AKRON, Oh. The USCAA has announced that Southern Virginia Softball team members Kyla Christmas and Abbie Fisher have been named to All-American Teams. Christmas was named a first team All-American, with fisher named to the Honorable Mention team.
Christmas, a sophomore pitcher from Mesa, AZ., was the teams leading pitcher along with a powerful batter. She pitched the majority of the Knights' games and accumulated a 17-4 record for the season. She struck out 134 batters, and had an ERA of 1.49. At the bat, she hit .512 and drove in 27-runs. She had 42-hits with 9-dobles, 3-triples and 7-homeruns. Christmas was a USCAA Pitcher of the Week earlier in the season after a strong week, with a perfect game pitched against Gallaudet.
Fisher, from Beaverton, OR., had a challenging season as she faced injuries throughout, but she was able to hit .322 with 28-hits. She drove in 26-runs, and had 9-doubles, one triple and four homeruns. Fisher was an All-American last year.
Along with the All-American team members, the USCAA announced the Academic All-Americans. To be eligible for an Academic All-American team, a player must be a sophomore or higher and have a 3.5 GPA. Southern Virginia had two players named to this team.
Lyndsay Mellor, a senior in-fielder from Mesquite, NV., was named to the team. Abbie Baxter, a sophomore outfielder from Nicholasville, KY., also made the team.
The Knights are at the USCAA tournament for the third consecutive year, and are looking to improve on their 5th place finish from a year ago.