Gaynord, Lonsinger named to A-Sun All-Tournament Team
Jessica Lonsinger's two-run single lifted the Lady Bucs to a 5-3 victory over Campbell on Friday.
Jessica Lonsinger's two-run single lifted the Lady Bucs to a 5-3 victory over Campbell on Friday.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

BOCA RATON, Fla. (May 13, 2006) - Junior Stephanie Gaynord (Manassas, Va.) and senior Jessica Lonsinger (Dale City, Va.) both earned spots on the Atlantic Sun All-Tournament Team, following their outstanding performances at this weekend's A-Sun Softball Tournament.  The fifth-seeded Lady Bucs fought their way to a third-place finish, falling a game short of the championship contest.


Lonsinger hit a team-high .364 for the tournament, collecting four hits in 11 at bats.  The senior catcher also knocked home a pair of runs in the sixth inning against four-seed Campbell, lifting the Lady Bucs to the 5-3 victory.


Gaynord posted a .333 average on the weekend, managing five hits, two RBIs, and two runs scored.  The junior also belted a pair of homeruns, elevating her school-record total to 11 for the season.  The shortstop was one of the hottest players in the conference during the closing weeks of the season, winning back-to-back A-Sun Player of the Week awards, while ending the 2006 campaign on an 11-game hit streak.


Host-school and second-seeded Florida Atlantic took the tournament crown with an 8-4 victory over Stetson on Saturday.  The NCAA-bound Owls placed three on the all-tournament squad, while runner-up Stetson put four players on the team, including MVP recipient Andrea Migliori.


The Lady Bucs took a first-round loss to FAU, before battling back to defeat Gardner-Webb and Campbell.  Stetson ended ETSU's impressive run, claiming a 5-2 decision on Friday evening.  ETSU (22-36, 9-11 A-Sun) finished the season in dazzling fashion, winning nine of its last 12, including a 7-1 record in its final eight regular season conference tilts.


All-Tournament Team
Erica Willis, Campbell
Jamie Madruga, Mercer
Jessica Lonsinger, East Tennessee State
Stephanie Gaynord, East Tennessee State

Melissa Wiggins, Stetson
Erica Demers, Stetson
Nicole Forbes, Stetson
Jen Musillo, Florida Atlantic
Jessica Sachs, Florida Atlantic
Shauna Corso, Florida Atlantic

Andrea Migliori, Stetson - MVP

Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
WBB High Point University 76 Final
Nov 17 ETSU 84
MBB Virginia-Wise 66 F
Nov 18 ETSU 111
WBB Appalachian State University 76 Final
Nov 19 ETSU 70
WBB ETSU 79 Final
Nov 21 Saint Francis University 63
VB ETSU Greensboro, N.C.
Nov 22, 12:00 p.m. No. 5 Western Carolina (SoCon Quarterfinal)
MBB UNC Asheville 87 F
Nov 22, 12:00 p.m. ETSU 98
Nov 24, 12:00 p.m. Winthrop 64
WBB ETSU 69 Final
Nov 24, 12:00 p.m. Indiana State University 76
WBB ETSU 69 Final
Nov 26, 12:00 p.m. Indiana University 97
WBB ETSU Blacksburg, Va.
Nov 29, 5:00 p.m. Virginia Tech University
MBB ETSU Morehead, Ky.
Dec 1, 7:00 p.m. Morehead State
WBB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Dec 3, 5:00 p.m. George Mason University
MBB Western Carolina Freedom Hall
Dec 3, 8:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Huntsville, Ala.
Dec 6, 6:00 p.m. Alabama A&M University
MBB UNC Greensboro Freedom Hall
Dec 13, 4:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB Eastern Kentucky University Johnson City, Tenn.
Dec 13, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Morehead, Ky.
Dec 15, 12:00 p.m. Morehead State University
MBB ETSU Richmond, Ky.
Dec 16, 7:00 p.m. Eastern Kentucky