Valerie Cagle's first-team selection leads five Tigers in All-ACC honors


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Valerie Cagle has put together another outstanding campaign. (Clemson softball twitter photo)
Valerie Cagle has put together another outstanding campaign. (Clemson softball twitter photo)

CLEMSON, S.C. – Five Clemson softball players earned All-ACC honors, as announced by the Atlantic Coast Conference on Wednesday, including four players being repeat honorees from 2021. Valerie Cagle, McKenzie Clark, Alia Logoleo and Millie Thompson each earned their second All-ACC honor as Aby Vieira was a first-time selection.

Redshirt sophomore Cagle (Yorktown, Va.) was the lone Tigers to be named to the First Team as an at-large selection after batting .311 during the regular season with 50 hits, including nine doubles and 11 home runs. She has scored 31 runs and brought in 39 while maintaining a .584 slugging percentage and .371 on-base percentage. In the circle, Cagle has maintained a 1.83 ERA with 14 wins and six solo shutouts. She has pitched 134 innings and struck out 160 batters while picking up three saves. Cagle is the first Tiger to earn back-to-back first team honors for the softball program.

Clark (Myakka City, Fla.) was the only Second Team selection for Clemson after batting .321 through 51 games. She tallied 50 hits, including 11 home runs, and leads the Tigers with a .622 slugging percentage and 37 runs scored. She holds a perfect fielding percentage in centerfield with 43 putouts and four assists. In 24 ACC games, the sophomore leads the team with a .356 average with 26 hits, nine home runs, 19 RBIs and 19 runs scored. She holds a .808 slugging percentage after tallying three home runs in a single game at FSU.

Logoleo and Thompson both earned Third-Team All-ACC honors. Logoleo (Nashville, Tenn.) is batting .271 on the year with 11 home runs, 25 runs scored and 38 RBIs. The redshirt sophomore tallied eight RBIs after going 3-for-4 with two home runs, including a grand slam, against North Carolina.

Thompson (Bedford, Va.) holds a 1.68 ERA in the circle for the Tigers with 12 wins through 22 appearances. The sophomore began the year with a combined no-hitter in her first appearances of the year and earned a solo no-hitter in a midweek against Furman. Thompson has pitched 96 innings with 97 strikeouts. She ranks 12th in the NCAA and first in the ACC in strikeout to walk ratio (6.93), as well as 19th in the NCAA and first in the ACC for walks allowed per seven innings (1.02).

Vieira (Mission Viejo, Calif.) rounds out the Clemson honorees earning All-Freshman honors, her first ACC honors of her career. She leads the team with a .326 average through 35 games this season after clocking 28 hits, including four home runs. She has scored 10 runs while bringing in 13 and holds a .500 slugging percentage.

Up Next

The No. 15/15 Clemson Tigers enter the ACC Softball Championship on Thursday as the No. 5 seed taking on No. 4 Notre Dame at 1:30 p.m. in Pittsburgh, Pa. on the ACC Network in the quarterfinals.

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