Berea, Ky. (May 15th, 2012) – The KIAC Softball All-Conference team, Player of the Year, Pitcher of the Year, and Coach of the Year were announced by conference officials on Wednesday, May 15th.
Asbury University senior center fielder Mary Ann Warford was named the KIAC Softball Player of the Year. She led the conference with a .469 batting average, which also ranked 13th nationally. Warford ranked first in the conference in stolen bases (38), which ranked 9th nationally. She was also second in the conference in runs scored (41) and was third in total bases (85). Asbury was the conference tournament runner-up.
IU Southeast senior pitcher Kayla Duke was named the KIAC Softball Pitcher of the Year. She was second in the conference in wins (14), earned run average (1.84), and strikeouts (109). Duke finished the season with a 14-6 record. IU Southeast claimed the regular season and tournament championships this season. They finished with a 32-17 overall record and an 18-2 conference record.
Brescia University Head Coach Traci Smith was named the Softball Coach of the Year. Brescia finished the regular season with a 27-21 overall record and a 14-6 conference record. They entered the tournament as the #3 seed and finished third in the conference tournament. Brescia had four softball players named to the All-Conference team.
Alice Lloyd College freshman Megan Boswell was also voted to the select team. The nineteen-member squad only featured three freshman members, so this shows the high regard that the league coaches had for the youngster from Stanton, KY.
Player of the Year
Mary Ann Warford – Asbury University
Pitcher of the Year
Kayla Duke – Indiana University Southeast
Coach of the Year
Traci Smith – Brescia University
Allie Alford – OF, SR – IU Southeast – Louisville, KY
Tessla Arvin – OF/P, JR – Berea – Irvine, KY
Megan Boswell – C, FR – Alice Lloyd – Stanton, KY
Harley Catron – SS, JR – Berea – Jeffersonville, KY
Jade Detzer – OF, SO – IU Southeast – Santa Claus, IN
Miranda Drury – 3B, SR – Asbury – Lawrenceburg, KY
Kayla Duke – P, SR – IU Southeast – Louisville, KY
Shelly Garrett – C,FR – Brescia – Henderson, KY
Stacey Harbold – P/OF, SO – Brescia – Hopkinsville, KY
Maris Harreld – P, JR – Asbury – Brandenburg, KY
Samantha Hines – C/INF, SR – Brescia – Owensboro, KY
Julie Jarboe – LF, FR – Asbury – Hardinsburg, KY
Lauren Logsdon – 3rd, SR – Brescia – Bowling Green, KY
Rachel Mulvey – UT, SR – IU Southeast – Evansville, IN
Heather Oldham – P/IF, SR – Midway – Elizabethtown, KY
Kelsey Robinson – P, JR – Asbury – Petersburg, KY
Megan Sutherland – IF, JR – IU Southeast – Louisville, KY
Kate Toney – 1B/OF, SR – IU Southeast – Kokomo, IN
Mary Ann Warford – CF, SR – Asbury – Lawrenceburg, KY