Henderson and Harden recognized on All-Conference softball team

Henderson and Harden recognized on All-Conference softball team

By Chuck Tidmore

Sports Information Assistant


FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Huntingdon junior Daisha Henderson and freshman Katrina Harden were recognized by the USA South Athletic Conference on Wednesday with the release of the All-Conference softball teams.

Henderson was named honorable mention as an outfielder and Harden was named honorable mention at third base.

Henderson leads the Lady Hawks with 42 hits and 24 runs this season and is second on the team with a .368 batting average and 14 stolen bases. She also has nine RBIs.

Harden leads Huntingdon with a .372 batting average, is second with a .462 slugging percentage and a .425 on-base percentage and third with nine stolen bases. She is fifth on the team in hits, runs and RBIs. Defensively, she has committed just three errors in 34 games this season.

In its third season in the USA South, Huntingdon enters the conference tournament with a 17-19 record. The Lady Hawks open the tournament against Maryville on Friday at 10 a.m. (Central) in Rocky Mount, N.C.

Senior Jessica Swindle was named to the USA South All-Sportsmanship team.

Averett junior shortstop Jessica Long was named Player of the Year and Averett senior Mary Beth Smith was named Pitcher of the Year. Piedmont first baseman Hannah Hoban was named Rookie of the Year and Piedmont's Melissa Eckman was named Rookie Pitcher of the Year. Maryville's Leah Kelley was named Coach of the Year.

The complete All-Conference awards are listed below.

USASouth All-Conference Softball Awards

Player of the Year: Jessica Long, Averett

Pitcher of the Year: Mary Beth Smith, Averett

Rookie of the Year: Hannah Hoban, Piedmont         

Rookie Pitcher of the Year: Melissa Eckman, Piedmont

Coach of the Year: Leah Kelley, Maryville


First Team

1B - Hannah Hoban, Piedmont
2B - Taylor Dix, Averett
3B - Lindsey Wiggins, William Peace
SS - Jessica Long, Averett
C - Sarah Tompkins, Greensboro
DP - Heather McLean, William Peace
Util - Morgan Farmer, William Peace
OF - Laura Carter, Piedmont
OF - Jasmine Edgren, N.C. Wesleyan
OF - Jessica McMahan, Maryville
P - Mary Beth Smith, Averett
P - Sarah Walker, Piedmont


Second Team

1B - Allyson Yeager, Greensboro
2B - Caroline Womble, William Peace
3B - Abby Smith, Piedmont
SS - Brittany Manning, N.C. Wesleyan
C - Alexus Murray, Maryville
DP - Logan Barbour, Ferrum
Util - Dani Gravett, LaGrange
OF - Morgan Bryant, William Peace
OF - Savannah Cook, Maryville
OF - Madison Quirk, Covenant
P - Logan Lowery, N.C. Wesleyan
P - Courtney Rudd, Ferrum


Honorable Mention

1B - Brittany Propri, William Peace
1B - Rachel Taylor, Maryville
2B - Eran Artigues, Meredith
3B - Katrina Harden, Huntingdon
SS - Kalin Oglesby, LaGrange
C - Jessica Bagwell, Piedmont
C - Shannon Schmitt, Covenant
DP - Josie Coker, Piedmont
Util - Haley Ervin, Meredith
Util - Kristyn Owen, Averett
OF - Maria Annunziata, Meredith
OF - Daisha Henderson, Huntingdon
OF - Jenna Roberts, Maryville
P - Morgan Corland, Maryville
P - Melissa Eckman, Piedmont



Amanda Wright, Averett
Kat Andrews, Covenant
Haley Miles, Ferrum
Kierstin McKenna, Greensboro
Jessica Swindle, Huntingdon
Brooke Turner, LaGrange
Kirkland Coleman-Marcum, Mary Baldwin
Melissa Frease, Maryville
Julia Allsbrook, Meredith
Natalie High, Methodist
Abigail Leonard, N.C. Wesleyan
Audrey Esakoff, Piedmont
Jordan Byrd, William Peace

Softball splits on opening day
February 13, 2016 Softball splits on opening day