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Hilltoppers' Starr Voted 1st-Team All-WVIAC

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A breakout season on the softball diamond for West Liberty junior Maggie Starr has made her the first Hilltopper in five years to achieve first-team All-West Virginia Conference status in voting by the league coaches.

Starr, a hard-hitting third baseman from Cambridge, Ohio, became WLU's first first-team pick since Rachel Mason earned back-to-back first-team honors in 2007-08 Tuesday morning when the WVIAC coaches announced the results of their 2013 All-Conference voting. Fellow Hilltopper Felicia Hulslander joined Starr as an honorable mention selection.
 
Starr emerged as one of the WVIAC's top offensive threats this spring, starting all 48 games for head coach Jim Bacca and ranking among the league's Top 10 in nearly every offensive category. Starr ended the regular season ranked second in the WVIAC with 60 hits and was also No. 2 in the league with 19 bases on balls. Her .446 on-base percentage ranked 6th in the conference and she was 7th in the league with a .380 batting average. Starr also finished 7th in the WVIAC with 18 stolen bases and 8th with 36 runs scored.
 
Hulslander, a senior infielder from East Aurora, N.Y., finished her WLU career with a flourish, hitting .312 with 44 hits in 141 at-bats. Playing in all 48 games, she pounded out 7 doubles and 3 home runs to rank among the team leaders and led the Hilltoppers with 30 RBIs.
Regular-season champion Fairmont State swept all four league-wide awards. Holly Frampton was voted Player of the Year while Chelsea Cobb was the WVIAC Pitcher of the Year. The Falcons' Courtney Iacobacci was Freshman of the Year and Rick Wade took Coach of the Year honors.

2013 ALL-WVIAC SOFTBALL
Player of the Year: Holly Frampton (Fairmont State)
Pitcher of the Year: Chelsea Cobb (Fairmont State)
Freshman of the Year: Courtney Iacobacci (Fairmont State)
Coach of the Year: Rick Wade (Fairmont State)
First Team
Mattie Best (Jr., OF, Hemet, Calif., W.Va. State)
Chelsea Cobb (Sr., P, Dunbar, W.Va., Fairmont State)
Paige Cummings (Sr., SS, Acton, Calif., W.Va. Wesleyan)
Holly Frampton (Sr., OF, Corning, N.Y., Fairmont State)
Becca Gleason (Sr., SS, LaPlata, Md., Concord)
Desiree Giffin (Sr., 3B, Hagerstown, Md., W.Va. State)
Courtney Iacobacci (Fr., OF, Stow, Ohio, Fairmont State)
Alanna Jones (Jr., P, Oakdale, Calif., Davis & Elkins)
Kristy Kellogg (Sr., OF, Phoenix, Ariz., Alderson-Broaddus)
Kelsey Lorraine (Sr., P, Demorest, Ga., W.Va. State)
Morgan Scarpellini (Jr., SS, Hamlin, W.Va., Glenville State)
Tyler Schaefer (So., OF, Dunkirk, Md., Shepherd)
Sabrina Schouten (So., OF, Hemet, Calif., W.Va. State)
MAGGIE STARR (JR., 3B, CAMBRIDGE, OHIO, WEST LIBERTY)
Janeen Vazquez (Sr., 1B/OF, Cincinnati, Ohio, Charleston)
Second Team
Vanessa Bodily (Sr., P/3B, Ogden, Utah, Alderson-Broaddus)
Kaitlyn Carey (Sr., P/1B, Orlando, Fla., W.Va. Wesleyan)
Adrienne Daniels (Jr., OF, Clarksburg, W.Va., Alderson-Broaddus)
Hannah Griffith (So., 2B, Madison, W.Va., W.Va. State)
Kayleigh Huck (Jr., 3B/C, Delaware, Ohio, Glenville State)
Jarah Ice (Jr., C, Anderson, Ind., Wheeling Jesuit)
Kendal LeFrancois (Fr, INF, Bolton, Mass., Charleston)
Alyssa Morris (Fr., C, Virginia Beach, Va., Concord)
Ali Neace (Jr., P, Logan, W.Va., Alderson-Broaddus)
Nikki Nuzum (Jr., P, Fairmont, W.Va., Fairmont State)
Savannah Snyder (So., 1B, Elkton, Md., Shepherd)
Sarah Parsons (So., INF, Stow, Ohio, Fairmont State)
Jacqui Omichinski (Jr., P/1B, Abbotsford, B.C., W.Va. Wesleyan)
Sara Pelegreen (Sr., P, Hopedale, Ohio, W.Va. State)
Kayla Whoolery (Fr., SS, Leesburg, Va., Davis & Elkins)
Honorable Mention
Morgan Aguirre (Fr., P, Logan, W.Va., Charleston) ; Alexandria Alicea (So., C, Hanover, Mass., Seton Hill); Kourtney Allender (Jr., INF, Lapel, Ind., Ohio Valley); Bianca Biondillo (Sr., OF, Canfield, Ohio, Shepherd); Kalyn Butt (So., 1B, Oxford, Pa., Charleston); Jacqueline Carlin (So., C, Whittier, Calif., Charleston); Corrine Carrington (Jr., OF, Vacaville, Calif., Davis & Elkins); Brittany Cook (Jr., C/3B, Oceana, W.Va., Bluefield State); Regan Drake (Jr., 1B, Oregon City, Ore. (Alderson-Broaddus); Courtney Fain (So., P, Urbana, Ohio, Charleston); Alex Furr (Jr., 2B, Hurricane, W.Va., W.Va. Wesleyan); Carleigh Hall (Jr., OF, Riverton, Kan., W.Va. Wesleyan); Stephanie Harper (Sr., 1B, Carson City, Nev., Concord); Christine Henderson (So., P/OF, Ligonier, Pa., Seton Hill); FELICIA HULSLANDER (SR., 2B/1B, EAST AURORA, N.Y., WEST LIBERTY); Meagan Lesser (Sr., 1B, Mineral, Va., Glenville State); Megan Malenstyn (So., C, Surrey, B.C., W.Va. Wesleyan); Ashley Nichols (Sr., P, Belle Vernon, Pa., Wheeling Jesuit); Katelyn Norton (Fr., 3B, Virginia Beach, Va., Davis & Elkins); Elora Oprins (Sr., C/3B, Sycamore, Ill., Ohio Valley); Donna O'Bryant (Jr., OF, Muncie, Ind., Ohio Valley); Brandi Piccolino (Sr., 3B, Pittsburgh, Pa., Seton Hill); Shanan Plunkett (So., OF, Hagerstown, Md., Shepherd); Angie Reddick (So., OF, Butler, Pa., Wheeling Jesuit); Carly Schmidt (Jr., C, Leesburg, Va., Shepherd); Jessica Seymour (So., CF, Stephens City, Va., Concord); Brittany Shepley (Sr., OF, Chatham, Ont., Ohio Valley); Brittany Spencer (Jr., 2B, Smithville, W.Va., Glenville State); Aleecia Sunagel (Sr., 1B, Amherst, Ohio, Wheeling Jesuit); Taylor Swatsworth (So., SS, Nanty Glo, Pa., Seton Hill); Maddi Wallace (Fr., P, Windsor, Ont., Ohio Valley); Samantha Weaver (Fr., P/DP, Wadsworth, Ohio, Glenville State)