College roundup: TV grad Keel claims Division I All-South Region honors

Teays Valley graduate and South Alabama senior Meredith Keel earned third-team All-South Region honors in Division I softball.

Keel – who also earned second-team All-Sun Belt Conference accolades – was outstanding at the top of the lineup for the Jaguars this spring. The graduate senior had at least one hit in 36 of South Alabama’s 53 games, including 14 multi-hit efforts, which were second-most on the club. Keel led the team in hits (55), while she has scored 43 runs – tied for seventh most in the SBC – recorded 11 doubles, three home runs and 30 RBI. Her 23 walks also led the club and she set career highs in hits, runs scored, home runs and RBI.

Teays Valley graduate Meredith Keel earned third-team honors in the highly competitive All-South region for a banner season at South Alabama. Photo courtesy of the University of South Alabama.

Keel had at least one hit in 20 of her 24 conference games, including six multi-hit efforts, and there was only one league game in which she didn’t reach base safely. She recorded 11 extra-base hits, drove in 15 runs and scored 25 times at the top of the Jaguar lineup in conference play. Keel scored multiple runs in eight of her SBC games this spring, and committed just one error in 64 defensive chances at third base in league games.

• Teays Valley graduate and Toledo redshirt sophomore Macey Moore batted .264 with a home run, 13 RBI and five runs scored in 31 starts behind the plate for the Rockets.

• Circleville graduate and Walsh senior Sarah Moats earned first-team honors in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference. Moats, a shortstop, batted .349 with 10 extra-base hits, including three home runs, scored 23 runs and also had 24 RBI in starting 34 of Walsh’s 38 games.

• Teays Valley graduate and Ashland senior Hailey Struckman earned second-team honors in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference. Struckman, a third baseman, batted .377 with 21 extra-base hits, including five home runs, scored 21 times and knocked in 33 runs in starting all 45 games for the Eagles.

• Teays Valley graduate and Ohio Dominican junior Gracie Jo Thompson batted .266 with eight extra-base hits, including two home runs, drove in 35 runs and scored 17 runs, and has been a regular-season Greater Midwest Athletic Conference champion and two-time conference tournament champion.

• Teays Valley graduate and Wheeling Jesuit junior Cassie Feyh batted. 382 this season with six home runs and 29 RBI.

• Logan Elm graduate and Shawnee State freshman Carly King posted a 3-2 record, tossing a pair of complete games, striking out 28 batters and posting a 2.78 ERA.

• Logan Elm graduate and Wilmington freshman Avree Entler went six for 11 with five RBI in limited action with the Quakers.

• Logan Elm graduate and Indianapolis coach Melissa Frost won Great Lakes Valley Conference Coach of the Year honors for guiding her Greyhounds to a 53-10 season, regular-season conference championship and hosting a Super Regional in Division II.

Frost also surpassed 800 career coaching wins in her 22nd season of coaching.


• Circleville graduate and Butler senior Garret Gray had 33 hits, including eight doubles, a pair of home runs, 16 RBI and scored 22 times behind the plate for the Bulldogs.

Circleville graduate Garret Gray had 33 hits during his senior season at Butler University. Photo courtesy of Butler

• Teays Valley graduate and Otterbein freshman Sam Sethna made 21 appearances and posted a 7-0 record with a 3.10 ERA. He also struck out 23 batters in earning honorable mention Ohio Athletic Conference honors.

• Teays Valley graduate and Marietta graduate student Brett Carson earned Ohio Athletic Conference Player of the Year honors for batting .424 average with 12 home runs and 57 RBI. Carson has also posted a 5-2 on the mound with a 1.95 ERA.

Carson led Marietta to a regional championship and the Pioneers are hosting a Super Regional this weekend against Misericordia.

Teays Valley graduate Brett Carson has led the Pioneers to a Super Regional. Image courtesy of Marietta College.

Track and Field
• Logan Elm graduate and Rio Grande junior Haden Karshner recently honored All-River States Conference honors for a top three finish in the discus (42.34m) and hammer throws (46.73m) at the outdoor championships. He was also named to the conference’s scholar-athlete team.

Rio Grande finished second as a team at the conference championships.


• Westfall graduate and Ottawa University (Ariz.) freshman Maddi Shoults earned Golden State Athletic Conference Co-Freshman of the Year honors and helped the Spirit to the conference championship.

Westfall graduate Maddi Shoults shared conference co-freshman of the year honors and has logged seven top five finishes, including winning two invitationals. Photo courtesy of Ottawa University.

Shoults is ranked 12th by GolfStat with a 74.83 scoring average and has logged seven Top 5 finishes on the year (four this spring), including at the GSAC Championship. She has also posted two wins in her first collegiate season (OUAZ Fall Invite and Firestorm Fall Invite). Shoults has shot six rounds of par or better.

• Teays Valley graduate and Kentucky Wesleyan redshirt junior Ayden Gillilan shot an average 18-hole round of 78.77.

• Teays Valley graduate and Baldwin Wallace freshman Danny Crane shot a career-low round of 79 at Poppa Flowers Memorial Invitational


Amanda-Clearcreek graduate and Ursuline senior Alyssa Evans was named second-team Great Midwest Athletic Conference. Evans averaged 17.7 points per game this season for a total of 484 points. With her 400 attempted field goals, she averaged a 41 percent from the field. She finished sixth in the conference overall for scoring.

Evans finished her collegiate career with 1,281 points.

Amanda-Clearcreek graduate Alyssa Evans scored 1,281 career points at Ursuline College.

• Logan Elm graduate and Culver-Stockton College (Missouri) junior Megan Diehl appeared in 30 games, scoring a season-high of seven points against Baker (Kansas). Diehl also maintained a 3.9 GPA.

• Teays Valley graduate and Ohio Christian sophomore Camden Primmer appeared in 25 games, including a pair of starts.


• Logan Elm graduate and Heidelberg sophomore Cole Renier won nine matches wrestling at 125 pounds.

• Teays Valley graduate and Otterbein senior Jacob Williams won 11 matches, including seven by fall, wrestling at 157 pounds.


• Logan Elm graduate and Grand Valley State sophomore Evan Valentine is a lineman for the Lakers. Valentine earned Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Association academic excellence honors.

• Amanda-Clearcreek graduate and Tiffin sophomore Jesse Connell recorded 13 tackles and also had two sacks and a pair of forced fumbles.

• Teays Valley graduate and Ashland sophomore Riely Weiss made 12 tackles for the conference champion Eagles.


• Westfall graduate and University of Bridgeport (Conn.) freshman Marissa Mullins earned Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Rookie of the Year accolades and a spot on the All-CACC First Team, plus she was named to the First Team NCAA Division II Conference Commissioners Association All-East Region Squad.

Westfall graduate Marissa Mullins earned several honors in her freshman season. Photo courtesy of the University of Bridgeport

Mullins was also selected honorable mention to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-East Region Team.

She racked up 395 kills and had 101 total blocks, including 33 solo, for the Purple Knights.

Mullins is transferring to Indiana Wesleyan for her sophomore campaign.

• Westfall graduate and University of Tennessee at Martin redshirt freshman Kristin Phillips saw playing time in 21 sets spread out over 13 matches.

• Amanda-Clearcreek graduate and Allegheny College junior Emma Chambers put away 164 kills and also had 53 total blocks.

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