NFCA names Mabry second-team All-America

Taylor Mabry follows through on a swing, watching the softball fly off the bat. Text: All-America. Logos: NFCA, Lynchburg Hornet.

Oklahoma City, Okla. -- The National Fastpitch Coaches Association named Lynchburg College junior Taylor Mabry (Bassett, Va.) a second-team All-American for 2018, the softball governing body announced Wednesday night with its presentation of the elite Division III postseason awards.

The Hornets' third baseman becomes just the fourth player in Lynchburg history to earn All-America honors and the first since Elizabeth Perkins in 2008.

Mabry adds the award to an already-crowded trophy shelf for the 2018 season, which includes first-team All-Atlantic Region honors from the NFCA and a second-team All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference nod as voted by the league's coaches.

Her .690 slugging percentage, .477 on-base percentage, 10 home runs, and 36 RBI all ranked top five in the ODAC and led the Hornet club. Mabry added a .395 batting average, eight doubles, and 22 walks on offense.

Defensively, she played all 43 games at third base and made just five errors.

She had a knack for coming up in big games, hitting .361 with eight runs scored, four homers, and nine RBI against teams that reached the NCAA tournament this season.

Lynchburg finished the season with a 30-14 record and received an at-large bid to the NCAA Division III tournament, the sixth national tournament appearance for the program. The team received votes in the NFCA coaches' poll on multiple occasions during the season.

 

2018 NFCA NCAA DIVISION III ALL-AMERICANS

FIRST TEAM

Pitcher

Hanna

Hull*

Virginia Wesleyan University

Sophomore

Pitcher

Kassie

Howard

Berry College

Senior

Catcher

Ashley

Perez

University of Texas at Tyler

Freshman

First Base

Cassetty

Howerin*#

Virginia Wesleyan University

Senior

Second Base

Laurren

Ladwig

Manchester University

Senior

Third Base

Erin

Cressman

Messiah College

Junior

Shortstop

Sam

Berghoff

Illinois Wesleyan University

Sophomore

Utility

Mackenzie

Murphy

Williams College

Junior

Designated Player

Patty Maye

Ohanian

Christopher Newport University

Freshman

Outfield

Nicole

Garcia

University of Texas at Tyler

Junior

Outfield

Leah

Andrews

Christopher Newport University

Senior

Outfield

Ama

Biney

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Senior

At-Large

Kaylee

Fox

Trine University

Senior

At-Large

Lindsey

Thayer*#%

St. John Fisher College

Senior

At-Large

Anna

Strien*

Luther College

Senior

 

SECOND TEAM

Pitcher

Ally

Wiegand

Illinois Wesleyan University

Sophomore

Pitcher

Colleen

Bentke

University of Texas at Tyler

Junior

Catcher

Lexi

Curt*

Williams College

Senior

First Base

Andrea

Gahan

Thomas More College

Sophomore

Second Base

Melissa

Livermore*#

University of Texas at Dallas

Junior

Third Base

Taylor

Mabry

Lynchburg College

Junior

Shortstop

Carly

Anderson

Rowan University

Sophomore

Utility

Darice

Wheeler

Grinnell College

Freshman

Designated Player

Lynsey

Mitchell

University of Texas at Tyler

Junior

Outfield

Ashley

Burrows*

Luther College

Senior

Outfield

Erica

Robles

Trine University

Senior

Outfield

Emily

Miller

North Central College (Ill.)

Freshman

At-Large

Maitlin

Raycroft*

Texas Lutheran University

Senior

At-Large

Vada Blue

Sherrill

Pfeiffer University

Junior

At-Large

Samantha

Bratland*

Luther College

Junior

 

THIRD TEAM

Pitcher

Ravenne

Nasser

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Junior

Pitcher

Jesse

DeDomenico

Rowan University

Sophomore

Catcher

Bailey

McElwain

Otterbein University

Senior

First Base

Allie

O'Brien

Coe College

Junior

Second Base

Kaylee

Powers

Montclair State University

Sophomore

Third Base

Chloe

Amarilla

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges

Junior

Shortstop

Jamie

Young

Saint Mary's College (Ind.)

Senior

Utility

Jennifer

Sweeney

University of Scranton

Freshman

Designated Player

Melissa

Balkema

Concordia University Chicago

Junior

Outfield

Cassie

Young

Saint Mary's College (Ind.)

Senior

Outfield

Makayla

Carver

Guilford College

Junior

Outfield

Anna

Dunn

Centenary College (La.)

Senior

At-Large

Renae

Morton

Transylvania University

Senior

At-Large

Melanie

Oord

Linfield College

Senior

At-Large

Andrea

Gonzales

University of Texas at Tyler

Senior

* denotes 2017 All-American

# denotes 2016 All-American

% denotes 2015 All-American

--LC--