Kelly earns D2CCA All-America Honors

Kelly earns D2CCA All-America Honors

SAINT LEO, Fla. – Saint Leo freshman second baseman, Kacie Kelly, was named a D2 Conference Commissioner's Association (D2CCA) Second Team All-America, announced May 24.

Kelly earns All-America honors after her first year on the field for the Lions. Kelly, the Sunshine State Conference (SSC) Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year, was a mainstay at second base for the Lions where she played all 52 games on her way to earning First Team All-South Region honors from the NFCA and D2CCA before her All-America honors Wednesday. Kelly, a true freshman from Jacksonville, Fla., was one of eight finalists for the 2017 NFCA Freshman of the Year.

Kelly, a First Team All-SSC honoree, ended the season as the SSC leader in batting average (.440), on-base percentage (.498), runs (42), hits (80), and at-bats (182), while she was ranked inside the top 10 in slugging percentage (.533), runs batted in (35), doubles (15), and fewest strikeouts (7).

Kelly helped the Lions capture their second straight Sunshine State Conference title and post a record of 37-15, 17-7 SSC. Saint Leo hosted the NCAA South 2 Region, marking the first time in program history to host a regional. 

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