C-N’s Skeen named earns 2012 Daktronics All-Region honors
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Carson-Newman senior outfielder Cassidy Skeen (Powell, Tenn.) has been named to the 2012 Daktronics Softball All-Southeast Region Second Team, it was announced on Tuesday.
Skeen, a first team All-South Atlantic Conference selection, started all 56 games in centerfield for the Lady Eagles, during C-N's 34-22 season. She batted .318 with 57 hits and 32 runs scored, and made only two errors in the field.
Skeen had a 12-game hitting streak in the middle of the season and pushed her average all the way to .374 at one point late in the season. She had nine multi-hit games during the streak.
The senior bounced back from a knee injury, which ended her junior season, to earn all-region honors. She was one of only six SAC players to make the two All-Region teams.
North Georgia led the first team selections and overall choices, garnering three first teamers and five overall. Four other region squads tallied three players each on the two teams.
North Georgia's Melissa Dickie was named Region Pitcher of the Year. Dickie was 20-0 with a 1.18 ERA and 103 strikeouts over 130 2/3 innings so far this year. April Jowers, the Armstrong second baseman,
earned Region Player of the Year honors. Jowers hit .565 with 50 runs scored and 105 hits. She had also stolen 28 bases.
The first team selections will move on to the All-America ballot. The Daktronics All-America programs honor student-athletes in Division II athletic programs. The voting, nomination and calculations are all conducted by the school's sports information directors.
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2012 Daktronics Softball All-Southeast Region
Pitcher of the Year: Melissa Dickie, North Georgia
Player of the Year: April Jowers, Armstrong
P: Jessica Coan, North Georgia
P: Melissa Dickie, North Georgia
P: Megan Barnwell, Armstrong
C: Sarah Atkins, Lenoir-Rhyne
1B: Breezy Collings, Flagler
2B: April Jowers, Armstrong
3B: Natalie Haithcox, Mars Hill
SS: Kacee Camp, Augusta St.
OF: Whitney Okvist, Georgia College
OF: Pilar Harden, North Georgia
OF: Kayla Voorhees, Mount Olive
DP: Haley Burnett, Georgia College
UT: Casey Googe, Columbus St.
P: Donna Munafo, Flagler
P: Mollie Russell, Columbus St.
P: Dawon Millwood, Lenoir-Rhyne
C: Hilary Cox, North Georgia
1B: Jessica Fellmeth, Lenoir-Rhyne
2B: Alona Personius, Flagler
3B: Karlie Gillam, North Georgia
SS: Abby Child, Anderson (S.C.)
OF: Cassidy Skeen, Carson-Newman
OF: Morgan Knight, Columbus St.
OF: Brianna Mulkey, Lincoln Memorial
DP: Heather Walker, Armstrong
UT: Kelsea Martin, Georgia College