Merrill Sisters, Lopes, and Ryan Named in Conference Awards

Whitingham, VT – Husson softball Junior Kayla Merrill (Bethel, ME) has been named the 2014 North Atlantic Conference Player of the Year, while first year catcher Casey Lopes (New Bedford, MA) grabbed Rookie of the Year Honors. Shortstop Lyndsay Merrill (Bethel, ME) and Pitcher Amanda Ryan (Brewer, ME) received Second Team All-Conference Honors.

Kayla Merrill ranked among the league's best in most offensive categories, including a league-high five homeruns, 22 runs scored, and six stolen bases. In addition to her prowess at the plate, she also twirled three shutouts in the circle and struck out 30 batters in 40 innings pitched against conference opponents. 

Husson first year catcher Casey Lopes was honored as the conference Rookie of the Year after leading the league in doubles and posting a .406 batting average in her first season.

Sophomore shortstop Lyndsay Merrill scored 14 runs, and batted in 13 runs, while hitting 2 doubles, 2 triples and 3 homeruns. Merrill had an .259 on base percentage and a .529 slugging percentage.

Senior pitcher Amanda Ryan was an impressive 5-1 in six complete games against conference opponents with a 1.12 ERA against NAC batters.

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 2014 NAC Softball All-Conference Teams

 

All-Conference First Team   

C

Brittany Brayman

Castleton

So.

3B/SS

Jessica Babcock

Castleton

So.

SS

Alyssa Eugley

Thomas

Jr.

3B

Amy Jones

Me.-Farmington

Sr.

3B/P

Kayla Merrill

Husson

Jr.

OF

Tori Fearon

Castleton

Sr.

OF

Andi Flannery

Maine Maritime

Sr.

OF

Kiley Williams

New England Col.

So.

P

Emily Soule

Me.-Farmington

So.

 
 
 
 

All-Conference Second Team   

SS

Anna Bingham

Johnson St.

Fr.

P

Kelsey Crowe

Thomas

Sr.

P/OF

Katie Davis

Lyndon

Jr.

3B

Jillian Emery

Lyndon

Jr.

SS

Jena Finnegan

Lyndon

Jr.

P/1B

Katie Gagne

Castleton

Fr.

C

Casey Lopes

Husson

Fr.

SS

Lyndsay Merrill

Husson

So.

P

Amanda Ryan

Husson

Sr.

 
 
 
 

Player of the Year   

3B/P

Kayla Merrill

Husson

Jr.

 
 
 
 

Pitcher of the Year

P

Emily Soule

Me.-Farmington

So.

 
 
 
 

Rookie of the Year   

C

Casey Lopes

Husson

Fr.

 
 
 
 

Coach of the Year   

 

Chris Chapdelaine

Castleton

 
 
 
 
 

Team Sportsmanship Award   

 

New England Col.