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Junior Duo Earns Preseason Nod by League Coaches PDF Print
Written by Justin Bohn   
Saturday, 04 February 2012 10:53

Appalachian State University softball were picked to finish fourth in the coaches preseason poll and juniors Allie Cashion and Meghan Smith were selected as preseason first-team all-Southern Conference selections by the league coaches, announced by the SoCon office on Friday. Cashion was named first-team all-SoCon and all-tournament team accolades last season.  She ranked sixth in the conference and

led the team with 46 RBIs, and also ranked second on the team in batting average (.345), hits (50), homeruns (8), and total bases (88) last year.  Cashion registered 14 multiple hit games and 10 multiple RBI games last spring.  She is third all-time in homeruns (15), fourth in doubles (26) and runs batted in (89), and second in slugging percentage (.559).
Smith garnered her first all-conference accolade last year.  She led the Apps with a .359 batting average and was ranked eight in the SoCon last spring. The Stafford, Va. native, recorded 41 RBIs to put her second on the team and fifth in the conference last season. She also compiled 16 multiple hit games and 12 multiple RBI games to lead ASU.
The Mountaineers begin their 2012 campaign on Feb. 10 at the Tiger Invitational hosted Auburn, and will square-off with IPFW, Alabama State, Wright State and Auburn during the three day event.



Preseason Poll

Team (First Place Votes)Points
1. Chattanooga  (8)   64
2. College of Charleston  50
3. Georgia Southern   (1)   48
4. Appalachian State   44
5. UNCG  39
6. Elon   32
7. Furman  22
8. Samford  17
9. Western Carolina  8


Preseason Player of the Year   
Marie Fogle, Outfield, Georgia Southern   

Preseason Pitcher of the Year   
Allie Miles, Georgia Southern

Preseason First-Team All-Conference   
P - Stephanie Saylors, College of Charleston
P - Allie Miles, Georgia Southern
C - Katelyn Bedwell, UNCG
1B - Alex Emeterio, UNCG
2B - Sara Poteat, Chattanooga
SS - Aisha Figueroa, UNCG
3B - Jessie Homesley, Furman
OF - Allie Cashion, Appalachian State
OF - Marie Fogle, Georgia Southern
OF - Tomeka Watson, Elon
DP - Vivian Morimoto, Chattanooga
UT - Meghan Smith, Appalachian State

Preseason Second-Team All-Conference
P - Erin O’Shea, Elon
P - Michelle Fuzzard, Chattanooga
C - Kaitlyn Piazolla, Elon
1B - Kasey Tydingco, Chattanooga
2B - Hanna Ennis, Georgia Southern
SS - Lizzy Vaughn, College of Charleston
3B - Kelsey Hodgson, College of Charleston
OF - Carly Corthell, College of Charleston
OF - Carleigh Nester, Elon
OF - Stephanie Field, Furman
DP - Lauren Collier, Furman
UT - Michelle Fuzzard, Chattanooga


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