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
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
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