The Mid-Central Conference (MCC) has announced its softball awards for the 2007 spring season. Two Huntington University Foresters, junior Kendra Stahl (Archbold, OH) and sophomore Lauren Ward (Butler, IN) repeated as First Team selections. HU freshman Brittney Bateman and sophomore Brittany Gower received Honorable Mention All-Conference honors.
Bethel College took home all of the individual honors with third baseman Britny Beneker named MCC Player of the Year, Brittney Hire named the Pitcher of the Year and head coach, Anna Welsh, selected as the Coach of the Year.
Stahl, HU's centerfielder, played 33 games during the regular season without an error and led the team with five triples, 24 runs scored, 39 hits and a .386 batting average. Ward, the Foresters' leading pitcher, won nine games for the Foresters, tallied 110 strikeouts on the season and posted a team-leading 2.10 ERA. Bateman played third base for HU and hit .315 on the season. She scored 21 runs and led the team with 13 stolen bases. Gower, HU’s leftfielder, had a .321 batting average and drove in 10 runs.
Joining the Foresters on the All-Conference First Team were Danielle Beckett (Spring Arbor), Britny Beneker (Bethel), Jaime Cade (Spring Arbor), Christi Church (Indiana Wesleyan), Sandy Corum (Marian), Mandy Cripe (Bethel), Jessica Fankhauser (Taylor), Brittney Fisher (Bethel), Leah Gulbranson (Indiana Wesleyan), Brittney Hire (Bethel), Janna Klassen (Spring Arbor), Kaitlyn Klein St. Francis), Hillary Meals, (Indiana Wesleyan), Amy Richardson (Taylor), Kerrie Schludecker (Marian), Kasee Spangler (Marian), and Somer Stilley (Bethel).