ANNANDALE, Va. – Bridgewater College third baseman Stephanie Carroll nabbed a spot on the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) All-State College Division Softball Second Team released Wednesday.
Carroll led the Eagles in several statistical categories during the 2017 season, including batting average (.386), on-base percentage (.449), slugging percentage (.518), hits (44) and doubles (11). She ranked ninth in the ODAC in batting average. In conference games, Carroll's batting average improved to .397, ranking seventh in the conference. The Eagles' sophomore had 23 hits in 18 ODAC games, the third most in the conference.
Carroll was also a solid defender at the hot corner. She finished the season with a .942 fielding percentage. She was nearly flawless in conference games, committing just two errors in 18 games for a .969 fielding percentage.
Virginia Wesleyan, the NCAA Division III National Champion for the second straight year, took three of the four major awards. The Marlins' Cassetty Howerin was named Player of the Year and Hanna Hull was the Pitcher of the Year. Virginia Wesleyan's Brandon Elliot was named Coach of the Year. Christopher Newport's Patty Maye Ohanian took the Rookie of the Year honor.
2018 Softball College Division All-State Major Awards
Player of the Year: Cassetty Howerin, Virginia Wesleyan
Pitcher of the Year: Hanna Hull, Virginia Wesleyan
Rookie of the Year: Patty Maye Ohanian, Christopher Newport
Coach of the Year: Brandon Elliot, Virginia Wesleyan
Pitcher - Hanna Hull, Virginia Wesleyan
Pitcher - Madie Rhoads, Randolph-Macon
Pitcher - Candace Whittemore, Randolph-Macon
Catcher - Sami Davidson, Randolph-Macon
First Base - Cassetty Howerin, Virginia Wesleyan
Second Base - Leslie Bourgeois, Lynchburg
Third Base - Taylor Mabry, Lynchburg
Shortstop - Rachael Payne, Christopher Newport
Outfield - Erin Anderson, Emory & Henry
Outfield - Leah Andrews, Christopher Newport
Outfield - Madison Glaubke, Virginia Wesleyan
Designated Player/Utility - Patty Maye Ohanian, Christopher Newport
Pitcher - Aubrey Bates, Christopher Newport
Pitcher - Taylor Brandts, Virginia-Wise
Pitcher - Kara Deppe, Mary Washington
Catcher - Calah Savage, Christopher Newport
First Base - Liz Andrews, Christopher Newport
First Base - Harley Jones, Randolph-Macon
Second Base - Cheyenne Strickland, Ferrum
Third Base - Stephanie Carroll, Bridgewater
Shortstop - Kiersten Richardson, Virginia Wesleyan
Outfield - Skylar Dickens, Lynchburg
Outfield - Danielle Newman, Mary Washington
Outfield - Katie Smith, Roanoke