NewsSix Lady Cougars Recognized with Conference Honors
written by Dave Parsons, Sports Information Director
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - Six members of the Mount Vernon Nazarene University women’s fastpitch softball team were recently honored when the American Mideast Conference South Division awards were announced.
Brittany Stroop, a senior from Pottstown, Pennsylvania, was selected to the AMC South Division First Team as the designated player. The former Pottsgrove High School product batted .311 with 12 doubles and seven runs scored, and she was second on the team with 33 RBI. She was the lone Lady Cougar on the 13-player AMC South Division First Team.
Stephanie Johnson, a junior shortstop from Tallmadge, Ohio, was selected to the AMC South Division Second Team for the second straight year. The former Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy star finished the 2005 season with a .456 batting average. Johnson compiled 12 doubles, nine triples, two home runs, 30 runs scored, 34 RBI, and seven stolen bases.
Laura Kot, a sophomore outfielder from Tallmadge, Ohio, joined Johnson on the AMC South Division Second Team for the second year in a row. This season, the former Tallmadge High School standout batted .463 with six doubles, one triple, five RBI, 33 runs scored, and 12 stolen bases. She also led the team with eight outfield assists.
Jackie Shively, a senior outfielder from Englewood, Ohio, was also named to the AMC South Division Second Team. The former Northmont High School product batted .419 with one double, two RBI, 31 runs scored, and 12 stolen bases. She also became the program’s career leader in games played (165) and stolen bases (43).
Shannon Rachel, a senior third baseman from Galion, Ohio, was an AMC South Division Honorable Mention selection after twice earning Second Team honors as a pitcher. The former Colonel Crawford High School star batted .315 with 11 RBI and seven runs scored and committed just nine errors at third base in 110 fielding chances on the year.
Kristin Eyerman, a pitcher from Delaware, Ohio, was selected to the five-player AMC South Division All-Freshmen Team. The former Buckeye Valley High School standout compiled an 8-8 record on the mound with a 1.80 ERA in her first collegiate season. In 109 innings of work, she struck out 76 batters and issued just 21 walks as opposing batters hit just .229 against her.
MVNU finished the season with a 17-18 overall record and a 5-9 mark in the American Mideast Conference South Division.