MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. -- Junior left fielder Kayla Kerr has been named to the 2019 Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) Softball All-Southeast Region team announced Thursday by the league.
Kerr's outstanding performance on the field landed her a spot on the All-Southeast Region Second Team as she was one of 14 Peach Belt players to make the team.
The junior transfer from Somerset, Texas, started in all 55 games as she led the Lady Canes in multiple categories including batting average (.343), doubles (11) and RBIs (41). Kerr also led the team with 59 hits off 172 at-bats while tallying 29 runs. She is currently fourth on the team with six home runs and ended the season with a 14-game hitting streak.
On the defensive side, the left fielder has a .952 fielding percentage with 62 total catches and 55 putouts along with four assists. Kerr has been a part of one double play this season.
Kerr is the third GSW player to earn All-Southeast Region honors for the Lady Canes as they have placed players on the team for the fourth consecutive year. She joins Hayley Tierce, who was named to the list 2016-18 while making the First Team during her freshman campaign in 2016. Joshlyn Martin was named to the second team in 2017.
The D2CCA All-America programs honor student-athletes in Division II athletic programs. The mission of the CCA is to encourage and promote Division II athletics and high standards of sportsmanship as important elements of higher education.
The voting, nomination and calculations are all conducted by the school's sports information directors. The teams are voted on by the members of D2SIDA, NCAA Division II Sports Information Directors Association.
The online nomination and voting processes are powered by PrestoSports. Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, PrestoSports is dedicated to connecting fans with their favorite teams by providing superior technology that delivers statistics, video, live stats, and news directly to any fan, anywhere. They take great pride in the usability, stability and functionality of individual products that all work together to deliver team information in several forms, easily and reliably.
2019 D2CCA Softball All-Southeast Region
DISTRICT 3 - Southeast Region
Pitcher of the Year: Kylee Smith, North Georgia
Player of the Year: Abby Fiessinger, Carson-Newman
|C||Jill Torress||Young Harris|
|1B||Mary Claire Coyne||Wingate|
|2B||Ty-Kella Goins||Lincoln Memorial|
|UT non P||Morgan Elston||Columbus State|
|P||Kylee Smith||North Georgia|
|P||Darby Demarest||Columbus State|
|C||Haley Howell||Georgia College|
|2B||Lydia Clanton||Southern Wesleyan|
|3B||Marley Stowers||North Georgia|
|SS||Taylor Johnson||Francis Marion|
|OF||Rendi Weatherington||UNC Pembroke|
|OF||Hobby Gregory||North Georgia|
|DP||Cameron Davis||UNC Pembroke|
|UT non P||Paige Meyer||Newberry|
|P||Nikkie Kovalsky||Young Harris|