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Five Lady Wolves Earn All-Conference Honors

 

WESSON – The Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference (MACCC) announced their softball postseason honors on Monday, May 17, and the Lady Wolves have five members of the team named to the All-Conference teams.

 

Faith Kivett (Tallulah, La.), Maddie Weeks (Clinton), and Cera Blanchard (Metairie, La.) were all named All-MACCC First Team, while Madi Miller (Brookhaven) and Shelbi Maxwell (Wesson) received All-MACCC Second Team honors.

 

Faith Kivett had a fantastic freshman year and was one of the key pieces for the Lady Wolves. The Tallulah, Louisiana led the Lady Wolves offense in total at-bats with 160, hits with 70, tied for the team lead in triples with six, fourth-most doubles with six, third-most RBIs with 31, second most stolen bases with 25, and had one homerun during the 2022 season. Kivett led the team with a .438 batting average while also having a .500 on-base percentage and slugged .538 during the season.

 

Cera Blanchard had a sophomore season for the record books in 2022. The Metairie, Louisiana native earns the first team honor in addition to being named the MACCC Pitcher of the Year. Blanchard finished the season 25-6 setting a single season record for wins and had 183 strikeouts in 189.1 innings pitched (both marks are Top-5 for a single season) through 33 appearances which is also a Top-5 single season mark. The Southeastern Louisiana commit finished the season with 1.37 earned run average allowing 55 runs, 37 earned, on 131 hits with 56 walks.

 

Maddie Weeks had a freshman year that saw her put her name in the single season record books as she led the Lady Wolves in RBIs with 61 which is tied second-most for a single season. The Lady Wolves second baseman also was fourth on the team in hits with 55 in the third-most at-bats with 147, while also having the third-most doubles with seven, shared the team lead in triples with six, and led the Lady Wolves in home runs with12.  Weeks also had the third-most stolen bases with 25 while finishing the season with a .374 batting average, .456 on-base percentage, and a slugging percentage of .748, which led the Lady Wolves in that category.

 

Madi Miller had a strong sophomore season as a key piece for the Lady Wolves where she was Top-5 in most or all offensive categories. The Brookhaven native had the second most hits (58) and the second most at-bats (158) while also being tied for fifth on the team in doubles with four and having the third-most triples with two. The Belhaven University commit also had one home run, 18 RBIs, and 14 stolen bases while finishing the season with the fifth highest batting average at .367 and posted an on-base percentage of .416 while slugging .437 and had a .971 fielding percentage while playing catcher and right field for the Lady Wolves.

 

Shelbi Maxwell also had a strong sophomore season while being critical to the Lady Wolves success on offense and defense. The Wesson native played all 52 games at centerfield and was Top-5 in many offensive categories including stolen bases where she led the Lady Wolves, the MACCC, and was Top-10 in the nation with 40. Maxwell had the third-most hits (56) in the fourth-most at-bats (139) while being tied for fifth on the team in doubles with four. Maxwell also had one triple and 18 RBIs while posting the second-highest batting average for the Lady Wolves at .403 with a .472 on-base percentage and slugged .446 while also posting a .986 fielding percentage.

 

The Lady Wolves finished the 2022 season with a 42-10 overall record, setting a single season record for wins, while also winning the first conference championship since 2009 and earned the number one ranking in the NJCAA Division II Softball poll for the first time in program history.

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