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McGoldrick named first-team All-ACC
Liddle earns third all-conference honor in stellar career
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (hokiesports.com) - A pair of Virginia Tech softball players were honored for their play this year, being named all-conference Wednesday afternoon. Sophomore Kylie McGoldrick (first team) and senior Courtney Liddle (second team) were both named to the All-ACC team, as voted on by the coaches.

McGoldrick, a second baseman from Stratford, N.J., leads the Hokies with 10 home runs and is second in both batting average (.368), RBIs (29) and doubles (13). In ACC play, she hit .371 with six home runs, seven doubles and 15 RBIs.

Liddle, from Haymarket, Va., becomes Tech’s third three-time All-ACC performer, joining Angela Tincher and Charisse Mariconda. She has played both first base and catcher this season and leads Tech with a .377 batting average, 13 doubles, 36 RBIs and 39 walks. She also has six home runs. In ACC play, she hit .321 with four home runs and 17 RBIs. She was named first team All-ACC as both a sophomore and junior.

Tech, the No. 6 seed in the ACC Championship, will play third-seeded Maryland Thursday morning at 11 a.m. in the first round. The game will be played at Florida State’s JoAnne Graf Field here in Tallahassee. It can be seen on the ACC’s regional sports networks and on ESPN3, an online-only broadcast, outside the ACC footprint.

Georgia Tech’s Ashley Thomas was named the ACC Player of the Year, and is joined by NC State’s Emily Weiman, the ACC Pitcher of the Year, and Maryland’s Lindsey Schmeiser as individuals garnering accolades. Florida State’s Lonni Alameda was recognized as the ACC Coach of the Year.

Seven schools were represented on the 2013 All-ACC Team, led by regular season champion Florida State with five players honored. North Carolina and NC State had four players apiece. You can read the full ACC release here.

2013 All-ACC Softball First Team
Courtney Senas, Florida State, Jr., 3B
Lacey Waldrop, Florida State, So., P
Monica Perry, Florida State, Sr., P
Victoria East, Florida State, Fr., 1B
Alysha Rudnik, Georgia Tech, Jr., 3B
Ashley Thomas, Georgia Tech, Jr., SS
Lindsey Schmeiser, Maryland, Fr., SS
Emily Weiman, NC State, So., P
Renada Davis, NC State, So., SS
Kylie McGoldrick, Virginia Tech, So., 2B

2013 All-ACC Softball Second Team
Tory Speer, Boston College, Jr., C
Morgan Bullock, Florida State, Sr., OF
Hope Rush, Georgia Tech, Sr., P
Caitlin Dent, NC State, Sr., OF
Kirsty Grant, NC State, Jr., C
Amber Parrish, North Carolina, So., C
Constance Orr, North Carolina, Sr., 3B
Kristen Brown, North Carolina, Fr., SS
Lori Spingola, North Carolina, Jr., P
Courtney Liddle, Virginia Tech, Sr., C/1B

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