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Sophomores Cashion and Smith Earn All-State Honors PDF Print
Written by ASU Sports Information   
Thursday, 09 June 2011 17:03

Appalachian State University softball left fielder Allie Cashion (Waxhaw, N.C./Weddington) and designated player Meghan Smith (Stafford, Va./Mountain View) earned two of the 12 spots on the 2011 North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) University Division All-State Softball Team, released on Thursday.

Cashion was previously named to the Southern Conference all-tournament team and earned a first team all-league nod for her regular season performance as well.  In the SoCon tournament, the Waxhaw, N.C. native led ASU with a. 467 batting average, collecting seven hits in 15 at-bats, while scoring two runs.
For the season, Cashion led the Apps with 46 runs batted in and 14 doubles. She ranked second on the team with a .345 batting average, eight homeruns and a .607 slugging percentage in 50 games and 145 at-bats. She was named the SoCon’s Student-Athlete of the Week on May 18.
Smith also earned first-team all-SoCon honors this season for leading the Mountaineers with a .359 batting average and 55 hits to accompany nine doubles, seven homers and six stolen bases in seven attempts. She started each of ASU’s 50 games and racked up 41 RBI in 153 at-bats.
The 2011 campaign marked the most successful season in program history, as the Apps placed second in the league at 15-7 and tallied a 26-24 mark overall.
Charlotte, Elon, and UNC Greensboro also placed multiple members on the squad.


2011 NCCSIA All-State Softball Team (University Division)


Pos.     Name         School            Class     Hometown
P          Katy Hackett            Charlotte              Senior             Dacula, Ga.
P          Toni Paisley *              East Carolina            Senior             Lakewood, Calif.
C          Tenaya Tucker #          Charlotte                   Senior             Antelope, Calif.
IF         Alex Emeterio *         UNCG                  Junior             Murrieta, Calif.
IF         Jackie Gonzalez           Elon                      Senior             Suwanee, Ga.
IF         Kaitlin Merkt *             UNCG                    Senior             Irvine, Calif.
IF         Amanda Miller             Campbell              Senior             Dunn, N.C.
OF       Allie Cashion                Appalachian State Sophomore     Waxhaw, N.C.
OF       Carleigh Nester           Elon                         Freshman       Kernersville, N.C.
OF       Tomeka Watson *       Elon                         Sophomore     Jackson, Ga.
DP       Meghan Smith             Appalachian State Sophomore     Stafford, Va.
UTIL        Samantha Meenaghan Gardner-Webb          Freshman       Atlantic Beach, Fla.


* - 2010 NCCSIA All-State pick                 # - 2009 NCCSIA All-State pick




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