Two former softball players from Troy Buchanan High continue to excel on the field.
According to information from Truman State University in Kirksville, Christa Reisinger has been given for her play on the field in 2017. the GLVC Player of the Week on April 10 She is one of 25 finalists for Schutt Sports/NFCA Division II National Player of the Year on April 27 and named first-team All-GLVC/Player of the Year.
She also has earned academic recognition. The sophomore student-athlete has proven she can perform there too as she was named Academic All-District by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Reisinger carries a cumulative GPA of 3.75 in agricultural science and is the first Bulldog to be tabbed as CoSIDA Academic All-District since 2015.
Reisinger will advance to the national ballot for consideration as an Academic all-American. That announcement will be released on Wednesday, May 24.
Reisinger was joined on the first team by freshman third baseman, Alyssa Rivera, a Troy Buchanan graduate as well.
This spring, Reisinger has already destroyed Truman’s single-season records for runs scored (leads old mark by 19) and hits (leads old mark by 13).
Aside from those two milestones, the Troy Buchanan product is within striking distance of other records.
Rivera is also having a great rookie campaign.
“Rivera is having a solid freshman year. She’s playing a good third base and plays a key role in our lineup batting in the two spot. Rivera is quick and can make things happen at the plate. I’m so happy that she’s being recognized for her hard work and effort,” said Truman Coach Erin Brown.
Needless to say, the future is bright for Rivera. Rivera was one of just two newcomers on the first team. The Troy native becomes the first Bulldog from the hot corner to be named to the first team since 2014.
The rookie from Troy has proved to be quite the power threat of her own, something you never used to find in the two hole of a lineup.
Rivera is behind just Reisinger and Van Nostrand in multiple-hit games with 19 and multiple-RBI games with 10.