Anderson’s Wuestefeld and Frazier Win Top HCAC Softball Awards

GREENWOOD, IN – Anderson University's Amy Wuestefeld (Batesville, Ind./H.S.) and Sami Frazer (Greenfield, Ind./H.S.) have been named Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Most Valuable Player and Pitcher of the Year, respectively. The All-HCAC squad is selected by a vote of the nine conference head coaches.

Wuestefeld, a senior shortstop for the Ravens, guided her team to a 12-4 record during the HCAC softball regular season and captured a third consecutive conference tournament championship. She was the leader of the Anderson offensive effort all season long, hitting a conference best .578 at the plate with two doubles and 10 RBI in league play.  Wuestefeld added 10 runs scored  and 10 stolen bases, while posting an on-base percentage of .604.

Frazier, a freshman pitcher for the Ravens, was outstanding in the circle this year. She helped lead Anderson to the HCAC tournament title and earn the school's third straight NCAA tournament berth.  She posted a 5-2 record during conference play this season.  The freshman recorded a 0.17 earned run average by allowing just one earned run in 41.1 innings of work.  Frazier struck out 35 opponents during the conference season and notched four complete games.

Overall for Anderson this year, Frazier sported a 0.74 earned run average and 10-2 overall record. She threw 75.2 innings and struck out 61 hitters.

The HCAC has also awarded the Freshman of the Year award to Anderson's Sami Frazier.  Frazier not only contributed in the circle for the Ravens, she was also one of the top hitters on the squad in 2013.  The freshman hit .500 during conference play this season, driving in seven RBI with two doubles and a home run for the Ravens during league play.

Anderson head coach Tony Holloway has been named HCAC Coach of the Year. Holloway, in his sixth season as head coach at Anderson, has led the Ravens to a 25-15 mark and a 12-4 record in the HCAC this season, including the HCAC tournament championship.  The Ravens will be making their third straight trip to the NCAA tournament this weekend. This award is the also the third straight 'Coach of the Year' honor for Holloway while in charge at AU.

The Ravens open NCAA regional play against Trine in Angola, Indiana Thursday morning.

HCAC Most Valuable Player: Amy Wuestefeld, Anderson University

HCAC Pitcher of the Year: Sami Frazier, Anderson University

First Team All-HCAC

Kalie Niezgodski

Manchester

Freshman

C

Ariana Muffo

Bluffton

Sophomore

C

Yardley Collett

Anderson

Sophomore

1B

Lauren Smith

Anderson

Senior

2B

Amy Wuestefeld

Anderson

Senior

SS

Katy Ogden

Anderson

Senior

3B

Megan Mitchell

Transylvania

Senior

DP

Katie Lee

Anderson

Junior

OF

Megan Ream

Anderson

Senior

OF

Katie Clark

Bluffton

Sophomore

OF

Sami Frazier

Anderson

Freshman

P

Maureen Lund

Manchester

Sophomore

P

Leah Kemmerer

Hanover

Sophomore

P





Second Team All-HCAC

Allison Bowman

Rose-Hulman

Junior

C

Kim McElhinny

Mt. St. Joseph

Senior

1B

Ashley Knippen

Bluffton

Freshman

2B

Shelby Erford

Bluffton

Junior

SS

Jessica Ayers

Franklin

Sophomore

SS

Macy Ferrall

Defiance

Junior

3B

Kylie Planck

Manchester

Junior

3B

Mackenzie Williams

Manchester

Freshman

DP

Katie Miller

Defiance

Senior

OF

Shannon Stephan

Manchester

Sophomore

OF

Mallory Wright

Mt. St. Joseph

Sophomore

OF

Alli Rowland

Defiance

Freshman

P

McKensie Vanosdol

Franklin

Freshman

P

Honorable Mention All-HCAC

Devin Moorman

Anderson

Senior

P

Brittany Baker

Bluffton

Sophomore

1B

Maggie Neanen

Defiance

Junior

2B

Katie Struewing

Franklin

Freshman

OF

Abby Murphy

Hanover

Sophomore

3B

Emily Willmann

Manchester

Sophomore

SS

Paige Norton

Mount St. Joseph

Sophomore

OF

Carly Heibel

Rose-Hulman

Sophomore

SS

Michelle Ladanyi

Transylvania

Senior

SS

All-Sportsmanship Team

Amy Wuestefeld

Anderson

Senior

SS

Shelby Wade

Bluffton

Senior

OF

Brittany Shough

Defiance

Sophomore

OF

Jaclyn Slusher

Franklin

Junior

OF

Breann Truelove

Hanover

Sophomore

Util.

Danielle Howell

Manchester

Senior

OF

Taylor McElhinny

Mount St. Joseph

Sophomore

P

Alyse Mueller

Rose-Hulman

Senior

P/1B

Sara Clark

Transylvania

Sophomore

Util.