Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Places A League-High Seven On The 2011 All-SAC Teams
April 19, 2011
Junior Dawon Millwood named the conference pitcher of the year
Lenoir-Rhyne University junior Dawon Millwood was named the 2011 South Atlantic Conference Softball Pitcher Of The Year, league officials announced this afternoon.
Rock Hill, S.C. - The Lenoir-Rhyne University Softball Team placed a league-high seven players on the 2011 All-South Atlantic Conference Teams, league officials announced today.
Hollar led the Bears to their seventh league regular season title this spring and earned SAC Coach-Of-The-Year honors for the second straight year and for the fourth time in her career.
Millwood, a three-time all-league honoree (2008-10), is 21-4 this year with a 1.37 earned run average (second-best in the SAC). Millwood is also holding opponents to a league-low .185 batting average and is giving up a conference-low 4.6 hits per game in addition to eight shutouts and 140 strikeouts.
Joining Millwood on the 2011 All-SAC First Team is sophomore first baseman Jessica Fellmeth (Waxhaw, N.C.), junior second baseman Carlee Carpenter (Newton, N.C.) and freshman outfielder Jody Mizelle (Colerain, N.C.).
Fellmeth is third on the team in batting average (.378) to go along with eight home runs and 34 RBI while Carpenter leads the team in hitting (.388), total hits (57) and doubles (a league-leading 22) and earned first-team all-conference honors for the second straight year.
Mizelle leads Lenoir-Rhyne in home runs (a conference-best 15), runs batted in (43) and total bases (112) to go along with a .356 batting average. Earlier this season, Mizelle set a school record with three home runs in a game versus Limestone (March 17, 2011).
Senior shortstop Kat Rivers (Royston, Ga.), freshman third baseman Haily Jarman (Wadesboro, N.C.) and senior outfielder Brandi Haithcock (Snow Camp, N.C.) were all named to the All-South Atlantic Conference Second Team.
Rivers, a 2010 First-Team All-American and the SAC and Southeast Region Player Of The Year, played through injuries this season and still stands second on the team in batting average (.386) in addition to two home runs and 20 runs batted in. Rivers has been an all-league honoree for four straight seasons.
Jarman is batting .345 with 14 home runs and 37 RBI and leads the squad in slugging percentage (a SAC-best .755) while Haithcock has a .325 batting average with two home runs and 15 RBI.
Lenoir-Rhyne (37-8, 16-2), ranked 10th in NCAA Division II and second in the Southeast Regional Poll, enters the 2011 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Tournament as the top seed.
L-R plays the No. 8 seed, Lincoln Memorial, in the opening round on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m., at Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tenn.
2011 ALL-SOUTH ATLANTIC CONFERENCE
Catcher - Brianna Shoemake, Carson-Newman
Pitcher - Mary Shealy, Carson-Newman
Pitcher - Dawon Millwood, Lenoir-Rhyne
1st Base - Jessica Fellmeth, Lenoir-Rhyne
2nd Base - Carlee Carpenter, Lenoir-Rhyne
Shortstop - Whitney Kee, Carson-Newman
3rd Base - Natalie Haithcox, Mars Hill
Outfield - Leah Price, Carson-Newman
Outfield - Khourtni Hester, Catawba
Outfield - Jody Mizelle, Lenoir-Rhyne
Utility - Kayla Myers, Catawba
Designated Player - Amber Duncan, Anderson
Catcher - Brittany Barrineau, Wingate
Pitcher - Emily Huneycutt, Catawba
Pitcher - Allison Smith, Wingate
1st Base - Allison Justice, Catawba
1st Base - Ashley Seawell, Mars Hill
2nd Base - Taylor MacDonald, Tusculum
Shortstop - Kat Rivers, Lenoir-Rhyne
3rd Base - Haily Jarman, Lenoir-Rhyne
Outfield - Carly Sabat, Catawba
Outfield - Brandi Haithcock, Lenoir-Rhyne
Outfield - Brianna Mulkey, Lincoln Memorial
Utility - Chelsie Hilbourn, Newberry
Designated Player - Emily Boykin, Brevard
COACH OF THE YEAR - Shena Hollar, Lenoir-Rhyne
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR - Danielle Swygert, Anderson
PITCHER OF THE YEAR - Dawon Millwood, Lenoir-Rhyne
PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Mary Shealy, Carson-Newman
SCHOLAR-ATHLETE - Allison Smith, Wingate
Batting Avg. - Leah Price, Carson-Newman, .418
On-Base Pct. - Chelsi Mallory, Brevard, .497
Slugging Pct. - Haily Jarman, Lenoir-Rhyne, .755
HRs Per Game - Jody Mizelle, Lenoir-Rhyne, 0.34
RBIs Per Game - Ashley Seawell, Mars Hill, 1.06
Runs Scored Per Game - Jody Mizelle, Lenoir-Rhyne, 1.09
Triples Per Game - Carly Sabat, Catawba, 0.14; Lindsey Umberger, Tusculum, 0.14
Doubles Per Game - Carlee Carpenter, Lenoir-Rhyne, 0.49
SBs Per Game - Brianna Mulkey, LMU, 0.70
ERA - Elizabeth Johnson, Tusculum, 1.17
Strikeouts Per Game - Martika Elmore, Brevard, 8.65
Pitching Victories - Mary Shealy, Carson-Newman, 33
Team Batting Average - Lenoir-Rhyne, .327
Team Slugging Percentage - Lenoir-Rhyne, .553
Runs Scored Per Game - Lenoir-Rhyne, 6.44
Team Home Runs Per Game - Lenoir-Rhyne, 1.31
RBIs Per Game - Lenoir-Rhyne, 5.91
Team On-Base Percentage - Carson-Newman, .409
Stolen Bases Per Game - Carson-Newman, 1.88
Team Earned Run Average - Wingate, 1.91