Skip to simplified nav
Mitchell Named to All-ACC Second Team



CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Virginia junior pitcher Melanie Mitchell (White Plains, Md.) has been named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference second team, the league office announced Thursday.

Mitchell's 1.39 ERA during the regular season ranked second among ACC pitchers (21st nationally) and her 273 strikeouts were third in the league (11th nationally). She has allowed just 25 walks on the year, the fewest among starters in the league, and her 0.85 walks per seven innings is the sixth-lowest nationally.

With her next start, Mitchell will tie the Virginia program record for career starts in the circle. Former Cavalier Lisa Palmer (1986-89) currently holds that mark with 112 career starts. Mitchell also ranks second in strikeouts (826), third in innings pitched (719.0), third in complete games (78) and fourth in wins (63) in UVa's career lists.

It is the second career honor for Mitchell, who was a first-team honoree as a freshman in 2010.

Virginia (26-24, 8-13 ACC) earned the No. 6 seed in the 2012 ACC Championship and faces No. 3 seed Georgia Tech at 12 p.m. Thursday at North Carolina's Anderson Stadium. The matchup will be televised live by the ACC's Regional Sports Network and live statistics will be linked on

2012 All-ACC Softball Teams
First Team

Nicole D'Argento, Boston College
Briana Hamilton, Florida State
Monica Perry, Florida State
Tiffani Brown, Florida State
Hope Rush, Georgia Tech
Kelsi Weseman, Georgia Tech
Kathy McLaughlin, Maryland
Vangie Galindo, Maryland
Renada Davis, NC State
Lori Spingola, North Carolina
Courtney Liddle, Virginia Tech

Second Team
Andrea Filler, Boston College
Lacey Waldrop, Florida State
Kate Kuzma, Georgia Tech
Kendra Knight, Maryland
Ally Blake, North Carolina
Amy Nece, North Carolina
Kelli Wheeler, North Carolina
Melanie Mitchell, Virginia
Lauren Gaskill, Virginia Tech
ACC Player of the Year: Kelsi Weseman, Georgia Tech
ACC Pitcher of the Year: Lori Spingola, North Carolina
ACC Freshman of the Year: Renada Davis, NC State
ACC Coach of the Year: Donna Papa, North Carolina




Top Videos
Jeff White
Albert Reid
Cavalier Football: Virginia Tech Postscript
Virginia's sixth season under head coach Mike London ended Saturday with a 23-20 loss to Virginia Tech at Scott Stadium.
Demetrious Nicholson
End Comes Too Soon for 'Hoos
Women's Soccer
In women's soccer, Virginia finished with a 19-1-13 after falling in the NCAA quarterfinals to Rutgers in a penalty-kick shootout Friday at Klöckner Stadium.
Darius Thompson
Stage Set for Season Finale
At noon Saturday, in the rivals' annual clash for the Commonwealth Cup, Virginia (4-7, 3-4) meets Virginia Tech (5-6, 3-4) at Scott Stadium.

Jeff White

Director of News Content

A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.

More Headlines
Online Stores
Cavalier Team Shop