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Five Bearkats Named Preseason All-League
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Release: 01/23/2014
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Five Sam Houston players have been named to the 2014 preseason All-Southland Conference softball squad.

Second baseman Alyssa Coggins and designated player Hillary Adams are first team selections on the preseason squad selected by vote of the league’s head coaches.

Outfielder Jessica Slater and pitchers Haley Baros and Shelby Lancaster are second team honorees.

Sam Houston begins softball season by hosting Texas A&M on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the Bearkat Softball Complex.

Southland Conference action begins Saturday, Feb. 8, when the Kats play host to defending league regular season champion McNeese State.

Coggins, a senior from Sealy, is a three-year starter at second base who hit .353 last year. She has appeared in 165 games as a Bearkat and holds a .289 career batting average.

Adams, a junior from Elgin, hit .339 with five doubles and 13 home runs last season. She has earned All-Southland honors both of her years at SHSU.

Slater, a junior from Katy, hit .328 last season and boasts a .332 career batting average in her two seasons at Sam Houston. A speedy base-runner, Slater scored 31 runs last year.

Baros rolled up an 11-8 record in the circle last season, totaling 66 strike outs. The junior from Bay City went 5-1 in Southland action and picked up two big wins in the post-season tournament

Lancaster also produced an 11-8 mark in the circle last year. The senior from Tomball has rolled up 26 victories in 289 innings during her three-year career as a Bearkat.

Season tickets for Sam Houston softball are available now online at www.gobearkats.com .

2014 All-Southland Conference Preseason Softball Teams

First Team

       

Pos.

Name

University

Class

Hometown

1B

Brianna Rodriguez*

Northwestern State

Sr.

Rowlett, Texas

2B

Alyssa Coggins*

Sam Houston State

Sr.

Sealy, Texas

3B

Brittany Virgoe*

Northwestern State

Jr.

Anaheim, Calif.

SS

Elizabeth Arana*

Stephen F. Austin

Sr.

The Woodlands, Texas

C

Ashley Modzelewski*

McNeese State

Jr.

Sour Lake, Texas

UT

Victoria Granchelli*

Houston Baptist

Jr.

McAllen, Texas

DP

Hillary Adams*

Sam Houston State

Jr.

Elgin, Texas

OF

Alanna DiVittorio*

McNeese State

Sr.

Harahan, La.

OF

Lauren Schwirtlich*

Houston Baptist

Sr.

Corpus Christi, Texas

OF

Kirsten Schwirtlich*

Houston Baptist

So.

Corpus Christi, Texas

P

Kaylee Guidry*

Northwestern State

Jr.

Walker, La.

P

Jamie Allred*

McNeese State

So.

Hallsville, Texas

         

Second Team

     

1B

Melissa Herman*

Houston Baptist

Jr.

Katy, Texas

2B

Cali Burke

Northwestern State

Sr.

Mesquite, Texas

3B

Megan Moore*

Southeastern Louisiana

Jr.

Elgin, Texas

SS

Tara McKenney*

Northwestern State

Sr.

Red Oak, Texas

C

Cassandra Barefield

Northwestern State

Jr.

Houston, Texas

UT

Lindsey Lyles*

A&M-Corpus Christi

Jr.

Lufkin, Texas

DP

Emily Vincent*

McNeese State

So.

Sulphur, La.

OF

Katie Lacour*

Southeastern Louisiana

So.

Port St. Joe, Fla.

OF

Dani Phillips*

Nicholls

So.

Resaca, Ga.

OF

Jessica Slater*

Sam Houston State

Jr.

Katy, Texas

P

Haley Baros*

Sam Houston State

Jr.

Bay City, Texas

P

Shelby Lancaster

Sam Houston State

Sr.

Tomball, Texas

                   

*Returning all-conference selection

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