Jarvis Named Freshman of the Year, Zappitelli, Cea Earn Postseason Honors

Addy Jarvis (left), Lexi Zappitelli (center), Grace Cea (right)
Addy Jarvis (left), Lexi Zappitelli (center), Grace Cea (right)

Indianapolis, Ind. -- Youngstown State freshman Addy Jarvis has been named the Horizon League Freshman of the Year after a vote of the league's head coaches, the league announced on Tuesday. Jarvis also earned All-Horizon League Second-Team honors and was selected to the All-Freshman Team.

Senior Lexi Zappitelli, a 2018 first-team pick, was named to the All-Horizon League Second-Team and Grace Cea was named to the All-Freshman Team.

Jarvis, who set the YSU single-season strikeout record with 206, leads the league in strikeouts and tied for the league lead with seven shutouts. She became the first Horizon League pitcher to amass more than 200 whiffs since 2013 and ranks fourth with a 2.62 earned-run average.

She became the third YSU player in the last six years to be named freshman of the year and the fifth overall to be named freshman or newcomer of the year.

Zappitelli leads the Penguins with a .303 overall batting average but hit .329 in league play while Cea ranked 10th in the league with 30 runs batted in. Cea also belted five home runs with 11 doubles.

The third-seeded Penguins face sixth-seeded Oakland in the first round of the 2019 Horizon League Softball Championship, Wednesday, May 8, at 3:30 p.m. ET.

2019 All-Horizon League Teams

Player of the Year: Kayla Wedl, UIC

Pitcher of the Year: Ashley Mauser, Detroit Mercy

Freshman of the Year: Addy Jarvis, Youngstown State

Coach of the Year: John Conway, Detroit Mercy

All-League First Team

Position Players
Courtney Gilbert, Detroit Mercy
Jordan Manno, Detroit Mercy
Morgan Bihun, Green Bay
McKenzie Loge, IUPUI
Ava Lawson, Northern Kentucky
Kelsie Swanson, Oakland
Skylee James, UIC
Lexi Watts, UIC
Kayla Wedl, UIC
Raidyn Johnson, Wright State

Pitchers
Ashley Mauser, Detroit Mercy
Liz Murphy, Detroit Mercy

All-League Second Team
Position Players
Kelly Hysong, Cleveland State
Mandy Dallas, IUPUI
Delaney Thompson, IUPUI
Josie Frazier, Northern Kentucky
Jamie Squires, Oakland
Alyssa Griman, UIC
Cassie Kaelber, UIC
Madison Hartman, Wright State
Rebekah Lenos, Wright State
Lexi Zappitelli, Youngstown State

Pitchers
Taylor Ginther, Northern Kentucky
Addy Jarvis, Youngstown State

All-Freshman Team
McKenna Tanguay, Detroit Mercy
Lexi Lucas, IUPUI
Jaida Speth, IUPUI
Lauren Griffith, Oakland
Schyler Ek, UIC
Tara McElligott, UIC
Madison Hartman, Wright State
Grace Cea, Youngstown State
Addy Jarvis, Youngstown State