CULVER CITY, Calif. – The softball season is just a few weeks away for Salisbury University, but the honors have already started to roll in for one of the top programs in the nation. Fastpitch News released its preseason All-American list and sophomore Brooke Mizelle was named an honorable mention pick.
Mizelle impressed in her freshman year, posting a team-best 1.11 earned-run average which ranked ninth in Division III softball over 26 appearances and 19 games started. She had an 18-2 record in her rookie campaign with three saves. The Holland, Virginia native struck out 97 batters in 107 1/3 innings pitched and walked only 22.
Mizelle claimed Capital Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week honors twice in 2016 while being named the league's Rookie of the Year. She was named to the NCAA Norfolk, Virginia Regional All-Tournament team and claimed second-team All-Region honors from the NFCA.
Last season the Sea Gulls went 37-6, won the CAC Championship for the 19th time, and advanced to the final game of the Norfolk, Virginia Regional.
The Sea Gulls open the 2017 season on February 25 and 26 at the Grand Slam Tournament in North Carolina, where they will take on Maryville College and Hood College in opening day competition and will return home on March 4 to open the new Sea Gull Softball Stadium.
To see the full list of Fastpitch News Preseason All-Americans for Division III, click here.