Three members of the Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Team have earned 2013 All-South Atlantic Conference honors, league officials announced this afternoon.
L-R freshman pitcher Maryann Hoskins (Havelock, N.C.) was named to the all-conference first team while senior first baseman Jessica Fellmeth (Waxhaw, N.C.) and junior third baseman Haily Jarman (Wadesboro, N.C.) earned second-team all-league laurels.
Hoskins is currently 13-5 on the season with a 1.65 earned run average and 135 strikeouts. Hoskins also has nine shutouts on the season including three against South Atlantic Conference foes.
Fellmeth is first on the team in batting average (.309), doubles (10) and runs batted in (23) so far this year and has earned All-SAC honors for the third straight season.
Jarman, a three-time all-conference pick as well, leads the Bears in home runs (seven), triples (five), total bases (77) and slugging percentage (.575) to go along with a .306 batting average and 21 runs batted in.
Lenoir-Rhyne (30-13) will be the No. 3 seed in upcoming 2013 Food Lion SAC Softball Tournament and will face sixth-seeded Mars Hill (24-14) on Thursday in the quarterfinal round beginning at 11:30 a.m. This year's tournament will take place at Whitley Field on the campus of Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C.
2013 All-South Atlantic Conference
C - Bri Shoemake, Carson-Newman
1B - Danielle Swygert, Anderson
2B - Jessica Neidigh, Anderson
SS - Brittany Hefner, Carson-Newman
3B - Robyn Stanek, Mars Hill
OF - Kelsey Maffucci, Wingate
OF - Kelli Hensley, Carson-Newman
OF - Molly Child, Anderson
DP - Bailey Smith, Anderson
UTIL - Elayna Siebert, Carson-Newman
P - Carley Tysinger, Catawba
P - Maryann Hoskins, Lenoir-Rhyne
C - Tara Gibbs, Catawba
1B - Jessica Fellmeth, Lenoir-Rhyne
1B - Kaytlin Stroinski, Tusculum
2B - Hayley Whitley, Wingate
SS - Lindsey Umberger, Tusculum
3B - Haily Jarman, Lenoir-Rhyne
OF - Miranda Beeler, Tusculum
OF - Brianna Mulkey, Lincoln Memorial
OF - Gabby Bedard, Newberry
DP - Kayla Saliga, Wingate
UTIL - Alyssa Miller, Brevard
P - Taylor Morris, Mars Hill
P - Stacey Houser, Wingate
SAC Player of the Year: Brittany Hefner, Carson-Newman
SAC Pitcher of the Year: Carley Tysinger, Catawba
SAC Freshman of the Year: Carley Tysinger, Catawba
SAC Coach of the Year: Julie Huebner, Tusculum
Photo Courtesy: Maryann Hoskins, L-R Athletics