WILMINGTON, N.C. – Campbell has earned three student-athletes on the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association 2017 All-State Softball teams.
Amber Schisler and Taesha DuBoise earned first team honors for the Camels in the designated player slot and outfield respectively. Caroline Smith earned second team honors as one of four infielders on the all-state team.
Schisler ended her 2017 campaign as the Big South Player of the Year, a First Team CoSIDA Academic All-America, and a NFCA Southeast All-Region Third Team recipient. She also set a NCAA record for most consecutive plate appearances having reached base with 26, breaking the previous record set by Maddie O'Brien (18) from Florida State in 2014. She finished first in the league in batting average (.431), slugging (.850), on-base percentage (.618), home runs (18), and walks (57). The San Diego, Calif. native was also top three in runs (47), RBI (50), total bases (130), hit by pitch (18), and total plate appearances (228).
As a mainstay in the outfield for CU, DuBoise appeared in 58 games with 189 at-bats and 60 hits. She scored 37 runs and drove in 24 while tallying 10 doubles and a team-high four triples. The Stockbridge, Ga. native walked 14 times and swiped six bases. She finished the year with a .317 batting average, a .375 on-base percentage, and a .413 slugging percentage to compliment her 15 multi-hit games and five multi-RBI games. In centerfield, DuBoise finished with a .963 fielding percentage on 81 chances.
Smith played in 53 games for the Camels with 164 at-bats, tallying 50 hits for a .305 batting average. She also boasted a .372 on-base percentage and a .476 slugging percentage. Offensively, she scored 43 runs and drove in 28 runs with six home runs on the year. The Wilson, N.C. product connected on eight doubles and one triple, along with 11 multi-hit games and six multi-RBI games. In the field, she had 132 assists while playing 39 games at shortstop and finished fourth with 13 double plays for a .950 fielding percentage.
2017 North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association
All-State University Division Softball Team
Pos. Name Cl. School Hometown
UTIL Nella Chamblee Sr. UNCW Wendell, N.C.
C Carey Million Sr. Elon Roebling, N.J.
**DP Amber Schisler # Sr. Campbell San Diego, Calif.
INF Rachel Willis So. UNCW Angier, N.C.
INF Grace Beatty @ # Jr. Charlotte Charlotte, N.C.
INF Kelsey Bryan Jr. UNCW Garner, N.C.
INF Haley Pace @ # Jr. Charlotte Winston-Salem, N.C.
OF Kara Shutt @ # Jr. Elon Greensboro, N.C.
OF Hunter Gibbons So. Western Carolina Woodleaf, N.C.
**OF Taesha DuBoise Sr. Campbell Stockbridge, Ga.
OF Alaina Hall ! @ # Sr. Elon Suwanee, Ga.
P Peyton Jordan # Sr. UNCW Waxhaw, N.C.
P Kiandra Mitchum Jr. Elon Mechanicsville, Va.
Pos. Name Cl. School Hometown
C Madison Armstrong # So. Western Carolina Gastonia, N.C.
DP Spenser Gray Fr. Charlotte Quakertown, Pa.
INF Lauren Moore Sr. UNCW Farmville, N.C.
INF Meredith Harris So. Charlotte Charlotte, N.C.
INF Hannah Adamczyk # So. UNCW Indian Trail, N.C.
**INF Caroline Smith So. Campbell Wilson, N.C.
OF Merritt Wilkinson # Sr. UNCW Burlington, N.C.
OF Courtney Price ! @ # Sr. Western Carolina Matthews, N.C.
P Sarah Davis Jr. UNCW Burlington, N.C.
P Haley Wiseman Jr. Charlotte Winter Haven, Fla.
! – 2014 All-State Team
@ - 2015 All-State Team
# - 2016 All-State Team