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Over the next couple of weeks, we will be recognizing the top sophomores from Junior Colleges across the country.
Last season, Chipola-alum pitcher Krystal Goodman was ranked No. 1 and went on to pitch for the University of Alabama who ended up winning the SEC regular season and was the No. 8 seed in the NCAA Division I tournament. Goodman holds a 1.10 ERA with 59 strikeouts in 76.1 innings pitched. No. 2 ranked Molly Jacobsen finished off a stellar career at Des Moines Area went on to earn a starting spot for Ole Miss. Jacobsen currently holds a 1.97 ERA with 145.1 innings pitched leading the team with 142 strikeouts.
This season we celebrate the sophomore studs who will go on to make a huge impact at the next program.
|80||Jocelyn Hernandez, P | El Camino|
|University of Redlands transfer was named to the 2019 NFCA Cal JC All-American team as well as 1st team all-State. She currently has El Camino making a deep run in the playoffs with her 16-1 record and 1.34 ERA.|
|79||Jennah Hogan, OF | Herkimer|
|Returning NJCAA AA for the 3nd-ranked D3 Generals, Hogan is hitting a blistering .559 with 22 doubles/8 HR/59 RBI. Coach PJ Anadio has a strong group of returning sophomores who competed for the National Title last year and they have as good a shot as any to knock off 5-time defending champ Rock Valley.|
|78||Meagan Schwieterman, P | Wallace-Hanceville|
|One of the top pitchers in not only the ACCC but in all the southeast, Schwieterman has been the Lions go to hurler for the past 2 years. With 20 wins in 2018, she finished 2019 with a 20-5 record and an ACCC all-North Pitcher of the Year award.|
|77||Rachel Stewart, IF | Kirkwood|
|Returning NJCAA D2 2nd team AA, Stewart has the 7th ranked Eagles climbing closer to a postseason berth. Kirkwood has an excellent reputation of moving players on, look for Stewart to be next in the long list of great 4 YR players.|
|76||McKenna Fryar, P | Angelina|
|The lefty transfer from Texas State University is 16-4 in 2019 while sporting a Region XIV east zone league-best ERA (1.54) Strikeouts (153) and saves (8) going into postseason play.|
|75||Shayne O’Connell, P | Pensacola State|
|Sophomore transfer finished her season with 17 wins, 1.87 ERA & top 5 nationally with 234 strikeouts. Named to 1st team Panhandle Conference and 2nd team all-FCSAA, this 6-foot righty throws in the mid-60s with a devastating change-up.|
|74||Allison Pingel, IF | Three Rivers|
|After a monster season that saw Pingel come away with 1st team NJCAA D1 AA honors (21HR/84 RBI), the 5-foot-8 first baseman started the season by breaking the all-time HR record at Three Rivers. |
|73||Delanie Johnson, IF | Lake Land|
|Returning Region 24 all-tournament 3B, Johnson is looking to lead the Lakers to a return trip to Utah. She is leading her team in slugging % (.760), doubles (21) and HR as well as in the top 2 in average (.494).|
|72||Madison Monson, UT | LSUE (Southeastern Louisiana)|
|Returning 1st team AA after smashing 19HR & 65RBI as a freshman for LSU-E. The lefty has added to those power numbers knocking in 51 RBI & 8 homers for the Division 2 top-ranked Bengals.|
|71||Ally Clegg, IF | Chipola|
|One of the top athletes for the 2nd-ranked Indians, Clegg is a two-time All-Panhandle Conference nod and one of the best defensive third basemen in Region 8. Her 9 home runs and 55 RBI has provided power & 41 stolen bases added speed and runs scored for 4th-ranked Chipola who will once again be in Utah for a shot at the title.|