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Association of Division III Independents Names 2016 All-Independent Softball Teams
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Maranatha Baptist University shortstop Emily Boogher and Nebraska Wesleyan University pitcher Marisa Garver earned top honors on the 2016 All- Independent Softball teams named today by the Association of Division III Independents.
Boogher, a senior from York, Pennsylvania, was named the Player of the Year after leading AD3I in batting average (.448) and on base percentage (.519). The shortstop posted 19 RBI in 24 games with 17 runs scored and ten doubles in 67 at bats.
Garver, a senior from Lincoln, Nebraska, was named the Pitcher of the Year for the second year in a row after she went 14-8 with a 2.25 ERA in 140 innings pitched. Garver tossed 15 complete games and struck out 35 batters on the year, while giving up only 45 earned runs in 2016.
Pine Manor College catcher/pitcher Ashley Huber was named the Rookie of the Year. The freshman batted an impressive .429 on the year (No. 2 in AD3I) with 31 runs scored (No. 2 in AD3I) and an Association-best 30 RBI in 27 games for the Gators. The freshman also led AD3I with nine home runs and earned three wins in the circle.
Nebraska Wesleyan University head coach Mary Yori and University of Maine-Presque Isle head coach Sara Shaw were named AD3I Co-Coaches of the Year. Yori led the Prairie Wolves to a 21-19 mark and an appearance in the GPAC Tournament. Shaw guided the Owls to an Association-best 25-15 record and a spot in the USCAA National Tournament.
Pitcher – Marisa Garver, Senior, Nebraska Wesleyan University (Lincoln, Neb.)
Pitcher – Sara Packard, Sophomore, University of Maine-Presque Isle (St. Albans, Maine)
First Base – Katie Patenaude, Senior, University of Maine-Presque Isle (Presque Isle, Maine)
First Base – Ashley Whiteshield, Sophomore, Pine Manor College
Second Base – Nicole Vana, Sophomore, Nebraska Wesleyan University, (Omaha, Neb.)
Second Base – Megan Rasmussen, Senior, Maranatha Baptist University (Watertown, Wis.)
Third Base – Dalynn Jacobs, Freshman, University of Maine-Presque Isle (Riverside, R.I.)
Shortstop – Emily Boogher, Senior, Maranatha Baptist University (York, Pa.)
Catcher – Ashley Huber, Freshman, Pine Manor College
Catcher – Madi Francis, Junior, Nebraska Wesleyan University (Lincoln, Neb.)
Outfield – Rachel Kubik, Senior, Nebraska Wesleyan University (Omaha, Neb.)
Outfield – Kassie Knauss, Senior, Nebraska Wesleyan University (Omaha, Neb.)
Outfield – Nicole Marucci, Sophomore, University of Maine-Presque Isle (Naples, Maine.)
Utility – Tina Kolinski, Junior, Maranatha Baptist University (Menomonee Falls, Wis.)
Utility – Maddy Ethen, Sophomore, Nebraska Wesleyan University (Elkhorn, Neb.)
Pitcher – Amber Schuman, Freshman, Pine Manor College
Pitcher – Saahirah Brown, Freshman, Trinity Washington University (Springdale, Md.)
First Base – Alyssa King, Freshman, Trinity Washington University (Baltimore, Md.)
Second Base – Hannah Williams, Freshman, University of Maine-Presque Isle (Park Falls, NS)
Second Base – Abla Alodjinou, Junior, Trinity Washington University (Montgomery Village, Md.)
Third Base – Kamiah Watkins, Junior, Trinity Washington University (District Heights, Md.)
Shortstop – Alauna Keaton, Sophomore, Trinity Washington University (Baltimore, Md.)
Catcher – Michelle Craft, Freshman, Trinity Washington University (Laurel, Md.)
Outfield – Amanda Allen, Senior, University of Maine-Presque Isle (Limestone, Maine)
Outfield – Jordi Legassie, Freshman, University of Maine-Presque Isle (Presque Isle, Maine)
The Association of Division III Independents consists of nine Division III independent institutions that have joined together to recognize student-athletes at independent institutions, and to provide exempted postseason championship competition. The Association recognizes outstanding athletic achievements of its student-athletes on a weekly, monthly and annual basis. The Association provides statistical services for its members in seven sports. In addition, it will announce All-Independent teams at the conclusion of eight other sports this year. More information about the Association of Division III Independents is available at www.d3independents.org
Washington, DC- The Trinity Washington University softball team earned their first win of the season at Gallaudet versus Sweet Briar on Saturday afternoon. Trinity lost the first game 16-12, but the Tigers came back for a 16-13 victory in game two.
Despite six Tigers registering hits, five players earning RBI’s, and four players earning infield home runs, the Tigers couldn’t pull off the win in game one.
In game two, the Tigers tallied five RBI’s, and six Tigers registered hits. Sophomore Alauna Keaton hit an infield home run in the bottom of the fourth bringing in two runs. Despite being down 11-7 in the bottom of the fifth, the Tigers came alive earning four runs bringing the game to 11-11 tie going into the seventh. Freshman Michelle Craft hit her first home run of the season in the bottom of the seventh to clench the 16-13 win.
The Tigers return to play on Monday with a doubleheader at Wilson, starting at 3:30pm.
Washington, DC- The student-athletes rose early Sunday morning to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. The Tiger Athletics team raised $500 for the cause.
Many of the student-athletes have been impacted by breast cancer in some way or another. Freshman Brenda Alonso, from the soccer team stated “it was very inspiring to see so many people from so many different walks of life all joining together for a great cause.”
The Tigers will be hosting two breast cancer awareness games this October. Volleyball will be dedicating their October 18th game, and soccer their October 24th game.
Trinity sophomore Abla Alodjinou, native of Gaithersburg, MD via Togo Africa, is a Trinity duel athlete (soccer and softball). Abla is studying Criminal Justice in hopes of becoming a lawyer or to work with the CSI as a detective.
Q: Who is your favorite super hero? Why?
A: Superman! He can fly. He is cute, and he SAVES THE WORLD!!!
Q: What is you class your favorite class at Trinity?
A: My favorite class is Criminal Justice 101. I want to be a lawyer, and the topics that we cover in class are so interesting and intriguing. Everything I learn in this class is fresh and new. It inspires me to try and make a difference by applying it to my everyday life.
Q: Who would you consider a mentor?
A: My friends Izzy, Paige, Kyla, and Keesha have been my mentors. When I first got here these guys took me under their wing and taught me that what you put in is what you get. PLUS, those guys have made my college experience amazing.
Q: What is your favorite midnight snack?
A: (In a high pitch voice) I LOOOOOOOOOVVVVEE PEANUT M&M’s!
Q: What is your favorite part about being a Trinity student-athlete?
A: I would have to say stepping out on the field, playing my heart out. Knowing team is my family and that they have my back. The amazing support from the fans is also great.
Q: Who has been the biggest influence in your life?
A: My twin brother Koami. He is my other half; we pretty much do everything together. He is the one person I can truly depend on to pick me up when I am down. He knows me the best!
Q: What is your dream job?
A: My dream job is to be a professional soccer player! If that doesn’t work out, a detective with CSI or a Lawyer.
Q: What is something you enjoy doing in your leisure-time?
A: I like to study, sleep, party and hang out with my friends.
Swann was one of seven players to make the all-infielder team. Perle was one of 10 players to make the All-Freshman team.