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Originally published: 2012-05-07 16:31:09
Last modified: 2012-05-07 16:33:57

Five ASU softball players earn honors

by Staff Reports

The Southern Conference's softball coaches recognized five Appalachian State University student-athletes on their 2012 all-conference teams, the league office announced on Monday.

Senior shortstop Megan Rembleiak, junior outfielder Allie Cashion and freshman utility player Sarah Warnock, who was also named Freshman of the Year and an all-freshman selection, were all named to the first team.

Senior catcher Michelle Lighton was named to second-team and third baseman Caroline Rogers earned all-freshman honors.

Warnock hit .386 during the regular season, including a .403 batting average during conference play. The Jamestown native tallied 54 hits and 13 RBI in her freshman campaign and was second on the Mountaineer squad with nine doubles. She recorded a .450 slugging percentage and a .442 on-base percentage.

Cashion earned her second-straight first-team honor by being not only one of the top hitter in the conference but in the nation. She ranked in the top-30 in the nation for the entire year in home runs per game, RBI per game, slugging percentage and home runs.

Cashion also led the SoCon in slugging percentage (.872), ranked second in on base percentage (.507) and home runs (16). The Waxhaw native, ranked fourth in batting average (.408) and fifth in runs batted in (50) and walks (23).

The junior is ASU's all-time career RBI leader with 139 and broke her own single season record of 46 with 50 RBIs.

Rembielak garnered her first first-team honor after being named second-team in 2010. She ranked third in the SoCon with 19 stolen bases, and led the Mountaineers with 57 hits. Rembielak is just five away from breaking her career season best of 61 in 2010. She ended the season as one of the toughest hitter to strikeout as she only struck out seven times in 144 at bats.

Lighton earned her third second-team catcher honor after batting .311 in league play and .212 for the season. She was one of the most feared catchers as only 17 runners attempted to steal a base and eight of those runners were thrown out. The senior from Chesapeake, Va., collected 21 hits with nine extra base hits.

Rogers recorded seven home runs in her rookie campaign to help earn all-freshman honors. She compiled a .261 average at the dish with a .493 slugging percentage and a .333 on base percentage. The Suwanee, Ga. native, started all 44 games at third base with 84 assists.


First Team

Pitcher: Stephanie Saylors, College of Charleston

Pitcher: Sarah Purvis, Georgia Southern

Catcher: Vivian Morimoto, Chattanooga

First Baseman: Kasey Tydingco, Chattanooga

Second Baseman: Sara Poteat, Chattanooga

Shortstop: Megan Rembielak, Appalachian State

Third Baseman: Jessie Homesley, Furman

Outfielder: Allie Cashion, Appalachian State

Outfielder: Marie Fogle, Georgia Southern

Outfielder: Erin Foster, Western Carolina

Designated Player: Michelle Fuzzard, Chattanooga

Utility Player: Sarah Warnock, Appalachian State


Second Team

Pitcher: Hope Klicker, College of Charleston

Pitcher: Taylor Deason, Chattanooga

Catcher: Michelle Lighton, Appalachian State

First Baseman: Amanda Lonergan, College of Charleston

Second Baseman: Hanna Ennis, Georgia Southern

Shortstop: Jessica Traxler, Chattanooga

Third Baseman: Sarah Beth Roberts, Chattanooga

Outfielder: Tomeka Watson, Elon

Outfielder: Stephanie Rieck, Chattanooga

Outfielder: Cheyenne Willis, Chattanooga

Designated Player: Katelyn Bedwell, UNCG

Utility Player: Lauren Collier, Furman

All-Freshman Team:

Caroline Rogers, Appalachian State

Sarah Warnock , Appalachian State

Hope Klicker, College of Charleston

Allison Pedigo, College of Charleston

Mackenzie Maples, College of Charleston

Brooke Red, Georgia Southern

Madison Dickey, Samford

Taylor Deason, Chattanooga

Sarah Beth Roberts, Chattanooga

Cheyenne Willis, Chattanooga

Player of the Year: 
Michelle Fuzzard, Chattanooga

Pitcher of the Year: 
Sarah Purvis, Georgia Southern

Freshman of the Year: 
Sarah Warnock, Appalachian State

Coach of the Year
: Annie Smith, Georgia Southern