Softball Earns Five All-State Nods; Hull Tabbed Pitcher of the Year

Softball Earns Five All-State Nods; Hull Tabbed Pitcher of the Year

ANNANDALE, Va. - Five players from the No. 11 Virginia Wesleyan University softball team were tabbed All-State by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) for their performances over the 2019 season. Hanna Hull was named to the First Team while also being crowned the All-State Pitcher of the Year. Joining on her the First Team was Madison Glaubke while Carla Hall, Julia Sinnett and Jessica Lindsay all took home Second Team honors.

Hull churned out another dominating performance in 2019. She recorded 29 wins against only four losses, leading Division III in total victories. Over the course of her junior campaign, Hull racked up 339 strikeouts which topped all pitchers in Division III. Her ERA of 0.55 was second in the country only to Ally Wiegand of last year's National Runner Up Illinois Wesleyan University. This year she has also tossed four no-hitters to go along with 16 double-digit punch out games. The Chesterfield, Va. native has also cleared a couple benchmarks along the way, hitting her 1,000th career strikeout as well as hitting the 100-wins mark. This year she was also tabbed a First Team All-American, First Team All-South Region and the ODAC's Pitcher of the Year for the third-straight time.

Sinnett was a consistent source of offense for the Virginia Wesleyan squad, leading the team in nearly every offensive statistic. The Woodbridge, Va. native has topped the Marlins in hits with 59, surpassing her last year's total of 45 in 10 less games, and leads the ODAC in batting average with a .431. Of those hits, she racked up a conference-leading 19 doubles, which also ranked 18th in the nation. Her defense was almost impressive as her offense as the third basemen cut her error total in half from last season, registering 59 assists as well. Sinnett capped her sophomore campaign with a Third Team All-America accolade to go along with First Team All-Region honors and First Team All-ODAC.

Glaubke continued her role as the one of the team's top players, earning her second-straight spot on the All-Region honor roll. The junior was one of the top offensive threats at the plate this season, slashing a .343/.517/.467. She used a keen eye at the plate, striking out a career-low 13 times while earning the second-most walks per game in the entire country (0.92). When she did get on base, Glaubke didn't stand still, stealing the second-most bags in the conference (35) and recording the sixth-most runs scored (41). To end her season, Glaubke was tabbed an All-Region player as well as a First Team All-ODAC member.

When Hull has needed a rest, Coach Brandon Elliott is more than ready to throw his other First Team All-ODAC Pitcher, Carla Hall. While not racking up the punch outs like her counterpart, Hall has incredible pitching location, forcing batters to put easy outs into play. The sophomore allowed just 3.90 hits per seven innings, ranking her 10th in all of Division III. Her 1.82 ERA was been no joke either as it ranks second in the conference. Hall has reached a couple milestones as well, setting a new career single strikeout record with eight against Keuka College and recording her first ever no-hitter against Guilford. Hall would go on to nab spots on both the ODAC's and South Region's First Team.

Defensively, Lindsay never slouched during her senior season. The catcher topped the entire nation in put outs, registering 385 from behind the plate and first base. Lindsay's offense came in clutch as well as she registered a team-high seven home runs, making up a majority of her 10 extra-base hits. Lindsay finished the season earning First Team All-ODAC honors, her second time in her career.