Mercyhurst North East was rewarded for a great season as six players were named to the All WNYAC team, announced recently.
Mercyhurst went a perfect 8-0 in the conference to capture the WNYAC title, and the max amount of six players from the Saints earned post season honors.
Sophomore Mackenzie Hawley garnered 1st team honors for the second year, finishing with a .439 batting average while leading off for the Saints. Hawley led the squad with 63 runs, six triples and a school record 27 steals. She also contributed 11 doubles and 2 home runs from the leadoff spot.
Ashlyn Slusher also was named to the first team, as the freshman pitcher/DP led the Saints with a .500 batting average. Slusher, who wasn't available at the start of the season because of injury, bounced back to lead the Saints in hits with 72. She also hit seven home runs and drove home 55 RBIs. In the circle, Slusher pitched 84 innings for the Saints, going 12-2 with a 3.32 ERA.
Aren Schwab, a sophomore centerfielder, was named to the 1st team as well. Schwab hit .387 for the Saints while playing a stellar outfield all year for MNE. Schwab drove home 40 runs while scoring another 35. She finished the year with 16 doubles and eight steals.
Lei Guthrie was another 1st team selection for the Saints. The freshman did a little of everything for the Saints, starting in the circle as the Saints top pitcher. Guthrie was tops on the staff with 140 innings and a record of 18-5. She struck out 175 batters and finished with a team best 2.16 ERA. At the plate, Guthrie led the Saints with 12 Home Runs and 56 RBIs. She also hit a team high 21 doubles and finished with a .431 batting average.
Sophomore Hannah Larkin was rewarded for her outstanding season, hitting .382 with 42 RBIs for the Saints in the five hole. She hit 14 doubles and drew 17 walks while getting many of the Saints clutch hits this season.
Kaelyn Shea also made the all WNYAC team for the second year in a row. Shea, a sophomore third-baseman, hit .387 for MNE with 13 doubles and 33 RBIs.
Mercyhurst finished the season with a record of 42-10, a conference championship, region championship, district title, and qualified for the NJCAA National Tournament.