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Junior infielder KC Blahnik has been named the 2009 Northern Athletics Conference softball player of the year as four Muskies were awarded All-NAC honors this season as announced by the Northern Athletics Conference.
Blahnik (Gladstone, Mich.) broke five single-season individual Lakeland hitting records this year, setting new marks for hits, batting average, runs scored, and home runs. She led the NAC and was ranked third in the nation this season with a .524 batting average and also led the conference in on-base percentage (.605), runs (63), hits (66), home runs (11) and walks (25), and was second in slugging percentage (.905).
She averaged 1.28 runs per game this season, top in the country, and was also nationally ranked fourth in on-base percentage (.603), sixth for batting average, and was 10th in slugging percentage (.935).
Joining Blahnik as first team All-NAC recipients are juniors Chelsea Coenen and Sara Roberts. Coenen (Wrightstown, Wis.) hit .449 this season, good for fifth in the NAC. She was fifth in the nation with .25 triples per game, leading the Muskies to average .82 triples per game, highest in the country. She led the NAC with 51 runs batted in, 17 doubles and 11 triples, and was second to Blahnik in the NAC in hits and runs scored.
Roberts (Escanaba, Mich.) broke three single-season records this season, setting new marks in games started (29), wins (21) and shutouts (8). She broke the Lakeland all-time strikeout record in Arizona this spring and has fanned 279 batters in three seasons. She ranked fourth in the NAC in ERA (1.93) and was second in the conference in wins as she compiled a record of 21-7 this season.
Freshman Christina Moore (New London, Wis.) was awarded second team All-NAC and All-Freshman NAC honors this season. She was second on the team in runs batted in (42), third in batting average (.446), hits (54) and slugging percentage (.711) while serving as the Muskies' catcher this season.
For a complete list of all 2009 Northern Athletics Conference softball awards, click here.