Carly Heibel Named First-Team All-HCAC

Heibel-acTERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology freshman Carly Heibel (Fort Wayne/Lakewood Park) capped a standout first year of college softball with first-team all-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference honors to lead the Fightin' Engineer postseason award winners.

Junior Brianne Widmoyer (Elkhart/Central) earned honorable mention all-league honors, and sophomore Jenna Martinek (Troy, Mo./Buchanan) claimed a spot on the all-sportsmanship team.

Heibel batted .402 as a freshman and slugged at a .661 clip to rank third in single-season school history.  She finished second in Rose-Hulman history in single-season doubles (16) and home runs (5), and was fifth all-time with 51 hits.

In the pitching circle, Heibel finished 5-7 overall with six complete games and a shutout against Defiance on the final day of the regular season that earned her HCAC Pitcher of the Week honors.  She finished with a 4.30 earned run average and 55 strikeouts in 84.2 innings.

Widmoyer-MCWidmoyer batted .336 for the season with 43 hits and 10 doubles, along with a .393 on-base average.  She also led the pitching staff with 11 complete games, 55 strikeouts and a 4.17 earned run average.

Martinek batted .236 for the season with 30 hits and six doubles and started all 40 games for Rose-Hulman as a sophomore.

The Fightin' Engineers finished fifth in the HCAC softball standings this spring at 7-9 and were 14-26 overall.