Senior Lizzie Noble was one of four Mavericks to earn All-Summit League honors Tuesday night.
Courtesy: Mark Kuhlmann

Four Mavericks Earn All-Summit League Honors

Omaha Athletics | May 09, 2017

OMAHA, Neb. – The Omaha softball team had four players earn All-Summit League honors, the conference office announced Tuesday.  Lizzie Noble and Vicky Kinney earned First Team All-Summit selections, while Lia Mancuso and Nicole Warren claimed Second Team accolades.

Noble hit .333 for Omaha in her senior season, including a .388 average in league contests.  Serving as the Mavericks' leadoff hitter every game, she had a team-high 49 hits and scored a team-best 30 runs.  Noble also led the team in doubles (10), triples (three) and total bases (77).  She was perfect defensively in center field for Omaha and stole five bases in six attempts.

Kinney made her debut season with Omaha a memorable one, ranking third in the league with a .630 slugging percentage and finished fourth with eight home runs as well as 35 RBI.  She closed the regular season with a .330 average and a .440 on-base percentage.  Defensively, Kinney did not commit an error in 68 chances.

Mancuso led the conference with 17 stolen bases and ranked fifth with a .340 batting average.  She finished the season ranked in the team's top three in runs scored (25), hits (48), doubles (seven) and total bases (62).  Her 11 multi-hit games were tied for second on the team.

Warren, also a Second Team pick, finished the season with a .333 batting average, five home runs and 19 RBI.  She ended the regular season on a 10-game reached base streak.  For the season, Warren had 11 multi-hit games.

IUPUI first baseman Maggie Good was named Player of the Year, while Western Illinois' Emily Ira was named Pitcher of the Year.  IUPUI head coach Heather Tarter earned Coach of the Year after leading the Jaguars to the regular season title.

Omaha finished the 2017 regular season with a record of 15-29 (6-8 Summit League).  The Mavericks make their second appearance at the Summit League Softball Championship this week at the tournament's No. 5 seed, facing fourth-seeded South Dakota on Wednesday, May 10.  First pitch is set for 3 p.m. at the Ellig Sports Complex in Fargo, N.D.

2017 All-Summit League Awards

FIRST TEAM

   

Name, School

Pos.

Yr.

Emily Ira, Western Illinois

P

So.

Jacquelyn Sertic, North Dakota State

P

Jr.

Roni Patterson, IUPUI

C

Sr.

Jessica Rogers, South Dakota

C

So.

Maggie Good, IUPUI

1B

Sr.

Vicky Kinney, Omaha

2B

R-Fr.

Taylor Chitwood, IUPUI

3B

Sr.

Kelsey Marlow, Western Illinois

3B

Jr.

Montana DeCamp, North Dakota State

SS

Fr.

Camillie Fowler, South Dakota

OF

Fr.

McKenzie Loge, IUPUI

OF

Fr.

Lizzie Noble, Omaha

OF

Sr.

Hailey Duwa, Western Illinois

DP

So.

Emily Winckler, South Dakota

DP

Jr.

SECOND TEAM

   

Name, School

Pos.

Yr.

Rachel Cue, South Dakota

P

Sr.

Nickole Finch, IUPUI

P

Jr.

KK Leddy, North Dakota State

P

So.

Taylor Messer, Western Illinois

C

Sr.

Ali Herdliska, South Dakota State

1B

So.

Nicole Warren, Omaha

1B

Sr.

Alyssa Matson, IUPUI

2B

Sr.

Lauren Watson, Fort Wayne

2B

So.

Julia Luciano, North Dakota State

3B

So.

Sierra Miranda, Fort Wayne

SS

So.

Bre Beatty, North Dakota State

OF

Jr.

Lia Mancuso, Omaha

OF

Sr.

Stephanie Soriano, South Dakota State

OF

Fr.

Brittney Morse, South Dakota State

DP

Jr.

Player of the Year: Maggie Good, IUPUI
Pitcher of the Year: Emily Ira, Western Illinois
Freshman of the Year: Camille Fowler, South Dakota
Coach of the Year: Heather Tarter, IUPUI 

RELATED STORIES

MAVS ALL-ACCESS

Softball vs. NDSU, Game 3
Softball vs. NDSU, Game 3
Softball vs. NDSU, Game 2
Softball vs. NDSU, Game 2
Softball vs. NDSU, Game 1
Softball vs. NDSU, Game 1

MORE HEADLINES