Brooklyn Ulrich Named to All-Sun Belt First Team

Marshall’s Sydney Bickel and Bella Gerlach Selected for All-Sun Belt Second Team

NEW ORLEANS – Three Marshall softball players have been honored with spots on the Sun Belt All-Conference teams. Redshirt-sophomore Brooklyn Ulrich earned a place on the All-SBC First Team, while senior Sydney Bickel and sophomore Bella Gerlach were chosen for the All-SBC Second Team.

Ulrich’s stats for the season included a .451 batting average in SBC play, with 37 hits and 11 doubles. She ranked second in the conference for home runs (11) and RBI (30) during conference games.

Gerlach, in addition to her notable 48 RBI, secured the second position in the league with 15 home runs. Despite starting the season without a collegiate home run, Gerlach achieved three multi-homer games in 2024. Notably, she hit four home runs in a single weekend at Georgia State, including a crucial go-ahead home run in the seventh inning during a game where her team was trailing. Gerlach concluded the regular season with a .351 batting average.

Bickel matched her outstanding 2023 season performance with a .363 batting average in 2024. She achieved a career-high three home runs this season, alongside three triples, solidifying her reputation as one of the program’s top players. Defensively, Bickel contributed to 19 double plays, alongside career-high figures of 137 assists and 102 putouts.