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Norfolk State Softball News: Iosefa Named Second Team All-State by VaSID


LYNCHBURG, Va. – After one of the most successful seasons in Norfolk State softball history, the awards keep coming in. This time Tuli Iosefa has been named Second Team All-State by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) for the University Division.

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This is the second year in a row that Iosefa has been honored by VaSID after earning First Team honors a year ago. 

Iosefa set the career home run record with the 31st of her career and the 11th of the season. It broke the mark set by Kylee Lopez (29) from 2016-19. Iosefa was a driving force behind a strong 2022 season for the Spartan softball program. Iosefa batted .372 with a MEAC-high 11 home runs and 46 runs batted in for NSU, which finished the season with a 34-23 record. The 34 wins is the most in the program’s Division I era. After the season, she was named the MEAC Player of the Year and First Team All-MEAC. She also earned a spot on the MEAC All-Tournament team.

Below is the complete list of the VaSID University Division Softball All-State Team.

2022 VaSID All-State Softball Teams

Coach of the YearPete D’AmourVirginia Tech
Pitcher of the YearKeely RochardVirginia Tech
Player of the YearEmma RitterVirginia Tech
Rookie of the YearEmma LemleyVirginia Tech
First Team
Caroline HudsonCatcherLiberty 
Meredith SlawDP/UtilityVirginia Tech
Hannah ShifflettFirst BaseJames Madison 
Cameron FaganSecond BaseVirginia Tech
Devyn HowardShortstopLiberty 
Bre PeckThird BaseVirginia Tech
Emma RitterOutfieldVirginia Tech
Jaden PoneOutfieldLongwood 
Kara CanettoOutfieldLiberty 
Keely RochardPitcherVirginia Tech
Sydney BackstromPitcherLongwood 
Emma LemleyPitcherVirginia Tech
Second Team
Lauren BernettCatcherJames Madison 
Tuli IosefaDP/UtilityNorfolk State
Paige BachmanFirst BaseLiberty 
Mariaina BozekSecond BaseGeorge Mason 
Katie GoldbergShortstopVirginia
Cori McMillianThird BaseRadford 
Mary Claire WilsonOutfieldLiberty 
Taylor DadigOutfieldGeorge Mason 
Bailey WinscottOutfieldVirginia
Emily KirbyPitcherLiberty 
Karlie KeeneyPitcherLiberty 
Madison HarrisPitcherVirginia
Aly RaylePitcherVirginia
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