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Lenoir-Rhyne Softball’s Wall Named Conference Freshman Of The Year
Cassidy Wall was named South Atlantic Conference Softball Freshman of the Year.
photo courtesy of Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball’s Wall Named Conference Freshman of the Year

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Cassidy Wall was named South Atlantic Conference Freshman of the Year, the SAC Office announced today.

Wall, a freshman catcher/utility player from Davidson, N.C., had an outstanding start to her collegiate career for the Bears. She batted .359 for the season while adding 16 doubles, eight home runs, 33 runs scored and 48 runs batted in on the season. She also had a .408 on-base percentage and a .615 slugging percentage.

The Bears had three members named to the All-Conference team, outfielder Savannah Moorfield, catcher Kylee Leonhardt and pitcher Lauren Rakes. Rakes was the conference leader in strikeouts per seven innings with 11.1.

Wall led the Bears on the all-conference second team, along with second baseman Julia Mardigian, and third baseman Hannah Jennings. Pitcher Morgan Beeler was the lone Bear named to the all-conference third team.

The SAC Softball Awards will be presented at the 2022 SAC Softball Championship at Lincoln Memorial’s Dorothy Neely Softball Complex in Harrogate, Tenn, and will take place at the conclusion of game #2 on Friday, April 29 to honor the softball regular season award recipients.


2022 SAC Softball All-Conference

All-SAC First Team

OF – Savannah Moorefield, Lenoir-Rhyne
OF – Natalie Corbin, Carson-Newman
OF – Madison Henry, Lincoln Memorial
1B – Kayson Boatner, Anderson
2B – Emily Harris, Carson-Newman
SS – Leah Sohm, Carson-Newman
3B – Heaven Maness, Wingate
DP – Maddie Carpenter, Anderson
UTL/Non-P – Hannah Towery, Newberry

UTL/P – Sydney Kale, Wingate
C – Kylee Leonhardt, Lenoir-Rhyne
P – Laken Maxwell, Anderson
P – Lauren Rakes, Lenoir-Rhyne


All-SAC Second Team

OF – Mary Vandergriff, Carson-Newman
OF – Cassidy Wall, Lenoir-Rhyne
OF – Mallena Wright, Newberry
1B – Macey Hughes, Carson-Newman
2B – Julia Mardigian, Lenoir-Rhyne
SS – Hannah Whitaker, Anderson
3B – Hannah Jennings, Lenoir-Rhyne
DP – Anna Alloway, Tusculum
UTL/Non-P – Ashley Parnell, Limestone

UTL/P – Emily Sappington, Tusculum
C – Mackenzie Turner, Newberry
P – Emma Frost, Lincoln Memorial
P – Harlie Duncan, Anderson


All-SAC Third Team

OF – Olivia Rose Wheeler, Anderson

OF – Mya Maddox, Tusculum
OF – SieAnna Cameron, Carson-Newman
1B – Sierra Brogdon, Newberry
2B – Sara Stroud, Wingate
SS – Kayla Smith, Queens
3B – Jordyn Thompson, Queens
DP – Carmen Holt, Carson-Newman
UTL/Non-P – Farley Park, Mars Hill

UTL/P – Hali Scott, Wingate
C – McKenzie Henry, Lincoln Memorial
P – Morgan Beeler, Lenoir-Rhyne
P – Jordan Dunn, Queens


Freshman of the Year

Cassidy Wall, Lenoir-Rhyne


Player of the Year

Kayson Boatner, Anderson


Pitcher of the Year

Laken Maxwell, Anderson


Coach of the Year

Tommy Hewitt, Anderson


SAC Statistical Champions

Team Batting Average – Carson-Newman (.360)
Team Slugging Percentage – Anderson (.571)
Team On-Base Percentage – Carson-Newman (.423)
Team Runs Scored Per Game – Carson-Newman (7.42)
Team Home Runs Per Game – Anderson (1.41)
Team Triples Per Game – Carson-Newman (0.48)
Team Doubles Per Game – Carson-Newman (2.15)
Team Stolen Bases Per Game – Carson-Newman (2.46)
Team ERA – Anderson (2.01)
Team Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio – Wingate (4.60)


Batting Average – Emily Harris, Carson-Newman (.494)
On-Base Percentage – Emily Harris, Carson-Newman (.534)
Slugging Percentage – Kayson Boatner, Anderson (1.069)
Home Runs Per Game – Kayson Boatner, Anderson (0.52)
RBIs Per Game – Kayson Boatner, Anderson (1.39)
Runs Scored Per Game – Sara Stroud, Wingate (1.22)
Triples Per Game – Sara Stroud, Wingate (0.13)
Doubles Per Game – Kayson Boatner, Anderson (0.43)
Stolen Bases Per Game – Mya Maddox, Tusculum (0.78)
ERA – Laken Maxwell, Anderson (1.66)
Strikeouts Per Seven Innings – Lauren Rakes, Lenoir-Rhyne (11.1)
Pitching Victories – Laken Maxwell, Anderson (20)