Softball Trio Earns First Team All-State Honors from NCCSIA

Softball Trio Earns First Team All-State Honors from NCCSIA

Pfeiffer Softball Has Three Selected to NCCSIA All-State Team

Mt. Olive, N.C. –
Three individuals from the Pfeiffer University softball team have earned First-Team All-State honors from the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA).

Senior shortstop Vada Blue Sherrill (Hiddenite, N.C.) and senior pitcher Kiana Millsaps (Taylorsville, N.C.) earned first-team honors as did junior second basemen Makenzie Pennell (Taylorsville, N.C.).  This is the second-consecutive All-State selection for the talented Falcon trio.

This past season Sherrill batted .482, finishing with 58 RBI and led the USA South in home runs with 15.  She also was the league leader in stolen bases (52), runs scored (75) and doubles (18). She also delivered a .936 fielding percentage while manning shortstop for the Falcons.

Sherrill completed her Falcon career as the leader in every major offensive category and became the only person in NCAA history, regardless of division, to reach 200 hits (251), runs scored (255), RBI (200), and stolen bases (201).

Millsaps earned the designation after turning in a tremendous senior campaign in the circle. She compiled a 28-4 overall record this past season while pitching 166 innings, finishing with a 1.90 ERA while striking out 87 batters.  She limited the opposition to just 45 earned runs while walking just 24 batters.

Pennell completed her junior season with a USA South-best .489 batting average.  She also led the league with 67 RBI and was second in home runs with 14 round-trippers.  She also led the conference in hits (68), doubles (18) total bases (136) and slugging percentage (.978).  Defensively, she recorded a .966 fielding percentage.

Founded in 2002, the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) is comprised of sports information professionals from NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA and independent institutions from the state of North Carolina. The purpose of the organization is to promote collegiate athletics at all schools. Membership is open to anyone affiliated with a college, university or conference located in North Carolina, and whose area of responsibility lies within sports information.

The NCCSIA selects all-state teams in the University (Division I) and College (Division II, III, NAIA) divisions for men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, women's volleyball, softball and baseball.