Six Saints Earn All-Conference Honors
May 2: Six members of the 2012 St. Lawrence University softball team were awarded All-Conference honors for their performances throughout the season. First-year student Kyle Plimpton was a First Team choice, while sophomore Leslie Stratton and junior captain Liz McGinley were tabbed for the Second Team. Sophomore Becky Allen, junior Chelsea Cavellier and first-year student Aisha O'Connor were given Honorable Mention status.
Plimpton earned First Team All-Conference honors in her rookie season on the mound for the Saints. Ranked top-10 among the nation's leaders in strikeouts per seven innings and saves, she is also in the top-30 in strikeouts. Plimpton has recorded double-figure Ks in nine games this season. The Williamsville, NY native pitched St. Lawrence's first-ever perfect game where she struck out the first 17 batters she faced, and also holds several single-season program pitching records in her rookie season. Earning Pitcher of the Week twice and Rookie of the Week once, she enters the weekend with four shutouts, four saves and an 11-5 record.
Stratton, who was named All-Conference for the second consecutive season as an infielder, ranks top-10 nationally for sacrifice hits per game and is fourth in the Liberty League in doubles. Third on the team in batting average and runs, she holds a .454 slugging percentage entering the conference tournament. The Bedford, NH native is also reliable defensively as she ranks second on her team in fielding percentage.
McGinley earned All-Conference accolades for the second time in her career. A primary pitching option and first-baseman, she holds a .970 fielding percentage. On the mound, the Canastota, NY native leads the Saints with a 2.78 ERA and is first in the league among active pitchers in the homeruns allowed category, giving up only one at this point in the season.
Allen, a Victor, NY native, earned Honorable Mention honors for the second year in a row as an outfielder. Starting in every game this season, she has a .956 fielding percentage, is tied for first on the team with two homeruns and is ranked fourth in runs scored and hits.
Cavellier, a three-time All-Conference honoree, is ranked third in the nation in the sacrifice fly category with five. Leading the team with 18 RBIs, the Dexter, NY native is tied for first with two homeruns, second in slugging percentage, third in hits and fourth in batting average.
O'Connor earned honorable mention status in her rookie season for her efforts in the infield. Leading the team in slugging percentage, on base percentage and runs scored, her .340 batting average entering the weekend is good for second on the squad. The Pembroke, Ontario native also earned Rookie of the Week honors once during the season.
Six Saints also earned Academic All-Conference honors for their performances in the classroom. Joining Allen, Cavellier and McGinley on the All-Academic squad was sophomore Cailyn Welsh and seniors Darcy Buckingham and Chelsea Hanno.