Softball sees four tabbed All-State

Photo of Chitwood pointing during a softball game on white background. Text: VASID all-state

Annandale, Va. -- Following one of the most successful seasons in program history, University of Lynchburg's softball team saw four players named to the Virginia Sports Information Directors' College Division All-State team, VaSID announced Tuesday.

Senior first baseman Mackenzie Chitwood (Ferrum, Va.) earned VaSID's player of the year honor along with a first-team designation, and senior third baseman Taylor Mabry (Bassett, Va.) also garnered a first-team nod.

Junior shortstop Kayla Hugate (Chesterfield, Va.) and sophomore right-handed pitcher Kayley Cox (Yorktown, Va.) earned second-team laurels.

Chitwood, the National Fastpitch Coaches' Association's Division III player of the year and a first-team All-American, rewrote the Lynchburg and Old Dominion Athletic Conference offensive record books in 2019. She slugged a school- and ODAC-record 21 home runs to go with 72 RBI, also a program and conference record. She led Division III in both categories, and she also topped the division's leaderboard in total bases with 140.

Chitwood hit .382 with a team-best 63 hits and was the NCAA Virginia Beach Regional's most outstanding player. She slugged 1.000 with a .511 on-base percentage in the postseason, clubbing seven homers and driving in 19 runs during the Hornets' playoff run.

She finished her career with a school and conference record 44 home runs.

Mabry, a three-time All-State pick, earned a third-team All-America nod from the NFCA after hitting .385 with 15 home runs and 42 RBI in 2019. She was second in the ODAC with 32 walks and ranked second on the team with 60 hits on the season, on her way to first-team all-region and all-conference honors.

Hugate, a second-team All-ODAC pick at shortstop, hit .359 and scored a team-high 50 runs as the Hornets' leadoff hitter. Her 60 hits ranked second on the team, and she tied for the team lead with 14 stolen bases and 12 doubles.

Cox posted a strong postseason effort to finish the year fifth in the ODAC in ERA at 2.19 while leading the Hornets with 121 ⅓ innings pitched and 82 strikeouts. Her six saves set a new Lynchburg and ODAC single-season record and put her tied for the DIvision III lead in the category. She was included on the NCAA Virginia Beach Regional's all-tournament team.

Hanna Hull of Virginia Wesleyan won the All-State pitcher of the year award, while Christopher Newport's Kaitlyn Hasty was voted the Commonwealth's top rookie. Randolph-Macon mentor Kevin Proffitt earned coach of the year honors.

Lynchburg finished the season with a 37-15 record -- the second-best in program history -- and reached the NCAA Division III Super Regional round, where they fell to national runner-up Emory University in the best-of-three series. The Hornets were ranked 10th in the final NFCA coaches poll of the season.

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2019 VaSID College Division Softball All-State

Player of the Year: Mackenzie Chitwood, 1B, Lynchburg

Pitcher of the Year: Hanna Hull, LHP, Virginia Wesleyan

Rookie of the Year: Kaitlyn Hasty, 1B, Christopher Newport

Coach of the Year: Kevin Proffitt, Randolph-Macon 

First Team

Catcher               Rachel Porchie        (Mary Washington)

First Base            Mackenzie Chitwood (Lynchburg)

Second Base       Grace Wild              (Christopher Newport)

Third Base           Taylor Mabry           (Lynchburg)

Shortstop            Savannah Wood      (Randolph-Macon)

Outfield               Madison Glaubke    (Virginia Wesleyan)

Outfield               Rebecca Hensley     (Roanoke)

Outfield               Anna Thomas          (Emory & Henry)

DP/Utility            Hannah Thompson  (Averett)

Pitcher                Aubrey Bates           (Christopher Newport)

Pitcher                Hanna Hull              (Virginia Wesleyan)

Pitcher                Candace Whittemore (Randolph-Macon)

Second Team

Catcher               Jessica Lindsay        (Virginia Wesleyan)

First Base            Kaitlyn Hasty           (Christopher Newport)

Second Base       Maddie Stone          (Randolph Macon)

Third Base           Julia Sinnett             (Virginia Wesleyan)

Shortstop            Kayla Hugate           (Lynchburg)

Outfield               Hannah Bruns         (Mary Washington)

Outfield               Maddie Hool           (Christopher Newport)

Outfield               Danielle Newman   (Mary Washington)

DP/Utility            Patty Maye Ohanian   (Christopher Newport)

Pitcher                Kayley Cox               (Lynchburg)

Pitcher                Carla Hall                (Virginia Wesleyan)

Pitcher                Emily Weatherholtz    (Christopher Newport)

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Softball unveils 2019 schedule
September 13, 2018 Softball unveils 2019 schedule
No Event
Tue Sep 17
at Tom Kinder Memorial, Lakeview GC, Harrisonburg, Va. -- Day 2
Wed Sep 18
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Averett
Wed Sep 18
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Chris. Newport
Fri Sep 20
at ITA Southeast Regional Championship, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Va. -- Day 1
Sat Sep 21
at ITA Southeast Regional Championship, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Va. -- Day 2
Sat Sep 21
Fresno State
vs. Lynchburg
CODE RED Match
Sat Sep 21
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Catholic
Sat Sep 21
2:00 PM
Mary Washington
vs. Lynchburg
Parents Weekend
Sat Sep 21
2:00 PM
Southern Virginia
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Sep 21
4:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
vs. Lynchburg
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No Event
No Event
No Event
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No Event
Wed Aug 21
7:30 PM
Randolph
vs. Lynchburg
Scrimmage
Fri Aug 30
Final
4 Roanoke
1 vs. No. 22 Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Non-conference match
Sat Sep 07
Final
0 Maryville (Tenn.)
1 vs. No. 22 Lynchburg
Sun Sep 08
Final
0 Regent
10 vs. No. 22 Lynchburg
Wed Sep 11
Final
2 No. 16 Mary Washington
0 vs. Lynchburg
Fri Sep 13
Final
1 No. 13 Oglethorpe
2 vs. Lynchburg
Wed Sep 18
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Chris. Newport
Sat Sep 21
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Catholic
Wed Sep 25
7:00 PM
Washington and Lee
vs. Lynchburg
Non-conference match
Sat Sep 28
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Roanoke
Wed Oct 02
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Bridgewater (Va.)
Non-conference match
Wed Oct 09
7:00 PM
Randolph-Macon
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 12
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Hampden-Sydney
Wed Oct 16
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Washington and Lee
Sat Oct 19
7:30 PM
East. Mennonite
vs. Lynchburg
Homecoming
Wed Oct 23
7:00 PM
Shenandoah
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 26
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Va. Wesleyan
Tue Oct 29
7:00 PM
Guilford
vs. Lynchburg
Senior Night
Fri Nov 01
TBA
TBA
vs. Lynchburg
ODAC Tournament -- First Round
Sun Nov 03
TBA
TBA
vs. Lynchburg
ODAC Tournament -- Quarterfinal
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No Event
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Sat Aug 31
Final
2 No. 10 Johns Hopkins
0 vs. No. 20 Lynchburg
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke Invitational Soccer Showcase
Sun Sep 01
Final
2 Mt. St. Mary (N.Y.)
7 vs. No. 20 Lynchburg
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke Invitational Soccer Showcase
Sat Sep 07
Final
1 Maryville (Tenn.)
2 vs. No. 20 Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Match 1
Sun Sep 08
Final
0 Kalamazoo
3 vs. No. 20 Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Match 3
Sat Sep 14
Final - 2OT
2 No. 19 Lynchburg
3 at Emory
Sun Sep 15
Final
1 No. 19 Lynchburg
0 at Piedmont
Wed Sep 25
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Chris. Newport
Sat Sep 28
12:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Washington and Lee
Sat Oct 05
1:00 PM
Bridgewater (Va.)
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Oct 09
4:00 PM
Randolph
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 12
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
at East. Mennonite
Tue Oct 15
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Ferrum
Wed Oct 16
4:00 PM
Sweet Briar
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 19
5:00 PM
Roanoke
vs. Lynchburg
Homecoming
Wed Oct 23
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph-Macon
Sun Oct 27
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Shenandoah
Wed Oct 30
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Guilford
Sat Nov 02
1:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
vs. Lynchburg
Senior Night | CODE RED Match
Wed Nov 06
TBA
TBD
vs. Lynchburg
@ High Seed ODAC Tournament -- Quarterfinal
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