Junior Ally Fox (Greenville, Wis.) earns her third-consecutive first-team All-NACC selection at second base after another dominant season in all facets of the game. Fox led the NACC and enters the NACC tournament ranked ninth in the nation with a .529 batting average and .590 on-base percentage. She also ranked second in the NACC, eighth in the nation, with 64 hits at the top of the Sabre lineup. During the season, she was held hitless in only five games with 22 multi-hit games. On the basepaths, Fox set a Marian single-season record and led the NACC swiping 27 bags having only been caught twice. Fox earned one NACC player of the week this year after hitting 15-of-19 (.789) to lead Marian to sweeps of Alverno, Lakeland, and Wis. Lutheran.
Sophomore Peyton Loesch (Bolingbrook, Ill.) earns her second All-NACC selection being named to the first team at first base for the first time in her career. Loesch was a staple in the middle of the Marian lineup ranking third in the NACC with 38 runs driven in, or an average of 1.06 per game, second in the conference. She also went on to rank fifth in the NACC with a .621 slugging percentage ranking fourth in the NACC with 13 doubles and sixth in the conference with four home runs. Loesch had 13 multi-hit games during the season with at least one run driven in in all but 12 games. She also went on to drive in multiple runs in 10 games this season.
Senior Lindsey Strainis (Green Bay, Wis.) earns her first All-NACC selection on the diamond being named to the second team at shortstop. Strainis put together one of her best seasons as a Sabre hitting .343 with a .435 slugging percentage. She had a knack for getting on base especially via the hit by pitch ranking atop the NACC with 10 hit by pitches, which led her to the fifth-highest on-base percentage in the conference at .478. Strainis also ranked fourth in the NACC with three triples, while driving in 21 runs.
Sophomore Katy Croeker (Kenosha, Wis.) slugged her way to her first All-NACC selection earning a spot on the second team at third base. Croeker ranked ninth in the NACC with a .588 slugging percentage behind 11 extra-base hits, four of which were home runs putting her sixth in the conference. She went on to drive in 25 runs this season including a five-RBI game against Benedictine where she went 3-for-4 with a run scored. Croeker also went on to have 11 games where she recorded three or more total bases.
The full release and all-conference lists from the NACC can be found at http://naccsports.org/sports/sball/2018-19/releases/20190502c87omy.
Marian University softball takes on Dominican at 2 p.m. later today, Thursday, May 2, to open the NACC tournament.