Amber Writer Named Second Team All-American

Mount Marty College senior catcher Amber Writer was named a second-team All-American by the NAIA on Tuesday. This past season, Writer set program single-season records for hits (58), home runs (12) and runs batted in (70), and helped the Lancers win a school-record 21 games. Writer is the first All-American in Lancer softball history.

The Mount Marty College softball program tacked on another historic accomplishment on Tuesday.

Catcher Amber Writer was named a second team All-American — the first in MMC history — by the NAIA All-America committee.

“It’s so well deserved; she’s a fantastic kid on and off the field,” head coach Tate Bruckner said Tuesday. “She deserves everything she’s gotten.

“She’s the best thing that’s ever happened to Mount Marty softball.”

A month ago, Writer — a recently-graduated senior from Anacortes, Washington — was named a first team All-Great Plains Athletic Conference selection.

This past season, Writer set program single-season records for hits (58), home runs (12) and runs batted in (70), and helped the Lancers win a school-record 21 games.

A transfer from Wenatchee Valley College (Washington), Writer made her mark on the Mount Marty career record books. She is the career leader in hits (100), home runs (21), batting average (.379), on-base percentage (.454) and slugging percentage (.716).

“As a coaching staff, it’s something we can recruit on, too,” Bruckner said. “To have her up there with some of the best in the country is absolutely amazing to think about.”

Oklahoma City’s Jaci Smith was named NAIA Player of the Year and Olivia Brees of Baker (Kansas) was named NAIA Pitcher of the Year.

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