Lady Saints net conference honors
Published 10:00 pm Friday, May 20, 2016
The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy softball team had six players receive all-conference honors for the 2016 season.
Brooklyne Carr, Madi Currin, Addy Greene, Katie Peelen, Madi Wilson and Delaney Taylor received All-TCIS team honors. Carr, Currin, Greene, Peelen and Wilson made first team all conference, and Taylor made second.
The Lady Saints had an amazing season leading up to the conference championship and state semifinals. NSA lost both games but still was able to celebrate with having so many players honored for their skills on the field.
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Lady Saints coach Brittany Wilkins was happy for her girls when they received their honors.
“I told them congratulations, because I was very proud of them,” Wilkins said.
Wilkins spoke to what makes each girl deserve the title.
“Brooklyne Carr really stepped up this year offensively for us,” Wilkins said. “She’s going to play ball for Randolph-Macon College in the fall.”
“Katie Peelen led us from the mound,” Wilkins added. “The numbers that got her first team were certainly based off of her pitching.”
“Addy Greene was a huge standout player for us this year stepping up big,” Wilkins said of the young player. “It takes a lot to come in as an eighth-grader and essentially have all this pressure on you to get on base and do your job and take control of the outfield. She handled it well.”
“Madi Currin is a phenomenal player,” Wilkins added. She’s got a cannon for an arm, great hand eye coordination at the plate, and she is the only girl on my roster that didn’t have a single strikeout this season.”
“Madi Wilson is my catcher, the backbone of the team,” Wilkins said. “She is the heart and soul, the one that kept everyone cool, calm and collected out there.”
Wilkins describes Taylor as another player that works hard day in and day out.
“She made some crucial plays out there for us this season,” Wilkins said.
Wilkins can’t remember the last time Nansemond-Suffolk Academy had so many girls selected for the all-conference teams.
“I think it’s a record for the number of girls we had make first team all conference at NSA, and it’s certainly the most I have had since I’ve been coaching NSA, so I think it speaks a lot of our program and what we’re doing,” Wilkins said.