Three Earn All-GSAC

Reba DePriest, Brooke Madrid and Bria Madrid win conference honors.

Apr. 28, 2015 By Neil Morgan

 

Reba DePriest wins her second-straight Golden State Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Year award and Brooke Madrid and Bria Madrid each earn another All-GSAC Selection.

The 2015 all-conference teams were released on Tuesday, presented by Under Armour and voted on by the coaches of the seven teams in the conference.

DePriest earns her second conference pitcher of the year award after another stellar season in the circle, posting a 21-8 overall record with a 1.78 earned run average and a team-record 250 strikeouts. She leads the conference in wins, is third in ERA, and is first in innings pitched and strikeouts. She is also ranked inside of the top-10 nationally in each of those categories and her .189 batting average against ranks her No. 18 among NAIA pitchers. This is also her second All-GSAC honor.

Brooke Madrid wins her third career all-conference honor after a fantastic senior season. The Eagles’ offensive spark and defensive stalwart led the team’s eligible players with a .350 batting average while adding 31 runs scored to two homeruns and 17 RBI. She committed just one error on the season while posting a .982 fielding percentage to land among the top center fielders in the conference. She was previously named all-conference in 2012 and 2014.

Bria Madrid earns her second All-GSAC honor, adding to her 2013 recognition. This makes the first year the sisters earn the recognition during the same season. Madrid was Biola’s reliable leadoff hitter throughout the regular season, working an on-base percentage of .365 and scoring more runs (35) than any other Eagle. She played nearly every inning of the season behind the plate due to Biola’s small roster size, and she excelled. She is in the top-5 in the GSAC in fielding chances, putouts and “caught stealing by.” In addition to her defense, she recorded 49 hits and really showcased power that was missing through her first two seasons. She recorded a team-leading 14 doubles and bashed a career-best six homeruns, accumulating 19 RBI.

DePriest took home the pitcher of the year honor while the other two major awards went to Concordia. Ryann Ferguson was named GSAC Player of the Year and Crystal Rosenthal was named GSAC Coach of the Year.

The Eagles’ All-GSAC honorees, and their teammates, begin their quest for a GSAC Tournament Championship with a 9:30 a.m. contest on Friday at Concordia University, Irvine.

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