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Angela Gonzales, Amanda Stevens Top List of 2004 American Southwest Conference Softball Award Winners
May 6, 2004

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Angela Gonzales Amanda Stevens

East Texas Baptist's Angela Gonzales (left) and Texas Lutheran's Amanda Stevens are the ASC softball Players of the Year.

RICHARDSON, Texas ----- Senior catcher Angela Gonzales (Magnolia, Texas) of East Texas Baptist University and Texas Lutheran University junior pitcher Amanda Stevens (Sinton, Texas) lead the list of 2004 American Southwest Conference softball award winners announced today by the league’s 14 head coaches.

Gonzales, named the ASC East Division Player of the Year for a second straight season, batted .500 with 32 RBIs and eight home runs against the conference. She helped East Texas Baptist claim the ASC East championship, a fifth straight ASC title and third consecutive NCAA Division III national tournament berth.

Sandi Clark Holley Martin Christy Shipley Tricia Hoffmann

In addition to Angela Gonzales pictured above, ASC East Division honorees are (left to right): ETBU East Division Pitcher of the Year: Sandi Clark; LC East Division Newcomer of the Year: Holley Martin; ETBU East Division Freshman of the Year: Christy Shipley; ETBU East Division Coach of the Year: Tricia Hoffmann, UTD

Voted both ASC West Division Player and Pitcher of the Year, Stevens compiled a 13-2 record, 0.55 ERA and 79 strikeouts vs. the conference while leading Texas Lutheran to its first-ever ASC West championship.

Louisiana College hurler Sandi Clark (Hineston, La.) was named ASC East Pitcher of the Year after totaling a conference-best 95 strikeouts over 84.1 innings in conference play. East Texas Baptist junior first baseman Holley Martin (Lewisville, Texas) was selected ASC East Newcomer of the Year while teammate Christy Shipley (Longview, Texas) earned ASC East Freshman of the Year honors.

Two juniors, Amanda Bludworth (Leander, Texas) of Howard Payne University and center fielder Danielle Thomas (Belton, Texas) of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, were named ASC West Co-Newcomer of the Year. ASC West Tri-Freshman of the Year honors went to catcher Kaycee Barnett (Paige, Texas) of Texas Lutheran, second baseman Chinisia Rhinehart (Fort Worth, Texas) of Howard Payne University and pitcher/third baseman Vanessa Rodriguez (Gonzales, Texas) of Schreiner University.

Amanda Bludworth Danielle Thomas Kaycee Barnett Chinisia Rhinehart Vanessa Rodriguez Missy McCaughey

In addition to Amanda Stevens pictured above, ASC West Division honorees are (left to right): Co-Newcomers of the Year: Amanda Bludworth, HPU and Danielle Thomas, UMHB; Tri-Freshman of the Year: Kaycee Barnett, TLU; Chinisia Rhinehart, HPU; and Vanessa Rodriguez, SU; Coach of the Year: Missy McCaughey, TLU

University of Texas at Dallas head coach Tricia Hoffmann was voted ASC East Coach of the Year while ASC West Coach of the Year honors went to Texas Lutheran’s Missy McCaughey.

In addition to individual awards, the ASC softball coaches named their All-Conference, All-East Division and All-West Division teams. League champion East Texas Baptist dominated the All-Conference team with six selections.


2004 AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE: 2004 ALL-CONFERENCE SOFTBALL TEAM
Kristen Abernathy P Sr. East Texas Baptist Univ. Independence, Mo. (Harry S Truman HS)
Sandi Clark P So. Louisiana College Hineston, La. (Oak Hill HS)
Mandy McConnell P Sr. East Texas Baptist Univ. Cedar Park, Texas (Cedar Park HS)
Angela Gonzales C Sr. East Texas Baptist Univ. Magnolia, Texas (Magnolia HS)
Jennifer Pietrowski 1B So. Univ. of Mary Hardin-Baylor Buda, Texas (Buda HS)
Trista Helverson 2B So. Louisiana College Pineville, La. (Pineville HS)
Kim Leggett 3B Jr. Louisiana College Sulphur, La. (Sulphur HS)
Christy Shipley SS Fr. East Texas Baptist Univ. Longview, Texas (Pine Tree HS)
Shaunna Lawrence OF Sr. Univ. of Texas at Dallas Groesbeck, Texas (Groesbeck HS)
Tonya Minor OF Sr. East Texas Baptist Univ. Bullard, Texas (Bullard HS)
Danielle Thomas OF Jr. Univ. of Mary Hardin-Baylor Belton, Texas (Belton HS)
Allison Ratcliff DP So. East Texas Baptist Univ. Marshall, Texas (Marshall HS)
Amanda Bludworth UTL Jr. Howard Payne Univ. Leander, Texas

2004 AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE EAST DIVISION SOFTBALL HONORS
All-East Division First Team
Kristen Abernathy P Sr. East Texas Baptist Univ. Independence, Mo. (Harry S Truman HS)
Sandi Clark P So. Louisiana College Hineston, La. (Oak Hill HS)
Mandy McConnell P Sr. East Texas Baptist Univ. Cedar Park, Texas (Cedar Park HS)
Angela Gonzales C Sr. East Texas Baptist Univ. Magnolia, Texas (Magnolia HS)
Candace Felts 1B Sr. Univ. of Texas at Dallas Lewisville, Texas (Lewisville HS)
Trista Helverson 2B So. Louisiana College Pineville, La. (Pineville HS)
Kim Leggett 3B Jr. Louisiana College Sulphur, La. (Sulphur HS)
Christy Shipley SS Fr. East Texas Baptist Univ. Longview, Texas (Pine Tree HS)
Jodie Clark OF Fr. Univ. of the Ozarks Springdale, Ark. (Springdale HS)
Shaunna Lawrence OF Sr. Univ. of Texas at Dallas Groesbeck, Texas (Groesbeck HS)
Tonya Minor OF Sr. East Texas Baptist Univ. Bullard, Texas (Bullard HS)
Allison Ratcliff DP So. East Texas Baptist Univ. Marshall, Texas (Marshall HS)
Robin Duck UTL Fr. LeTourneau Univ. Pineland, Texas (West Sabine HS)

East Division Player of the Year: Angela Gonzales, C, Sr., East Texas Baptist University
East Division Pitcher of the Year: Sandi Clark, So., Louisiana College
East Division Newcomer of the Year: Holley Martin, 1B, Jr., East Texas Baptist University
East Division Freshman of the Year: Christy Shipley, SS, East Texas Baptist University
East Division Coach of the Year: Tricia Hoffman, University of Texas at Dallas

All-East Division Second Team
Emillie Collins P Jr. Louisiana College Bentley, La. (Grant HS)
Daci DeLeon P Fr. Univ. of Texas at Dallas Kyle, Texas (Hays HS)
Katie Waterbury P Sr. Mississippi College Clinton, Miss. (Clinton HS)
Stephanie Ray C Sr. LeTourneau Univ. Gilmer, Texas (Harmony HS)
Holley Martin 1B Jr. East Texas Baptist Univ. Lewisville, Texas (Marcus HS)
Sarah Arldt 2B So. Univ. of Texas at Dallas Katy, Texas (Mayde Creek HS)
Amanda Craig 3B Fr. Univ. of Texas at Dallas Carrollton, Texas (R.L. Turner HS)
Janet Chapman SS Sr. Mississippi College Lucien, Miss. (Franklin County HS)
Kara Bartholomew OF Fr. Univ. of the Ozarks Lake Hamilton, Ark.
Shannon Rainbolt OF Jr. Univ. of the Ozarks Vilonia, Ark.
Sarah Ricks OF So. LeTourneau Univ. Longview, Texas (Pine Tree HS)
Cathy Terence OF So. LeTourneau Univ. Garland, Texas (Garland HS)
Katherine Horton DP Fr. Louisiana College Lafayette, La. (Episcopal School of Acadiana)
All-East Division Honorable Mention
Dana Marvin P So. Univ. of the Ozarks Cabot, Ark. (Cabot HS)
Jenelle Morrison P Jr. Univ. of Texas at Dallas Texas City, Texas (Texas City HS)
Leanne Shanks C Fr. Louisiana College Haughton, La. (Haughton HS)
Erica Newell 1B So. Univ. of the Ozarks Panama, Okla.
Leslie Shumock 2B Fr. Mississippi College Sumrall Miss. (Sumrall HS)
Megan Kato 3B Fr. LeTourneau Univ. Deer Park, Texas (Deer Park HS)
Laura Hatfield SS Sr. Univ. of Texas at Dallas Sachse, Texas (Garland Christian Academy)

2004 AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE WEST DIVISION SOFTBALL HONORS
All-West Division First Team
Lauren Dobson P So. Texas Lutheran Univ. Houston, Texas (Westside HS)
Amanda Stevens P Jr. Texas Lutheran Univ. Sinton, Texas (Sinton HS)
Tiffany Wolfe P So. Howard Payne Univ. Fort Worth, Texas
Samantha Graham C Sr. Howard Payne Univ. Abilene, Texas
Jennifer Pietrowski 1B So. Univ. of Mary Hardin-Baylor Buda, Texas (Buda HS)
Michelle Leija 2B Jr. Schreiner Univ. San Antonio, Texas (Communication Arts HS)
Nellie Kelly 3B So. Concordia Univ.-Austin Sundland, Calif. (Los Angeles Lutheran HS)
Crystal Carvajal SS So. Texas Lutheran Univ. Seguin, Texas (Seguin HS)
Amber Pierce DP Fr. Hardin-Simmons Univ. Odessa, Texas (Midland Christian HS)
Tara Edwards OF Jr. Schreiner Univ. New Braunfels, Texas (New Braunfels HS)
Crystal Miranda OF Sr. Texas Lutheran Univ. Seguin, Texas (Seguin HS)
Danielle Thomas OF Jr. Univ. of Mary Hardin-Baylor Belton, Texas (Belton HS)
Amanda Bludworth UTL Jr. Howard Payne Univ. Leander, Texas

West Division Player of the Year: Amanda Stevens, P, Jr., Texas Lutheran University
West Division Pitcher of the Year: Amanda Stevens, P, Jr., Texas Lutheran University
West Division Co-Newcomer of the Year: Amanda Bludworth, UTL, Jr., Howard Payne University; Danielle Thomas, Jr., CF, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
West Division Tri-Freshman of the Year: Kaycee Barnett, C, Texas Lutheran University; Chinesia Rhinehart, 2B, Howard Payne University; Vanessa Rodriguez, P/3B, Schreiner University
West Division Coach of the Year: Missy McCaughey, Texas Lutheran University

All-West Division Second Team
Maria Balderas P Jr. Sul Ross State Univ. Del Rio, Texas
Megan Brown P So. Univ. of Mary Hardin-Baylor Troy, Texas (Troy HS)
Shelley Stark P Sr. Schreiner Univ. Schertz, Texas (San Clemente HS)
Kaycee Barnett C Fr. Texas Lutheran Univ. Paige, Texas (Bastrop HS)
Tabitha Farmers 1B Sr. Howard Payne Univ. Madisonville, Texas
Odette Gonzalez 2B Jr. Texas Lutheran Univ. San Antonio, Texas (O’Connor HS)
Vanessa Rodriguez 3B Fr. Schreiner Univ. Gonzales, Texas (Gonzales HS)
Rachel Freeman SS Fr. Univ. of Mary Hardin-Baylor Bay City, Texas
Ashley Lang SS Fr. Hardin-Simmons Univ. Coahoma, Texas (Coahoma HS)
Amy Behlen DP Jr. Texas Lutheran Univ. Schulenburg, Texas (Schulenburg HS)
Tricia Weathers DP So. Concordia Univ.-Austin Austin, Texas (Crockett HS)
Dayberly Hopper OF Jr. Howard Payne Univ. Early, Texas
Kassie Kilburn OF Jr. Howard Payne Univ. Cleburne, Texas
Miranda Rousset OF Fr. Hardin-Simmons Univ. Abilene, Texas (Cooper HS)
Keri Ivey UTL Fr. Hardin-Simmons Univ. Clyde, Texas (Clyde HS)
All-West Division Honorable Mention
Kayla Burleson P Fr Schreiner Univ. Ballinger, Texas (Ballinger HS)
Kym Kyzar C So. Sul Ross State Univ. Burnet, Texas
Ember Strand C Fr. Hardin-Simmons Univ. Stamford, Texas (Stamford HS)
Emily Chaney 1B Sr. Schreiner Univ. Abilene, Texas (Abilene HS)
Chinisia Rhinehart 2B Fr. Howard Payne Univ. Fort Worth, Texas
Olivia Carrasco OF Sr. Sul Ross State Univ. Presidio, Texas
Larissa Cover OF Jr. Texas Lutheran Univ. San Antonio, Texas (Clark HS)
Tiffany Haines UTL Jr. Texas Lutheran Univ. San Antonio, Texas (Marshall HS)
Jackilyn Michel UTL Jr. Univ. of Mary Hardin-Baylor Burnet, Texas
Lauren Zimmermann UTL Fr. Schreiner Univ. Schertz, Texas (Sam Clemens HS)

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