Written by Edythe Bradley
Albany State University’s Chaconna Marks has been named to the 2012 SIAC Preseason Softball All-Conference Team, which was selected by the SIAC Softball Coaches Association. A catcher, Marks was named to the SIAC’s First Team.
A Covington, Ga. native, Marks led the Lady Rams with 11 homeruns and 60 RBI. She batted .422 with a team-leading 70 hits and scored 44 runs for the Lady Rams. Marks was a 2011 SIAC First Team member.
Clark Atlanta University and Tuskegee University led the preseason team with four total selections, followed by Kentucky State University with three total selections. Also headlining the 2012 team are CAU pitcher Ashley Brooks and third baseball Elizabeth Handy.
Marks and the Lady Rams will open their 2012 season with four back-to-back home games in February. The Lady Rams will make their debut against the University of West Georgia Lady Wolves on Feb. 6 at Lady Rams Park. The Lady Rams will face the Georgia Southwestern State Lady Hurricanes on Feb. 8, Rollins College Tars on Feb. 10 and the Valdosta State University Lady Blazers on Feb. 13. First pitch is set for 1 p.m. for each of the games. The Lady Rams will open SIAC action against Clark Atlanta University on Feb. 25 at Lady Rams Park. Admission is free to ASU home games.
2012 SIAC Preseason Softball All-Conference Team
Chaconna Marks Sophomore Catcher Albany State University
Lakeeya Ramsey Junior Pitcher Benedict College
Elizabeth Handy Sophomore Third Baseman Clark Atlanta University
Ashley Brooks Senior Pitcher Clark Atlanta University
Shenaaz Burrell Senior Pitcher/Infielder Kentucky State University
Terri Roberts Junior Shortstop Miles College
Tiffany Roberts Junior Pitcher/Utility Miles College
Januar Page Junior Outfielder Stillman College
Karisa Foye Sophomore Pitcher Tuskegee University
Tameria Brown Senior Second Baseman Tuskegee University
Brittany Brackenridge Senior Shortstop Clark Atlanta University
Diamond Lee Senior Second Baseman Clark Atlanta University
Katara Wilson Senior Outfielder Fort Valley State University
Lorena Villamar Junior Pitcher/Infielder Kentucky State University
Caitlyn Pierotti Senior Catcher Kentucky State University
Alexandria Taylor Sophomore Utility Paine College
Fernisha McMillan Senior Shortstop Paine College
Brittany Perry Sophomore Pitcher/First Baseman Stillman College
Alexis Griffin Junior Outfielder Tuskegee University
Megan Moore Senior Infielder Tuskegee University