A Page -- May 8, 2012 -- AM Edition



Lakewood Native Bridget Moran Named 

Second-Team All-OAC Softball

TIFFIN, Ohio-Lakewood native, Lakewood High School graduate and Heidelberg
University
 junior second baseman Bridget Moran (Lakewood/Senior) was named
to the 2012 Ohio Athletic Conference Softball second-team, announced
Saturday following the conclusion of the OAC tournament.  The post-season
accolade is the second for Moran, who garnered honorable mention a season
ago.

Moran started all 38 of the team's games and made the switch from shortstop
to second base midway through the season and went on to hit .277 with 13 RBI
and 21 runs scored, led the team with 16 walks, and was a defensive cog up
the middle, logging a .935 field percentage.  She closed the season with a
hit in 16 of her last 18 games.

Heidelberg finished the 2012 campaign 18-20 overall and 6-11 in the OAC.

Mount Union's Snode to Conclude Historic Season at NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championships

Senior Mary Snode (Alliance/Marlington) will compete this week at the 2012 NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championships at Zollner Golf Course on the campus of Trine University in Angola, Indiana. The 72-hole Championships begins Tuesday, May 8th and wraps up Friday, May 11th.

Record-Setting Season
Snode, who ranks sixth in the nation with an average score of 77.4, finished first at every event she participated in this season and set several school records along the way. Those records include most career wins (19), single-season wins (11), and consecutive wins (11). The last time that she did not earn Medalist honors was over a year ago when she tied for second place at the 2011 OAC Championships.

Snode redeemed herself by claiming Dr. John Piper Medalist honors at the OAC Championships a few weeks ago by a four stroke margin. She is a three-time First Team All-OAC selection and will likely be a three-time Academic All-OAC honoree when the team is announced by the conference in the coming weeks.

At the Mount Union Spring Invitational, Snode carded a school-record 69 in the second round. That is tied for the second-lowest round in the Division III this season.

History
This is the fourth time the Purple Raiders will be represented at the national championships. Meghann Glass, a two-time OAC Medalist, made three appearances at the championships. Glass finished third in 2002 (324), tied for 30th in 2001 (326), and tied for 31st in 2000 (352).

The Championship
The championship consists of 101 golfers—95 of which are members of teams that will be competing and six individuals who received national at-large bids. Four 18-hole rounds will be played Tuesday through Friday.

Baldwin-Wallace will also be representing the OAC after winning the conference tournament.

Head Coach Dan MacDuffie
In his six years as head coach, MacDuffie has helped the Raiders rise to the top half of the conference. This past season, Mount Union finished third at the OAC Championships, which ties the team's best performance since he took over the program. MacDuffie has also spent eight years as head coach of Mount Union's men's golf team, which he has led to three OAC title while being named OAC Coach of the Year twice.

Mary Snode
Stroke Average – 77.4 (5th in Division III)
Low Round - 69 at Mount Union Spring Invitational (school record)
Earned Dr. John Piper Medalist honors at the 2012 OAC Championships
11 consecutive tournaments wins
19 career tournament wins
Three-time All-OAC First Team (2010-12)
Two-time All-OAC First Team (2010-11)
Six-time OAC Women's Golfer of the Week


Foley and Heming Earn Honorable Mention All-Conference

PAINESVILLE, OHIO – Lake Erie College had a pair of seniors, catcher/infielder Megan Foley (Brunswick, Ohio/Brunswick) and infielder Ali Heming (Cincinnati, Ohio/Turpin) earn All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honorable mention in an announcement made by the conference office.

Click here for the full GLIAC teams and release

Foley will leave Lake Erie as one of the most accomplished hitters in program history. A catcher and infielder, Foley is Lake Erie's all-time leader in career batting average with a .373 mark. The Brunswick, Ohio native is also second in LEC history in doubles (36), home runs (21) and hits (149). This season, Foley played in and started 44 games and hit .339 with team-highs of six home runs, eight doubles and 19 runs batted in.
Ali Heming  Megan Foley 
Heming (L), Foley (R)

Heming was a four-year as a part or full-time starter at catcher, first base and third base with 108 career starts. She is a highly accomplished student and was named to the Capital One Academic All-District IV First Team in 2011. This season, Heming played in 34 games with 27 starts and hit .203 while drawing six walks.

Lake Erie finished 5-44 overall and 2-28 in GLIAC play in its second season in the conference.
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