Martin Named All-SAC Softball Second Team


ROCK HILL, S.C. ( -- Catawba freshman Taylor Martin (Salisbury, N.C./W. Rowan) took home second team All-South Atlantic Conference softball honors at the utility position.  Martin started at four different positions during the season, four at third base, 15 at shortstop, 13 in left field and once in right field.

Martin batted .307 in her initial collegiate season.  Among her 31 hits were two doubles and a triple.  Martin drove in nine runs, scoring 16 and swiped six bases. 

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Sarah Kenley was voted the SAC Player of the Year, while Lacie Rinus, from Carson-Newman, was named the Pitcher and Freshman of the Year.  In addition, Carson-Newman mentor Vickiee Kazee-Hollifield was tabbed the Coach of the Year.
2017 South Atlantic Conference Softball All-Conference Agate
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
Player of the Year: Sarah Kenley, Lenoir-Rhyne
Pitcher of the Year: Lacie Rinus, Carson-Newman
Freshman of the Year: Lacie Rinus, Carson-Newman
Coach of the Year: Vickee Kazee-Hollifield, Carson-Newman

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