Dodson Earns First Team All Conference Honors

HIGH POINT, N.C. - Junior Amanda Dodson was awarded First Team All-Conference honors for her efforts on the mound for the Lees-McRae women's softball team this season as announced by Conference Carolinas officials at the league's softball banquet Thursday evening. The banquet kicked off the Conference Carolinas Women's Softball Championship Tournament hosted by Coker College at Byerly Park in Hartsville, S.C.

Head coaches of all member institutions nominate and then vote on the award winners which represent the best of the best for Conference Carolinas in 2009. The Lady Bobcats finished 7th in league play with an 8-10 conference record and 20-18 overall, giving the Lady Bobcats their first over .500 season since 1999.

Amanda Dodson of Walnut Cove, N.C. was selected All-Conference First Team. Dodson earned both a Conference Carolinas Pitcher of the Week and a Conference Carolinas Player of the Week award this season for her efforts on the mound, at the plate and in the field. Dodson had a 1.19 era in conference play, striking out 71 batters in 82.2 innings of work. She also touted a .395 batting average, placing her in the top ten in the conference, and had five homeruns and 19 RBI on the year.

Player of the Year:
Christina Woolgar, Limestone College

Freshman of the Year:
Jenna Guse, Limestone College

Coach of the Year:
Jimmy Martin, Limestone College

All-Conference First Team:
Christina Woolgar, Limestone-1B
Lindsey LaPrad, Erskine-2B
Katee Knapp, Erskine-3B
Kelly Minshew, Mount Olive-SS
Mary Lee Giurintano, Queens-C
Casey Strickland, Barton-C
Jasmine Dobbin, St. Andrews-OF
Kat Cahoon, Mount Olive-OF
Jessica McFadden, Barton-OF
Jenny Jackson, Mount Olive-DP
Kailee Munden, St. Andrews -Utility
Kristy Witten, Limestone-P
Shelly Catlett, Coker-P
Amanda Dodson, Lees-McRae-P

All-Conference Second Team:
Shelby Fleming, Pfeiffer-1B
Kelsey Barnes, Barton-2B
Anna Oswald, Coker-3B
Dani Beres, Belmont Abbey-SS
Kayla Williams, Anderson-C
Jessica Velasquez, Mount Olive-C
Kelly Davis, Erskine-OF
Jenna Guse, Limestone-OF
Ranzy York, Pfeiffer-OF
Kendall Street, Barton-DP
Martina Bullard, Pfeiffer -Utility
Chantel Dodge, Queens-P
Sasha Snyder, Mount Olive-P
Allison Braswell, Pfeiffer-P