May 10, 2012
    Liddle named first team All-ACC for second straight year
    Freshman Gaskill named to second team

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - A pair of Virginia Tech softball players were honored for their play this year, being named all-conference Thursday morning. Junior Courtney Liddle (first team) and freshman Lauren Gaskill (second team) were both named to the All-ACC team, as voted on by the coaches.

    Liddle, from Haymarket, Va., made the first team for the second consecutive season after batting .312 for the year with eight doubles, eight home runs and 32 RBIs. She has also drawn 44 walks on the season.

    Gaskill, a center fielder from Mount Holly, N.J., is hitting .305 with 13 doubles, six home runs and a team-leading 22 stolen bases. She hit .353 in ACC play with nine of her doubles coming in conference games.

    Tech, the No. 4 seed in the ACC Championship, will play fifth-seeded Maryland tonight in the first round at 7:30 p.m. The game will be played at North Carolina’s Anderson Field here in Chapel Hill. It can be seen on ESPN3, an online-only broadcast, at this link.

    Below are the league honors as well as the full first and second teams.

    ACC Player of the Year: Kelsi Weseman, Georgia Tech
    ACC Pitcher of the Year: Lori Spingola, North Carolina
    ACC Freshman of the Year: Renada Davis, NC State
    ACC Coach of the Year: Donna Papa, North Carolina

    First Team
    Nicole D’Argento, Boston College
    Briana Hamilton, Florida State
    Monica Perry, Florida State
    Tiffani Brown, Florida State
    Hope Rush, Georgia Tech
    Kelsi Weseman, Georgia Tech
    Kathy McLaughlin, Maryland
    Vangie Galindo, Maryland
    Renada Davis, NC State
    Lori Spingola, North Carolina
    Courtney Liddle, Virginia Tech

    Second Team
    Andrea Filler, Boston College
    Lacey Waldrop, Florida State
    Kate Kuzma, Georgia Tech
    Kendra Knight, Maryland
    Ally Blake, North Carolina
    Amy Nece, North Carolina
    Kelli Wheeler, North Carolina
    Melanie Mitchell, Virginia
    Lauren Gaskill, Virginia Tech

    For updates on Virginia Tech softball, follow the Hokies on Twitter (@VT_Softball).

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