Copley, Leach named first team All-OVC

Alex Hawley

June 27, 2014

The Ohio Valley Conference coaches have released the all-league softball team for the 2014 season. River Valley, which finished the year tied for fourth in the league at 3-7 landed two first team selections, as well as two honorable mention spots.

Lady Raiders junior shortstop Chelsea Copley was named first team All-OVC for the third consecutive season, while senior catcher Libby Leach earned first team All-OVC honors for the first time. Leach was honorable mention in the league in both her sophomore and junior seasons.

Earning honorable mention spots for the Silver and Black were juniors Amanda Eddy and Katie Mares.

Tanner Heaberlin was named coach of the year after leading South Point to the league championship.

All-Ohio Valley Conference

First Team

Chelsea Copley, River Valley

Libby Leach, River Valley

Kaitlyn Brown, South Point

Sylvia Griffith, South Point

Haley Rawlins, South Point

Abbey Winkler, South Point

Ellen Hinshaw, Fairland

Caitlin Stone, Fairland

Sami Nixon, Rock Hill

Brooke Hanshaw, Rock Hill

Kaci Russell, Rock Hill

Kelci Grove, Coal Grove

Morgan Sites, Coal Grove

Melanie Noble, Chesapeake

Kelsey Huff, Chesapeake

Coach of the Year: Tanner Heaberlin (South Point)

Honorable Mention

Amanda Eddy, River Valley; Katie Mares, River Valley; Hannah Carey, South Point; Andrea Kleinman, South Point; Jenna Lane, Rock Hill; Brooke Eastham, Rock Hill; Mackenzie Riley, Fairland; Chandler Fulks, Fairland; Carrie Brock, Chesapeake; Breanna Skeens, Chesapeake; Brittany Webb, Coal Grove; Kaitlynn Murphy, Coal Grove.