Lady ‘Cats’ Cowart and King earn All- Region softball honors


BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan's Kennedy Cowart and Lauryn King were recently selected to the NFCA Second Team All-Atlantic Region.

Cowart, a sophomore from Houston (Texas), made the team as a utility player.

On the year she hit .416 at the plate, tallied up a team-high 57 hits, and drove in 23 runs.

She was versatile in the field, playing first, second, third, and shortstop.

Cowart boasted a .980 fielding percentage on the year.

King, a sophomore outfielder from Chester (Va.), hit .417 in the box, while posting a .750 slugging percentage.

She led the Lady Bobcats in home runs (9), RBI's (28), and was a perfect 6-6 on stolen bases.

On the field, she posted a .933 fielding percentage.

Eight total players from the Mountain East Conference were represented on the team.

Shepherd's Lori Sturgill was tabbed as a first team pitcher and Concord's Jenna Witt was selected as a first team third baseman.

Also making the regional team were Charleston’s Haleigh Christopher as a second team honoree as a catcher, as was Shepherd’s Connor Gilligan (1B), Concord’s Kylie Kent (SS), West Virginia State’s Paige Scrugs (OF) and Charleston’s Carly Turner (Utility/Pitcher).

NFCA ATLANTIC REGION TEAM

FIRST TEAM

Pos. Name School

Pitcher Rebekah Slattery Lock Haven University

Pitcher Lori Sturgill Shepherd University

Catcher Brooke Wilson California University

First Base Jenna Lipowski Kutztown University

Second Base Brianna Garber West Chester University

Third Base Jenna Witt Concord University

Shortstop Sarah Ingerick Gannon University

Outfield Olivia JankowskiEdinboro University

Outfield Sara Keeny Kutztown University

Outfield Tamara Jennings Kutztown University

Designated Player Cheyenne Jones Kutztown University

Utility-Pitcher Taylor Robblee California University

Utility-Non-Pitcher Danna Heh Edinboro University

SECOND TEAM

Pos. Name School

Pitcher Reilly Gearhart West Chester University Pitcher Abby Wild Bloomsburg University

Catcher Haleigh Christopher University of Charleston

First Base Connor Gilligan Shepherd University

Second Base Daijah Chambers Winston-Salem State

Third Base Courtney Coy Shippensburg University

Shortstop Kylie Kent Concord University

Outfield Erin DelPierre Bloomsburg University

Outfield Paige Scruggs West Virginia State

Outfield Lauryn King West Virginia Wesleyan

Designated Player Chaston Huntly Claflin University

Utility-Pitcher Carly Turner University of Charleston

Utility-Non-Pitcher Kennedy Cowart West Virginia Wesleyan

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