Buffalo, NY - Two D'Youville softball underclassmen were selected as two of the best players amongst their peers and earned all-conference awards, announced the conference Tuesday.
Sophomore left fielder Ashley Carney (Clarence, NY/Clarence) and freshman center fielder Jackie Langer (Wexford, PA/Lower Richland) were selected as two of the best in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) with all-conference honors. Carney was named to her second straight all-conference team, earning first team honors this season. The freshman Langer began her career with a third team selection.
Carney turned in another stellar season for the D'Youville softball team, establishing herself as an elite hitter in the conference. Carney finished the season second in the conference in batting average (.464), fourth in hits (51), tied for third in triples (4), third in on base percentage (.500), eighth in slugging percentage (.591). Ashley's success at the plate did not come and go throughout the season - it came and stayed. She recorded 17 multi-hit games and an incredible 29-game hit streak this season from the third game of the season up to the second to last game.
In the field, Carney was just as good. She had just one error all season after shifting to left field from center last season. She also saw time at catcher this season as well. On the Spartans, Ashley ranks first in batting average (.464), hits (51), doubles (6), and tied for first in triples (4). She is second in RBI (20), runs scored (26), on base percentage (.500), and slugging percentage (.591). Ashley was named AMCC Player of the Week and an AMCC Third Team All-Conference selection in 2017.
Langer has had an absolutely incredible first season for the Spartans. Jackie finished the regular season tied for second in the AMCC in RBI (29), second in on base percentage (.525), third in batting average (.464), tied for third in triples (4) and walks (14), seventh in stolen bases (15), and ninth in runs scored (28). Her dominance was overall and in conference as well as she batted .473 in conference play with 17 RBI and 26 hits. Jackie had 13 multi-hit games this season but eight games of two RBI or more. She had 20 games in which she recorded at least one RBI and 26 games where she recorded at least a hit.
All season long, Langer had just three errors in center field and established herself as an elite batter and defender. Jackie is a five-tool player as she hits for power, average, has speed, can throw runners out and has a great glove. She had six outfield assists this season and 47 putouts in center field. On the Spartans, Jackie finished first in RBI, stolen bases, runs, walks, on base percentage, slugging percentage, and tied for first in triples. She was second in batting average and only struck out six times all season. She was AMCC Player of the Week once.
The full list of all-conference players and conference awards can be found at the AMCC website.