CHARLESTON — The University of Charleston softball team was rewarded with four players selected to the All-Atlantic Region teams announced this past week and today.
UC’s senior third-basemen, Kelly Browning, junior first-basemen Laura Ashlock, junior pitcher Alli Burdette, and junior outfielder Rachelle Toppings were selected to either the NFCA and or D2CCA All Region first or second teams.
Both Browning and Ashlock were tabbed as first team selections on both announcements with Burdette being a first team selection on D2CCA and second team selection on the NFCA release. Toppings garnered the honor of second team on the D2CCA announcement.
Ashlock is supporting a team leading .376 batting average this season with Toppings at .374 and Browning at .361. Browning and Ashlock tallied for 61 extra base hits including 20 of those being round trippers for the Golden Eagles. Toppings leads the team with 77 hits and has scored 39 runs.
Burdette leads Charleston and the Atlantic Region with 30 wins on the season to go with 195 strikeouts in 210 innings.
The D2CCA Teams were as follows:
C – Morgan Bruce, West Virginia Wesleyan
1B – Laura Ashlock, Univ. of Charleston
2B – Brooklyn Waddell, West Virginia Wesleyan
3B – Kelly Browning, Univ. of Charleston
SS – Emily Price, California (Pa.)
OF – Courtney Iacobacci, Fairmont State
OF – Rachel DiBartolomeo, Mercyhurst
OF – Sarah Walasavage, West Chester
DP – Danielle Amato, Kutztown
UT – Sara Ercolani, West Chester
UT/P – Taylor Parker, Bloomsburg
P – Hannah Vet, West Virginia Wesleyan
P – Alli Burdette, Univ. of Charleston
P – Bekah Slattery, Lock Haven
*Player of the Year
Courtney Iacobacci, Fairmont State
*Pitcher of the Year
Hannah Vet, West Virginia Wesleyan
C – Cat Hammer, West Chester
1B – McKenna Garlock, Lock Haven
1B – Lindsay Reicoff, California (Pa.)
2B – Sissy Stubbs, Fairmont State
3B – Natalya Smarra, California (Pa.)
SS – Alyssa Herion, West Chester
OF – Olivia Gore, West Virginia Wesleyan
OF – Emily Mayhew, Bloomsburg
OF – Taylor Winkelman, Bloomsburg
OF – Rachelle Toppings, Univ. of Charleston
DP – Rachel Mouillesseaux, Lock Haven
UT – Destiny Snipes, Winstom-Salem State
UT/P – Anna Eggleston, West Virginia Wesleyan
P – Brooke Harner, West Chester
P – Alex Sagl, California (Pa.)
P – Sayaka Foley, West Virginia Wesleyan