Five Softball Newcomers Earn Recognition
Carnesha Thompson was named to the FACA Class 5A First Team.

Carnesha Thompson was named to the FACA Class 5A First Team.

Aug. 13, 2012

BOCA RATON, FL - Five new additions to the Florida Atlantic University softball earned honors for their play.

Carnesha Thompson (Lake Wales, FL (HS)) was named a Class 5A First Team All-State selection by the Miracle Sports Award Committee as well as a Class 5A Second Team All-State member by the Florida Athletic Coaches Association (FACA). Thompson was a Third Team All-State selection as a junior.

Melissa Martinez was named a Class 8A First Team FACA All-State team member and a Second Team honoree by Miracle Sports. Her twin sister, Christina Martinez, was named a Miracle Sports First Team Class 8A All-State member. Both sisters played at Felix Varela High School in Miami.

Additionally, newcomers Kathryn Spack and Shelby Knox also earned recognition. Knox was named a First-Team all-state and All-Panhandle conference member while playing at Northwest Florida State College. Spack made the All-Mid Florida conference first team as a member of the softball team at Daytona State College.

All five players are expected to compete for playing time during the 2013 season.



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