UTC's Sturdivant, Williams Named To Preseason Softball Team

Thursday, February 1, 2018
 Juniors Emma Sturdivant and Halie Williamson led Chattanooga's four preseason All-SoCon selections by earning first team honors, the league announced on Thursday afternoon.
 
Sturdivant was slotted as the designated player on the first team while Williamson carried the utility title. Senior Ashley Conner, second base, and sophomore Aly Walker, outfield, were named to the second team.
 
Sturdivant is coming off a strong 2017, finishing with a .299 batting average in 37 games and earning All-SoCon first team honors as the DP.
Williamson batted an impressive .309 last season in 36 games while driving in 10 runs.
 
A SoCon All-Tournament selection last season, Conner led the Mocs in RBIs (27) and slugging percentage (.496) while her six home runs were second-best on the team. Walker, who started all 53 games as a freshman, led the team with a .327 batting average on her way to being named to the league All-Freshman team.
 
Chattanooga was predicted to finish sixth in the conference standings in 2018, earning nine points alongside Western Carolina. UNCG was tabbed the favorite with 32 points and three first place votes while Furman followed with 29 points and three first place votes. ETSU and Samford were positioned third and fourth, respectively. Mercer, in the fifth spot, tallied the remaining first place vote.
 
The Mocs open up the season on Friday, February 9, at the UL-Monroe Tournament against Stephen F. Austin at 10 a.m. ET. UTC opens up its home slate on Feb. 16 by hosting the Chattanooga Challenge. GoMocs.com will preview the 2018 roster leading up to first pitch.
 
Season tickets are on sale now and can be purchased on GoMocs.com or by calling the ticket office at (423) 266-MOCS. Season tickets are $50 for all ages and includes the  Chattanooga Challenge, Frost Classic and the May doubleheader with No. 14 Auburn. Learn more
 


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