Stroinski, Reese and Williamson earn All-SAC Softball honors
Posted: Apr 22, 2015
ROCK HILL, S.C. --- Tusculum College student-athletes Kaytlin Stroinski, Treslyn Reese and Carolyn Williamson have been named to the 2015 All-South Atlantic Conference softball team, announced by the league office on Wednesday.
Stroinski was selected as the second-team shortstop and picks up All-Conference honors for a third time in her career. Reese was named the honorable mention catcher while Williamson was an honorable mention outfielder. Williamson lands on the All-SAC squad for a second straight season while Reese earns her first All-Conference nod.
Stroinski, a senior from Howell, Michigan, will leave TC in the top 10 of 20 different categories in the Pioneer record book including batting average, home runs and stolen bases. This season, she led the team with a .438 on-base percentage (9th in school history) with the help of a team-high 18 walks. Stroinski also had four triples, which ranks third in the SAC and 36th nationally. Her 43 hits, 32 RBIs, nine doubles, and seven home runs all ranked second on the team.
Stroinski had 12 multi-hit games, including five perfect efforts from the plate, and 10 multi-RBI outings. She smashed two homers and drove in four runs in a win over Montevallo and had three doubles in a win over Coker on Senior Day. Stroinski hit her final collegiate home run against Lenoir-Rhyne last weekend in the Pioneers' first ever sweep of the Bears.
Reese made an immediate impact in her first season at Tusculum. The sophomore catcher from Auburn, Alabama had a team-high nine home runs, which tied for second in school history. Reese threw out 16-of-34 runners attempting to steal and had a .993 fielding percentage, which is the highest in school history for a catcher. She committed just one error in 138 total chances between 42 games.
Reese led the team in doubles (13) and RBIs (34) while owning a team-high .681 slugging percentage, which was 7th-highest in school history. She finished with 39 total hits and a .430 on-base percentage. Reese had 11 multi-hit games including a 3-for-5 effort at the plate with a double and homer in a win over Pfeiffer. She had two four-RBI games including in a win at Queens and in the final game of the season, the victory at Lenoir-Rhyne.
Williamson was a consistent bat in the Pioneer lineup all season and made numerous spectacular plays in centerfield. Her .358 batting average led the team and ranked 17th in the SAC. Williamson was also the Pioneers' leader in hits with 49 and had a team-high eight sacrifice bunts. The junior from Knoxville, Tennessee had 10 stolen bases and was hit by five pitches, which is tied for fourth all-time in the Tusculum record book.
Williamson had 14 multi-hit games, including two three-hit performances, and six multi-RBI games. She had the dramatic walkoff hit vs. Wingate that drove in two runs and was a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate with two RBIs in a win over King.
The Pioneers finished the season with a 21-21 overall record and a 9-13 mark in the SAC. TC set a new single-season record with 36 home runs.