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Varela and Fisher Honored by the ACAA

Marissa Varela and Brittany Fisher Honored by ACAA

Marissa Varela (Egg Harbor Twp, NJ) and Brittany Fisher (Indianapolis, IN) have earned All-ACAA honors. Varela was named the ACAA Rookie of the Year and was a 1st team selection while Fisher was selected as a 2nd team honoree as both a second basemen and a pitcher.

Varela had a monster freshman season. She finished the year hitting .457 (37 for 81) with eight doubles, four triples, two homers, and drove in a team high 35 runs. She collected at least one hit in 23 of the team's 27 games and had nine multi-hit games on the season. She also had nine multi RBI games including a 6 RBI performance in a victory over Knox in Florida. She was named the ECAC North Player of the Month for March, was honored multiple times by Alfred State and the ACAA with Player of the Week honors, and was named to the All-Tournament team this past weekend at the ACAA Tournament.

Fisher appeared in 18 games (16 starts) and tossed 104.1 innings this season on the mound for the blue & gold. She finished the season with seven victories and a 4.09 ERA. She walked just 11 batters all year while striking out 45. At the plate, she had a .429 on-base percentage and scored 19 runs. She was 17 for 69 on the season and drove in seven runs.

Varela and Fisher were key pieces as the Pioneers finished 2nd at the ACAA Championships and improved their win total by nine games compared to the 2018 season.

Complete 2019 ACAA Softball Awards

First Team          
Name School Pos Yr Top Stats Hometown/High School
Lindsay LeSueur^ Valley Forge 1B Sr. .469, 2 3B, 18 RBI Farmville, VA/Prince Edward County
Andrea Gahan Thomas More 1B Jr. .444, 48 RBI, Cincinnati, OH/Oak Hills
Mackenzie Sparacino SUNY Delhi 2B Fr. .403, 11 SB, 13 RBI Copake, NY/Taconic Hills
Denia Bent* Finlandia SS Jr. .505 SL, .945 F% Cape Coral, FL/Ida Baker
Whitney Quillen Thomas More 3B Sr. .427, 15 BB, 12 SB Dayton, KY/Highlands
Kenzi Dickerson Thomas More C Jr. 33 RBI, 3 HR, 10 BB Union, KY/Ryle
Sierra Keesler SUNY Delhi OF Jr. 38 RBI, .722 SL, 5 HR Hancock, NY/Hancock Central
Marissa Varela Alfred State OF Fr. .457, 35 RBI Egg Harbor Twp, NJ/Egg Harbor
Morgan Wells Thomas More OF Sr. 28 RBI, 7 2B, 5 HR Cincinnati, OH/McAuley
Makenna Gorham@ Finlandia DP Jr. 20 RBI, 15 BB, 9 2B Venice, FL/Venice
Alix DeDreu Thomas More P Sr. 1.43 ERA, 161K Rising Sun, IN/Rising Sun
Denia Bent* Finlandia P Jr. 2.39 ERA, 6W, 52K Cape Coral, FL/Ida Baker


Second Team          
Name School Pos Yr Top Stats Hometown
Kassandra Avila# Finlandia 2B Jr. 11 RBI, 14 BB El Monte, CA/Arroyo
Brittany Fisher Alfred State 2B Fr. 21 BB, .429 OBP Indianapolis, IN/Southport
Mary Beth Odom Thomas More SS Sr. .439, 43 RBI, 15 HR Taylor Mill, KY/Dixie Heights
Natasha Picozzi SUNY Delhi 3B Jr. 15 BB, 3 3B, 24 R Hancock, NY/Hancock Central
Samantha Mendelsohn SUNY Delhi C So. 12 R, 8 BB Brooklyn, NY/James Madison
Harlie Caster! Finlandia OF Jr. 22 SB, 15 BB Norway, MI/Norway
Rheanna Bain Finlandia OF Fr. 15 BB, 13 SB, 14 RBI Kailua, HI/Kalaheo
Abigail Foor Valley Forge OF Fr. .446, 13 RBI, .508 SL Lancaster, PA/Garden Spot
Yesileidy Paulino SUNY Delhi DP So. .519 SL, 11 RBI, 8 2B Bronx, NY/Crotona International
Molly Greene SUNY Delhi P Jr. 6W, 4.94 ERA, 30K Glenford, NY/Onteora
Brittany Fisher Alfred State P Fr. 45K, 4.09 ERA Indianapolis, IN/Southport

^ - 2018 Second Team Selection as a pitcher, * - 2018 First Team Selection as shortstop and pitcher, # - 2018 Second Team Selection at 3B, ! - 2018 First Team Selection, @ - 2018 Second Team Selection

Offensive Player of the Year - Mary Beth Odom, Thomas More 
Defensive Player of the Year - Kenzi Dickerson, Thomas More
Rookie of the Year - Marissa Varela, Alfred State
Pitcher of the Year - Alix DeDreu, Thomas More
Coach of the Year - Lindsay Eagan, Thomas More

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