Centerville, MA – Husson softball's Kayla Merrill (Bethel, ME) has been named to the 2014 ECAC Division III New England All-Star First Team.
Merrill was recognized at third base on the first team, and was the only representative of the North Atlantic Conference selected.
Merrill helped lead the Eagles to their sixth straight North Atlantic Conference Championship and a birth to the NCAA Division III Regional Tournament.
Kayla was also named the North Atlantic Conference Player of the Year after ranking among the league's best in most offensive categories, including a league-high five homeruns, 22 runs scored, and six stolen bases. In addition to her prowess at the plate, she also twirled three shutouts in the circle and struck out 30 batters in 40 innings pitched against conference opponents.
Overall this season Kayla took 145 at bats, grabbing 56 hits, 8 doubles, 5 triples and 9 homeruns. She batted in 45 runs, earned 20 walks, and stole 9 bases.
At third base Kayla recorded 36 put outs, and 85 assists, turning 5 double plays.
As a pitcher Merrill appeared in 23 games, starting 20 of those, going 15-4 on the season with a 2.46 ERA.