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UMW: CAC honors McRae, Wimmer, Riester
FROM STAFF REPORTS
University of Mary Washington senior standouts Jenna McRae and Katie Wimmer were named to the all-Capital Athletic Conference women’s basketball team for the third straight year.
McRae averages 12.8 points and Wimmer 12.7 for the Eagles (27–0), who will host the first and second rounds of the NCAA Division III tournament this weekend. McRae is a three-time first-team all-CAC pick, while Wimmer was second-team in 2010 and first-team the past two years.
UMW coach Deena Applebury was named CAC coach of the year for the fifth time after leading the seventh-ranked Eagles to the CAC regular-season and tournament titles.
Marymount’s Katelyn Fischer was named CAC player of the year and Salisbury’s Anna Hackett freshman of the year by conference coaches. York’s April Sparkman and Aja Walpher complete the first team.
UMW sophomore guard Bradley Riester was named to the all-CAC second team after averaging a team-high 12.2 points per game and hitting 55 3-pointers.
Tournament champion York swept the top individual honors, with senior forward Paul Kouvaris named player of the year and Jeff Gamber coach of the year in his final season. Marymount’s Jesse Konadu was named rookie of the year.
The rest of the first team included Hood’s Cameron Cook, St. Mary’s’ Christian MacAuley, Wesley’s Paul Reynolds and Frostburg State’s Maurice Williams.
The Eagles dropped a doubleheader, 12–4 and 5–3, to Virginia Wesleyan at the Bat-tleground Athletic Complex.
Brianna D’Agata had two hits in the opener while Morgan Lamon and Kerry Busby each had two hits in the nightcap.
In the opener, the Eagles led, 4-3, into the sixth inning, but the Marlins scored seven times in the sixth and twice more in the seventh for the 12-4 win. Sophomore Brianna D’Agata had two hits and two RBI to lead the Eagle attack, while junior Annie Blaine took the loss, allowing four unearned runs on nine hits with two walks and three strikeouts in 5.2 innings.
In game two, the Eagles allowed a first inning run, but scored twice to take a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the frame. Morgan Lamon and Kerry Busby each had two hits to lead UMW, while freshman Hannah Otterman allowed five earned runs on 11 hits in six innings, with one walk and five strikeouts.
The Eagles (2–6) will visit Mary Baldwin College for a doubleheader Saturday.
In other softball news, UMW junior outfielder Brandee Adams was named CAC player of the week after going 9-for-18 with a double, triple, four runs scored, three RBI and three stolen bases in five games.
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MacKENZIE CREECH, Kristina Karagiorgis (4), Sara Erlichman (7) and Jaclyn Quinn. ANNIE BLAINE, Danielle Cunetta (6) and Kerry Busby.
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MacKENZIE CREECH, Kristina Karagiorgis (5) and Jaclyn Quinn. HANNAH OTTERMAN and Brianna D’Agata.