Dizon lone Wesleyan player to earn All-MEC Softball honors

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – The Mountain East Conference today announced its 2024 softball yearly award winners and all-conference teams prior to the start of the MEC Softball Tournament on Wednesday evening in Troutville, Virginia.

Charleston’s Hannah Rose was voted the league’s Player of the Year for the second year in a row, while teammate Brianna McCown was recognized as the Pitcher of the Year. UC head coach Michelle Frew was also voted the league’s Coach of the Year.

Fairmont State pitcher Delaney Haller is the 2024 MEC Freshman of the Year.

Rose, a senior shortstop from New Haven, West Virginia, batted .486 on the year with six home runs, 12 doubles, three triples and 31 runs batted-in.  She finished the regular season with a .733 slugging percentage and a .547 on-base percentage. Rose also tallied 62 runs scored and 32 stolen bases as a senior. Rose ranks in the top 15 nationally in batting average, on-base percentage and runs per game (1.38).

McCown, a senior pitcher from Nitro, West Virginia, finished the regular season with a 26-3 record and 1.65 ERA. In 30 appearances and 161.0 inning pitched, McCown totaled nine shutouts and 22 complete games, while allowing just 38 earned runs on the season. She tallied 218 strikeouts and allowed opposing hitters to bat just .190 against her. McCown ranks in the top 15 nationally in completed games, shutouts, strikeout-to-walk ratio (9.48), strikeouts, victories and WHIP (0.84).

Frew, in her third season as head coach, led the Golden Eagles to a 41-4 overall record during the regular season, including a 27-3 mark in conference play. Charleston won the 2024 MEC South Division Title and currently ranks 19th in the NFCA Division II Coaches Poll. UC also ranks third in the latest edition of the NCAA Atlantic Region Rankings.

Haller, a freshman from Shinnston, West Virginia, has a 20-2 record and 1.16 ERA this season for the Falcons. In 31 total appearances and 145.0 innings pitched, Haller has six shutouts, five saves and has allowed just 24 earned runs on the year. She has 119 strikeouts on the year and opposing batters are hitting just .204 against her. Haller ranks 13th in the nation and first in the conference in ERA. Additionally, she ranks in the top 25 in the country in saves and shutouts.

In addition to announcing the individual award winners, the league also announced its all-conference teams on Tuesday afternoon. Sixteen standouts were named to the All-MEC first team, while 14 were selected on the second team. The MEC awards winners and all-conference teams are selected following a vote of the league’s 11 head coaches.

All-MEC First Team
CHannah MeyerCharleston
1BAllysa LakeCharleston
1BJamie RobertsFrostburg State
2BJaden ConradWest Liberty
SSHannah RoseCharleston
3BEmily RiggsFairmont State
3BKylee StacyConcord
DP/UtilBella AndujarCharleston
OFSharon MoralesDavis & Elkins
OFAlli RubalCharleston
OFHannah WorkmanFairmont State
PHolly BrehmGlenville State
PChloe ElliottCharleston
PDelaney HallerFairmont State
PSammie JarvisDavis & Elkins
PBrianna McCownCharleston
All-MEC Second Team
CAbbie KeilholzFairmont State
1BLinzey AllardDavis & Elkins
2BCourtney RainesConcord
SSLilly SaucedoDavis & Elkins
3BKylee GoodmanGlenville State
DP/UtilAndie DizonWest Va. Wesleyan
DP/UtilBella HessFairmont State
OFKaty DarnellFairmont State
OFKatelyn DeweeseNotre Dame
OFArden MillerFrostburg State
OFGrace NelsonFrostburg State
PGrace FisherNotre Dame
PKadence PettitWest Liberty
PAutumn ThompsonWest Virginia St.
2024 Softball Top Honors
Player of the Year: Hannah Rose (Charleston)
Pitcher of the Year: Brianna McCown (Charleston)
Freshman of the Year: Delaney Haller (Fairmont State)
Coach of the Year: Michelle Frew (Charleston)

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