All-ODAC For BC, EMU
HARRISONBURG — Bridgewater College senior Heather Jenkins and Eastern Mennonite University senior Courtney Allman have been named first-team All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference in softball.
Allman, a utility infielder and a Fort Defiance High School graduate, led the Royals in nine offensive categories, including batting average (.422), home runs (eight) and RBIs (46). The 46 RBIs is a single-season school record, and she graduates as the career leader in home runs (31), RBIs (151) and walks (52).
Jenkins, a pitcher from Locust Grove, ranked second in the conference in ERA (1.29), complete games (19) and shutouts (four).
Second-team selections included EMU junior shortstop Brooke Hensley (40 runs, 45 hits) and junior outfielder Molly Smith (.348 batting average, four home runs), both Spotswood High School graduates; and BC senior third baseman Melanie Lamb (.747 slugging, .509 on-base, seven home runs).
Third-team selections included EMU sophomore outfielder Brooke Sigrist (.336 average, eight stolen bases), a Fort Defiance grad, freshman designated player Angelia Miller (.404 average), a Turner Ashby High School graduate, and freshman third baseman Cheyenne Cash (seven sacrifices, five stolen bases), an East Rockingham High School graduate; and BC senior Aven Thomas (.339 average, five home runs), a TA grad.
Virginia Wesleyan junior outfielder Tori Higginbotham was the Player of the Year, VW junior Mackenzie Creech was the Pitcher of the Year, Shenandoah freshman outfielder Kimberly Brady was the Rookie of the Year, and Lynchburg’s Dawn Simmons was the Coach of the Year.