Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Greenville, SC – On Tuesday afternoon, the National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association announced its South All-Region team for softball. The Crusader placed three members of the team on the list including outfielder Hillary Key, utility player Sarah Armstrong and the NCCAA South Region Player of the Year Rachel Glazebrook.

Key is a freshman outfielder from Gaffney, SC who finished third on the team in hitting with a .348 average in 31 games. She recorded 24 hits, including three doubles and a triple to go along with right RBI and 13 runs scored.

Armstrong, a utility player from Atlanta, Ga., split time between second base, outfield and pitcher for North Greenville and was one of the Crusaders most consistent performers all season.

The freshman finished second on the team with a .368 batting average, while leading the Crusaders with 50 hits, including eight doubles, six triples and one home run. Armstrong was also the team leader in runs scored with 25 and RBI with 23. On the mound, the right-hander saw action in seven games, posting a 4-0 record with one save and a 3.41 ERA.

Glazebrook was a star for North Greenville all season as was the main component in leading the Crusaders to their second straight NCCAA South Region title and a berth in the NCCAA National Tournament.

As the team's ace, the right hander from Greenville, SC, was 15-6 with 15 complete games and 153.2 innings pitched in 25 appearances. Glazebrook led Conference Carolinas with 205 strikeouts and posted a 1.59 ERA, while holding opponents to a .192 batting average against.

The sophomore also did a lot of damage at the plate, leading North Greenville with a .395 batting average, slugging percentage of .553 and a .458 on-base percentage. Glazebrook recorded 45 hits, including nine doubles and three home runs, to go along with 17 RBI and 11 runs scored.