JACKSON, Mich. — The Crossroads League announced its Softball All-Conference recipients on Wednesday, May 10.
The Mount Vernon Nazarene University softball team put together an impressive showing this season, earning a multitude of All-Conference awards.
First Team All-Conference
Macee Marcum received the honor after finishing the season tied for first in the conference for runs batted in with 52 for the season. The shortstop finished second in the conference in batting average at .445. The senior tied for ninth in the conference for homeruns with six, as well as second in the conference for on base percentage at .486. Marcum finished fourth in the conference in slugging percentage at .665, third in hits with 73, and third for runs with 45.
Kylee Pettit received first team all-conference along with being recognized as a gold glove winner as an outfielder. Pettit finished fourth in the conference in batting average at .412, finished second in the conference in hits with 77 and tied for first in runs with 61. The senior finished eighth in the conference in stolen bases with 18 in 2023.
Sheridan Sullivan received the honor as well after an impressive season inside the circle pitching. Sullivan finished first in the league in strikeouts per game at 9.21, as well as ninth in earned run average at 2.81. The junior tied for second in strikeouts during the season with 154 and tied for sixth in wins with 13.
Second Team All-Conference
Kaycee Ollis earned the award after finishing eighth in the league overall for runs batted in with 38, along with fourth overall in doubles with 16. The senior catcher was able to come away with 28 runs along with 48 hits for the year. On the season, Ollis batted .329 and chipped in with three homers.
Mallory Shoup earned second team honors after a breakout season in which the right fielder finished seventh overall in batting average at .383. Shoup was able to finish the season with 51 hits and 18 RBIs along with 28 runs scored by herself.
Megan Pentz was able to claim the honor for herself as well. The left fielder had a batting average of .295 to go along with 44 hits, 19 RBIs, and 28 runs scored.
Nadia Hoffman claimed the honor after a great season in the circle. Hoffman finished second overall in the conference in both strikeouts per game at 8.65 and batting average against at .167. The sophomore finished seventh overall in strikeouts with 96 in 2023.
Mackenzie Hancock received the gold glove honor for her impressive work at second base. Hancock finished eleventh in the league in double plays turned with seven. The junior finished the year with 67 put outs, 57 assists, and a fielding percentage of .961.
Pettit received the gold glove award after her great season in centerfield for the Lady Cougars. The senior finished the year with a fielding percentage of .975, along with 79 put outs out of 81 total chances.
Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults. With a 327-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and several convenient Graduate and Professional Studies locations throughout the state, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth, and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education to more than 2,200 students from 31 states and 22 countries/U.S. territories.