The post-season recognition continues for Nutley’s Carly Anderson.
Just a few weeks after being named the New Jersey Athletic Conference’s (NJAC) Player of the Year in softball, Anderson, a junior at Rowan University, garnered two more tremendous accolades.
She was first named the Most Outstanding Player when Rowan captured the NCAA Super Regional championship, on May 20. Two weeks earlier, Rowan had won the NJAC post-season tournament, defeating the College of New Jersey in the final.
With Rowan winning the Super Regions, it earned a bid to the NCAA Championship Tournament, from May 24-29, at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Profs were scheduled to play Illinois Wesleyan University, on May 24,.in its first game.
If that wasn’t enough, Anderson was recently named a second team, National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-American. The NFCA All-America teams were announced at the NCAA Division III championship banquet last week. Anderson was eligible for All-American status after earning first team, NFCA East All-Region accolades.
Heading into the championship tourney in Oklahoma City, Anderson led Rowan with a .500 batting average, 74 hits, 43 RBI, 18 doubles and a .736 slugging percentage. She also has five homers and 36 runs scored. Rowan entered the tournament with a 39-11-1 record.
Anderson starred at Nutley High from 2012-2015. She guided the Raiders to a 24-8 record and state sectional championship in 2015, when Nutley defeated West Morris in an exciting championship game, 2-1. Anderson pitched a three-hitter in that championship game, striking out six and walking one. She also had two hits and scored a run.
In addition to her softball talents, Anderson was also an integral part of some outstanding basketball teams at Nutley. The 2014-2015 Raiders won the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3 championship. Anderson played in all 31 games that season and averaged a little over six points a game.