May 1, 2014

NAC Softball All-Conference Announced

Husson University junior Kayla Merrill has been named the North Atlantic Conference Softball Player of the Year in a vote of the league's coaches. Merrill highlights the 2014 All-Conference announcement.

 

Merrill ranked among the league's best in most offensive categories, including a league-high five homeruns, 22 runs scored, and six stolen bases. In addition to her prowess at the plate, she also twirled three shutouts in the circle and struck out 30 batters in 40 innings pitched against conference opponents.

 

UMaine-Farmington's Emily Soule was named the league's top pitcher after leading the conference with seven wins while striking out 56 batters and walking just 11 in 56 innings pitched.

 

Husson first year catcher Casey Lopes was honored as the conference Rookie of the Year after leading the league in doubles and posting a .406 batting average in her first season.

 

Joining Merrill and Soule on the first team are Brittany Brayman, Jessica Babcock, and Tori Fearon of Castleton, Alyssa Eugley from Thomas, New England College's Kiley Williams, Maine Maritime's Andi Flannery, and Soule's teammate from UMF, Amy Jones.

 

After leading Castleton to the second seed in the NAC Tournament and 11 conference wins, Chris Chapdelaine was named NAC Softball Coach of the Year.

 

New England College was honored with the Team Sportsmanship Award.

 

NAC all-conference selections are determined by a vote of the conference coaches.

 

2014 NAC Softball All-Conference Teams

 

All-Conference First Team   

C

Brittany Brayman

Castleton

So.

3B/SS

Jessica Babcock

Castleton

So.

SS

Alyssa Eugley

Thomas

Jr.

3B

Amy Jones

Me.-Farmington

Sr.

3B/P

Kayla Merrill

Husson

Jr.

OF

Tori Fearon

Castleton

Sr.

OF

Andi Flannery

Maine Maritime

Sr.

OF

Kiley Williams

New England Col.

So.

P

Emily Soule

Me.-Farmington

So.

 
 
 
 

All-Conference Second Team   

SS

Anna Bingham

Johnson St.

Fr.

P

Kelsey Crowe

Thomas

Sr.

P/OF

Katie Davis

Lyndon

Jr.

3B

Jillian Emery

Lyndon

Jr.

SS

Jena Finnegan

Lyndon

Jr.

P/1B

Katie Gagne

Castleton

Fr.

C

Casey Lopes

Husson

Fr.

SS

Lyndsay Merrill

Husson

So.

P

Amanda Ryan

Husson

Sr.

 
 
 
 

Player of the Year   

3B/P

Kayla Merrill

Husson

Jr.

 
 
 
 

Pitcher of the Year

P

Emily Soule

Me.-Farmington

So.

 
 
 
 

Rookie of the Year   

C

Casey Lopes

Husson

Fr.

 
 
 
 

Coach of the Year   

 

Chris Chapdelaine

Castleton

 
 
 
 
 

Team Sportsmanship Award   

 

New England Col.