Truman State softball's Christa Reisinger named D2 Midwest Player of the Year


With all that junior center fielder, Christa Reisinger, has already been able to accomplish in her career, Monday morning saw a first for the left-handed speedster. Reisinger was named the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) Midwest Region Player of the Year in a vote by the region's sports information directors.

Reisinger and Midwest Region Pitcher of the Year, Allison Lipovsky, of Grand Valley State were joined by 12 others on the first team while the second team consisted of 13 more student-athletes. This marks the third-straight year that Reisinger and Lipovsky have earned All-Midwest Region honors. All first-team honorees will now advance to the national ballot for All-America consideration and All-America Teams will be announced on Wednesday, May 23.

Among the GLVC's statistical leaders, the Winfield, Mo. product is first in batting average (.458), first in slugging percentage (.775), first in on-base percentage (.554), first in stolen bases (38), tied for first in runs scored (49), second in walks (28), tied for third in triples (5), fifth in hits (65), sixth in home runs (10), and 10th in RBI (37). Despite being an All-American according to three different sources as a sophomore, Reisinger set new career highs in triples, home runs, slugging, and hit-by-pitches (5).

Nationally, the Troy Buchanan product is seventh in on-base percentage, 10th in stolen bases per game (0.83), 20th in average, 32nd in slugging, 34th in triples, and 42nd in runs per game (1.07). With one season left to play, Reisinger's rapid ascent up the school's career record book continues as she is now first in average (.461), second in hits (245), second in runs (171), second in stolen bases (119), tied for second in triples (13), tied for fourth in total bases (373), and eighth in home runs (25).

Courtesy Truman State Iniversity

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