Millikin Award Winners, Letterwinners Announced in Softball

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Published on May 29 2013 12:50 pm
Last Updated on May 29 2013 12:50 pm
Written by Millie Lange

DECATUR —The Millikin University softball team recently announced its letter and award winners for the 2013 season.

Senior Cora Jeffers (Sherman, Williamsville H.S.) was named the Big Blue’s Most Valuable Player and Best Defensive Player. Freshman Alyssa Visvardis (Homer Glen, Lockport Township H.S.) was named the Big Blue’s Best Offensive Player. Senior Lauren Kitterman (Bloomington,
Downs Tri-Valley H.S.) was named Millikin’s Pitcher of the Year. Freshman Sarah Kisch (Elgin, Burlington Central H.S.) was named the Big Blue’s Most Improved Player. Seniors Janet Ellis (Latham, Warrensburg-Latham H.S.) and Tess Strang (Urbana, Culver Academy) shared the Most Inspirational/Most Dedicated Player Awards.

Millikin finished 20-15 on the season. The 2013 letterwinners are:

First letter

Freshman Brie Cimino (Homewood, Homewood Flossmoor H.S.)

Freshman Lena Dyer (Chesterfield, Mo., Cor Jesu Academy)

Freshman Sarah Kisch (Elgin, Burlington Central H.S.)

Freshman Breanna Livingood (Maroa, Maroa Forsyth H.S.)

Freshman Raquel Rodriguez (San Antonio, Texas, John Jay H.S.)

Freshman Abbie Tinnon (Hanna City, Limestone Community H.S.)

Freshman Alyssa Visvardis (Homer Glen, Lockport Township H.S.)

Second letter

Sophomore Rachel Kindred (Ottawa, H.S.)

Junior Hillary Lambert (Donovan, Donovan H.S.)

Sophomore Becca Thompson (Hanover Park, Schaumburg H.S.)

Third letter

Junior Rachel Bishop (Villa Grove, H.S.)

Junior Hillary Shelton (Beecher City, Cowden-Herrick Beecher City H.S.)

Fourth letter

Senior Jan Ellis (Latham, Warrensburg-Latham H.S.)

Senior Lauren Kitterman (Bloomington, Downs Tri-Valley H.S.)

Senior Tess Strang (Urbana, Culver Academy)

Senior Cora Jeffers (Sherman, Williamsville H.S.)