The TROY Trojans softball team had two players named to the Sun Belt Preseason All-Conference Team.
Senior outfielder Heidi Johnson and last season’s Sun Belt freshman of the year pitcher Ashlyn Williams were the Trojans to receive all-conference honors.
“They are both very deserving of those honors,” Trojans head coach Melanie Davis said. “Heidi Johnson has been a three year all-conference player, and she returns for her senior season. She’s had a great career here for us, and we’re looking for her to finish in a big way as a senior in the outfield and in the heart of our batting order. Ashlyn Williams’ accomplishments as a pure freshman last year spoke for themselves, and it’s very exciting to me for the league coaches to respect both of these young ladies to the extent of selecting them all-conference. Ashlyn did a great job for us throughout the season last year.”
The Trojans were picked third in the conference by Sun Belt coaches behind Louisiana-Lafayette and Florida-Atlantic.
The Trojans got the season off to a good start, winning seven of their first eight games before dropping three in a row. They then rebounded winning seven of the next eight games, including the title of the Trojan Classic Tournament.
The Sun Belt Conference Tournament will be played May 6-9 in Denton, TX.
Go to www.troytrojans.com for a complete season schedule.