Spartanburg, S.C. (May 8, 2003) -- Four members of the East Tennessee State softball team were named All-Southern Conference at the league's annual Softball banquet Wednesday night.
Freshman Outfielder Janine Sprague (Hillsborough, N.C.) garnered first-team recognition. Heading into this weekend's conference tournament, Sprague was leading ETSU in batting average (.338), runs (30), walks (19), and broke the single-season record for hits (49).
Earning second-team accolades were junior pitcher Tiffany McVay (Soddy-Daisy, Tenn.), freshman catcher Jessica Lonsinger (Dale City, Va.), and sophomore outfielder Danielle Spetar (Knoxville, Tenn.)
McVay currently has a 2.29 ERA with 11 wins and four saves, and she is one of the league's leaders in innings pitched (149.2). Lonsinger is hitting .287 with 37 hits and six doubles, while carrying a .994 fielding percentage. Spetar's 18 stolen bases this season is a school record and she has only been caught stealing twice. She is batting a .299 clip with eight doubles.
Four members marks the most ETSU has had representing the all-league balloting in its three-year history of the softball program.
The Buccaneers, led by first-year head coach Amy Fuller, have an overall record of 24-24 and are the fifth seed in the SoCon Tournament.
2003 All-Conference Teams
P: Rachel Stern, Coll. of Charleston
P: Amber Watson, UNC Greensboro
C: Jennifer Reed, Chattanooga
1B: Meagen Johnson, Furman
2B: Brooke Flowers, Coll. of Charleston
3B: Jessica Shwartzkopf, Coll. of Charleston
SS: Jennifer Hubbard, UNC Greensboro
OF: Amanda Cone, Coll. of Charleston
OF: Janine Sprague, East Tennessee State
OF: LaKerah Barr, Furman
P: Awbrey Winckler, Chattanooga
P: Tiffany McVay, East Tennessee State
C: Jessica Lonsinger, East Tennesee State
1B: Lael Rorie, Appalachian State
2B: Jennifer Aguilar, UNC Greensboro
3B: Melissa Ramirez, Chattanooga
SS: Jacquie Rothey, Coll. of Charleston
OF: Keyta Lawson, Coll. of Charleston
OF: Danielle Spetar, East Tennessee State
OF: Tiffany Lindemann, UNC Wilmington
DP: Melissa Creeger, Coll. of Charleston
Freshman of the Year: Jennifer Reed, Chattanooga
Player of the Year: Jennifer Hubbard, UNC Greensboro
Pitcher of the Year: Rachel Stern, Coll. of Charleston
Coach of the Year: Chandelle Schulte, Coll. of Charleston