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MEAC ANNOUNCES 2013 SOFTBALL ALL-CONFERENCE HONORS
Written By: Associated Press         Release: 05/09/2013
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NORFOLK, Va., – Norfolk State outfielder Haley Ward was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Softball Player of the Year.  Torrian Wright, of Savannah State, was named Rookie of the Year.  Hampton’s Jailynn Jackson earned Pitcher of the Year and Bethune-Cookman head coach Chris Cochran received the Coach of the Year accolade.

All awards are voted on by the conference’s head softball coaches and sports information directors.

Ward leads the nation with a .504 batting average.  She also ranks nationally in the top 25 in eight categories including runs per game (17th), slugging percentage (14th), runs per game (21st), triples (15th) and on base percentage (23rd).  For the season, Ward totaled 15 doubles, five (5) triples, five (5) home runs, 37 runs, and 40 RBI in 119 appearances for the Spartans.  The outfielder also stole seven bases and contributed 50 putouts and three assists. 

Wright started in 45 of 46 games for the Lady Tigers and currently boasts a .418 batting average, fourth best in the MEAC and 39th nationally.  She tops the conference in home runs with 16 (33rd NCAA) and is second in runs batted in with an average of 1.09, 26th nationally.  The rookie led her team in slugging percentage (.861), hits (51), runs (37), and walks (21). 

Jackson started in 32 games for the Lady Pirates.  She led her team with a 23-10 record and a 2.65 ERA in 214.1 innings.  In 40 appearances, she leads the MEAC with 223 strikeouts and is first in victories.  She also ranked 30th and 29th nationally in both categories.   

Cochran earned Coach of the Year honors after leading the Lady Wildcats to the 2013 southern divisional title and number one seed in the MEAC championship, with an 11-3 MEAC mark.  In her seventh season, Cochran has led Bethune-Cookman to three consecutive MEAC tournament titles (2010-2012) and NCAA post-season berths.   

Joining Ward (NSU) and Jackson (Ham) on the first-team are Madison Hedderly (SSU), Sabrina Edmonds (NCAT), Ashley Bennett (DSU), Alina Moriarty (NSU), Whitney Williams (NSU), Whitney Wilkins (Ham), Raven Smith (NCAT), Ashanti Shepherd (FAMU) and Rochelle Sablay (DSU). 

The 2013 MEAC Softball Championship tournament gets underway Thursday, May 9 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Ormond Beach Sports Complex in Florida.  Admission is $7 per day or $12 for the three-day tournament. 


2013 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Softball All-Conference Awards
 

Player of the Year                                                                        Rookie of the Year
Haley Ward, Norfolk State                                                             Torrian Wright, Savannah State


Pitcher of the Year                                                                      Coach of the Year
Jailynn Jackson, Hampton                                                             Chris Cochran, Bethune-Cookman
 

First Team

Pos

Name

School

Class

Ht.

Hometown

P

Jailynn Jackson

Hampton

So.

5-8

Virginia Beach, Va.

P

Madison Hedderly

Savannah State

Sr.

5-10

Dublin, Ohio

C

Sabrina Edmonds

North Carolina A&T

Jr.

5-8

Riverside, Calif.

1B

Ashley Bennet

Delaware State

Fr.

5-9

Delmare, Del.

2B

Alina Moriarty

Norfolk State

So.

5-3

Chesapeake, Va.

3B

Whitney Williams

Norfolk State

Fr.

5-6

Fort Oaks, N.C.

SS

Margaret Wilkins

Hampton

Jr.

5-10

Tustin, Calif.

OF

Haley Ward

Norfolk State

So.

5-7

Virginia Beach, Va.

OF

Raven Smith

North Carolina A&T

So.

5-3

Raleigh, N.C.

OF

Ashanti Shepherd

Florida A&M

Sr.

5-6

Moore Haven, Fla.

UTL

Rochelle Sablay

Delaware State

Fr.

5-5

La Mirada, Calif.

Second Team

Pos

Name

School

Class

Ht.

Hometown

P

Jennifer Lindsey

Florida A&M

Sr.

5-6

Jacksonville, Fla.

P

Jamie Schulle

Norfolk State

Jr.

5-7

Maxwell, Texas

C

Sandy Hawthorne

Delaware State

Fr.

5-5

Smithtown, N.Y.

1B

Torrian Wright

Savannah State

Fr.

5-6

McDonough, Ga.

2B

Nicole Gazzola

Delaware State

Fr.

5-4

Coram, N.Y.

3B

Kerissa Burruel

Hampton

So.

5-3

Phoenix, Ariz.

SS

Aurelia Gamch

Bethune-Cookman

Sr.

5-2

Madera, Calif.

OF

Michelle Banuetos-Smith

Bethune-Cookman

Sr.

5-4

Mission Hills, Calif.

OF

Jasmine James

Maryland Eastern Shore

Sr.

5-1

Willingboro, N.J.

OF*

Antonette Smith

Savannah State

Fr.

5-5

Ellenwood, Ga.

OF*

Morgan Boyd

Norfolk State

Jr.

5-3

Chesapeake, Va.

UTL

Vanessa Gomez

Maryland Eastern Shore

Fr.

5-4

Belleville, N.J.

 *indicates tie

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