Conference Carolinas Announces All Conference Softball Awards

 

 

High Point, N.C.> Conference Carolinas All-Conference Teams were determined by vote from each softball head coach of participating league institutions.  Nominations are collected and then voted upon by ballot and tallied to determine Player of the Year, Pitcher of the Year, Freshman of the Year, Coach of the Year, All-Conference First Team, and All-Conference Second Team.  Awards were presented at the Conference Carolinas softball team banquet at the Conference Tournament Championships hosted by The City of Burlington at Springwood Park, in Burlington, NC.  This year’s award winners are as follows:

 

Player of the Year:

Rachel Glazebrook, North Greenville

 

Rachel Glazebrook put together a stellar senior campaign during the 2014 season for the North Greenville softball team both at the dish, and on the mound. Glazebrook ranked 2nd in the conference in strikeouts with 229 and wins with 17 and was first in the league boasting a 1.38 earned run average. Her numbers at the plate were equally impressive, swinging the bat at a .398 (2nd in the league) with 31 runs batted in (2nd in the league) with four homeruns, and eight doubles. She also scored 19 runs, batting from the three hole in the NGU lineup. 

 

Pitcher of the Year:

Hannah Light, King

 

For the second consecutive year, Hannah Light has been named Conference Carolinas Pitcher of the Year after leading the league in strikeouts and victories both seasons. This year, the senior has been nothing short of impressive, leading the Tornado to a second place finish in the regular season. In the national rankings, Light was ranked in the top three (all divisions) in strikeouts the majority of the season, and is ranked seventh in NCAA DII with 245 punch outs. The Coeburn, Va., native led King on a 10-game winning streak, earning wins in the circle each game. For the season she has an overall record of 25-16 while going 11-4 in league play. Light ranks fourth in the league with an earned run average of 1.89, and her 25 wins rank second in all of NCAA DII. She has appeared in all but five of King’s 50 games, starting 42 games for the Tornado. Light was named Conference Carolinas Pitcher of the Week five times during the regular season.

 

Freshman of the Year:

Lydia Trexler, Erskine

 

A standout shortstop in high school, Erskine’s Lydia Trexler made not only the conversion to playing a new position look effortlessly but also collegiate softball.  The 5’6 center fielder played nearly flawless defense, committing just one error while gunning down five base runners from the outfield.  In fact, Trexler’s defensive play helped her earn Conference Carolinas Player of the Week, throwing out two base runners, one at home, another at third, and in a game against conference foe King University.  At the plate, Trexler led Conference Carolinas in home runs (9) and was third in runs batted in (27) despite missing six games due to a back injury.  Her .313 batting average was second on the team.

 

Coach of the Year:

Amy Yates, Limestone

 

In only her second year at her alma mater, Limestone softball head coach Amy Yates has been named Conference Carolinas Softball Coach of the Year for the first time in her coaching career. Yates has lead her Saints to a Conference Carolinas Regular Season Title with a 28-16 overall record and a 12-4 mark in league play.

Of her championship winning team, two were named First-Team All-Conference and four were named to the Second-Team. Yates lead the Blue and Gold to eight doubleheader sweeps which included three straight to close the season. Those final three doubleheader sweeps were all against conference foes.

 
 

Conference Carolinas Regular Season Champions:

Limestone College

 
 
 

All-Conference First Team:

All-Conference Second Team:

Beth Overman, Mount Olive ,1st Base

 

Leea Polin, Limestone,1st Base

 

Sam Thornton, Limestone, 2nd Base

 

Samantha Cole, King, 2nd Base

 

Cassie Ringstaff, King, 3rd Base

 

Megan Johnson, North Greenville,
3rd Base

 

Tori McComas, King, SS

 

Ashley Cox, Limestone, SS

 

Tiffany Hawley, Mount Olive, DP

 
 
 

Lydia Trexler, Erskine, UT

 

Sarah Armstrong, North Greenville, UT

 

Ashyln Hicks, Erskine, Catcher

Morgan Roach, North Greenville,
Catcher

Sadie Lagle, Lees-McRae, Catcher

 

Hannah Smith, King, Catcher

 

Kelsey Akers, Mount Olive, Outfield

 

Alex Baylis, Barton, Outfield

 

Fallon Thomas, King, Outfield

 

Amanda Hayes, Limestone, Outfield

 

Bailie Maybry, Limestone, Outfield

 

Alycia Stiles, Limestone, Outfield

 

Rachel Glazebrook, North Greenville, Pitcher

 

Samantha Jacobs, Belmont Abbey, Pitcher

 

Hannah Light, King, Pitcher

Cassi Carpenter, North Greenville, Pitcher

Kelly Shearer, Limestone, Pitcher

Sam Jarmusch, Pfeiffer, Pitcher