CLEVELAND, OH -- DePauw senior Sidney Holler (Overland Park, KS/ Shawnee Mission South) and freshman Cami Henry (Camby, IN/Mooresville) were named the Player of the Year and Pitcher of the Year, respectively, to highlight the 2019 All-North Coast Athletic Conference softball team after balloting by the league coaches.
Holler, who was named to the All-NCAC first team for the third time in her career, earned the 2019 NCAC Player of the Year award after having success at the plate. The senior hit .433 (13-for-30) and posted a .633 slugging percentage with three doubles and one homerun after playing in 12 of her team’s 16 NCAC games. Holler also recorded 12 RBI, three runs scored and a .471 on-base-percentage. The Tigers recorded the NCAC's first 16-0 regular season.
Henry was dominant in the pitching circle against league opponents as she posted an 8-0 record after allowing just two earned runs and striking out 44 batters in 44.2 innings of work for a league-best 0.31 earned-run-average. The rookie pitched five complete games, scattering 20 hits and posting an NCAC-high 6.90 strikeouts per seven innings. On April 9, Henry pitched all 14 innings in the Tigers' doubleheader against Denison, making it a historic day as she tossed two shutouts including a no-hitter in the opener as the Tigers swept the Big Red, 3-0 and 4-0.
Joining Holler and Henry on the on the top team were Wooster junior infielder Marina Roski (Diamond Bar, CA/Diamond Ranch) and Wittenberg junior designated player Abby Curnutte (Urbana, OH/Urbana) who are repeat selections to the top team from a season ago. Curnutte is a three-time first-team honoree (2017-19), while Roski was named to the top team a season ago and to the second team in 2017.
Kenyon sophomore outfielder Grace Finn (Escondido, CA/Escondido) and Ohio Wesleyan sophomore outfielder Erica Buchanan (Hilliard, OH/Davidson) landed on the first team for the first time in their careers after collecting honorable-mention laurels in 2018.
The remaining first-team selections are making their All-NCAC debuts this season, including Hiram freshman utility player Megan Davis (Hebron, OH/Lakewood), Kenyon senior catcher Grace Pilz (Fox River Grove, IL/Cary Grove), Oberlin freshman outfielder Cat Moruzzi (Moreno Valley, CA/John W. North), Wittenberg sophomore infielder Elise Freeland (Marysville, OH/Marysville) and senior infielder Melissa Lee (Lewis Center, OH/Olentangy) and Wooster sophomore pitcher Olivia Johnson (Thornville, OH/Sheridan) and freshman infielder Molly Likins (St. Clair, MI/St. Clair).
In addition to being named to the first team, Moruzzi was also named the 2019 NCAC Newcomer of the Year after leading the league in at bats (60), hits (26) and total bases (36) in NCAC play. In 16 conference games, the rookie hit .433 with eight doubles, six RBI and 12 runs scored. Moruzzi posted 11 multi-hit games against league foes, while also hitting safely in 11 of her team's 16 NCAC games. Her top game of the season came in a 7-5 win over Wittenberg on April 7 as she went 3-for-4 at the plate with two doubles, two RBI and two runs scored. She is the first Yeowoman to win the NCAC Newcomer of the Year award.
Finally, Wooster head coach Victoria Rumph was named the NCAC Coach of the Year for the first time in her career after leading the Fighting Scots to program-best 26 overall wins this season, which included a second-place finish in the NCAC standings with a 12-4 mark in league play. Now in her third year with the program, Rumph owns an overall record of 58-62 and a 26-22 record in conference. She is the first Wooster coach to earn the NCAC Coach of the Year award since Lori Schimmel collected the award in 2005.
|Pitcher of the Year||Player of the Year||Newcomer of the Year||Coach of the Year|
|Cat Moruzzi||Victoria Rumph|