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Thomas More softball dominates American Collegiate Athletic Association postseason honors

NKyTribune staff

Four members of the Thomas More University softball team have earned individual accolades from the American Collegiate Athletic Association, while six Saints were recognized with All-ACAA postseason honors.

Thomas More senior shortstop Mary Beth Odom was named ACAA Offensive Player of the Year. She is hitting .439 as she is 47-for-107 at the plate with 15 home runs, nine doubles, 43 runs batted in and 45 runs scored.

Mary Beth Odom

Odom also posted a .944 slugging percentage and a .551 on-base percentage.

Junior catcher Kenzie Dickerson was named the ACAA Defensive Player of the Year. She is batting .314 with three home runs, seven doubles, 33 runs batted in and 12 runs scored. Dickerson has recorded 224 putouts and 23 assists behind the plate.

Senior pitcher Alix DeDreu was named the ACAA Pitcher of the Year for the Saints. She has recorded a 1.44 ERA with a 19-4 record and one save in 136 2/3 innings pitched. DeDreu also has registered 161 strikeouts in her 24 appearances in the circle.

Thomas More head coach Lindsay Eagan was named the ACAA Coach of the Year. She has led the Saints to a 32-9 record with an ACAA Tournament championship, a No. 16 national ranking. Eagan has a 320-154 record in her 11 years in the Saints’ dugout and has guided the team to eight NCAA Division III Tournament appearances, including this season as they host a regional at Thomas More Field this weekend.

Dickerson and DeDreu both were named first team All-ACAA and were joined by junior first baseman Andrea Gahan, senior third baseman Whitney Quillen and senior outfielder Morgan Wells. Gahan is hitting .444 at the plate with 11 home runs, 13 doubles, 48 RBI and 43 runs scored, while tallying a .810 slugging percentage.

Quillen is hitting .427 with six doubles, one triple, 13 RBI and 49 runs scored, while registering 12 stolen bases. Wells is batting .333 with five home runs, seven doubles, 28 RBI and 20 runs scored.

Thomas More will play host to Wilson College, SUNY Geneseo and Dickinson College in Crestview Hills this weekend in the NCAA Division III regionals. The Saints open regional play on Friday when they play Wilson College at 4:30 p.m.

(Information compiled from Thomas More and staff reports)

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