Softball’s Taylor Hall Receives ECAC All-Star Recognition
CENTERVILLE, Mass. – UMBC softball's junior catcher Taylor Hall (Cosby, Va./Cosby) was selected to one of the Eastern College Athletic Conference's (ECAC) two 2014 Division I All-Star teams, as voted upon by the head coaches within the ECAC Division I softball membership.
Hall was voted as the Second Team catcher for her first ECAC honor. The Cosby, Va., native moved into the Retrievers' single-season record books in eight categories, in addition to making her way into the program's career record book in her third year with the squad. In the regular season, Hall led the America East in hits (60), home runs (14), total bases (115), runs batted in (51), slugging percentage (.762) and on-base percentage (.497) en route to becoming the fourth Retriever in the program to earn All-Conference First Team recognition in three straight seasons.
Hall earned a pair of America East Player of the Week honors and helped guide the Retrievers to their highest win total since 2009 and their first postseason appearance since 2011. The catcher was the 21st hardest person to strike out in NCAA Division I (25.2) and ranked 30th in slugging percentage (.762).
Fordham University's senior short stop Elise Fortier grabbed the first of three major awards by being named the ECAC Player of the Year. James Madison University's sophomore Jailyn Ford was selected as the Pitcher of the Year and the University of Pennsylvania outfielder Leah Allen was recognized as the Rookie of the Year.