For her efforts in the 2017 – 2018 softball season, Pope High School sophomore (rising junior in 2018 – 2019) Zoe Laneaux has been selected as an All region player by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. Coaches from the region, made up of the states Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, vote over the phone to select the best players from the states located within their region.
Laneaux is only the second Pope player ever selected for this national level award joining 2015 Pope graduate Kelly Barnhill who was named All Region and All American in 2015. Laneaux has been selected as a 2nd team third baseman in 2018 and will be considered in the All American voting for the All American team which will be announced July 9th.
Laneaux had one of the greatest offensive seasons in Pope history in 2017 posting the 4th best batting average in Pope history with a .471 average while posting the programs 4th best on base percentage and best slugging percentage in school history (.538 & .853). Combined, Laneaux’s 1.391 OPS is the best OPS in school history, 96 points better than the next closest Greyhound. Laneaux’s 7 homeruns and 37 RBI’s rank her 3rd in Pope single season history.
Laneaux chipped in 34 assists and 33 putouts with her fearless, highlight worthy play at third base for the Hounds.