Oklahoma City, Okla. (5/24/17) – Seniors Emily Sabo and Shannon McMahon have earned All-American honors from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association as announced on Wednesday at the Division III National Championship Tournament.
Sabo was awarded first-team honors while McMahon was selected to the third-team.
Sabo becomes just the third player in softball history to earn first-team accolades after rewriting the Cougar record book during her career. She leaves Kean as the record holder in batting average (.456), hits (254), triples (15), runs scored (147), walks (74) and stolen bases (77). In addition, she holds the single season records in hits (67-twice) and triples (6) and single game records in walks (4) and stolen bases (4).
Sabo earns All-American honors for the second time in her career after being named to the second-team in her sophomore season. This season she has been named first-team All-Region, first-team All-ECAC Metro, first-team All-NJAC, the NJAC Softball Player of the Year and Union Regional Most Outstanding Player.
McMahon anchored the pitching duties this season and registered 25 wins in the process (fourth in Division III). She collected 75 strikeouts this spring and registered a 1.37 ERA. In just under 200 innings pitched this season she allowed just 21 walks (26th in the nation). McMahon was a second-team all-NJAC member and first-team All-Region.