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Four Crusaders Named All-MAC Commonwealth

May 04, 2017 • by Alvernia University
All MAC Commonwealth Softball 2017

Annville, Pa. (May 3, 2017) – Four Alvernia University players were named All-MAC Commonwealth for softball, announced Wednesday by the Middle Atlantic Office.

Senior Amanda Turner received the First Team nod, while senior Brianna DePriest was named Second Team. Sophomore Morgan Psiuk and freshman Sarah Bystrycki were selected Honorable Mention.

Turner, a catcher, is making her second appearance on the All-MAC team. Named First Team as the Designated Hitter as a freshman, Turner was a strong hitter for the Crusaders in her final campaign, hitting .357 with a .457 slugging percentage. Recording 125 career hits, Turner sits in the top-10 in the Alvernia record books in seven categories, including holding the program homerun record with 20 and ranking 7th in RBI with 92.

DePriest, a utlitiy player, is collecting her third All-MAC recognition. She was the 2015 MAC Commonwealth Player of the Year, and was a First Team nod in 2016. This season, DePriest led the Crusaders in batting average (.376), hits (38), RBI (20), doubles (9), triples (2), homeruns (4), slugging percentage (.624) and on base percentage (.445)… Appearing in 50% of conference games at 3rd and 50% at 2nd, DePriest collected a .961 fielding percentage with just 5 errors in 122 attempts. With 147 career hits, DePriest sits in the top-10 in the Alvernia record books in 12 offensive categories, ranking in the top-5 in slugging percentage, batting average, on base percentage, doubles and homeruns.

Psiuk, an outfielder, is receiving All-MAC Commonwealth Honorable Mention for the second consecutive year. Starting in all but one game this season, Psiuk hit .345 with 30 hits and 15 RBI. Fielding 1.000 in the outfield, she recorded 56 putouts with 7 assists. 5 of Psiuk’s 7 assists came in conference play, including a pair of double plays against Arcadia and throwing out the game tying run at home against Widener.

Bystrycki, an outfielder, hit .344 in her freshman campaign with 32 hits and 12 RBI. Slugging .409 on the year, Bystrycki ranks second on the team in conference batting average, hitting .354. She leads Alvernia in hits in conference matchups with 19, and swiped six bags across all games.

FIRST TEAM

   

Position

Name

School

Year

Pitcher

Maddie Abbot

Lebanon Valley

Freshman

Pitcher

Kylee Schwind

Arcadia

Freshman

Pitcher

Madelyn Yannetti

Messiah

Sophomore

    

Catcher

Amanda Turner

Alvernia

Senior

    

Infield

Jackie Bilotti

Arcadia

Sophomore

Infield 

Erin Cressman

Messiah

Sophomore

Infield

Samantha Esper

Messiah

Freshman

Infield 

Amanda Jones

Messiah

Senior

Infield

Kayla Kline

Lycoming

Freshman

    

Outfield

Amber Bingaman

Messiah

Junior

Outfield

Sammy Bost

Lebanon Valley

Senior

Outfield

Katie Sterling

Widener

Junior

    

Utility

Ally Horvath

Widener

Senior

    

Designated Player

Lexi Windsor

Lebanon Valley

Sophomore

    

SECOND TEAM

   

Position

Name

School

Year

Pitcher

Carrie Fix

Messiah

Junior

Pitcher

Mary Pat Murray

Arcadia

Freshman

Pitcher

Katie Rabuck

Widener

Junior

    

Catcher

Savannah Toth

Lebanon Valley

Sophomore

    

Infield

Amanda Hess

Arcadia

Junior

Infield 

Morgan Kunes

Lycoming

Senior

Infield

Annie McClain

Lebanon Valley

Freshman

Infield 

Jasmyn Ogletree

Stevenson

Junior

    

Outfield

Shannon Denny

Messiah

Junior

Outfield

Sophia Leaman

Hood

Junior

Outfield

Roo Saglimbeni

Hood

Senior

    

Utility

Brianna DePriest

Alvernia

Senior

    

Designated Player

Jamie Gosselin

Widener

Freshman

    

HONORABLE MENTION

   

Position

Name

School

Year

Catcher

Naomi Fields

Stevenson

Senior

Designated Player

Jess Sedgwick

Hood

Senior

Infield

Lauren DelRomano

Widener

Junior

Infield

Kristy Erfurdt

Hood

Junior

Outfield

Sarah Bystrycki

Alvernia

Freshman

Outfield

Kristin Cancelliere

Arcadia

Sophomore

Outfield

Morgan Psiuk

Alvernia

Sophomore

Outfield

Ashley Schoenstadt

Lycoming

Junior

Utility

Morghan Fulton

Stevenson

Freshman

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