May 8, 2012
ATHENS, Ohio - Lauren Gellerman has been named First Team All Mid-American Conference, the league office announced on Tuesday. The junior is one of five Bobcats to be honored by the MAC this season, as four of Gellerman's teammates received Second Team honors and one was named to the All-Freshman Team.
Joining Gellerman (San Diego, Calif.) on the postseason awards list are Raven King (Alpine, Utah), Alexis Joseph (Alvin, Texas), Lauren McClary (Pasadena, Texas) and Jillian Van Wagnen (Lorain, Ohio), who all earned Second Team honors. McClary was also named to the All-Freshman Team for her terrific season.
Gellerman has had an incredible year for the Bobcats, hitting .336 (49-of-146) and slugging at a team-high clip of .664. The junior has collected nine doubles, driven in a team-high 45 RBI and shattered the single-season home run record of eight with her 13 blasts. She has also been very solid in the field, amassing 246 putouts and 32 assists while only committing eight errors, netting a fielding percentage of .972.
King is tied for the team lead with 13 home runs and has accumulated a .660 slugging percentage. Only a sophomore, King is hitting .333 (49-of-147) with seven doubles and 40 RBI. A very dependable and durable player, King is one of only two Bobcats to have played in all 55 games this season.
A very dependable fielder in one of the most called-upon positions in the field, Joseph has had a great year at shortstop. The senior has hit .306 (52-of-170), striking four doubles, two triples and driving in 27 runs. She is tied for second on the team in runs scored (33) and leads the team in non-catcher/first base putouts with 108. Joseph is also the team leader in assists with 80.
Van Wagnen has been a great offensive force for the Bobcats, getting on base at a .395 clip as the team's leadoff hitter. The senior is the only other Bobcat to have played in all 55 games this season and leads the team with a .367 (62-for-169) batting average. Jillian has stolen 30 bases on 37 attempts this season and has now totaled 69 in her career, ranking second in program history.
McClary has had a very strong freshman season for Ohio, posting a 17-15 mark in 47 appearances. She has thrown 204.2 innings and held an ERA of 3.32, best on the team. The freshman has allowed opposing batters to hit only .194 against her this season and has set a new program record in single-season strikeouts with 198.
The Bobcats will next be in action on Wednesday at 5 p.m. They will play the winner of Toledo and Western Michigan. For a full game preview, please click here.
First Team All-MAC
Catcher - Alexis Curtiss, Buffalo
Catcher - Lauren Gellerman, Ohio
1B - Alissa Birkhimer, Akron
2B - Brooke Gates, Toledo
SS - Hannah Fulk, Bowling Green
SS - Alison Mercado, Ball State
3B - Jessica Richards, Eastern Michigan
Outfield - Jennifer Gilbert, Ball State
Outfield- Nicole Gremillion, Northern Illinois
Outfield - Lindasy Tobias, Toledo
Outfield - Danielle Parish, Northern Illinois
Pitcher - Jessica Simpson, Miami
Pitcher -- Jamie Kertes, Bowling Green
Utility Non-Pitcher - Amanda Montalto, Ball State
Utility Pitcher- Meredith Whitney, Western Michigan
Second Team All-MAC
Catcher - Kayla Ledbetter, Miami
1B - Tara Buchanan, Western Michigan
1B - Molly Coldren, Central Michigan
1B - Raven King, Ohio
2B - Sammi Gallardo, Buffalo
SS- Alexis Joseph, Ohio
3B - Audrey Bickel, Ball State
Utility Non-Pitcher - Jennifer Barnett, Northern Illinois
Pitcher - Lauren McClary, Ohio
Pitcher - Kara Dornbos, Central Michigan
Pitcher - Emma Johnson, Kent State
Outfield - Jillian Van Wagnen, Ohio
Outfield - Shanyn McIntyre, Miami
Outfield - Hanne Stuedemann, Ball State
Outfield - Amanda Carpenter, Ball State
Keelia Nester, Akron
Hanne Stuedemann, Ball State
Paris Imholz, Bowling Green
Jamie Kertes, Bowling Green
Alexis Curtiss, Buffalo
Chelsea DeLamielluere, Central Michigan
Emma Johnson, Kent State
Dani Ramos, Kent State
Shanyn McIntyre, Miami
Lauren McClary, Ohio
Freshman of the Year -- Jamie Kertes, Bowling Green
Pitcher of the Year - Jessica Simpson, Miami
Player of the Year - Jennifer Gilbert, Ball State
Nan Harvey Award -- Jordan McElroy, Miami
Coach of the Year - Shannon Salsburg, Bowling Green