Anderson’s Moorhouse and Moorman Win Top HCAC Softball Awards

GREENWOOD, IN – Anderson University's Natalie Moorhouse (Albion, Ind./Central Noble) and Devin Moorman (Batesville, Ind./H.S.) have been named Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Most Valuable Player and Pitcher of the Year, respectively.

Moorhouse, a junior shortstop for the Ravens, guided her team to a 16-0 record during the HCAC softball regular season to capture the conference and tournament championship. She was the leader of the Anderson offensive effort all season long, hitting .511 at the plate with a conference-best six home runs and 22 RBI in league play.  Moorhouse added 14 runs scored, five doubles, and two stolen bases, while posting a slugging percentage of 1.000.

Moorman, a junior pitcher for the Ravens, was outstanding in the circle this year. She helped lead Anderson to the HCAC tournament title and earn the school's second straight NCAA tournament berth.  She posted an 8-0 record against conference opponents this season.  The junior recorded a 0.86 earned run average by allowing just six earned runs in 49.0 innings of work.  Moorman struck out 26 opponents during the conference season and notched eight complete games.

Overall for Anderson this year, Moorman sported a 3.06 earned run average and 10-4 overall record. She threw 87.0 innings and struck out 52 hitters.

The HCAC has also awarded the Freshman of the Year award to Anderson's Yardley Collett (Middletown, Ind./Shenandoah).  Collett hit .512 during conference play this season, while scoring 12 runs.  She drove in 14 RBI and added two doubles and five home runs for the Ravens during league play as a rookie.

Anderson head coach Tony Holloway has been named Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year. Holloway, in his fourth season as head coach at Anderson, has led the Ravens to a 30-10 mark and a 16-0 record in the HCAC this season, including the HCAC tournament championship.  The Ravens were the first school in conference history to finish the softball regular season and tournament unbeaten. This award is the second straight 'Coach of the Year' honor for Holloway while in charge at AU.

The Ravens open NCAA regional play against Carthage in Bloomington, Illinois Thursday afternoon.

HCAC Most Valuable Player: Natalie Moorhouse, Anderson University

HCAC Pitcher of the Year: Devin Moorman, Anderson University

First Team All-HCAC

Amy Hommema

Manchester

Senior

C

Yardley Collett

Anderson

Freshman

1B

Amy Wuestefeld

Anderson

Junior

2B

Lauren Kreinest

Hanover

Senior

2B

Carly Heibel

Rose-Hulman

Freshman

SS

Natalie Moorhouse

Anderson

Junior

SS

Kylie Planck

Manchester

Sophomore

3B

Katie Clark

Bluffton

Freshman

DP

Katie Lee

Anderson

Sophomore

OF

Shelby Wade

Bluffton

Junior

OF

Katie Miller

Defiance

Junior

OF

Devin Moorman

Anderson

Junior

P

Monica Crowe

Anderson

Senior

P





Second Team All-HCAC

Stephanie Atkins

Anderson

Senior

C

Allison Stropes

Franklin

Junior

1B

Michelle Ladanyi

Transylvania

Junior

2B

Emily Willmann

Manchester

Freshman

SS

Jessica Ayers

Franklin

Freshman

SS

Lindsay Robertson

Bluffton

Freshman

3B

Lauren Smith

Anderson

Junior

DP

Jordan Sawmiller

Defiance

Sophomore

DP

Samantha Steele

Anderson

Freshman

OF

Chelsie Osborne

Bluffton

Senior

OF

Aubrie Ridinger

Defiance

Senior

OF

Megan Patton

Bluffton

Freshman

P

Maureen Lund

Manchester

Freshman

P

Honorable Mention All-HCAC

Megan Ream

Anderson

Junior

OF

Emily Manahan

Bluffton

Senior

1B

Macy Ferrall

Defiance

Sophomore

3B

Beth Glomb

Franklin

Junior

2B

Dani Merrick

Hanover

Freshman

SS

Kayla Yates

Manchester

Junior

OF

Lindsay Griffith

Mount St. Joseph

Freshman

C

Brianne Widmoyer

Rose-Hulman

Junior

DP

Emily McCarty

Transylvania

Senior

OF

All-Sportsmanship Team

Amy Wuestefeld

Anderson

Junior

2B

Shelby Wade

Bluffton

Junior

OF

Stephanie Esquibel

Defiance

Sophomore

3B

Emily Whitsett

Franklin

Freshman

C

Megan Priest

Hanover

Senior

OF/1B

Whitney Ohmer

Manchester

Senior

OF

Kim McElhinny

Mount St. Joseph

Junior

P

Jenna Martinek

Rose-Hulman

Sophomore

2B/OF

Andi Martin

Transylvania

Sophomore

IF