Mark DeCotis, Athletic Communications

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Softball Players Ammons, Boggs Win FCSAA First Team All-State Honors

May 3, 2013 - Brevard Community College softball infielder Kat Ammons and centerfielder Cassie Boggs have received Florida College System Activities Association First-Team All-State honors.

Cassie Boggs
Cassie Boggs

Teammate and pitcher Shannen Marchu received second-team recognition as an at-large player.

Boggs, a sophomore from Longwood, FL and Lyman High School finished the 2013 regular season as the nation's leader in hits with 99. She also ranked in the top 18 nationally in six other categories: second in doubles with 25, fourth in at bats (205), 10th in total bases (143), 12th in batting average, .483, 17th in runs batted in (63) and 18th in plate appearances (215).

Ammons, a sophomore from Jacksonville, FL and Bishop Kenney High, mainly played first base but also saw action at third. She finished the regular season ranked sixth nationally in runs batted in with 76 and ranked 21st in hits with 81.

Kat Ammons
Kat Ammons

Marchu, a sophomore from Fort Pierce, FL and Lincoln Park Academy, finished the regular season tied for 38th nationally with 15 victories and was 21st in innings pitched with 171.

Also, eight BCC players were honored by the FCSAA Southern Conference. Boggs was named Conference Player of the Year for the second time and was an All-Conference First Team selection with Ammons, Marchu and freshman catcher Manya Lopez.

Receiving All-Conference Second Team recognition were sophomores Nichole Mills, Alaina DeVeny and Jami Cordell and freshmen Brooke Formby and Brianna Seaman.

Shannen Marchu
Shannen Marchu

"It is a true honor to have these young ladies represent the Titans on the various teams," BCC head coach Ed Yanes said.

"Kat and Cassie had very solid years for us and Shannen followed both of them in run production and added the extra punch we needed in the lineup. She also picked up 15 wins in the pitching circle.

"Kat and Cassie number were among the nation's leaders in offensive categories due in part to their relentless work ethic."