Denia Bent of Finlandia is a double first-team selection and highlights the 22-member All-ACAA Softball Team as selected by the league's coaches.
Bent, a sophomore from Cape Coral, FL, was a first-team honoree as both a short stop and pitcher. She hit a hearty .506 at the plate with a .932 fielding percentage with only eight errors. In the circle she tallied only the second perfect game in Finlandia history with a March performance against Maranatha Baptist and collected three shutouts on the season.
UMaine-Presque Isle dominated the special awards with a win in every category (with two shared). Melanee Terry is the Offensive Player and Rookie of the Year, Jordie Legassie is the Defensive Player of the Year, Sara Packard is the Pitcher of the Year and Sara Shaw is the Coach of the Year. Courtney Hyland of SUNY Canton shares the Offensive Player of the Year honor and Finlandia's Katherine Hanagan was also named as a Coach of the Year.
The two Coach of the Year honorees led their respective squads to the ACAA Softball Championship Game on Sunday. Finlandia, led by Hanagan, claimed the title with a 5-2 win over the UMaine-Presque Isle squad led by Sara Shaw.
|Name||School||Pos||Yr||Top Stats||Hometown/High School|
|Melanee Terry||UMaine-Presque Isle||1B||Fr.||.524, 16 2B, 5 HR||Moreno Valley, CA/Valley View|
|Bailey Mayforth||Valley Forge||2B||Sr.||.327, 17 RBI||Bel Air, MD/Bel Air|
|Denia Bent||Finlandia||SS||So.||.506, 61 R, 12 2B||Cape Coral, FL/Ida Baker|
|Jordi Legassie||UMaine-Presque Isle||3B||Jr.||.443, 34 R, 21 RBI||Presque Isle, ME/Presque Isle|
|Shania Waker||Valley Forge||C||So.||.447, 31 RBI, 10 BB||Aliquippa, PA/Aliquipa|
|Zoe Derr||Alfred St.||OF||Sr.||.271, 3 2B, 3 RBI||Elmira Heights, NY/Thomas Edison|
|Harlie Caster||Finlandia||OF||So||.327, 23 BB, 17 RBI||Norway, MI/Norway|
|Morgan Franklin||Alfred St.||OF||Fr.||.299, 8 R, 5 RBI||Wellsville, NY/Wellsville|
|Valerie Clark||SUNY Canton||DP||Jr.||.481, 21 RBI, 10 BB||Pendleton, NY/Starpoint|
|Sara Packard||UMaine-Presque Isle||P||Sr.||3.31 ERA, 6.18 K/7||St. Albans, ME|
|Denia Bent||Finlandia||P||So.||2.58 ERA, 1 per. game||Cape Coral, FL/Ida Baker|
|Ashley Peterson||Alfred St.||1B||Fr.||.228, 5 BB, 5 RBI||Maybrook, NY/Valley Central|
|Hailey Lefebvre||SUNY Delhi||2B||Fr.||.286, 9 BB, 8 RBI||Glens Falls, NY/Glens Falls|
|Jaedyn Ossont||SUNY Canton||SS||Jr.||.323, 23 R, 12 RBI||Turin, NY/South Lewis Central|
|Kassandra Avila||Finlandia||3B||So.||.430, 22 BB, 35 RBI||El Monte, CA/Arroyo|
|Brittany Staltare||SUNY Canton||C||So.||.435, 12 R, 8 RBI||Calverton, NY/Riverhead|
|Sierra Keesler||SUNY Delhi||OF||Jr.||.370, 17 R, 12 RBI||Hancock, NY/Hancock Central|
|Desiree Pryce||SUNY Canton||OF||Sr.||.317, 12 R, 12 RBI||Madrid, NY/Madrid-Waddington|
|Cassandra Lopez||Finlandia||OF||Fr.||.284, 24 BB, 29 R||Orange County, CA/Villa Park|
|Makenna Gorham||Finlandia||DP||So.||.413, 41 RBI, 16 2B||Venice, FL/Venice|
|Nicole Woodward||SUNY Canton||P||So.||6.40 ERA, 4.27 K/7||Buffalo, NY|
|Lindsey LeSueur||Valley Forge||P||Fr.||8.74 ERA, 5.75 K/7||Farmville, VA/Prince Edward County|
Offensive Player of the Year - Melanee Terry, UMaine-Presque Isle
Defensive Players of the Year - Jordie Legassie, UMaine-Presque Isle & Courtney Hyland, SUNY Canton
Rookie of the Year - Melanee Terry, UMaine-Presque Isle
Pitcher of the Year - Sara Packard, UMaine-Presque Isle
Coaches of the Year - Sara Shaw, UMaine-Presque Isle & Katherine Hanagan, Finlandia