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Five Hatters were named to the Atlantic Sun All-Conference Teams on Tuesday.
by: David S. Williams
Softball: Five Hatters Earn All-Conference Honors
Courtesy: Stetson University  
Release:  05/06/2014
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Five Stetson University softball student-athletes earned postseason honors from the Atlantic Sun Conference, the league office announced on Tuesday.

Senior Meredith Owen (Jackson, Miss.) was honored twice, once as a pitcher on the All-Conference First Team and once as a designated player on the All-Conference Second Team.

Joining Owen on the second team were senior outfielder Chrissy Morello (Ormond Beach, Fla.), junior second baseman Demi Meza (Oxnard, Calif.), and sophomore first baseman Kayla Drury (DeLand, Fla.).

Jessie TenBroeck (Live Oak, Fla.) was a unanimous selection for the All-Freshman team.

As a pitcher, Owen enters the Atlantic Sun tournament with a 22-7 record, a 0.90 ERA and 159 strikeouts in 179.2 innings.  She leads the league in wins, ERA, innings pitched, and complete games (21), and was named the A-Sun Pitcher of the Week three times during the season.

Owen is Stetson's first First Team All-Conference selection since Jill Semento in 2011 and the first Hatter pitcher to earn first-team honors since Erica Demers in 2006.  

At the plate, Owen is batting .333 with 13 home runs and 41 RBI.  She is just the third player in school history to hit over 30 career home runs (31) and just the sixth player to record over 100 RBI (107).  On April 22, Owen earned National Player of the Week honors from USA Softball.

It is the second straight year Owen has earned all-conference honors as a pitcher and as a hitter. 

Morello batted .319 with two home runs and 20 RBI this season en route to her third career selection on the Atlantic Sun all-conference team.  As a senior, she has started all 46 games in center field and has registered 51 hits, 39 runs scored and 14 stolen bases. She ranks among the school all-time leaders in hits, runs scored, stolen bases, and total bases.

Meza and Drury are each making their first appearance on the all-conference team.

Meza enters the A-Sun tournament batting a team-high .355 with 11 doubles, 10 home runs, 42 RBI and a .660 slugging percentage.  She ranks among the A-Sun leaders in numerous offensive categories and was named to the Stetson Lead-Off Classic and Stetson Classic all-tournament teams earlier this season.

Drury, meanwhile, is batting .331 on the season with three home runs and 19 RBI.  Her average rose to .356 in conference games, where she hit safely in 17 of the team's 25 contests.  She recorded 341 putouts in her first season at first base, posting a .989 fielding pct.

TenBroeck started all 46 games in right field for the Hatters, batting .342 with a home run and 12 RBI.  She has stolen a league-best 27 bases, and her 44 runs scored is just four shy of the school single-season record. TenBroeck produced a 15-game hitting streak earlier this season and was named A-Sun Player of the Week on Feb. 17.

The Hatters (34-12) are seeded third for the Atlantic Sun tournament and will face sixth-seeded Florida Gulf Coast at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Nashville, Tenn.



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