2017 USCAA Softball All-Americans

2017 USCAA Softball All-Americans

Student-Athlete of the Year: Stephanie Harvey, Penn State Brandywine

In two years on her campus, Harvey has left a considerable mark. She recently won her school's Women of the Year award for outstanding contributions. Harvey was a captain of a campus fundraising effort that raised $31,000 to benefit families and children affected by pediatric cancer. This year she was the first student-athlete in her campuses history to dance in THON, a student-run philanthropy committed to enhancing the lives of children and families impacted by childhood cancer – Thon's yearly efforts culminate in a 46-hour, no sleeping, no sitting, dance marathon.  In addition to her fundraising efforts, she serves as an orientation leader and Lion ambassador during new-student orientation on campus – where she earned orientation leader of the year. She's maintained a 3.82 GPA during her academic coursework.

Coach of the Year: Tim Bailey, Cleary University

Coach Bailey also holds the rare distinction of being the individual who started the program on the Cleary campus. The program's win totals have risen from nine in year one, to 13 in year two, all way to 28 wins during the current season. Despite the program's relative youth, they returned to Akron as one of the top contenders in the tournament after a top-3 coaches poll ranking through the season.

Player of the Year: Emma Riffe, St. Mary of the Woods College

In the 2017 season Emma Riffe recorded a .522 batting average, .585 on base percentage, and .700 slugging percentage. In 90 at-bats, she didn't strike out even once, while leading her team in hits, doubles, RBI's, and walk. Defensively, she's recorded a career high .980 fielding percentage on the season. Overall, Riffe ranks in the Top 10 in seven different statistical categories for the top ranked team in the tournament field. 

 

First Team Softball All-Americans

Name

Institution

Year

Position

Samantha Varela

Penn State Hazleton

So.

P

Emma Riffe

St. Mary-of-the-Woods

Sr.

INF/OF

Taylor Andrew

St. Mary-of-the-Woods

So.

P

Vanessa Jackson

Penn State Beaver

So.

P/1B

Allison Nicklas

Penn State New Kensington

So.

3B/OF

Kaylah Abdul

Southern Maine CC

Fy.

IF

Jade Miller

Dallas

Fr

OF

Jerrika Chorba

Penn State Hazleton

Fr.

SS

Sarah Hall

Cleary

Jr

OF

Sierra Jaeger

College of St. Joseph

So.

SS

Hollie Jones

St. Mary-of-the-Woods

So.

U

Sara Packard

Me.-Presque Isle

Jr

P/IF

Marlee Yeager

St. Mary-of-the-Woods

Jr.

INF

Riley Thompson

Cleary

Jr

P

Kaitlin Dormire

Cleary

So

IF

 
 

Second Team Softball All-Americans

Name

Institution

Year

Position

Arianna Segich

Penn State Brandywine

So

OF

Melissa Barber

Alfred St.

So.

C/IF

Katie DeStefano

Penn State Brandywine

Jr

P/IF

Stefanie Miller

SUNY Canton

Jr

OF

Jacqueline Rossi

College of St. Joseph

Sr.

CF

Elle Burbank

Southern Maine CC

So.

C

Skylar Connelly

WVU Tech

So

MIF/OF

Shelby Fenton

College of St. Joseph

Jr.

C

Nicole Marucci

Me.-Presque Isle

Jr

Util

Dina Cable

Penn State Beaver

So.

C

Vanessa Michael

Penn State Hazleton

So.

3B

Breann Fetterman

Penn State Hazleton

Fr.

OF

Allison Hryadil

Carlow

Sr

3B

Cheyenne Wallace

Cleary

Sr

IF

Madison Merano

Robert Morris-Springfield

Sr

IF

 
 

Honorable Mention Softball All-Americans

Name

Institution

Year

Position

Maggie Block

Cincinnati-Clermont

Fr

C

Genna Trippett

WVU Tech

Sr

1B/P

Hayley Wolff

Penn State Schuylkill

So

C

Darana Campbell

Judson (AL)

So

Util

Stormi Kruger

Alfred St.

Sr.

SS

Courtney Hyland

SUNY-Canton

Fr.

1B

Caitlin O'Neill

Iowa Wesleyan

Sr

C/OF

Brittany Freson

Cincinnati-Clermont

Sr

SS

Shelby Bendick

Penn State Greater Allegheny

Sr

CF

Monica Joseph

Penn State Fayette

Fr.

IF

Sydney Fritchman

Penn State Greater Allegheny

Fr

C

Taylor Hastings

Robert Morris-Springfield

Sr

IF/P

Sarah Guimond

Southern Maine CC

Fy.

P/IF

Lacey Weible

Penn State Beaver

Fr.

OF/2B

Miranda Nichols

Penn State Fayette

Sr.

C

Kaitlyn Whiteaker

Penn State Mont Alto

Sr

Util

Katie Williams

Robert Morris-Springfield

Jr

IF/OF

Erin Luckenbill

Penn State Schuylkill

Jr

1B