With the spring sports season all but wrapped up heading into summer, two local softball standouts were recently honored for their contributions at the college level.
Pitcher Madison Johnston earned second team honors as University of Mount Olive placed two players on the 2015 NCCSIA College Division All-State Softball Team. The All-State Team was voted on by members of the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association.
A junior right-hander from Laney High School, Johnston was the 2015 Conference Carolinas Pitcher of the Year, becoming the first Trojan to win the award. She recorded a 12-game winning streak in 2015 on her way to a 15-6 record. She ranked second in the conference in wins and her 2.63 earned run average was the third lowest in the conference.
Mount Olive posted a 29-20 record in 2015 and finished second in the Conference Carolinas standings with a 13-5 mark.
Catcher Jo’Landa White of Saint Augustine’s University was named to the Capital One Division II Academic All-District 2 Team, which was selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).