May 2, 2011

NAC Softball All-Conference Teams Announced

Sophomore shortstop Aimee Mortensen of Husson University was selected as the North Atlantic Conference Softball Player of the Year in a vote by the conference coaches.

Mortensen was among the league leaders in batting average (.463) and onbase percentage (.529) with 18 runs batted in and 18 runs scored as the Husson Eagles finished 12-2 in conference play and earned the top seed in the NAC tournament.

Maine Maritime's Leah Jackson was named Defensive Player of the Year. The sophomore catcher had a perfect fielding percentage with 94 put outs and seven assists.

Castleton outfielder Tori Fearon was honored as the NAC Softball Rookie of the Year. The freshman hit .558 in conference games with a .635 on base percentage while scoring 18 runs and driving in 16.

After leading his team to an 12-2 conference record and second seed in the NAC tournament, Thomas' Terry Parlin was named NAC Softball Coach of the Year.

Johnson State College was honored with the Team Sportsmanship Award. NAC all-conference selections are determined by a vote of the conference coaches.

2011 NAC Softball All-Conference Teams

All-Conference First Team   
CF Mallorie Blakney Thomas Sr
SS Megan Blongy
Castleton
So
OF
Tori Fearon Castleton
Fr
SS
Lindsay Fry
Thomas
Fr
OF
Courtney Hill
Husson
So
C
Leah Jackson
Maine Maritime
So
P
Taylor Lively
Castleton
So
1B Shannon Mitchell
Farmington
Jr
SS
Aimee Mortensen
Husson
So
       
All-Conference Second Team   
C/DP
McKell Barnes
Farmington
Sr
1B
Amanda Gifford
Husson
Jr
3B Amy Jones
Farmington
Fr
1B Sabrina Keach Maine Maritime So
P Kody Lyon Husson
So
P Casey McCloskey
Maine Maritime
So
C
Samantha Moore Thomas
So
P/DP
Kelly Naegelin Husson
Fr
3B Natalia Shams Lyndon State
Sr
       
Player of the Year   
SS Aimee Mortensen Husson
So
       
Defensive Player of the Year
C Leah Jackson Maine Maritime So
       
Rookie of the Year   
OF Tori Fearon Castleton Fr
       
Coach of the Year   
  Terry Parlin Thomas
       
Team Sportsmanship Award   
  Johnson State