Three Softball Players Earn All-State Honors

Jordan Lewis

June 27, 2013

GREENVILLE, N.C. - Juniors Jordan Lewis and Kristi Oshiro plus sophomore Sarah Christian were named to the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) All-State Softball Second-Team, it was announced by the organization Thursday afternoon. The all-state first and second teams feature 23 players representing nine different North Carolina Universities.

Lewis, an infielder from Fremont, Calif., earned the honors after leading the team in walks (27), stolen bases (12), slugging percentage (.559) and home runs (7). She also ranked second on the team in triples (3), RBI (28), batting average (.324), total bases (76), on-base percentage (.434) and multi-RBI games (7). She put together a career-high 21-game on-base streak from March 16-April 20 in which she hit .385 and reached base at a .549 clip.  

In Conference USA only-games, Lewis stood tied for second in triples (2) and sacrifice flies (2), third in slugging percentage (.683), tied for fourth in home runs (5), tied for fifth in walks (16), tied for sixth in runs batted in (18), tied for seventh in total bases (35) and tied for eighth in runs scored (18).

During East Carolina's three-game series against Marshall, Lewis hit three home runs, knocked in six, scored seven runs and walked five times.

Oshiro, an infielder from Mililani, Hawai'i, earned the second team nod and was the team leader in numerous offensive categories including batting average (.331), runs (39), triples (5), sacrifice bunts (10), on-base percentage (.443) and multi-hit games (13). She placed second on the squad in doubles (12), walks (25) and hits (48).

In Conference USA only-games, Oshiro placed second in the league in walks (19), tied for third in triples (1), tied for eighth in runs scored (17) and tied for ninth in sacrifice bunts (3).

During the team's three-game series against UTEP, Oshiro had five hits, four runs scored, five RBI and was walked five times.



Christian, a pitcher from Greenville, N.C., took home the honors after leading the team in wins (15), ERA (2.94), appearances (35), games started (25), complete games (16), innings pitched (169.0), saves (1) and strikeouts (104). She improved her strikeouts numbers by 41 from her freshman campaign and lowered her ERA by 0.67 from her rookie year.

In Conference USA only-games, Christian sported a 7-3 record with a 2.72 ERA, completed all 10 games that she started, with 45 strikeouts in 72 innings worked from the circle.

Christian set a new career-high with seven strikeouts against Towson on Feb. 10 and later tied the mark with seven punch outs against Memphis in the opening game of the series on April 20. She threw her third career shutout when she blanked UTEP to complete the sweep of the Miners on March 30. Christian threw all nine innings in earning the victory against Binghamton on March 1 and completed the 6-4 victory over a then No. 20/18 ranked Tulsa team with her first career save on April 7.

All nominees were submitted by North Carolina sports information professionals and voted on by the NCCSIA members.

Founded in 2002, The North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) is comprised of sports information professionals from NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA and independent institutions from the state of North Carolina. The purpose of the organization is to promote collegiate athletics at all schools. Membership is open to anyone affiliated with a college, university or conference located in North Carolina, and whose area of responsibility lies within sports information. 

NCCSSIA selects All-State teams in the University (Division I) and College (Division II, III, NAIA) divisions for men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, volleyball, softball and baseball.

2013 NCCSIA Softball All-State University Division First-Team

P: Raeanne Hanks, Jr., UNC Greensboro
P: Courtney Roberts, Fr., Campbell University
C: Lindsay Thomas, Fr., UNC Greensboro
IF: Ericka Nesbitt, So., Campbell University
IF: Lauryn Buckworth, Sr., UNC Wilmington
IF: Raven Lee, Jr., Campbell University
IF: Samantha Meenaghan, Jr., Gardner-Webb University
OF: Allie Cashion, Sr., Appalachian State University
OF: Tomeka Watson, Sr., Elon University
OF: Carleigh Nester, Jr., Elon University
DP: Katelyn Bedwell, Fr., UNC Greensboro
UTIL: Aisha Figueroa, Jr., UNC Greensboro

NCCSIA Softball University Division All-State Second-Team
P: Sarah Christian, So., East Carolina University
P: Alissa Schoelkopf, So., Appalachian State University
C: Courtney Klingler, Fr., Campbell University
IF: Heather Robb, Sr., UNC Greensboro
IF: Kristi Oshiro, Jr., East Carolina University
IF: Jordan Lewis, Jr., East Carolina University

IF: Morgan Baker, R-Jr., Gardner-Webb University
OF: Briana Gwaltney, Sr., Charlotte
OF: Stephanie Jones, So., Campbell University
OF: Jessica Plemmons, Fr., Charlotte
UTIL: Amber Steinhardt, Sr., Western Carolina University