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Tysinger and Naturile Earn NCCSIA All-State Softball Honors

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SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba College placed two players on the 2015 College Division All-State Softball Teams as announced by the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) on Tuesday.  Junior pitcher Carley Tysinger (Lexington, N.C./C. Davidson HS) and sophomore outfielder Natalie Naturile (Thomasville, N.C./E. Davidson HS) were first team picks.  Twenty-four student-athletes representing 15 different North Carolina universities and colleges were named to the 2015 NCCSIA College Division All-State Softball Teams.

Tysinger returned to the first-team All-State squad after appearing on the second-team unit in 2014.  The junior fanned 325 batters and posted 10 shutouts, both school records, en route to Daktronics honorable mention All-America status.  Tysinger posted a 27-11 record with a 1.60 earned run average (ERA) and won the SAC’s Pitcher of the Year Award.

Naturile joined Tysinger on the All-State side after batting .419 with seven home runs and 17 RBI.  She was named to both Daktronics and NFCA All-Region teams after helping Catawba to a 31-17 record, the school’s first SAC softball title and an NCAA Division II Tournament berth.

Founded in 2002, the NCCSIA is comprised of sports information professionals from NCAA Division I, II, I II, NAIA and independent institutions from the state of North Carolina. The purpose of the organization is to promote collegiate athletics at all schools. Membership is open to anyone affiliated with a college, university or conference located in North Carolina, and whose area of responsibility lies within sports information.

NCCSSIA selects all-state teams in the University (Division I) and College (Division II, III, NAIA) divisions for men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, softball and baseball.

North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association
2015 College Division All-State Softball Teams

First Team     
P - Carley Tysinger&%, Jr. Catawba, Lexington, N.C.
P - Maryann Hoskins&%, Jr. Lenoir-Rhyne, Havelock, N.C.
C - Taylor Laskey&, Jr. Wingate, Cherryville, N.C.
IF - Alexis Burrell, Sr. Wingate, Chesapeake, Va.
IF - Rachel Howard&, Sr. Guilford, Efland, N.C.
IF - Lindsey Wiggins, So. William Peace, Durham, N.C.
IF - Sloane McPeak, Fr. Belmont Abbey, Winston-Salem, N.C.
OF - Natalie Naturile, So. Catawba, Thomasville, N.C.
OF - Maggie Fritts, Fr. Salem, Welcome, N.C.
OF - Morgan Hendrix, Fr. Wingate, Mocksville, N.C.
UTL - Amanda White%$, Sr. Meredith, Wilmington, N.C.
DP - Morgan Farmer, Jr. William Peace, Wilson, N.C.
        
Second Team     
P - Stacey Houser, Jr. Wingate, Mooresville, N.C.
P - Madison Johnston, Jr. Mount Olive, Wilmington, N.C.
C - Ally Griffin, Sr. Mount Olive, Wilmington, N.C.
IF - Tina White, So. Chowan, Whiteville, N.C.
IF - Sarah Connolly%, Jr. Greensboro, Mount Airy, N.C.
IF - Sydney Landreth, So. Lenoir-Rhyne, Disputanta, Va.
IF - Katrina Bartlett, Sr. Winston-Salem State, Greensboro, N.C.
OF - Lauren McGrath, Sr. Mount Olive, Rocky Mount, N.C.
OF - Courtney Diamond, Sr. Chowan, Casselberry, Fla.
OF - Aleshia Peek, Sr. Mars Hill, Asheville, N.C.
UTL - Haleigh Epperson, Fr. UNC Pembroke, Summerfield, N.C.
DP - Brea Hartley&%, Sr. UNC Pembroke, Lexington, N.C.

& - Named to 2014 All-State Team
% - Named to 2013 All-State Team
$ - Named to 2012 All-State Team

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