Three Lady Viking Softball Players Earn All-Conference

Posted: May 3, 2013 7:09 PM

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MARSHALL, Mo. -- Three Missouri Valley College Lady Viking softball student-athletes have been named to the Heart of America Athletic Conference all-conference team for their play during the 2013 season. Sophomore Outfielder Lisa Luna was named as a second team all-conference player, Senior Pitcher Kim Lopez and Junior Shortstop Pricilla Garcia were named honorable mention athletes.

Luna led the team in batting average, hitting .349. She also led the NAIA in triples per game and placed eighth in total triples hitting six this season.

Lopez led the pitching staff in wins this season, earning seven and led with a 4.38 ERA in 104 innings pitched. Lopez was also a 2012 all-conference softball selection.

Garcia finished the regular season as the team leader in at-bats, hits and stolen bases. She led the team in defensive assists, ranking third in the HAAC in assists per game with 2.34.

"These three deserve this recognition for their play this season," says Head Softball Coach Daniel Allen. "All three have been key parts to our season, and I am glad they received this honor."

The Lady Vikings finished the regular season with a 12-20 overall record and 6-12 mark in HAAC play. MVC will play MidAmerica Nazarene University in the first round of the HAAC Postseason Tournament this Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Blue Valle Rec Complex in Overland Park, Kan.

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