NORTH BOSTON, N.Y. — The Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference announced its postseason softball awards on Tuesday, May 16, and eight Penn State Altoona student-athletes were voted to spots on the all-conference team, tying for the most in program history.
Leading the group was right-handed pitcher Madison Peters, of Bellefonte, who was chosen as the AMCC’s Pitcher of the Year. Peters, catcher Cameryn Feathers, of Martinsburg; third baseman Hanna Lauck, of Bellefonte; and outfielder Brooke Colledge, of Everett, were each voted to the first team of the All-AMCC squad, while shortstop Karli Storm, of Chest Springs, and senior outfielder Madison Lucas, of Philipsburg, took second-team honors. First baseman Gianna Hoppel, of Lewistown, and second baseman Alyssa Fisher, of Lock Haven, were third-team picks.
Peters, in her first season of college softball, had a sensational spring in the circle for Penn State Altoona. She led the AMCC this season in appearances (27), starts (22), wins (19), complete games (22), shutouts (5), innings pitched (154 1/3), and strikeouts (113) while tying for first in saves (1). Additionally, she ranked second in the conference in earned run average (2.40), fourth in strikeouts per game (5.13), and fifth in opponent batting average (.248). During the season, Peters was a three-time recipient of the AMCC’s Pitcher of the Week award.
Feathers played in and started 32 games in her second year with the Penn State Altoona softball program and was again one of the top hitters in the conference. She led the conference in batting average (.490), hits (50), and on-base percentage (.547) while ranking second in slugging percentage (.765) and total bases (78), third in triples (4), fourth in runs scored (33), home runs (4), and stolen bases (10), fifth in runs batted in (29), ninth in walks (12), and 11th in doubles (8). Behind the plate, Feathers ranked sixth in the AMCC in runners caught stealing (5). She earned AMCC Player of the Week honors on March 13.
This is Feathers’ second career appearance on an AMCC all-conference team, after getting second-team recognition last season.
Lauck started all 37 games for Penn State Altoona in her first season with the Lions softball program. This spring, she led the AMCC in RBI (34) and sacrifice flies (4) while ranking third in doubles (11), ninth in walks (12), 16th in stolen bases (5), 17th in hits (37), 18th in runs scored (23) and sac hits (2), 20th in total bases (48), 30th in batting average (.327) and on-base percentage (.385), and 32nd in slugging percentage (.425). In the field, Lauck ranked 11th in the conference in double plays turned (4) and 13th in assists (39).
Colledge started all 37 games for the Lions while enjoying a terrific senior campaign. Among all AMCC hitters, she ranked second in runs scored (36), fifth in hits (46) and doubles (10), eighth in total bases (66), ninth in home runs (2), 11th in RBI (24), 15th in triples (2), 16th in stolen bases (5), 21st in slugging percentage (.493), 23rd in walks (9) and batting average (.343), and 29th in on-base percentage (.386).
This is Colledge’s first career appearance on an AMCC all-conference team.
Storm had a great first season for Penn State Altoona while starting all of her team’s 37 games. In the AMCC, she is first in walks (19), second in on-base percentage (.500), third in RBI (31), sixth in hits (45) and doubles (9), seventh in stolen bases (8), eighth in batting average (.409), ninth in total bases (61), and 15th in triples (2) and home runs (1). In the field, she also ranked third in the conference in assists (74). Storm was awarded an AMCC Player of the Week recognition on April 17.
Lucas had a strong senior season with the Lions while starting all 37 games for her team. In the AMCC, she ranked second in sac hits (6), fourth in home runs (4), sixth in walks (13), 14th in stolen bases (6), 15th in RBI (23), 17th in total bases (52), 20th in runs scored (22) and doubles (7), 21st in hits (33), 33rd in on-base percentage (.380), and 35th in batting average (.308).
This is Lucas’ first career appearance on an AMCC all-conference team.
Hoppel had another great all-around season for the Lions as a sophomore, while starting 36 of her team’s 37 contests. With the bat, she ranked third in the AMCC in hits (48) and walks (17), fifth in on-base percentage (.493), sixth in batting average (.410) and runs scored (30), ninth in RBI (27), 10th in total bases (60), 15th in slugging percentage (.513) and home runs (1), 20th in doubles (7), and 24th in triples (1). Additionally, Hoppel was second in the AMCC in putouts (205), third in double plays turned (6), and fourth in fielding percentage (.995).
This is the second year in a row that Hoppel has earned All-AMCC honors, after being a first-team pick last season.
Fisher started all 37 of the Lions’ games this season and produced another strong year. She led the AMCC in runs scored (40) and hits (50) while ranking third in doubles (11), fourth in total bases (70), sixth in triples (3), ninth in walks (12), 15th in home runs (1), 18th in slugging percentage, 20th in batting average (.360), 21st in on-base percentage (.408), 22nd in RBI (19), and 28th in stolen bases (3). In the field, Fisher was ninth in the conference in assists (47).
This is the second straight season that Fisher has received All-AMCC recognition, after being a second-team selection as a pitcher last spring.
Penn State Altoona softball is 25-12 overall this season, including 11-3 in the AMCC. The Lions won the AMCC Tournament — their third conference title in program history — and will be making their third NCAA Division III Tournament appearance later this week. Penn State Altoona will face Case Western Reserve University in the first day of the NCAA Division III Cleveland Regional this Thursday, May 18, at 4:30 p.m.