ANNANDALE, Va. – The Emory & Henry College Softball Team has seen one of its players named All-State by the Virginia Sports Information Directors, VaSID officials announced Thursday. This marks the third year in a row that an E&H player has been tabbed to the All-State College Division Teams.
Junior centerfielder Erin Anderson (Aylett, Va.) was selected to the All-State First Team after earning All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference First-Team, ODAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year and CoSIDA/Google Cloud Academic All-District® accolades.
Anderson led the team with a .395 batting average, 51 base hits, 16 stolen bases, five sacrifice bunts and three triples. She put up a .447 on-base percentage and a .519 slugging average from her place at the top of the lineup while adding 17 RBI, 28 runs scored and 13 extra-base hits. She was also tabbed to the ODAC All-Tournament Team for a second year in a row.
Emory & Henry recorded a 31-14 overall record this year and finished as the runner-up in the ODAC Tournament for the second season in a row. The Wasps went 9-9 during the conference regular season, finishing in fifth place and were ranked ninth in the final NCAA Division III regional rankings of the season.
Virginia Wesleyan University, which hoisted the NCAA Division III National Championship for the second year in a row, claimed three of the four major awards. Two-time National Player of the Year Hanna Hull was selected as State Pitcher of the Year while Cassetty Howerin earned her third-straight State Player of the Year honors. Marlin mentor Brandon Elliott was named State Coach of the Year. Patty Maye Ohanian of Christopher Newport University was selected as State Rookie of the Year.
The VaSID All-State teams are selected by sports information directors of member institutions of the Virginia Sports Information Directors across the Commonwealth of Virginia. VaSID, founded in 1983, selects teams in two divisions (University and College) for 12 sports and three single-division teams in addition to Academic All-State teams across all sports.