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Softball All-Conference Team Features Eight Lady Panthers; Samsoe Takes Newcomer of the Year

Softball All-Conference Team Features Eight Lady Panthers; Samsoe Takes Newcomer of the Year

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Fontbonne University's Cassandra Glixman and Spalding University's Kelci Flener took home top honors on the 2014 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Softball All-Conference team. Glixman was named the SLIAC Player of the Year whil Flener was named SLIAC Pitcher of the Year. In addition Fontbonne head coach Bill Rosner was named the SLIAC Coach of the Year and Greenville College's Tiffany Samsoe was named SLIAC Newcomer of the Year.

Cassandra Glixman, a junior from St. Louis, Mo., hit .437 during conference play in helping Fontbonne to the SLIAC regular season title. Glixman was third during conference play in batting average while leading the league in runs scored with 30 and in runs batted in with 25.

Kelci Flener, a sophomore from Louisville Ky., finished in the top three of the three major pitching categories during conference play. She led the league in wins with 10 and strikeouts with 83 while finishing third in earned-run average with a 1.65 mark. She added six complete games and two shutouts in 10 conference starts.

Tiffany Samsoe, a freshman from Norco, Calif., paced a Greenville offense that was tops in the conference in batting average and runs scored. Samsoe hit .517 in 18 conference games, the second best average in the conference, with nine doubles and 25 runs batted in. She ranked third in conference play in RBI as well as total bases and added five stolen bases and 22 runs scored.

Fontbonne head coach Bill Rosner was named the Coach of the Year after guiding the Griffins to a 31-5 regular season mark and a 17-1 conference record, capturing their fourth consecutive SLIAC regular season title. The Griffins set a school record with 20 consecutive wins earlier this year and are currently ranked #21 in the latest NFCA National Poll. This marks the third consecutive year Rosner has earned SLIAC Coach of the Year honors.

In addition Principia College received the conference's Team Sportsmanship Award which recognizes the team whose players, coaches and fans best exhibit the principles of good sportsmanship. The SLIAC also recognizes one individual from each team, selected by his coach and teammates, who throughout the season best displays the ideals of sportsmanship. The 2014 All-Sportsmanship Team includes Abby Sutton (Blackburn), Sam Remmert (Eureka), Cara Hargae (Fontbonne), Mattie Fairchild (Greenville), Samantha Shepard (Iowa Wesleyan), Mackenzie Hocker (MacMurray), Jessyca MacMullin (Principia), Brooke Lamon (Spalding), Alison Stabenow (Webser) and Alyssa Johnson (Westminster).

SLIAC

First Team

 

Pos.

Player

School

P

Madison Leonard

Fontbonne

P

Lindsay Schaefer

Fontbonne

P

Kelci Flener

Spalding

C

Molly Muntz

Webster

1B

Cassandra Glixman

Fontbonne

2B

Savanna Tapper

Eureka

3B

Danielle Glixman

Fontbonne

SS

Marissa Simon

Fontbonne

OF

Sarah Cerutti

Fontbonne

OF

Rachel Franck

Webster

OF

Allison Biggs

Westminster

UT

Jessica Laubecher

Greenville

UT

Becca Oldham

Greenville

AL

Mattie Fairchild

Greenville (SS)

SLIAC

Second Team

 

P

Brittany Lee

Westminster

C

Anaya Tobiason

Greenville

1B

Mikayla Dwyer

Iowa Wesleyan

2B

Hannah Stucker

Spalding

3B

Tiffany Samsoe

Greenville

SS

Kelsey McDowell

Spalding

OF

Bryn McKie

Greenville

OF

Ashley Stube

Iowa Weslyan

OF

Thanda Kyaw

Principia

AL

Paige French

Spalding (1B)

SLIAC

Honorable Mention

 

2B

Lauren Rhodes

Blackburn

C

Emily Campbell

Eureka

OF

Kelli Dockstader

Eureka

OF

Shannon Fitzpatrick

Fontbonne

C

Emily Smith

Fontbonne

2B

Amy Sheets

Greenville

P

Ashley Woodrome

Greenville

UT

Caitlin O'Neil

Iowa Wesleyan

C

Callie Howard

Spalding

OF

Alyssa McAfee

Spalding

UT

Samantha Powers

Webster

1B

Rai'An Harris

Westminster

OF

Becca Rose

Westminster

SLIAC

All-Sportsmanship Team

 

 

Abby Sutton

Blackburn

 

Sam Remmert

Eureka

 

Cara Hargate

Fontbonne

 

Mattie Fairchild

Greenville

 

Samantha Shepard

Iowa Wesleyan

 

Mackenzie Hocker

MacMurray

 

Jessyca MacMullin

Principia

 

Brooke Lamon

Spalding

 

Alison Stabenow

Webster

 

Alyssa Johnson

Westminster

This story was published on May 01, 2014


This story is cross posted from http://www.greenville.edu/news/softball-all-conference-team-features-eight-lady-panthers-samsoe-takes-newcomer-of-the-year



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