May 14, 2010
BLACKSBURG, Va. — Senior outfielder Carly Wynn was named to the 2010 All-ACC First-Team and three other Florida State softball players were placed on the second team, Atlantic Coast Conference officials announced Friday.
FSU finished second behind Georgia Tech (six) for total number of student-athletes voted to both squads.
“It is nice to see Carly get recognized for her play by the Atlantic Coast Conference,” FSU head coach Lonni Alameda said. “She has worked extremely hard this season to be an effective and consistent leadoff hitter for us. She is also our team captain so she had to juggle those responsibilities and she has done a tremendous job of doing so.”
Friday’s announcement marks the third season in which Wynn has earned an all-conference nod. She was a second-team selection last year and made the first team in 2008.
Wynn enters the ACC Championship in Blacksburg, Va. as the team leader in batting average, runs scored, doubles, triples, hits, total bases, slugging percentage, walks, on-base percentage and stolen bases.
The Sharpsburg, Ga. native finds herself at or near the top of the ACC in several of those statistical categories as well. She is third in the league in batting average, sixth in slugging percentage, third in on-base percentage, third in runs scored, second in hits, first in both doubles and triples, and second in all three of the following: walks, stolen bases and total bases.
Gober earned second-team honors for the second year in a row after eclipsing the 20-win plateau as a pitcher in back-to-back seasons. The McDonough, Ga. native’s 21 wins entering conference tournament play is third in the league and her 2.31 ERA is good enough for eighth.
Gober also ranks seventh in the ACC in opponent batting average and eighth in total number of strikeouts.
A year after capturing ACC Pitcher of the Year honors and a first-team nod in 2009, Hamilton made the second team this year on the heels of a regular-season that saw her post 19 wins — a mark that is good enough for fifth in the conference.
Hamilton enters the postseason as the ACC’s leader in total number of strikeouts. She’s also third with a 1.32 ERA and second in opponent batting average.
Stager’s placement on the second team marks the first time in her career that the shortstop has achieved all-conference honors.
The Trinity, Fla. native’s .310 batting average is not only a career-best but it also ranks 12th in the ACC. She also ranks fifth in on-base percentage and third in walks in the league.
“Terese, Sarah and Ashley have all had very good seasons,” Alameda said. “I don’t think we have seen the best of what we all have to offer but it is a special honor to be recognized this way. We are very proud of all of them for how hard they work each and every day.”
Florida State opens ACC Championship play as a three-seed today with a 12 p.m. game against sixth-seeded Maryland.