Three Colonials Garner Atlantic 10 Softball All-Conference Honors
Wilson, Clauss Named to Second Team; Valos Earns All-Rookie Nod
May 9, 2012
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Three George Washington softball student-athletes were named to Atlantic 10 All-Conference Teams, the league announced on Wednesday. Seniors Lauren Wilson and Kara Clauss both garnered second team honors, while freshman Victoria Valos was selected to the all-rookie squad. In addition,
The trio helped GW secure a spot in the six-team Atlantic 10 Championship for the first time since 2007 and just the second time ever. The Colonials earned the No. 4 seed in this week's tournament with an 11-9 conference record, and their 22 overall victories on the season are the third-most in program history.
Clauss has won a school-record 14 games this season and boasts a 2.75 ERA and 102 strikeouts in 183.1 innings of work, including 15 complete games. The
Valos has put together one of the best rookie campaigns in GW history. She is batting .314 with 26 RBIs, 26 runs scored, eight doubles and eight home runs - the most by a Colonials' freshman since Jackie Yaniga hit 10 in 2005 - and she was named team MVP last week. She leads the team in hits (49), ranks second in batting average and on-base percentage (.367), and is third in homers, doubles, RBIs, runs and slugging percentage (.532). In addition, the native of
Valos gives GW an all-rookie selection for the second year in a row, as teammate Chelsea Lenhart earned the honor in 2011.
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