Leandra Simitovic received her second MVP award at the Challengers’ General Assembly on January 11. She led the Challengers with 22 hits, 28 runs scored and 21 walks and went 8-7 with a 5.80 ERA with 55 strikeouts in 82 innings pitched. Karen Heimgartner went 4-3 with a 2.18 ERA with 80 strikeouts in 41.2 innings pitched, earning her the Best Pitcher award. Karin Mittelstdt walked away with the Best Batter award after setting team highs with 28 runs scored, a .467 batting average and a .603 on-base percentage and finishing second in hits with 21, doubles with 2, stolen bases with 6 and walks with 15. Alexia Zingg was credited with her second Best Fielder award in a row. Andrea Wirth was named Most Improved Player, while Simona Cellar was named Rookie of the Year.