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Lions Place Three on All-Conference List: Stanek Earns First Team

Lions Place Three on All-Conference List: Stanek Earns First Team

ROCK HILL, S.C. – The Mars Hill softball team has placed three members on the 2017 South Atlantic Conference All-Conference Team as announced by the league today. Sophomore third baseman Casey Stanek led the way with a first-team nod, while freshmen outfielder Cassidy Dahle and utility player Addison Harris found themselves on the honorable mention list.

Stanek provided the offense the majority of the season for the Blue and Gold after batting a team-high .377 with 24 RBIs, which also was tops on the squad. Her 52 hits and 14 doubles led the team and she was second on the club with a .580 slugging percentage and fourth with 19 runs scored. Her best game of the year came against Southern Wesleyan on February 25 as she tallied two doubles and three runs batted in to lead the Lions to a 9-3 win.

Dahle, in her rookie campaign, finished second on the team with a .365 batting average and was second in hits with 50, as well as third with 20 runs scored. Her batting average and on-base-percentage (.385) placed her in the top-20 of the league. Dahle added six stolen bases, good enough for second on the club. Her best performance of the season came in an 11-9 win over Bellarmine February 5, as she collected four hits in five plate appearances.

Harris also had an impressive year as a freshman for the Lions, contributing a .300 batting average and seven doubles, which was second-best on the team. She was able to show a display of power with two homeruns throughout the season and had one of her best contest against Peach Belt foe Francis Marion on February 26, ripping three doubles and producing four RBIs.

Below is a complete list of honorees:

2017 South Atlantic Conference Softball All-Conference


1st Team

OF – Erin Boone, Lenoir-Rhyne

OF – Naomi Sapp, Wingate

OF – Allie Jones, Lincoln Memorial

1B – Sydney Landreth, Lenoir-Rhyne

2B  - Ty-Kella Goins, Lincoln Memorial

SS – Hailey Drawe, Newberry

3B – Casey Stanek, Mars Hill

DP – Haley Simonds, Newberry

UTL – Mindy North, Coker

C – Sarah Kenley, Lenoir-Rhyne

P – Lacie Rinus, Carson-Newman

P – Devon Morrison, Newberry



2nd Team

OF – Christina Linton, Newberry

OF – Sammie West, Tusculum

OF – Elaina Frantellizzi, Queens

1B – Maria Williamson, Coker

2B – Natalie Willis, Newberry

SS – Dakotah Fraley, Lincoln Memorial

3B – Mackenzie Cates, Lenoir-Rhyne

DP – Taylor Wells, Wingate

UTL – Taylor Martin, Catawba

C – Cailah Niles, Anderson

P – Sydney Miller, Lenoir-Rhyne

P – Augie Pena, Anderson


Honorable Mention

OF – Casey Simmons, Coker

OF – Kelsi Bachmann, Coker

OF – Cassidy Dahle, Mars Hill

1B – Emily Hester, Tusculum

2B – Abby Fiessinger, Carson-Newman

SS – Kristen Toppel, Carson-Newman

3B – Hannah Price, Coker

DP – Ashton Whitaker, Queens

UTL – Addison Harris, Mars Hill

C – KaraLynne Levi, Carson-Newman

P – Taylor Forehand, Coker

P – Allison Webster, Carson-Newman


Freshman of the Year

Lacie Rinus, Carson-Newman


Player of the Year

Sarah Kenley, Lenoir-Rhyne


Pitcher of the Year

Lacie Rinus, Carson-Newman


Coach of the Year

Vickee Kazee-Hollifield, Carson-Newman



SAC Statistical Champions

Team Batting Average – Lenoir-Rhyne (.375)

Team Slugging Percentage – Lenoir-Rhyne (.557)

Team On-Base Percentage – Lenoir-Rhyne (.426)

Team Runs Scored Per Game – Lenoir-Rhyne (7.24)

Team Home Runs Per Game – Anderson (0.97)

Team Triples Per Game – Wingate (0.34)

Team Doubles Per Game – Lenoir-Rhyne (0.45)

Team RBIs Per Game – Lenoir-Rhyne (6.50)

Team Stolen Bases Per Game – Queens (1.82)

Team ERA – Carson-Newman (1.92)

Team Strikeouts Per Game – Carson-Newman (7.25)

Batting Average – Erin Boone, Lenoir-Rhyne (.466)

On-Base Percentage – Erin Boon, Lenoir-Rhyne (.534)

Slugging Percentage – Cailah Niles, Anderson (.787)

Home Runs Per Game – Cailah Niles, Anderson (0.29)

RBIs Per Game – Cailah Niles, Anderson (1.14)

Runs Scored Per Game – Erin Boone, Lenoir-Rhyne (1.16)

Triples Per Game – Cacey Simmons, Coker (0.13)

Doubles Per Game – Sarah Kenley, Lenoir-Rhyne (0.41)

Stolen Bases Per Game –Sydney Ditto, Queens (0.59)

ERA – Lacie Rinus, Carson-Newman (1.35)

Strikeouts Per Seven Innings – Lacie Rinus, Carson-Newman (7.70)

Pitching Victories – Lacie Rinus, Carson-Newman (21)

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