Mount Vernon Nazarene University
800 Martinsburg Rd
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Six Lady Cougars Receive NCCAA
Region Softball 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 2006 National Christian College Athletic
Association East Region Team was announced.
Headlining the list for the Lady Cougars was senior shortstop
Stephanie Johnson, who was selected as the NCCAA East Region
Player of the Year. Johnson, a native of Tallmadge, Ohio, and a
former star at Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy, led MVNU with
a .388 batting average, 50 hits, 19 doubles, eight triples,
three home runs, and 41 RBI. Johnson finished her stellar career
in the top five in nearly every offensive category for the Lady
Laura Kot, a junior outfielder from Tallmadge, Ohio, was the
first outfielder selected to the NCCAA East Region Team. The
former Tallmadge High School standout batted .348 with 46 hits,
five doubles, one triple, 10 RBI, nine stolen bases, and a
team-high 28 runs scored.
Heather Clark, a senior pitcher from Oxford, Ohio, was one of
three pitchers named to the NCCAA East Region Team. The former
Talawanda High School product posted a 5-9 record with a 2.18
ERA and two shutouts. In 99 1/3 innings, she struck out 54
batters and issued 20 walks.
Chelsea Kellerman, a freshman catcher from Wapakoneta, Ohio, was
one of two catchers named to the NCCAA East Region Team. The
former Wapakoneta High School standout posted a .295 batting
average with 26 hits, two doubles, seven RBI, and 10 runs
scored. She also threw out eight runners trying to steal.
Kristin Eyerman, a sophomore pitcher from Delaware, Ohio, was
named to the NCCAA East Region Honorable Mention list. The
former Buckeye Valley High School star posted a 10-14 record on
the mound with a 2.40 ERA, one shutout, and a team-high 93
Karly Clay, a freshman third baseman from Blacklick, Ohio,
joined Eyerman on the NCCAA East Region Honorable Mention list.
The former Gahanna Lincoln High School standout batted .306 with
34 hits, four doubles, one triple, eight runs scored, and 14
MVNU finished the 2006 season with a 16-23 overall record and a
3-11 American Mideast Conference South Division mark.