Friday, May 10, 2013

High Point, N.C. – Five North Greenville softball players have collected post season accolades as voted on by the Conference Carolinas head softball coaches.

Senior cather Amy Nagel, who headlined the North Greenville offensive attack as well as junior ace Rachel Glazebrook have been selected as All Conference First Team while Marielena Santos, Kimberly Robertson, and Sarah Armstrong have been selected to the All Conference Second Team.

Amy Nagel finished the 2013 season second on the team in batting average, swinging at a .374 clip for the year. She was the team leader in homeruns with nine long balls on the season. Nagel posted a team leading 41 RBI’s on the season while also scoring 17 runs.

Rachel Glazebrook once again turned in an MVP type season on the mound, in 27 games, Glazebrook posted a minute 1.92 earned run average, allowing just 96 hits in 157 innings. She walked just 49 batters, while striking out 194, good enough for second among pitchers in Conference Carolinas. Opponents batted just .172 against her for the season, while she led North Greenville with a .388 average.

Marielena Santos has been a mainstay in the outfield for the Crusaders. In 2013, the senior right fielder posted a .350 batting average from the number nine spot, pounding out 41 hits, while also scoring 16 runs. She was also solid in the field, finishing with a .955 fielding percentage, committing just two errors in 40 attempts.

Kimberly Robertson was one of the most clutch offensive performers for the Crusaders during the 2013 campaign. Batting .336 overall for the season, Robertson posted a .462 average with runners on third, and a .425 mark with two outs. She was also second on the team with 10 two out RBI’s. Robertson plated 20 RBI’s overall on the season while also scoring 18 runs.

Rounding out NGU’s post-season accolades is junior center fielder Sarah Armstrong. Armstrong was solid in the leadoff spot for the Crusaders hitting .333 for the season, with one home run. She was the team leader with a .429 on base percentage pounding out 44 hits on the season, including four doubles and a team leading four triples. Armstrong also led the team with 23 free passes.