The McNeese softball team placed a league high eight players, including three on the first team, on the 2023 All-Southland Conference teams.
McNeese utility player Chloe Gomez, outfielder Alayis Seneca, and pitcher Whitney Tate were named to the All-SLC first team. Second baseman Marianna Torres, shortstop Reese Reyna, third baseman Rylie Bouvier, outfielder Erin Ardoin, and pitcher Ashley Vallejo were placed on the second team.
Gomez produced a .355 conference batting average and has a .324 overall batting average with 35 hit, 12 doubles and 15 RBI. Seneca led the SLC with a .425 batting average, 31 hits, and 20 runs scored.
Tate is 15-4 overall and 7-1 in the SLC with eight shutouts on the year (4 in SLC games). Torres leads the team with 35 RBI and is third on the team with 43 hits.
Reyna led the SLC with 20 runs scored, ranked second with 14 stolen bases, fourth with a .386 batting average in conference games. Bouvier has a .283 overall batting average and a .317 batting average in conference games.
Ardoin is third on the team with an overall .313 batting average and leads the team with 19 walks and is third on the team with 16 stolen bases. Vallejo is 16-8 overall and tied for a SLC high 10 wins (10-1) in league play.
2023 ALL-SOUTHLAND SOFTBALL TEAMS
Player of the Year: Bailey Krolczyk, Southeastern
Hitter of the Year: Bailey Krolczyk, Southeastern
Pitcher of the Year: Primrose Aholelei, A&M-Corpus Christi
Freshman of the Year: AB Garcia, HCU
Newcomer of the Year: Primrose Aholelei, A&M-Corpus Christi
Coach of the Year: Justin Lewis, Nicholls
1B Lexi Johnson Southeastern Jr. Reserve, La.
2B Erin Krause Nicholls Fr. Cypress, Texas
SS Kaydee Bennett A&M-Commerce Fr. Caddo Mills, Texas
3B Haylie Savage 2 HCU So. Angleton, Texas
C Bailey Krolczyk 2 Southeastern Jr. Corpus Christi, Texas
UT Chloe Gomez McNeese Jr. Spring, Texas
DP Audrey Greely 3 Southeastern Jr. Geismar, La.
OF Alayis Seneca 2 McNeese Sr. The Woodlands, Texas
OF Alexa Poche’ Nicholls Jr. New Orleans, La.
OF AB Garcia HCU R-Fr. Cypress, Texas
P Primrose Aholelei A&M-Corpus Christi Jr. Honolulu, Hawai’i
P Whitney Tate McNeese Sr. Columbia, La.
1B Kaylee Ancelot Lamar Gr. Orangefield, Texas
2B Mariana Torres McNeese So. Pflugerville, Texas
SS Reese Reyna McNeese So. Santa Fe, Texas
3B Rylie Bouvier McNeese So. Santa Fe, Texas
C Gabriella Torres A&M-Corpus Christi Sr. San Antonio, Texas
UT Melise Gossen 2 Nicholls Sr. Rayne, La.
DP Makenzie Chaffin Northwestern State Jr. Bossier City, La.
OF Erin Ardoin McNeese So. Moss Bluff, La.
OF Avery Drake HCU R-So. Belton, Texas
OF Cam Goodman Southeastern Jr. Marrero, La.
P Ashley Vallejo 2 McNeese Jr. New Waverly, Texas
P KK Ladner Southeastern Sr. Kiln, Miss.