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Waxahachie, TX

May 22, 2019 | Blake Cochran

The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) softball team has landed five players on the end of the season NCCAA awards and four on the SAC All-Conference list.

Casey Waterman receives 1st Team All-American NCCAA, All-Tournament Team NCCAA, and NCCAA Scholar-Athlete for the 2019 season. She also was named 1st Team All-SAC after being ranked 15th nationally in total wins for the NAIA, 26th in walks per game at 1.01, and 39th in ERA at 1.83. Waterman was #1 in the Sooner Athletic Conference for walks per game and 4th in ERA.

Rhian Journey was named 2nd team All-SAC, Journey led the Lady Lions in at-bats, runs, hits, and triples. Journey was ranked nationally at 13th for total steal attempts (40), 16th for stolen bases with 35, 29th with total at bats (186), and 33rd for stolen bases per game (0.603).

Janely Cruz received a spot on the SAC 2nd team as well, after being tied for 1st in the conference for fielding percentage (1.00) which ranks her #1 in the nation for this category. Cruz was 2nd on the team for at-bats, hits, runs, and triples.

Maddie Watson was the lone SAGU player on the Gold Glove list after being ranked nationally in four defensive categories. She was 3rd in total putouts (393), 6th in total chances (407), 30th in putouts per game (6.66), and 37th in chances per game (6.9). Watson was 1st in the SAC for putouts and only committed two errors out of 407 chances.

Adriana Alonzo, Adrianna Barnes, Cheyenne Fults, and Destinee Vindiola were named on the NCCAA Scholar-Athlete list for their efforts in the classroom during the course of the year. This is an upgrade from last season when SAGU had three Lady Lions on this list.

Southwestern Assemblies of God University is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The university was established in 1927, and now offers more than 70 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees on campus or online. More information is available at

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