Dunkirk native earns All-American status

Dunkirk native Alayna Carlson, who was a member of the Mercyhurst North East softball team, was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All American team.

Carlson was named to the first team by the NFCA, which conducts its voting with the coaches in the Region.

Carlson was picked to the first team infield.

She led the Saints in every major offense category. She hit .514 on the year with 15 home runs and 69 RBIs. She also led the Saints with 17 doubles, four triples and seven steals.

All this while playing shortstop for the Saints for the first time in her career.