SPARTANBURG, S.C.—Georgia Southern University senior Marie Fogle was named to the all-Southern Conference softball first team, in a vote of league head coaches, the conference announced Monday.
Fogle, an Effingham County High School graduate, was the SoCon preseason player of the year. Fogle picked up her third career first team selection, joining Nina Iduate (2008, 2009, 2010) as the only three-time first team selection. Fogle led the Eagles with a .408 batting average this season, with a .449 mark in league play.
In conference games, Fogle slugged .797 and hit five of her nine home runs. She enters the league tournament poised to set the career slugging percentage record at Southern with a .561 career mark.
GSU teammate Sarah Purvis was named the Southern Conference pitcher of the year, while senior Hanna Ennis earned all-SoCon second-team honors and Brooke Red was named to the all-freshmen team. Head coach Annie Smith was named SoCon coach of the year.
Smith becomes the third coach in Georgia Southern history to earn Coach of the Year honors. In her first season in Statesboro, Smith has led the Eagles to their best season in school history. The Eagles set new school records for overall wins (38) and conference wins (22) this season.