Members of the state champion East Central Community College softball team received honors following the 2011 campaign.


Members of the state champion East Central Community College softball team received honors following the 2011 campaign.

Seated from left are infielder Chelsea Jones of Enterprise, most improved; infielder Lauren Nicholas, a product of Neshoba Central High, Scholar Athlete; and outfielder Summer Alexander, All-Region 23 and most valuable offensive player and infielder/pitcher Kasie Buckley, All-Region 23, MACJC All-State and team captain award, both products of Newton County High. Standing from left are pitcher Taylor Bailey, a product of Bowie High in Austin, Texas, NJCAA All-American, NJCAA Division II Softball All-Tournament Team, All-Region 23, MACJC All-State and most valuable pitcher; infielder Brittany Pounders of Southeast Lauderdale, top slugger; and outfielder Olivia Maher, a product of East Ascension in Gonzales, Lady Warrior Award.

After winning the program’s first state title, the Warriors finished runners-up in the Region 23 Tournament and tied for fifth in the NJCAA Division II National Championship.