The Kennesaw State women’s softball team had a record-breaking 2017 season with many triumphs on both an individual and team level.
The Owls had many highlights, such as placing 2nd in the ASUN Conference and playing in the postseason for the first time as a Division I program. No achievement was bigger than acquiring the Region 5 title and advancing to the finals after gaining the number 1 seed at the National Invitational Softball Championship.
Individually, Olivia Tamewitz, Courtney Sutter, and Alley Cutting had standout performances with 11 different ASUN honors, and six non-ASUN recognitions and awards combined.
Cutting, a red shirt sophomore, went ASUN First Team All-Conference and was the ASUN Conference Freshman of the Year. Cutting pitched a perfect bottom half of the 7th inning to defeat Georgia State, clinching the Region 5 title and advancing the Owls to the semifinals.
Sutter, a redshirt senior from Marietta, Georgia, also made the ASUN First Team All-Conference list. Sutter was a crucial part of the Owls’ success this season, hitting home runs deep into the NISC tournament and tallying 16 total this past season.
Like Cutting, Tamewitz also made the ASUN Conference All-Freshman Team and gained recognition as an ASUN Second Team All-Conference player.
Head Coach Pete D’Amour led the team to a 40-20 overall record, placing them No. 46 in Division I softball out of 295 teams, according to the NCAA women’s softball rating percentage index.