SB: Two Tar Heels named to All-ACC Tournament team
Posted May 10
North Carolina's Aquilla Mateen and Kendra Lynch were both named to the 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference All-Tournament Team, the ACC announced after Saturday's championship game.
UNC defeated NC State handily on Thursday with an 8-4 score to advance to Friday's semifinals, where the Tar Heels were defeated by ACC regular season and tournament champion Florida State. The top-seeded Seminoles defeated No. 2 seed Notre Dame 3-1 on Saturday.
Mateen, a sophomore outfielder, recorded a .667 batting average in the tournament with four hits, one run and two stolen bases while making several key plays in center field. Lynch, a freshman outfielder and pitcher, helped the Tar Heels in both positions as well as at the plate this week. She posted a .600 average with three hits, one run and four RBIs, including her second grand slam of the season in Thursday's game vs. NC State. Lynch also pitched 2.2 innings for a 7.88 ERA, surrenduring four hits and three runs while retiring two batters.
2014 ACC Softball Championship All-Tournament Team
Celeste Gomez, Florida State (MVP)
Maddie O'Brien, Florida State
Laura Winter, Notre Dame
Lacey Waldrop, Florida State
Aquilla Mateen, North Carolina
Tiffani Brown, Florida State
Katey Smith, Virginia Tech
Kendra Lynch, North Carolina
Kelly Hensley, Florida State
Karley Wester, Notre Dame
Danielle Chitkowski, Syracuse