Softball's Wimmer, Blanchard Earn All-Ivy Accolades

Softball's Wimmer, Blanchard Earn All-Ivy Accolades

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown University softball junior pitcher/utility Meghan Wimmer has earned First Team All-Ivy, and sophomore catcher Raquel Blanchard has gained Honorable Mention All-Ivy, the Ivy League announced on Wednesday afternoon.

Wimmer (Boothwyn, Pa.) garnered All-Ivy honors for the second straight year after collecting Honorable Mention All-Ivy plaudits a year ago. Blanchard (Valencia, Calif.) took home All-Ivy laurels for the first time.

A team captain, Wimmer led the Bears in batting average (.398), home runs (seven), RBIs (23), runs (21), hits (39), on-base percentage (.496), slugging percentage (.724), and walks (18), while standing second in the Ivy League in slugging, third in OBP, and fifth in batting average. The Team MVP posted a .340 batting average, .441 OBP, .509 slugging percentage, 18 hits, nine runs, nine RBIs, three doubles, two homers, and eight walks in Ivy play. In the circle, Wimmer pitched five complete games and 72.2 innings on the year, struck out 42 batters, and averaged 4.05 strikeouts per seven innings.

Blanchard ranked fourth on the team with a .297 batting average and 16 RBIs, while posting 19 hits, four doubles, and three runs scored. She tallied a .309 on-base percentage and .359 slugging percentage. In Ivy League play, Blanchard hit .286 with four doubles and 10 RBIs. Despite missing part of the season due to injury, she played in 21 games with 20 starts, including 12 games and 11 starts in conference competition.

The duo helped Brown earn its first series win over Harvard since 2004, while also gaining Ivy wins against Princeton, Penn, and Yale. 

2018 ALL-IVY, POSTSEASON AWARDS

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Taylor Troutt, Columbia (Sr., 2B – League City, Texas) 

PITCHER OF THE YEAR
Katie Duncan, Harvard (Jr., P – Allendale, N.J.) 

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Schae Nelson, Dartmouth (Fr., C – Montgomery, Texas) 

COACH OF THE YEAR
Shannon Doepking, Dartmouth 

FIRST-TEAM ALL-IVY^
*Breanna Ethridge, Dartmouth (Sr., P – Loganville, Ga.)
*Katie Duncan, Harvard (Jr., P – Allendale, N.J.)
*Schae Nelson, Dartmouth (Fr., C – Montgomery, Texas)
*Madison Gott, Columbia (Sr., 1B – Weston, Fla.)
*Taylor Troutt, Columbia (Sr., 2B – League City, Texas)
Morgan Martinelli, Dartmouth (Jr., 3B – Morgan Hill, Calif.)
*Rhianna Rich, Harvard (Jr., SS – El Geundo, Calif.)
Megan Murray, Cornell (Sr., OF – Alfred, N.Y.)
Taylor Ward, Dartmouth (Jr., OF – Toms River, N.J.)
Maddy Kaplan, Harvard (Sr., OF – Santa Monica, Calif.)
Mackenzie Meyer, Princeton (Fr., OF – Lakewood Ranch, Fla.)
Meghan Wimmer, Brown (Jr., P/UT – Boothwyn, Pa.)
Meagan Lantz, Harvard (Jr., DP/UT – Parkland, Fla.) 

SECOND-TEAM ALL-IVY#
Heather Turner, Dartmouth (Fr., P – Laguna Hills, Calif.)
Sarah Smith, Harvard (Jr., P – Somerset, N.J.)
Amanda Nishihira, Columbia (So., C – Los Alamitos, Calif.)
Sydney Grobman, Yale (Fr., 1B – Coral Springs, Fla.)
Micah Schroder, Dartmouth (So., 2B – Houston, Texas)
Molly Oretsky, Penn (Sr., 3B – Houston, Texas)
Allison Harvey, Princeton (So., 3B – Foothill Ranch, Calif.)
Erin Rockstroh, Cornell (So., SS – Mason, Ohio)
Summer Grzybek, Columbia (So, OF – Cooper City, Fla.)
Jess England, Penn (Jr., OF – Coral Springs, Fla.)
Megan Donahey, Princeton (So., OF – Phoenix, Ariz.)
Olivia Giaquinto, Harvard (So., P/UT – Falls Church, Va.)
Jurie Joyner, Penn (Sr., DP/UT – McDonough, Ga.)

HONORABLE MENTION ALL-IVY
Madison Canby, Columbia (So., P – Pembroke Pines, Fla.)
Erin Gallo, Columbia (So., P – Shrewsbury, Mass.)
Miranda Papes, Yale (Fr., P – Frisco, Texas)
Raquel Blanchard, Brown (So., C – Valencia, Calif.)
Lindey Kneib, Harvard (So., C – Webb City, Mo.)
Sarah Cwiertnia, Penn (Jr., 1B – Villa Park, Calif.)
Max Ortega, Columbia (Fr., 3B – Highland, Calif.)
Maria Pagane, Columbia (Fr., SS – Windermere, Fla.)
Danielle Dockx, Princeton (Sr., SS – Phoenix, Ariz.)
Tabitha Dyer, Penn (Fr., OF – Newbury Park, Calif.)
Carlin Hagmaier, Yale (Jr., OF – Longwood, Fla.)
Shelby Kennedy, Yale (Jr., OF – Vail, Ariz.)
Kate Jencarelli, Cornell (So., DP/UT – Roseland, N.J.)
Tori Tagashi, Cornell (Sr., DP/UT – Redlands, Fla.) 

* - Unanimous Selection
^ - First Team Expanded Due to Ties in the Voting
# - Second Team Expanded Due to Ties in the Voting