MMC's CAYLEE PORTER NAMED NAIA ALL-AMERICAN
June 9, 2017
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – After a sensational season at the plate, Martin Methodist Softball outfielder Caylee Porter has been named to the 2017 Softball All-America team, selected by the NAIA All-America committee.
Porter, a 5-6 sophomore from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, earned an Honorable Mention berth after she posted one of the best seasons at the plate in the NAIA. Porter posted a .439 batting average that ranked 28th in the nation. Porter's .439 average ranked a whopping 35 points better than the next-highest average in the Southern States Athletic Conference.
Porter's .631 slugging percentage was also one of the best in the nation and ranked second in conference play this season. Porter started all 48 games in her first season as a RedHawk and finished 69-of-157 at the plate. She collected 22 extra-base hits, highlighted by 15 doubles and six triples. The six triples were the ninth most in the NAIA this season.
Porter's All-American honor came after the sophomore earned a First Team All-SSAC nod and was named Newcomer of the Year by the league. The All-American selection is the second in as many seasons for the RedHawks after pitcher Brittany Bishop received Honorable Mention status a year ago.
"We are thrilled for Caylee and her All-American selection this season," RedHawks head coach Brandie Paul said. "She was one of the top hitters in the nation this year and it is a great honor to see her recognized for those achievements."