Voting Open for Softball All-Anniversary Team


Four-time All-American Rachel Folden is one of 38 former players selected.

Four-time All-American Rachel Folden is one of 38 former players selected.

Jan. 14, 2013

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – To help celebrate the 20th season of Marshall softball, fans will select an All-Anniversary team through online voting starting Monday, Jan. 14.

The 12 person team will be voted for online through HerdZone.com. Voting will last for five days until Jan. 18 at 5 p.m. ET.

Players will be voted per position. One catcher, four infielders, three outfielders, two utility/designated players and two pitchers will be selected. Those chosen will be announced at the Diamond Club Dinner, Friday, Jan. 25.

All players that are up for voting were selected by the softball staff after careful examination of softball records, statistics and accolades. Each person selected is a former student-athlete. Current members of the 2013 team were not eligible to be chosen. In total, 38 former players were selected.

The 2013 version of the Thundering Herd softball program began practice Monday, Jan. 14 in preparation for its season opener in Tampa, Fla. for the USF-Demarini Tournament against Michigan, Feb. 8 at 12:15 p.m.

The second annual Diamond Club Dinner will be held on-campus at the Marshall University Foundation Hall. This year’s guest speaker will be two-time United States Olympian and four-time All-American Natasha Watley.

The event will be held on campus at the Marshall University Foundation Hall. There will be a reception, cash bar and silent auction beginning at 6 p.m. The dinner and program will begin at 7 p.m.

Tickets are available to individuals at $50 each. Groups of up to eight can choose to purchase a sponsored table at $750. The table includes eight dinner and drink tickets, table sponsor recognition and an advertisement.

The program will include a speech from Watley, introduction of the 2013 team, comments from the six seniors, unveiling of the All-Anniversary team, and other special moments.

Those wishing to purchase tickets can contact the Marshall softball office at 304-696-4370 or stantons@marshall.edu. Interested persons can also complete the flyer at the top of the page and return it to the softball office at P.O. Box 1360, Huntington, WV 25715.

The Diamond Club is the official booster club for the softball team. Those interested in joining and assisting the Herd can visit the softball page of HerdZone.com for more information and the registration form.