May 8, 2019--Junior outfielder Kaylee Stoner (Hummelstown, Pa.) was named First Team All-Northeast Conference, announced today by the conference office. Amanda Berkley (Olney, Md.), Lindsay Heinze (Charlotte Hall, Md.) and Shelbee Holcomb (Glen Rock, Pa.) all were named Second Team All-NEC while Kaia Bonshock (Shamokin, Pa.) was named to the NEC All-Rookie Team.
Stoner earned First Team All-NEC honors in the outfield, becoming the first Mountaineer outfielder to be named First Team All-NEC since Danyale Goode in 2006. Stoner has been a catalyst for the Mount offense all season as she hit a team-best .459 (28-for-61) with five doubles, three triples, 11 RBI, 16 runs scored and five stolen bases in 16 NEC regular season games. Stoner has reached base in each of her past 32 games played, and is hitting .384 over that stretch. She leads the team with 17 multiple-hit games this season, and is hitting .343 while leading the Mount in hits (58), runs scored (37), triples (4) and stolen bases (14) on the season. She is the 10th Mountaineer to earn First Team All-NEC honors since the Mount joined the conference in 1989-90.
Berkley was named Second Team All-NEC at pitcher for the Mountaineers. She joins Nicole Pagano (2012, 2013) and Maria Lutz (2005) as the only Mount pitchers in program history to be named Second Team All-NEC. Berkley is 14-13 with a 2.80 ERA on the season with 74 strikeouts in 135.0 innings of work. She has 12 complete games while appearing in 31 games with 23 starts. Berkley's 14 wins this season are tied for the second most in program history behind Pagano's 15 in 2014. She has been on a roll of late for the Mount, going 9-3 with a 1.47 ERA over her past 14 appearances (10 starts). She has 40 strikeouts in 62.0 innings over that span while holding the opposition to a .205 batting average. In Northeast Conference play, Berkley went 8-3 with a 2.29 ERA, starting 10 of the Mount's 16 NEC games while appearing in 12. Berkley had six complete games while striking out 35 in 55.0 innings in league games this year. Berkley also enjoyed pitching at Our Lady of the Meadows Field this season where she went 10-1 with a 1.63 ERA at home this season in 12 appearances (9 starts).
Heinze earns All-Conference honors for the second time in her career with her Second Team All-NEC nod at third base. She was a First Team All-NEC selection in 2017 at third base. Heinze is hitting .327 this season while adding 10 doubles, 10 home runs, 31 runs scored and 35 RBI. She has set a pair of Mount career records this season, breaking the Mount's career record for doubles (43) while 35 runs batted in this season give her a Mount all-time best 130 for her career. In addition, she is second all-time at the Mount with 26 home runs, third all-time with 179 career hits and fourth in career total bases (300).
Holcomb was named Second Team All-NEC in the outfield. The junior is is having a breakout season for the Mount, leading the team with a .379 average. Holcomb has eight doubles, three home runs and 21 RBI for the Mountaineers while striking out just nine times in 142 plate appearances. She has four three hit games and one four-hit game this season, and hit .347 in NEC regular season play.
Bonshock hit .318 while appearing in 45 games with 42 starts in her freshman season with the Mountaineers. The first baseman had nine doubles, two home runs and 19 RBI on the year, and she hit a team-best .400 (20-for-50) at home this season.
The Mountaineers will face top-seeded LIU Brooklyn tomorrow at 12:00 p.m. in the Northeast Conference Tournament hosted by LIU Brooklyn. It is the Mount's first appearance in the NEC Tournament since 2006. The Mountaineers are 25-26 overall and finished 9-7 in NEC play to earn the No. 4 seed.