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Deppe, Newman Named to VaSID College Division All-State Softball Team

Deppe, Newman Named to VaSID College Division All-State Softball Team

ANNANDALE – The Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) has announced the 2018 College Division All-State softball team Thursday.


The 2018 NCAA Division III National Champion Virginia Wesleyan Marlins won three out of the four major awards this year. 


Cassetty Howerin won her third straight Player of the Year award. Howerin a catcher and infielder had 26 extra base hits and knocked in 62 RBIs as a senior. She also captured her third straight NFCA All-America honor.


VWU head coach Brandon Elliot took home his third consecutive Coach of the Year honor after leading the Marlins to back-to-back national championships. Elliot also led VWU to an NCAA DIII record 55 victories.


Hannah Hull, who was last season's Pitcher and Freshman of the Year, garnered Pitcher of the Year accolades after posting a 40-2 mark. 


Patty Maye Ohanian of Christopher Newport was named Rookie of the Year after hitting .484 with 15 double, three triples, 12 home runs and 68 RBIs. Ohanian was also 5-2 in the circle and fanned 22 batters.


VaSID names 27 all-state teams in 15 sports each year, as well as an Academic All-State squad and an all-sports champion in both the University and College Divisions. Membership to VaSID is open to all media relations professionals working at a University or conference in the state of Virginia.



VaSID Major Award

Cassetty Howerin                 Player of the Year

Hanna Hull                           Pitcher of the Year

Patty Maye Ohanian            Rookie of the Year

Brandon Elliot                      Coach of the Year


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                Roanoke