Trio of Sea Gulls named first-team All-Americans

Trio of Sea Gulls named first-team All-Americans

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – For just the second time in program history, the Salisbury University softball team has been honored with three first-team All-Americans, as seniors Kim Dorsey, Paige Knussman and, Molly Simpson each collected the honor at the NCAA banquet on Wednesday night.

Dorsey earns her third All-American honor with the award, just the fifth Sea Gull to accomplish that feat, as she has been one of the top power hitters and defensive shortstops in the nation over the past three seasons. The Baltimore native hit .473 to lead the team this year, also bashing 10 home runs, while scoring 38 runs and driving in 59, which ranks fifth in the nation.

Simpson, who was also named the Capital Athletic Conference's Player of the Year, earns her first All-American honor, after a season in which she led the country in home runs through the latter parts of the regular season. The 14 home runs she finished with currently rank fourth in the country, as she batted .444 with 12 doubles and her 55 RBI rank ninth in Division III softball.

Knussman is a two-time All-American, earning first-team accolades in 2014, as well. She hit .434 this year with 28 extra-base hits including 16 doubles and 11 home runs. The 11 long balls rank 14th nationally, while her 51 runs batted in are good for 18th in the country.

The trio makes up half of a senior class that has left its mark on the program, with four NCAA tournament appearances and three trips to the NCAA Division III Championship.

To see the entire list of All-Americans, click here.

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