Southern Oregon senior center fielder Aaliyah Oliver was voted to the 2017 All-World Series Team on Thursday, two days after the Raiders saw their first-ever trip to the NAIA Softball World Series end with a loss to second-seeded Columbia in the loser's bracket semifinals.
Oliver went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in SOU's 4-3 opening round win over Indiana Wesleyan last Friday, and fired a strike from the outfield to nail a runner at the plate in the seventh inning and preserve SOU's 4-3 win over Warner in a loser-out game Monday. She also had a hit and a stolen base against Warner and ran down several long fly balls in the outfield throughout the tournament.
Oliver was the only Raider to make the All-World Series Team, but not the only player from the Cascade Conference to earn the honor. Corban, which lost in the championship round to No. 1-ranked Oklahoma City, landed three players on the team — Sabrina Boyd, Raimee Sluder and Jessie Isham.
Oklahoma City ace Georgia Wall was named the World Series Most Valuable Player after guiding OKC to its second straight national championship.