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Carleton softball stars earn all-MIAC honors

<ir="ltr">Three members of the Carleton College softball team achieved All-MIAC status following the 2016 season. Sophomore catcher/infielder Molly Steinberg(Santa Monica, Calif./Harvard Westlake) garnered her first All-MIAC selection and was joined on the all-conference team by first-year outfielder Anna Lauko (Whitefish Bay, Wis./Whitefish Bay). Sophomore infielder Corrie Lucchesi (Chicago, Ill./Lane Tech) received All-MIAC Honorable Mention.

Steinberg was among the conference’s best hitters as she ranked third with a .417 batting average, sixth with a .462 on-base percentage, and 10th with her .571 slugging percentage. She finished second on the Knights with 21 RBI. Steinberg started in 29 of the 30 games in which she participated, recording a hit in 21 of those contests including 10 multi-hit games. Steinberg also collected a team-best 10 extra-base hits while spending time at catcher, first base, shortstop, and third base.

Lauko showed no fear as a rookie, taking the MIAC by storm as she ranked first among conference players in stolen bases (24), second in batting average (.436), and second in on-base percentage (.496). Lauko started all 38 games for the Knights this season, hitting safely in 31 of them including 16 multi-hit affairs. She was one of seven first-years to be voted All-MIAC honors.

Lucchesi ranked eighth with her .391 in batting average in conference games and was 10th in stolen bases against MIAC competition. She finished third on the Knights— behind her fellow All-MIAC honorees—in hitting, on-base percentage (.425), and slugging percentage (.404). Lucchesi hit safely in 26 of her 36 starts, including 10 multi-hit efforts. She finished second on the squad with 39 hits.

As part of a conference-wide sportsmanship initiative, the MIAC announced the 10th annual All-MIAC Sportsmanship team for softball. First-year Sarah Ogle (San Diego, Calif./Francis Parker School) was selected by her coaches and teammates as an individual who demonstrates ideals of positive sportsmanship both on and off the field of competition.

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