LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Six Marlins on the Virginia Wesleyan University softball team were named to the 2019 Atlantic All-Region Teams by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA). Hanna Hull and Julia Sinnett both garnered a spot on the First Team, while Madison Glaubke was named to the Second Team. Rounding out the list were Carla Hall, Jessica Goldyn and Kaylah Duplain who all collected third team honors.
Hull churned out another dominating performance in 2019, earning her third-straight appearance on the All-Region First Team. She recorded 29 wins against only four losses, leading Division III in total victories. Over the course of her junior campaign, Hull racked up 339 strikeouts which tops all pitchers in Division III. Her ERA of 0.55 is second in the country only to Ally Wiegand of last year's National Runner Up Illinois Wesleyan University. This year she has also tossed four no-hitters to go along with 16 double-digit punch out games. The Chesterfield, Va. native has also cleared a couple benchmarks along the way, hitting her 1,000th career strikeout as well as hitting the 100-wins mark. This year she was also tabbed the ODAC's Pitcher of the Year for the third-straight time.
Sinnett was a consistent source of offense for the Virginia Wesleyan squad, leading the team in nearly every offensive statistic. The Woodbridge, Va. native has topped the Marlins in hits with 59, surpassing her last year's total of 45 in 10 less games, and leads the ODAC in batting average with a .431. Of those hits, she racked up a conference-leading 19 doubles, which also ranked 18th in the nation. Her defense was almost impressive as her offense as the third basemen cut her error total in half from last season, registering 59 assists as well.
Glaubke continued her role as the one of the team's top players, earning her second-straight spot on the All-Region honor roll. The junior was one of the top offensive threats at the plate this season, slashing a .343/.517/.467. She used a keen eye at the plate, striking out a career-low 13 times while earning the second-most walks per game in the entire country (0.92). When she did get on base, Glaubke didn't stand still, stealing the second-most bags in the conference (35) and recording the sixth-most runs scored (41).
When Hull has needed a rest, Coach Brandon Elliott is more than ready to throw his other First Team All-ODAC Pitcher, Carla Hall. While not racking up the punch outs like her counterpart, Hall has incredible pitching location, forcing batters to put easy outs into play. The sophomore allowed just 3.90 hits per seven innings, ranking her 10th in all of Division III. Her 1.82 ERA was been no joke either as it ranks second in the conference. Hall has reached a couple milestones as well, setting a new career single strikeout record with eight against Keuka College and recording her first ever no-hitter against Guilford.
Joining Glaubke in the base-running ranks is fellow All-ODAC first teamer Jessica Goldyn. The junior transfer was key on the base paths, stealing a conference-leading 36 on the year. Getting to first wasn't a problem either as she has registered the second-most hits on the team with 48. Six of those hits were triples which ranks 11th among all Division III players.
Returning after a one-year hiatus from the sport, Duplain did not skip a beat. The junior filled right into the short stop position, becoming one of the squad's top defensive players. At the plate, Duplain was a menace for opposing pitchers as she has racked up 42 hits and 27 RBI. The Virginia Beach, Va. native left her mark on the opening of the new TowneBank Park (Tom & Bettty Broyles Field) as well as she cranked the first ever home run (which also happened to be a grand slam) in a win over Johnson and Wales University on March 8.