April 28, 2003
McDowell, Rivera earn All-SAC Softball honorsCatawba Colleges Val McDowell (Crofton, MD) and Jessica Rivera (Key West, FL) have been selected as second team selections on the 2003 South Atlantic Conference softball team. McDowell, a senior second baseman, also earned second team honors in 2001. Rivera, a sophomore outfielder, was honored for the first time. McDowell hit .321 this season in helping the Lady Indians to 20 wins, the second most in school history. She collected 42 hits with four doubles and 12 RBI. She scored 19 runs and stole five bases. For her career, McDowell hit .328 and set school records for hits (150) and runs scored (71). Her 156 games played rank second all-time. Rivera batted .296 this season with a team-leading 26 RBI. She also led the team with nine doubles and three triples. Rivera scored 19 runs and added five stolen bases. Her 26 RBI was the second most by a Lady Indian and was just three shy of the school mark of 29 set in 1990. 2003 ALL-SOUTH ATLANTIC CONFERENCE SOFTBALL TEAM FIRST TEAM Catcher Brooke Randolph, Carson-Newman Pitcher Marci Mitchell, Carson-Newman Pitcher Katie Wallace, Wingate 1st base Stephanie White, Wingate 2nd base Amanda Teal, Presbyterian Shortstop Erin Rutherford, Carson-Newman 3rd base Carey Bumgardner, Wingate Outfield Christi Hampton, Carson-Newman Outfield Misty Bingham, Lenoir-Rhyne Outfield Jana Waters, Presbyterian Utility Kristin Kimball, Lenoir-Rhyne SECOND TEAM Catcher Tessa Ashwell, Mars Hill Pitcher Audrey Kreske, Lenoir-Rhyne Pitcher Megan Elliott, Carson-Newman 1st base Beth Rocker, Presbyterian 2nd base VAL McDOWELL, CATAWBA Shortstop Judith St. Clair, Tusculum 3rd base Audrey Riffel, Mars Hill Outfield JESSICA RIVERA, CATAWBA Outfield Brandi Mueller, Lenoir-Rhyne Outfield Sarah Menser, Wingate Utility Grace Cunningham, Wingate COACH OF THE YEAR Michelle Caddigan, Wingate FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR Megan Elliott, Carson-Newman PLAYER OF THE YEAR Marci Mitchell, Carson-Newman SAC SCHOLAR-ATHLETE Marci Mitchell, Carson-Newman #####
Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 2-3
Softball vs LEES-McRAE 1-4
Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 6-5
Softball vs LEES-McRAE 4-1
Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 0-5
Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA TECH 15-7
Softball @ Limestone 8-1
Softball @ Limestone 1-2
Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 1 (Crescent Pointe GC)
Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
Lacrosse (W) vs. FELICIAN 24-1
Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 2 (Crescent Pointe GC) 8th of 11
Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 2nd of 17
Baseball @ Tampa 5-9
Softball vs. KING 3-17
Softball vs. KING 2-0
Lacrosse (W) vs. CHESTNUT HILL 16-15
Baseball @ Tampa 8-12
Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-6
Softball @ Emmanuel 2-3
Softball @ Emmanuel 2-4
Baseball @ Carson-Newman 9-3
Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-2
Tennis (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-8
Tennis (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 2-7
Lacrosse (M) vs. NEWBERRY 13-9
Softball @ Southern Wesleyan 11-0
Lacrosse (W) vs. NEWBERRY 25-8
Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 1 (Monroe CC)
Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 2 (Monroe CC) 5th of 12
Baseball vs. ST. THOMAS AQUINAS 6-8
Baseball vs. INDIANA,PA 16-6
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Prelims)
Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 0-7
Tennis (W) vs. WINGATE 0-9
Tennis (M) vs. WINGATE 1-8
Lacrosse (W) vs. INDIANA,PA 7-25
Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 3-7
Lacrosse (M) @ Coker 14-8
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Finals)
Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 1)
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Prelims) 10 a.m.
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Finals) 6 p.m.
Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 1-10
Track/Field @ UNC Pembroke Braves Classic
Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 2)
Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 19-10
Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 13-12
Tennis (W) @ Tusculum 0-9
Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 10-6
Tennis (M) @ Tusculum 3-6
Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 7-8
Golf (M) @ Bank of TR Inv - Day 1 (Columbia CC)
Golf (W) @ Wingate Challenge - Day 1 (Rolling Hills CC)
Golf (M) @ Bank of TR Inv - Day 2 (Columbia CC) 4th of 10
Golf (W) @ Wingate Challenge - Day 2 (Rolling Hills CC) 6th of 11
Lacrosse (W) @ Wingate 12-11
Lacrosse (M) @ Wingate 7 p.m.
Tennis (M) vs. NEWBERRY 2 p.m.
Tennis (W) vs. NEWBERRY 2 p.m.
Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 2 p.m.
Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 4 p.m.
Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 1)
Baseball @ Mars Hill 3 p.m.
Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 2)
Lacrosse (W) @ Lincoln Memorial noon
Baseball @ Mars Hill noon
Softball vs MARS HILL 1 p.m.
Tennis (W) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.
Tennis (M) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Mars Hill 3 p.m.
Softball vs MARS HILL 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Barton 2 p.m.
Softball vs QUEENS 2 p.m.
Tennis (W) @ Queens 2 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ Queens 2 p.m.
Softball vs QUEENS 4 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 1 (River Landing GC)
Lacrosse (W) @ Coker 4 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 2 (River Landing GC)
Tennis (M) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.
Tennis (W) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.
Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 1)
Softball @ Tusculum 1 p.m.
Baseball @ Anderson 2 p.m.
Softball @ Tusculum 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Anderson 5 p.m.
Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 2)
Lacrosse (W) vs. MARS HILL noon
Baseball @ Anderson 1 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 3 p.m.
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