Saint's Plimpton earns softball second team All-Region honors
Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 8:29 am

St. Lawrence University sophomore pitcher Kyle Plimpton has earned Northeast All-Region honors from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. Plimpton, the Liberty League Pitcher of the Year, earned Second Team honors, becoming the fifth St. Lawrence player to earn All-Region status and the first since Heather Tuttle in 2005.

"I'm so excited for Kyle, as this award shows she is amongst the elite pitchers in the region," said St. Lawrence head coach Elisa Van Kirk. "She had a tremendous season on the mound and we're certainly looking forward to her continued success."

Plimpton earned All-Conference first team honors for the second straight year as she led the league in ERA and strikeouts. The Williamsville, NY native threw one-hitters against RIT and Rochester and against Union in the Liberty League Tournament, reaching double figures in strikeouts eight times in 2013.

Plimpton, who already owns program records for single-season strikeouts, victories and saves, continued the trend into her sophomore season as she now holds the career strikeout record, shutouts and complete games pitched in a season records. She picked up impressive victories over UT Dallas and regionally-ranked #3 Elmira this season, and held regionally-ranked #2 St. John Fisher scoreless through seven innings with 12 strikeouts.

Plimpton was one of seven Liberty League players to earn Northeast All-Region status. The league was also represented by Union's Alyssa Wolejko (2nd team), Rochester's Nina Korn (2nd team) and Brittany Grage (3rd team) and Rensselaer's Kristina Weltzin (2nd team), Taylor Ten Eyck (3rd Team) and Gillian McCarthy (3rd team).