Poole and Pennell Named D2CCA Second Team All-Region

(Photo courtesy Sean Meyers)
(Photo courtesy Sean Meyers)

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - A pair of Pfeiffer Falcons were named to the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) Softball All-Southeast Region team on Monday afternoon. Freshman third basemen Makenzie Pennell and senior pitcher Sydney Poole earned Second Team All-Region honors.

Pennell set the single season program record for batting average (.392), hits (68), slugging percentage (.653), total bases (113) and RBI (57). The Taylorsville, NC native earned three Conference Carolinas Player of the Week accolades and was also the league's Freshman of the Year. Additionally, Pennell was a First Team All-Conference player and was also named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Second Team All-Region.

Poole wrapped up her career with a brilliant 14-0 mark in her senior season. Over her final two seasons with Pfeiffer, Poole amassed a 21-2 record and her 38 career wins ranks her third in team history. Poole tossed 97 innings in the circle and posted a 2.16 ERA with 48 strikeouts. She is the only pitcher in Pfeiffer history to not suffer a loss, while winning more than 10 games.

2017 Daktronics Softball All-Southeast Region


DISTRICT 3 - Southeast Region

Pitcher of the Year: Lacie Rinus, Carson-Newman

Player of the Year: Sarah Kenley, Lenoir-Rhyne


First Team

C                 Sarah Kenley                 Lenoir-Rhyne

1B               Sydney Landreth           Lenoir-Rhyne

2B               Abby Fiessinger             Carson-Newman  

3B               Jamie Johnson              UNC Pembroke    

SS               Sydney Sprague            North Georgia

OF               Erin Boone                      Lenoir-Rhyne[1]    

OF               Kelsey Vining                 Montevallo[1]%

OF               Stephanie Hartness      North Georgia[1]

DP              Haley Simonds              Newberry

UT               Lacie Rinus                     Carson-Newman

UT non P   Tayler Barcomb             Coker

P                 Kylee Smith                    North Georgia

P                 Josie Weber                   Limestone

P                 Ally Marcano                  Flagler


Second Team

C                 Cailah Niles                    Anderson[2]%

1B               Hannah Reppert            Armstrong State[1]

2B               Hannah Coursey           Georgia College

2B               Natalie Willis                  Newberry

3B               Makenzie Pennell         Pfeiffer   

SS               Whitney Woodard          Flagler

OF               Caroline Hill                   Limestone[2]

OF               Naomi Sapp                   Wingate

OF               Jeanie Perrucci              Young Harris

DP              Alishia Frierson              North Georgia

UT               Jane Trzaska                  Armstrong State[1]

UT non P   Alex Watkins                   UNC Pembroke

P                 Amanda Coffrin             North Greenville

P                 Sydney Poole                 Pfeiffer

P                 Devon Morrison             Newberry