Softball lands three on All-State teams

Photos of Leslie Bourgeois, Taylor Mabry, and Skylar Dickens playing softball. Text: VaSID All-State.

Annandale, Va. -- Three Lynchburg College softball players earned nods to the Virginia Sports Information Directors College Division All-State teams, the statewide organization announced Thursday with its final College Division team of 2017-18.

Senior second baseman Leslie Bourgeois (Bealeton, Va.) and junior third baseman Taylor Mabry (Bassett, Va.) took first-team honors, while senior center fielder Skylar Dickens (Virginia Beach, Va.) earned a second-team spot.

Bourgeois, who returns to the All-State first team after earning the award in 2016, had a terrific senior year in which she hit .358 with four home runs and 26 RBI. Her nine doubles tied for second on the Lynchburg team. She was a first-team All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference pick this season.

Mabry, a first-time All-State selection, enjoyed one of the most decorated seasons in Lynchburg softball history. She was a second-team All-American, first-team All-South Region, and a second-team All-ODAC pick. The junior finished tied for second in the ODAC with 10 home runs and fourth in the league with a .690 slugging percentage, leading the team in both of those categories. She also drove in a team-leading 36 runs and hit .395 with 22 walks.

Dickens, now a three-time second-team All-State honoree, led the Hornets with 57 hits and 154 at bats in her senior campaign. She carried a .370 average and topped the club with nine stolen bases while also playing stellar center field defense. Dickens was a second-team All-ODAC selection and was named to the Atlanta Regional All-Tournament team, where she went 3-for-7 with three RBI.

This season marks the fourth time in the past five seasons that the Hornets have seen multiple players voted to the top team in the Commonwealth.

Lynchburg finished the season with a 30-14 record and earned an at-large berth to the NCAA tournament, traveling to the Atlanta Regional at Emory University. It was LC's first trip to the national tournament since 2014.

Division III national champion Virginia Wesleyan nearly swept the major awards, as first baseman Cassetty Howerin won player of the year, southpaw Hanna Hull earned pitcher of the year, and Brandon Elliott was named coach of the year. VaSID members voted Christopher Newport freshman Patty Maye Ohanian the state's rookie of the year.

 

2018 VaSID All-State College Division Softball Teams

Player of the Year: Cassetty Howerin, Virginia Wesleyan

Pitcher of the Year: Hanna Hull, Virginia Wesleyan

Rookie of the Year: Patty Maye Ohanian, Christopher Newport

Coach of the Year: Brandon Elliott, Virginia Wesleyan

 

First Team

Pitcher: Hanna Hull, Virginia Wesleyan

Pitcher: Madie Rhoads, Randolph-Macon

Pitcher: Candace Whittemore, Randolph-Macon

Catcher: Sami Davidson, Randolph-Macon

First Base: Cassetty Howerin, Virginia Wesleyan

Second Base: Leslie Bourgeois, Lynchburg

Third Base: Taylor Mabry, Lynchburg

Shortstop: Rachael Payne, Christopher Newport

Outfield: Erin Anderson, Emory & Henry

Outfield: Leah Andrews, Christopher Newport

Outfield: Madison Glaubke, Virginia Wesleyan

Designated Player/Utility: Patty Maye Ohanian, Christopher Newport

 

Second Team

Pitcher: Aubrey Bates, Christopher Newport

Pitcher: Taylor Brandts, Virginia-Wise

Pitcher: Kara Deppe, Mary Washington

Catcher: Calah Savage, Christopher Newport

First Base: Liz Andrews, Christopher Newport

First Base: Harley Jones, Randolph-Macon

Second Base: Cheyenne Strickland, Ferrum          

Third Base: Stephanie Carroll, Bridgewater

Shortstop: Kiersten Richardson, Virginia Wesleyan

Outfield: Skylar Dickens, Lynchburg

Outfield: Danielle Newman, Mary Washington

Outfield: Katie Smith, Roanoke

Designated Player/Utility: Lauren Morris, Randolph

--LC--

Wed Nov 13
7:30 PM
Lynchburg
at N.C. Wesleyan
Fri Nov 15
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Emory
Emory Holiday Inn Tip Off Classic (Game Played at Agnes Scott)
Sat Nov 16
at NCAA Division III South/Southeast Regional Championships
Shelby Farms Park, Memphis, Tenn.
Sat Nov 16
3:00 PM
Colorado Col.
vs. Lynchburg
@ Emory University, Atlanta, Ga. Emory Holiday Inn Tip Off Classic
Sat Nov 16
6:00 PM
Pfeiffer
vs. Lynchburg
Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 2
Sun Nov 17
3:00 PM
Methodist
vs. Lynchburg
Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 4
Wed Nov 20
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Hollins
Fri Nov 22
5:30 PM
Mary Washington
vs. Lynchburg
@ Newport News, Va. CAC/ODAC Challenge - Game 1
Sat Nov 23
at NCAA Division III Championships
E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park, Louisville, Ky.
Sat Nov 23
at Randolph-Macon Invitational -- Day 1
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Fri Nov 08
Final
87 Lynchburg
78 vs. Albertus Magnus
@ Hood College, Frederick, Md. MMI Tip-Off Tournament
Sat Nov 09
Final
62 Lynchburg
75 at Hood
MMI Tip-Off Championship
Wed Nov 13
7:30 PM
Lynchburg
at N.C. Wesleyan
Sat Nov 16
6:00 PM
Pfeiffer
vs. Lynchburg
Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 2
Sun Nov 17
3:00 PM
Methodist
vs. Lynchburg
Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 4
Fri Nov 22
5:30 PM
Mary Washington
vs. Lynchburg
@ Newport News, Va. CAC/ODAC Challenge - Game 1
Sat Nov 23
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Chris. Newport
CAC/ODAC Challenge - Game 4
Sun Dec 01
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Bridgewater (Va.)
Wed Dec 04
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Ferrum
Sat Dec 07
2:00 PM
East. Mennonite
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Dec 11
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Averett
Wed Jan 01
2:00 PM
William Peace
vs. Lynchburg
No Event
No Event
No Event
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Sun Nov 10
Final
60 Meredith
81 vs. Lynchburg
Tue Nov 12
Final
39 Lynchburg
70 at Averett
Fri Nov 15
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Emory
Emory Holiday Inn Tip Off Classic (Game Played at Agnes Scott)
Sat Nov 16
3:00 PM
Colorado Col.
vs. Lynchburg
@ Emory University, Atlanta, Ga. Emory Holiday Inn Tip Off Classic
Wed Nov 20
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Hollins
Mon Nov 25
7:00 PM
East. Mennonite
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Dec 04
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph
Sat Dec 07
4:30 PM
Emory & Henry
vs. Lynchburg
CODE RED Game
Fri Dec 20
4:00 PM
Hood
vs. Lynchburg
@ Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach Shootout
Sat Dec 21
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
vs. Marymount (Va.)
@ Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach Shootout
Thu Jan 02
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph-Macon
No Event
No Event
No Event
No Event
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No Event
No Event
Wed Sep 25
Final - 2OT
0 No. 13 Washington and Lee
0 vs. Lynchburg
Non-conference match
Sat Sep 28
Final - 2OT
0 Lynchburg
0 at Roanoke
Wed Oct 02
Final - 2OT
2 Lynchburg
2 at Bridgewater (Va.)
Non-conference match
Wed Oct 09
Final
0 Randolph-Macon
4 vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 12
Final - 2OT
3 Lynchburg
3 at Hampden-Sydney
Wed Oct 16
Final
0 Lynchburg
4 at No. 6 Washington and Lee
Sat Oct 19
Final
1 East. Mennonite
3 vs. Lynchburg
Homecoming
Wed Oct 23
Final
1 Shenandoah
4 vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 26
Final
3 Lynchburg
1 at Va. Wesleyan
Tue Oct 29
Final - OT
0 Guilford
1 vs. Lynchburg
Senior Night
Sun Nov 03
Final
0 Randolph-Macon
2 vs. Lynchburg
Match 3 - ODAC Quarterfinal
Fri Nov 08
Final - PK Away
2 Lynchburg
2 at Hampden-Sydney
Match 6 - ODAC Semifinal
Sat Nov 09
Final
0 Lynchburg
1 vs. No. 11 Washington and Lee
@ Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden Sydney, Va. Match 8 - ODAC Championship
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No Event
Wed Sep 25
Final - 2OT
1 No. 23 Lynchburg
1 at No. 2 Chris. Newport
Sat Sep 28
Final
0 No. 23 Lynchburg
3 at Washington and Lee
Sat Oct 05
Final
0 Bridgewater (Va.)
4 vs. Lynchburg
Wed Oct 09
Final
1 Randolph
5 vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 12
Final
5 Lynchburg
0 at East. Mennonite
Tue Oct 15
Final
3 Lynchburg
0 at Ferrum
Non-conference match
Wed Oct 16
Final
0 Sweet Briar
9 vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 19
Final
2 Roanoke
1 vs. Lynchburg
Homecoming
Thu Oct 24
Final
3 Lynchburg
4 at No. 15 Randolph-Macon
Moved from Oct. 23
Sun Oct 27
Final
1 Lynchburg
2 at Shenandoah
Wed Oct 30
Final
2 Lynchburg
1 at Guilford
Sat Nov 02
Final - OT
2 Va. Wesleyan
1 vs. Lynchburg
Senior Night | CODE RED Match
Mon Nov 04
Final
0 East. Mennonite
4 vs. Lynchburg
Match 1 - ODAC First Round
Wed Nov 06
Final
1 Lynchburg
4 at No. 14 Randolph-Macon
Match 2 - ODAC Quarterfinals
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