WINTHROP, Mass. – The Johnson & Wales University softball team was represented when the All-GNAC squads were announced on Tuesday. The Wildcats placed six student-athletes on the All-GNAC teams.
Earning First-Team accolades was catcher Devin Scales, third baseman Meghan Gavin, outfielder Megan Antaya and pitcher Kristin Frost. Second baseman Ally Mishol garnered a Second-Team selection and Kayla McKinnon was named a Third-Team selection at first base.
A native of Mount Airy, Md., Scales stepped her production during her sophomore year. She hit .309, a rate that jumped to .400 during conference games. Scales rated in the GNAC top 10 in home runs and slugging percentage, including an .700 rate in conference play that was seventh-best.
Gavin picked up the fourth All-GNAC honor of her career, but her only First-Team selection. She produced a .331 batting average with a .366 on-base percentage while being among the GNAC leaders in sacrifices. A native of Wallingford, Conn., Gavin ranked third during GNAC games for RBIs while rating in the top 10 for hits, doubles and stolen bases.
Antaya had a tremendous debut season, ranking second in the GNAC with a .448 batting average that improved to a league-best .587 versus GNAC teams. A native of Somerset, Mass., Antaya also ranked in the top five for on-base percentage and slugging percentage. She finished second in the GNAC for triples and was fourth in stolen bases.
Frost earned her second First-Team honor and the third all-conference accolade of her career. She took over the number one spot in the rotation and finished first with a 2.09 ERA that dropped to 1.67 versus GNAC teams. The Pearl City, Hawaii native was the league leader in shutouts while ranking in the top 10 for wins, innings pitched and opponent batting average. Her best outing of the year was a 1-0 victory against #13 MIT with 11 strikeouts.
Mishol finished her career with her best season. She hit .333 with a .563 slugging percentage that was 12th in the GNAC. A native of Longmeadow, Mass., she belted a career-high seven home runs which ranked second in the league. She was also among the league leaders in doubles and total bases. Mishol had a seven-game hitting streak and 15-game on-base streak.
A native of Cambridge, Mass., McKinnon picked up All-GNAC awards her final two seasons. She finished with a career-best .301 batting average with a .381 on base percentage that jumps to .490 in the GNAC, ranking her in the top 20.
Head coach Kim Camara-Harvey should have another strong team in 2020 as she brings back all of her pitchers. She will have to replace her entire starting infield, including four-year starters Gavin and Brenna DuPerry.