As they do annually, the head coaches of the nine Washington Catholic
Athletic Conference (WCAC) teams got together to select players for the first and second All-WCAC Conference teams. This season, two Bishop Ireton Cardinals were selected for the WCAC honors.
Erin Rockwell was selected for All-WCAC First Team Honors.
Erin has been the workhorse pitcher for the Cardinals all season. She has amassed some 160 strikeouts and counting in a WCAC-leading 133 innings pitched over the season. Erin has a regular season batting average of .528, an on base percentage of .594 and a slugging percentage of .887.
Erin Rockwell will be in the top 10 in nine softball leaders categories on the Washington Post All-Met Leaders lists including: At Bats - 1st place with 80 AB's; Runs scored - tied for 10th place with 27 runs scored; Hits - tied for 6th place with 36 hits; Doubles - tied for 8th place with 5 doubles; Triples - tied for 3rd place with 5 triples; Home Runs - tied for 9th place with two home runs; Stolen Bases - tied for 7th place with 14 stolen bases; Strikeouts - 9th place with 160 strikeouts; and Innings pitched - 1st place with 133 innings pitched.
Sawyer Warren was selected by the WCAC coaches for All-WCAC Second
Team Honors. Sawyer likewise has been a "workhorse," in her case, behind the plate for the Cardinals. Sawyer caught every game except one during the season. She has amassed over 100 innings behind the plate. Sawyer has been a wall behind the plate allowing only six passed balls all season. She has caught six baserunners stealing. On offense Sawyer has a regular season batting average of .456, and an on base percentage of .500. Her slugging percentage is in the mid 1.018.
Sawyer Warren is in the top 10 in five softball leaders categories on the Washington Post All-Met Leaders lists including: At Bats - 3rd place with 74 at bats; Doubles - tied for 5th place with 8 doubles; Triples - tied for 5th place with 3 triples; Home runs - tied for 4th place with 7 home runs; and RBI's - tied for 7th place in RBI's with 30 RBI's.
Both players were instrumental in leading the team to a win against Elizabeth Seton High School on May 2 to advance to the semifinals of the WCAC Championship playoff Tournament.
Erin has committed to play softball in college at Eastern Mennonite University next year in Harrisonburg, Va. in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. Sawyer has yet to commit to play in college, however, as a junior, she is being looked at by scouts and coaches.
Erin and Sawyer also play together on their travel team, the Mount Vernon Magic 18U Elite, which last year won the 2016 USSSA Virginia State Championship, and finished 3rd at the 2016 USSSA National Championship Tournament in Salisbury, Md.
The WCAC head coaches gave Honorable Mention Honors to four other Bishop Ireton players: Senior Dominique Gil, Junior Eva Gilbert, and Freshmen Sarah Milam and Ailita Whalen.
The Bishop Ireton High School Cardinals varsity is coached by Ann Krebs and Olivia Compton. In her first year, a rebuilding year due to the loss of five seniors after last season, Krebs has led the Cardinals to an overall record of 7-14. The team has qualified to compete in the VISAA (Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association) State Championships which will begin May 16 in Richmond.