Alayna Carlson earns All-East honors

Dunkirk Class of 2012 alumna Alayna Carlson, a freshman catcher on the Mercyhurst North East softball team, was recently named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-East Region Team after hitting .398 for the Saints while leading the team with nine home runs. Carlson also broke the school record with six triples to go along with 16 doubles and 63 RBIs. The East region is comprised of 14 different states, going as far as Illinois as players were picked from that area. Carlson, along with fellow freshman teammate Ronette Clarr, will now be considered for NFCA All American status, which will be announced in June.