Tusculum College sophomore first baseman Kaytlin Stroinski has
been named to the Daktronics Softball Division II All-Southeast
Region team, as voted on by the region's sports information
Stroinski was a second-team selection at first base after leading the Pioneers to the first South Atlantic Conference championship in program history. The Howell, Mich. native hit .327 with five home runs and 41 runs batted in and was a second-team All-South Atlantic Conference honoree.
Stroinski started all 50 games at first base and tied for fourth in the conference in runs batted in. She led the Pioneers in batting average, runs scored (36), runs batted in, slugging percentage (.524), on-base percentage (.429) and walks (20) while sharing the team lead in home runs.
In 437 chances at first base, Stroinski made just three errors for a .993 fielding percentage, and finished the season with 320 chances without an error over a span of 37 games. She had five walk-off RBIs for the Pioneers, including three in extra innings.
Through her first two seasons at Tusculum, Stroinski is a .322 hitter with eight home runs and 58 runs batted in. She has 96 hits and 67 runs scored in 107 games, along with 43 walks and 20 stolen bases in 22 attempts. Her eight home runs are tied for eighth all-time in program history, while her 58 RBIs are 11th-best all-time at Tusculum.
The Pioneers finished 31-19 overall and went 13-5 in the SAC, winning the conference crown with a doubleheader sweep of regional final participant Anderson on the final day of the regular season.
The D2SIDA All-America softball team is sponsored by Daktronics, Inc., an acknowledged world leader in scoring, timing and programmable display systems for virtually every sport at every level of competition. The teams are voted on by the members of D2SIDA, NCAA Division II Sports Information Directors Association.
DISTRICT 3 - Southeast Region
Pitcher of the Year: Carley Tysinger, Catawba
Player of the Year: Brittany Hefner, Carson-Newman
C - Kim McMillan, North Georgia
1B - Danielle Swygert, Anderson
2B - Jessica Neidigh, Anderson
3B - Kacie Patterson, Armstrong
SS - Brittany Hefner, Carson-Newman
OF - Taylor Merritt, North Georgia
OF - Kori Waugh, Columbus State
OF - Whitney Britt, Queens
P - Megan Barnwell, Armstrong
P - Carley Tysinger, Catawba
P - Mollie Russell, Columbus State
DP - Taylor Cloninger, UNC Pembroke
UT [non pitcher] - Brea Hartley, UNC Pembroke
UT [pitcher] - Shelby Duff, Armstrong
C - Bri Shoemake, Carson-Newman
1B - Kaytlin Stroinski, Tusculum
1B - Beth Overman, Mount Olive
1B - Hannah Reppert, Armstrong
2B - Lauren Bessent, Flagler
3B - Haily Jarman, Lenoir-Rhyne
3B - Tristan Faile, Francis Marion
SS - Alexis Mercer, Armstrong
OF - Kelli Hensley, Carson-Newman
OF - Brianna Mulkey, Lincoln Memorial
OF - Kelsey Maffucci, Wingate
OF - Whitney Little, Flagler
P - Hannah Light, King
P - Dani Gallucci, Georgia College
P - India Kornegay, USC Aiken
DP - Maloree Escue, Flagler
UT [non pitcher] - Molly Whittington, Flagler
UT [non pitcher] - Elayna Siebert, Carson-Newman
UT [pitcher] - Kristen Carr, Columbus State