection for all-Bluegrass Conference in 2020, and made second-team in '19 and '18 (was also honorable mention in '17 and '16). Will play for Waldorf University next spring as a super-utility player, projected to play both infield and outfield.

Basketball

• Four-year varsity letterwinner.

• Scores 346 points in senior season (1,041 points in career).

• Career high 218 rebounds in senior season, led Bluegrass Conference in defensive rebounds with 174 (640 total in career).

• Recorded 53 steals in senior season (186 in career).

• Career high 96 assists in senior season (262 in career).

• First-team all-Bluegrass Conference selection in 2019 and 2020 (unanimous in 2020).

Volleyball

• Three-year varsity letterwinner.

• Tallied 174 kills, fourth best in the Bluegass Conference in her senior season (totaled 329 in career).

• Assisted 92 points in her career.

• Had a career serve percentage of .830 (618-for-744).

• Conference-best 65 aces in her senior season, totaled 166 in career.

• 2019-20 unanimous first-team selection for all-Bluegrass Conference, also first team in 2017-18.

• Second team selection in 2018-19 for all-Bluegrass Conference.

Track and field

• Missed senior season due to COVID-19.

• Third-longest shot put among conference opponents in 2019 (30-8.75 feet).

• PR discus toss of 76 feet.

• Part of sprint medley team that was fourth fastest at 2019 Bluegrass Conference meet (2:10.32, season best of 2:09.88).

Softball

• Five-year letterwinner.

• Hit .408 (129-for-316) in her five-year career, with a high of 32 hits in her senior season.

• Had 62 extra-base hits, helping drive in 93 RBIs.

• Stole 68 bases.

• Posted a record of 28-89 with an ERA of 6.02 in her career.

• Struck out 549 batters as O-M’s primary pitcher across five seasons.

• First-team selection for all-Bluegrass Conference in 2020.

• Second-team all-Bluegrass selection in 2019, 2018 (honorable mention in 2017, 2016).

• Will play for Waldorf University next spring as a super-utility player, projected to play both infield and outfield

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