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Softball All-Conference and Individual Awards
Softball All-Conference and Individual Awards
 
Softball - Mon, May. 5, 2014

Berea, Ky. (May 5th, 2014) - KIAC officials released the softball all-conference team, player of the year, pitcher of the year and coach of the year Monday, May 5th.

Indiana University Southeast freshman Shelby Lucas was named the KIAC player of the year. Lucas ranked near the top among conference leaders in several statistical categories.  She was 1st in hits (58), 1st in triples (10), 4th in batting average (.439), 5th in slugging percentage (.674), 2nd in runs scored (40) and 5th in runs batted in (36). Her 10 triples was also tops in the nation. Lucas was also named player of the week twice this season.

Indiana University Southeast freshman Jessica Leanhart was named the KIAC pitcher of the year. Leanhart ranked near the top in several KIAC statistical categories. The Grenadier freshman was 1st in earned run average (2.23), 1st in wins (18), 2nd in opposition batting average (.224), 2nd in strike outs (126). Leanhart was also named pitcher of the week six times this season.

Indiana University Southeast head coach Joe Witten was named the KIAC coach of the year. Witten led the Grenadiers to a first place finish in the KIAC regular season. IU Southeast finished the regular season 37-10 overall and 25-3 in conference play. The entered the conference tournament as the top seed and finished the tournament 4-0 and claimed the tournament championship. The Grenadiers will advance to the NAIA National Tournament Opening Round scheduled for May 12-14.

Player of the Year

Shelby Lucas – Indiana University Southeast

Pitcher of the Year

Jessica Leanhart – Indiana University Southeast

Coach of the Year

Joe Witten – Indiana University Southeast

 

All-Conference Team

Position

Name

Class

School

Hometown

P/UT

Jordan Batliner

JR

IU Southeast

Floyds Knobs, Ind.

P/OF

Stacey Harbold

SR

Brescia

Hopkinsville, KY

P

Hannah Harley

SO

Point Park

Indiana, PA

C/1B

Kateland Hunter

SO

Asbury

Monrovia, Ind.

OF/U

Julie Jarboe

JR

Asbury

Hardinsburg, Ky.

OF

Kari Kviten

JR

Berea

Woodstock, GA

P

Jessica Leanhart

FR

IU Southeast

LaGrange, Ky.

C/OF

Shelby Lucas

FR

IU Southeast

Columbus, Ind.

IF

Karen Mao

JR

Point Park

Anaheim, CA

C/INF

Allie Michel

JR

Brescia

Huntingburg, IN

IF

Ashley Morran

SR

Point Park

Washington, PA

LF

Tori Price

FR

Alice Lloyd

Noblesville, IN

P

Emily Pritts

JR

Carlow

Beaver Falls, PA

P

Summer Rattliff

SO

Asbury

Greensburg, Ky.

OF

Stefani Smith

SR

Brescia

Greenville, KY

P

Jenna Swain

SR

IU Southeast

Zionsville, Ind.

INF

Rachel Tanner

FR

Brescia

Owensboro, KY

OF

Kenzie Young

FR

Carlow

Leechburg, PA