Six Tigers named All-NCAC; Hanrahan Coach of the Year

Six Tigers named All-NCAC; Hanrahan Coach of the Year

Six Tigers made All-NCAC First Team honors on Wednesday, while coach Erica Hanrahan was named Coach of the Year.

Lauren Godden was named the Player of the Year. Playing primarily in the DP spot, Godden led the league in numerous categories including slugging percentage (.843), home runs (6), RBI (19) and total bases (43). She also batted .451 in conference play.

Joining her on the All-NCAC First Team is Linsey Button, Sammi Bell, Liz Getz, Sidney Holler and Emma Baldwin.

Button becomes just the second student-athlete in conference history since 2005 to make four-straight appearances on the first team. She batted .375 in conference play with 1 HR and 15 RBI.

Bell and Getz were named First Team for the second year in a row. Bell batted .383 with 1 HR and 14 RBI, while Getz batted a team-high .559 with 10 RBI and a .590 OBP.

Baldwin was a Second Team recipient last year. She was 8-0 on the mound in conference play this year, pitching 38.1 innings to the tune of a 1.28 ERA.

The freshman Holler also got the First Team nod after batting .415 with 9 RBI.

2016 marks the first time in conference history six student-athletes from the same school has made the top team.

Hanrahan was named Coach of the Year by the league coaches for the third time in her career. She holds a 114-69 record in four years at DePauw and finished this season at 29-16 overall and 15-1 in conference.

Hanrahan guided the Tigers to their fourth-straight NCAC title as they currently prepare for the NCAA DIII Softball Tournament for the eighth time in the last 10 seasons. They play Washington University (Mo.) to start the tournament on Friday.