Pepe Named All-American

Monica Pepe takes a swing.
Monica Pepe takes a swing.

Louisburg Softball continues to garner national attention after an outstanding season. The 2017 campaign saw highlights such as a 21-game win streak, a regular-season title, an undefeated run in the tournament to bring home the Region X Championship, and top 20 votes in the final national poll of the season. Louisburg finished 11-1 in conference play and 35-8 overall. Eight Canes earned post-season honors, and four were named NJCAA Academic All-Americans. Louisburg can now add one more accolade to the season. 

Freshman Monica Pepe (Hickory, NC) was named to the Fastpitch News NJCAA All-American roster this week as announced by the NJCAA. Pepe, who earned honorable mention honors, finished the season tied for 4th nationally with a .526 batting average. The rookie started 38 games in the middle infield for the Canes, struck out only 6 times in 114 at-bats, slugged .728, and stole 31 bases.