Knights Fastpitch Awards
Knights fastpitch awards
In addition to winning the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC) Championship and earning their eighth straight NWAACC East Region title, several Knights fastpitch players and their coach were the recipients of multiple awards.
Coach Shelly Pflugrath was named 2013 NWAACC Eastern Region Coach of the Year. The fastpitch coaching staff—Pflugrath, Jim Shaw and Laurel Wyatt—were named National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Coaching Staff of the Year.
Pitcher Hailey Bator was one of the leading pitchers in the NWAACC this season. She was the recipient of the NWAACC Eastern Region Most Valuable Player and Pitcher of the Year awards, NWAACC Tournament MVP, Louisville Slugger/NFCA NWAACC All-American and Baden Player of the Year.
Infielders Julia Rambo and Becky Wall and outfielder Rae Dorcas were named to the Eastern Region All-Star Team. Rambo was also named to the Louisville Slugger/NFCA NWAACC All-American team.
Kirstie Thomas, utility pitcher, was named to the Eastern Region All-Star Second Team, along with teammates Riliey Cullip (catcher) and Sarah Goodman (outfielder). Thomas was also named to the Louisville Slugger/NFCA NWAACC All-American team.