by Benny Benton
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – Barton College sophomore Taylor Martin has been named to the 2018 NCCSIA College Division All-State Softball Team, the organization announced Monday.
Martin was voted as a Second Team infielder by members of the North Carolina College Sports Information Association after leading the Lady Bulldogs and ranking third in Conference Carolinas with a .380 batting average.
The Richlands, N.C., resident also ranked among the league's top 10 in stolen bases (17), runs scored (32) and on-base percentage (.437). She helped Barton lead the conference as a team in batting average (.303) and scoring (5.9 runs per game).
Martin appeared in 51 of Barton's 52 games, starting 49 of them, primarily at shortstop. She produced 14 multi-hit games and four multi-steal games.
A total of 24 players were named to the two NCCSIA All-State Teams for the College Division (NCAA Division II, III, NAIA) representing institutions throughout North Carolina. Martin was one of two players representing Conference Carolinas schools.
North Carolina College Sports Information Association
2018 College Division All-State Softball Team
P: Emily Kenley, Lenoir-Rhyne
P: Kiana Millsaps, Pfeiffer
C: Makayla Crawford, Guilford
IF: Jamie Johnson, UNC Pembroke
IF: Vada Blue Sherrill, Pfeiffer
IF: Makenzie Pennell, Pfeiffer
IF: Jennifer Vitarelli, Salem
OF: Makayla Carver, Guilford
OF: Erin Boone, Lenoir-Rhyne
OF: Kris Neal, Chowan
UTL: Marley Parker, Saint Augustine's
DP: Jordan Adcox, UNC Pembroke
P: Miranda Barker, Salem
P: Makayla August, Saint Augustine's
C: Lindsey Stigler, Chowan
IF: Anna Wolfe, Guilford
IF: Taylor Martin, Barton
IF: Alex Watkins, UNC Pembroke
IF: Talon LaClair, Lenoir-Rhyne
OF: Erice Occena, Meredith
OF: Tamiera Sanchez, Saint Augustine's
OF: Kayla Allen, Mount Olive
UTL: Aubrey Reep, Wingate
DP: Samantha Gibbs, Winston-Salem State