Three members of the Lenoir-Rhyne University Softball Team have earned 2014 NCAA Division II All-Southeast Region honors by Daktronics.
L-R senior third baseman Haily Jarman (Wadesboro, N.C.) was named to the all-region first team while sophomore pitchers Maryann Hoskins (Havelock, N.C.) and Brandi Hole (Sandy Ridge, N.C.) picked up second-team accolades.
Jarman, a four-time All-South Atlantic Conference selection (2011-14), finished second on the team in batting average (.337), runs scored (32), home runs (six), RBI (38), total bases (92) and slugging percentage (.554) in 2014.
Jarman also started all 55 games this year for the Bears and earned all-region honors for the third time in her collegiate career.
Hoskins was 20-9 on the year with a 1.50 earned run average, 10 shutouts and 219 strikeouts en route to being named the 2014 SAC Pitcher Of The Year.
Hole led the league in earned run average (1.28) and finished with a 20-6 mark and 136 strikeouts.
All three players helped the Bears finish the year with a 40-15 record and a ninth consecutive berth to the NCAA Division II Playoffs in 2014. Lenoir-Rhyne also shared the South Atlantic Conference Regular Season Championship with Anderson this spring.
The first team selections will move on to the All-America ballot. The Daktronics All-America programs honor student-athletes in Division II athletic programs. The voting, nomination and calculations are all conducted by the school's sports information directors.
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2014 Daktronics NCAA Division II
Softball All-Southeast Region Teams
C - Taylor Laskey, Wingate
1B - Danielle Swygert, Anderson
2B - Jamie Hockaday, Mars Hill
3B - Haily Jarman, Lenoir-Rhyne
SS - Alexis Mercer, Armstrong Atlantic State
OF - Molly Child, Anderson
OF - Kelli Hensley, Carson-Newman
OF - Whitney Okvist, Georgia College
P - Victoria Sink, North Georgia
P - Carley Tysinger, Catawba
P - India Kornegay, USC Aiken
DP - Layce Walker, Armstrong Atlantic State
UTIL - Kaitlyn White, USC Aiken (non-pitcher)
UTIL - Courtney Poole, North Georgia (pitcher)
C - Casey Googe, Columbus State
1B - Kim McMillian, North Georgia
2B - Lauren Bessent, Flagler
3B - Sara Kelley, Carson-Newman
SS - Abby Child, Anderson
OF - Brianna Mulkey, Lincoln Memorial
OF - Kelsey Akers, Mount Olive
OF - Mackenzie Conley, Flagler
P - Maryann Hoskins, Lenoir-Rhyne
P - Hannah Light, King
P - Stacie Houser, Wingate
P - Brandi Hole, Lenoir-Rhyne
DP - Kayla Saliga, Wingate
UTIL - Abi LeRoy, Georgia College (non-pitcher)
UTIL - Amanda Snow, Lincoln Memorial (pitcher)
Region Pitcher of the Year: Victoria Sink, North Georgia
Region Player of the Year: Alexis Mercer, Armstrong Atlantic State
Photo Courtesy: Haily Jarman, L-R Athletics