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.
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 Year||Pete D’Amour||Virginia Tech|
|Pitcher of the Year||Keely Rochard||Virginia Tech|
|Player of the Year||Emma Ritter||Virginia Tech|
|Rookie of the Year||Emma Lemley||Virginia Tech|
|Meredith Slaw||DP/Utility||Virginia Tech|
|Hannah Shifflett||First Base||James Madison|
|Cameron Fagan||Second Base||Virginia Tech|
|Bre Peck||Third Base||Virginia Tech|
|Emma Ritter||Outfield||Virginia Tech|
|Keely Rochard||Pitcher||Virginia Tech|
|Emma Lemley||Pitcher||Virginia Tech|
|Lauren Bernett||Catcher||James Madison|
|Tuli Iosefa||DP/Utility||Norfolk State|
|Paige Bachman||First Base||Liberty|
|Mariaina Bozek||Second Base||George Mason|
|Cori McMillian||Third Base||Radford|
|Mary Claire Wilson||Outfield||Liberty|
|Taylor Dadig||Outfield||George Mason|