DANBURY, Conn. - Sophomore first baseman Shelby Noel was named a Division III All-ECAC South Softball selection, the organization announced Wednesday.
Noel was picked to the honor when the Eastern College Athletic Conference released its 2016 Division III South Softball All-ECAC Selections and major award winners.
Noel put together a record-breaking season for the Bearcats in 2016. Noel earned First-Team All-PAC for a second straight season and was lauded as a Second Team All-Region selection by the NFCA.
The Latrobe graduate ranked second in the PAC in batting average at .465. Noel also established new single-season program records in hits (62), home runs (9), runs batted in (41) and runs scored (38). The sophomore ranked among the league leaders in average, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, runs, hits, RBI, triples, home runs and total bases. Noel was also named PAC Hitter of the Week twice during the season.
Noel was one of four student-athletes from the Presidents' Athletic Conference to be recognized by the ECAC, including one of two First Team picks.
(photo courtesy of Saint Vincent College)