LANCASTER, Pa.– Five Washington College softball players have earned All-Centennial Conference honors in a vote by the conference's head coaches. Sophomore pitcher/outfielder Christine Anderson (Palmer Lake, CO/Lewis-Palmer) and sophomore catcher Kylie Nottingham (Ocean City, MD/Stephen Decatur) garnered spots on the first team, freshman outfielder Paige Briganti (Severna Park, MD/Severna Park) earned second team honors, while senior shortstop/outfielder Lindsey Glascock (Glenwood, MD/Glenelg) and freshman third baseman/catcher Jaclyn Jayo (Peoria, AZ/Liberty) were named honorable mention.
Anderson, who earned first team at the utility position, went 10-8 this season in the circle with a 3.10 ERA in 122 innings pitched. She struck out 75 batters, hurled 15 complete games and recorded a pair of shutouts. In the Centennial, she currently ranks sixth in victories, tied for seventh in complete games and ninth in strikeouts. At the plate, she is batting .316 with 16 RBI, 36 hits and 14 runs scored. On the team, she is fifth in batting and hits. She is one of six players to be hitting over .300 for the team so far this season. Her two triples ties her for the team lead and ranks tied for seventh in the Centennial. This is the second straight season she has been named all-conference, last season she was a second team all-conference pick as an outfielder.
Nottingham, who made all-conference for the third straight season at catcher, is batting .339 with 34 RBI and a team-leading six home runs. She is tied for the team lead in RBI and third on the squad in batting. She has also recorded seven stolen bases so far this season, scoring 35 runs and has been hit by a pitch 16 times. She is tops in the Centennial in hit by pitch, second in home runs, tied for second in RBI, third in runs, fourth in slugging (.619) and doubles (13), fifth in on-base percentage (.480), sixth in total bases (73) and seventh in sacrifice hits (6). The junior was a second team honoree in 2011 and 2012.
Briganti, who earned all-conference honors in her first try in the outfield, is hitting .363 this season, good for second on the team, with 23 RBI. Her 49 hits currently ranks second on the squad. She is tops in the Centennial and on the team in plate appearances (168) and walks (23). She is second in the conference in sacrifice hits (10), sixth in hits, seventh in stolen bases (10) and eighth in runs (31). Briganti has tallied seven outfield assists so far this spring. Her 10 stolen bases are good for second on the team.
Glascock, who earned conference honorable mention honors at shortstop, is hitting a career-high .310 with career-bests in runs scored (36), hits (35) and stolen bases (12). Glascock is currently tied for the team lead in triples with a pair and is tops on the team in runs scored and stolen bases. In the Centennial, she is currently second in runs scored and hit by pitch (13), sixth in steals and ninth in plate appearances (149). This is the second time she has been named all-conference as she was an honorable mention selection in 2011.
Jayo, who joins Briganti in earning an all-conference selection in her first try, is honorable mention at third base. She ranks fourth on the team with a .339 batting average and is tied for team lead with 34 RBI, while hitting four home runs. She is tied for second in the Centennial in RBI with Kylie Nottingham, seventh in sacrifice flies (2) and eighth in home runs and doubles (10). She is one three players on the team who has recorded 10 or more doubles so far in the campaign.
Since Lister's arrival for the 2009 season, the Shorewomen have produced 19 all-conference players, eight on the first team, six on the second team and five on honorable mention.
Washington College (26-17) will be traveling to Ithaca, NY to play Utica (33-12) Thursday at 4 p.m. in the first game of the 2013 NCAA Division III Softball Championship on the campus of Ithaca College.