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Ashanti Shepherd was named First-Team All-MEAC
Ashanti Shepherd was named First-Team All-MEAC
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Courtesy: Florida A&M Sports Information
Shepherd and Lindsey Make Softball All-MEAC Team
By: Florida A&M Sports Information  

NORFOLK, VA (May.9) – FAMU senior outfielder Ashanti Shepherd and pitcher Jennifer Lindsey were named to the 2013 All-MEAC Softball team, the conference announced today at the MEAC Softball Championship in Ormond Beach, FL. 

Shepherd, a 5’6” senior from Moore Haven, FL was a first team selection.  She had a stellar season leading the Lady Rattlers.  She leads FAMU from the plate going 44-for-112 at bats.  She batted .393, with 44 hits, five RBIs, 10 walks and 22 walks.  Defensively, she made 40 putouts against only two errors.

Lindsey, a 5’6” senior from Jacksonville, FL was a second team selection.  Lindsey was 13-18 this season with a 3.15 ERA.  She pitched 13 complete games, allowing 48 walks and getting 100 strikeouts.  She pitched 173.1 innings.

The Lady Rattlers will compete in the first round of the MEAC softball championships this weekend, beginning with Delaware State today at 1:30 p.m., at the Ormond Beach Sports Complex.



2013 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

Softball All-Conference Awards


Player of the Year                                                                            Rookie of the Year

Haley Ward, Norfolk State                                                                 Torrian Wright, Savannah State

Pitcher of the Year                                                                           Coach of the Year

Jailynn Jackson, Hampton                                                                 Chris Cochran, Bethune-Cookman


First Team

Pos         Name                                         School                              Class     Ht.        Hometown
P             Jailynn Jackson                          Hampton                           Sr.           5-8        Virginia Beach, Va.

P             Madison Hedderly                     Savannah State                  Sr.           5-10      Dublin, Ohio

C            Sabrina Edmonds                       North Carolina A&T        Jr.           5-8        Riverside, Calif.

1B          Ashley Bennet                           Delaware State                  Fr.          5-9        Delmare, Del.

2B          Alina Moriarty                          Norfolk State                    So.          5-3        Chesapeake, Va.

3B          Whitney Williams                      Norfolk State                    Fr.          5-6        Fort Oaks, N.C.

SS           Margaret Wilkins                       Hampton                           Jr.           5-10      Tustin, Calif.

OF          Haley Ward                                Norfolk State                    So.          5-7        Virginia Beach, Va.

OF          Raven Smith                               North Carolina A&T        So.          5-3        Raleigh, N.C.

OF          Ashanti Shepherd                      Florida A&M                    Sr.           5-6        Moore Haven, Fla.

UTL       Rochelle Sablay                          Delaware State                  Fr.          5-5        La Mirada, Calif.

Second Team

Pos         Name                                         School                              Class     Ht.        Hometown

P             Jennifer Lindsey                        Florida A&M                    Sr.           5-6        Jacksonville, Fla.

P             Jamie Shulle                               Norfolk State                    Jr.           5-7        Maxwell, Texas

C            Sandy Hawthorne                      Delaware State                  Fr.          5-5        Smithtown, N.Y.

1B          Torrian Wright                           Savannah State                  Fr.          5-6        McDonough, Ga.

2B          Nicole Gazzola                          Delaware State                  Fr.          5-4        Coram, N.Y.

3B          Kerissa Burruel                          Hampton                           So.          5-3        Phoenix, Ariz.       

SS           Aurelia Gamch                           Bethune-Cookman            Sr.           5-2        Madera, Calif.

OF          Michelle Banuetos-Smith          Bethune-Cookman            Sr.           5-4        Mission Hills, Calif.

OF          Jasmine James                            Maryland Eastern Shore   Sr.           5-1        Willingboro, N.J.

OF*        Antonette Smith                        Savannah State                  Fr.          5-5        Ellenwood, Ga.

OF*        Morgan Boyd                            Norfolk State                    Sr.           5-3        Chesapeake, Va.

UTL       Vanessa Gomez                         Maryland Eastern Shore   Fr.          5-4        Belleville, N.J.


*indicates tie

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