SW all-district softball: Black and Moriel receive superlatives

Ron Howell
Sports Editor

Five Sweetwater High School softball players have earned all-District 5-4A recognition for their play.
Tavis Black was named the district’s offensive MVP and Bri Moriel was named the district’s utility player of the year. Jazzy Villa made the first team and Kara Lehnert made the second team, while Kaci Webb received honorable mention.
Black, a senior who was the district’s defensive MVP a year ago, will play for Cisco Junior College next year.
“Tavis was an offensive force this year,” said Sweetwater coach Tim Scherwin. “She was very productive throughout district and the year. Cisco College is getting a good one.”
Moriel will play for Odessa College next year.
“Bri really locked down the middle of our defense this season,” said Scherwin. “You trust kids that produce with consistency. She did that both on the field and in the classroom. Odessa College will be pleased with her versatility.”
Scherwin called Villa a “rock solid” defensive player at third base who also produced while batting in the middle of the lineup.
“She has a very bright future and will continue as a key piece for our softball program moving forward,” he said of the sophomore.
Lehnert, a senior, was primarily a pitcher. Scherwin said she is more than an athlete and took note of her impending SHS graduation as her class valedictorian.
“What she is able to do on a daily basis continues to amaze me. It’s a true credit to her work ethic,” Scherwin said.