Presque Isle, ME—The ACAA Conference awards were announced today. The University of Maine at Presque Isle Owls had three players awarded honors, as they swept the special awards and all received ACAA-Conference First Team honors. The Owls also earned the sixth spot in the USCAA National Tournament.
Freshman first baseman Melanee Terry (Moreno Valley, CA) was named the ACAA Offensive Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year. As she averaged a .524 batting average, hit 16 doubles and five homers on the year. Those numbers put her first in batting average, Slugging Percentage and homeruns in the ACAA, while also, top five in hits, doubles, RBI's, and On Base Percentage. Terry was also named to the All-ACAA Conference First Team and All-Tournament Team.
Senior Pitcher Sara Packard (St. Albans, ME) was named the ACAA Pitcher of the Year. Also, one of the two pitchers awarded All-ACAA Conference First Team honors. Packard ended the year with a 3.31 ERA and averaging 6.18 strikeouts per seven innings. Packard's performance in ACAA tournament earned her a spot on the All-Tournament Team. As she pitched 26.1 innings, earning 21 K's in their four tournament games; eight of those K's in the championship game.
Junior third baseman Jordi Legassie (Presque Isle, ME) was named the ACAA Defensive Player of the Year, along with Courtney Hyland from SUNY Canton, and named to the All-ACAA Conference First Team. Legassie is hitting .443 at the plate and has 21 RBI's with 34 runs scored. She has a 1.000 Fielding Percentage in her 26 games played.
Head coach Sara Shaw rounded out the awards for the Owls as she was named Coach of the Year along with Finlandia head coach Katherine Hanagan. In her fourth year as the head coach of the Owls, coach Shaw led the Owls to a 25-11 record.
The Owls will continue their post-season play on Monday, May 14th at 4:00 PM, against the number three seed Carlow University. The Small College World Series will be held in DuBois, Pennsylvania, ceremonies start at 1:00 PM on Sunday, May 13th.