Otterman Named CAC Rookie of the Year as Five Eagles Named to All-CAC Softball Teams
YORK, Pa. - SMary
Washington freshman pitcher Hannah Otterman (Roanoke,
Va./Patrick Henry), who earned first-team all-star recognition in
the circle with Brittingham, was selected by the CAC coaches as the
2012 Capital Athletic Conference Softball Rookie of the Year.
Otterman is the third UMW player to be picked as the Rookie of the
Year, joining Jennifer Lee (1999) and Cathy Hull (2006).
Another multiple winner from Salisbury is Margie Knight, who was selected by her peers as the CAC Coach of the Year for the fifth-straight year and 11th time since 1997.
Brittingham, a three-time all-conference award winner, and Knight were two of the CAC-leading nine all-conference players, including five on the first team and four on the second team.
Joining Brittingham on the first team was junior batterymate Michelle Gravdahl (Ellicott City, Md./Long Reach), junior shortstop Hannah Mills (Parksley, Va./Arcadia), senior third baseman Casey Zaino (Pine Hill, N.J./Overbrook) and junior outfielder Sarah Alpaugh (Eldersburg, Md./Liberty). Gravdahl is making her third-straight appearance on the All-CAC first-team. Zaino was a first-team honoree last year and Mills was a second-team pick in 2011.
Sea Gulls on the All-CAC second team were sophomore first baseman Harley Hill (Huntingtown, Md./Huntingtown), junior second baseman Carly Read (Catonsville, Md./Seton Keough), junior outfielder Chelsea Brooks (Pleasantville, N.Y./Pleasantville) and freshman pitcher Rachel Johnson (Preston, Md./Colonel Richardson). Hill was a second-team all-star and Co-Rookie of the Year in 2011 while Read is making her third CAC all-star team appearance.
Mary Washington, which finished second in the CAC regular-season standings, earned five All-CAC nods, including Otterman, senior first baseman Morgan Lamon (Herndon, Va./Oakton) and senior outfielder Amanda Adams (Ashburn, Va./Stone Bridge) on the first team along with senior outfielder Michelle Durnavich (Stafford, Va./Brooke Point) and junior outfielder Brandee Adams (Waverly, Va./Tidewater) on the second team. Lamon and Amanda Adams were second-team all-stars in previous years before moving up to first-team this year.
Frostburg State, which placed third in the regular season but advanced to the CAC title game for the second-straight year, placed sophomore first baseman Caitlin Lovend (Laurel, Md./Reservoir) and freshman DH Amanda Hennessee (Hampstead, Md./North Carroll) on the All-CAC first team while junior middle infielders Taylor Vandergriff (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) and Shari Beavers (Cumberland, Md./Fort Hill) were second-team honorees. Lovend was a first-team all-star and Co-Rookie of the Year while Vandergriff was a second-team all-star in 2011.
All three York players on the 2012 All-CAC team are returning all-stars. Junior outfielder Hannah Hugel (Paoli, Pa./Conestoga) is a three-time all-star, including her second first-team nod this year. She was also the 2010 CAC Rookie of the Year. Second-team senior all-star Brittany Therres (Hughesville, Md./Thomas Stone) is making her fourth-straight appearance on the All-CAC team while classmate Brittany Schlorff (Hatboro, Pa./Hatboro-Horsham) appears on the second-team squad for the second-straight season.
Freshman second baseman Stephanie Ayers (Upper Marlboro, Md./Bishop McNamara) represented Stevenson on the first-team while senior outfielder Lisa Bilski (Forest Hill, Md./Fallston) was a second-team choice for the second time in her career.
Wesley senior utility player Ashlyn Booth (Laurel, Del./Laurel) was selected as a first-team all-star for the second-straight year while Hood senior first baseman Kelly Gafner (Frederick, Md./Clarksburg) captured second-team status.
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2012 All-CAC Softball Team
First Team Yr. Pos. Team Hometown/High School Previous Honors
Erika Brittingham Sr. P Salisbury Georgetown, Del./Sussex Central 1st & POY in '11; 2nd in '10
Hannah Otterman Fr. P Mary Washington Roanoke, Va./Patrick Henry
Michelle Gravdahl Jr. C Salisbury Ellicott City, Md./Long Reach 1st in '11, 1st in '10
Morgan Lamon Sr. 1B Mary Washington Herndon, Va./Oakton 2nd in '11
Caitlin Lovend So. 1B Frostburg State Laurel, Md./Reservoir 1st & Co-ROY in '11
Stephanie Ayers Fr. 2B Stevenson Up. Marlboro, Md./Bish. McNamara
Hannah Mills Jr. SS Salisbury Parksley, Va./Arcadia 2nd in '11
Casey Zaino Sr. 3B Salisbury Pine Hill, N.J./Overbrook 1st in '11
Amanda Adams Sr. OF Mary Washington Ashburn, Va./Stone Bridge 2nd in '10
Sarah Alpaugh Jr. OF Salisbury Eldersburg, Md./Liberty
Hannah Hugel Jr. OF York Paoli, Pa./Conestoga 2nd in '11, 1st & ROY in '10
Amanda Hennessee Fr. DH Frostburg State Hampstead, Md./North Carroll
Ashlyn Booth Sr. Util Wesley Laurel, Del./Laurel 1st in '11
Second Team Yr. Pos. Team Hometown/High School Previous Honors
Brandee Adams Jr. OF Mary Washington Waverly, Va./Tidewater Academy
Shari Beavers Jr. SS Frostburg State Cumberland, Md./Fort Hill
Lisa Bilski Sr. OF Stevenson Forest Hill, Md./Fallston 2nd in '10
Chelsea Brooks Jr. OF Salisbury Pleasantville, N.Y./Pleasantville
Michelle Durnavich Sr. OF Mary Washington Stafford, Va./Brooke Point
Kelly Gafner Sr. 1B Hood Frederick, Md./Clarksburg
Harley Hill So. 1B Salisbury Huntingtown, Md./Huntingtown 2nd and Co-ROY in '11
Rachel Johnson Fr. P Salisbury Pre ston, Md./Colonel Richardson
Carly Read Jr. 2B Salisbury Catonsville, Md./Seton Keough 1st in '11, 1st in '10
Brittany Schlorff Sr. SS York Hatboro, Pa./Hatboro-Horsham 2nd in '11
Brittany Therres Sr. Util York Hughesville, Md./Thomas Stone 2nd in '11, 1st in '10; 1st in '09
Taylor Vandergriff Jr. 2B Frostburg State Westminster, Md./Winters Mill 2nd in '11
2012 CAC Player of the Year: Erika Brittingham, Salisbury (also in 2011)
2012 CAC Rookie of the Year: Hannah Otterman, Mary Washington
2012 CAC Coach of the Year: Margie Knight, Salisbury (11th time, also in 1997-98, 2000, 2003-05, 2008-11)