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Softball All-Conference, Division Teams and Awards Announced by American Southwest Conference
May 3, 2005

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RICHARDSON, Texas ----- American Southwest Conference postseason all-conference and all-division teams and awards for the 2005 softball season were announced today following voting by the 14 league head coaches (May 3).

Arin SpenceChristy ShipleySandi Clark

The all-conference team, selected from among the two division's first team award recipients, is led by ASC Softball Championship Tournament Most Valuable Player and East Division Pitcher of the Year Sandi Clark (Hineston, La.) of conference champion Louisiana College. Clark posted the lowest ERA in league games (0.51) with an 11-2 record in 15 ASC appearances. She is joined on the all-conference pitching staff by West Division tri-award winner Arin Spence (Abilene, Texas) of Hardin-Simmons University and Daci DeLeon (Kyle, Texas) of the University of Texas at Dallas. Spence was selected Player, Pitcher and Newcomer of the Year in the ASC West following a 14-2 conference season and the West title for the Cowgirls. DeLeon went 9-1 vs. the ASC with a 0.77 ERA.

ASC East Division Player of the Year Christy Shipley (Longview, Texas) of East Texas Baptist University anchors the all-conference infield. A shortstop, Christy Shipley batted .376 in conference games with 21 RBI. She is joined by catcher Lydia Bradley (Azle, Texas), Hardin-Simmons; first baseman Holley Martin (Lewisville, Texas) and third baseman Kelly Shipley (Longiew, Texas), East Texas Baptist; and second baseman Chinesia Rhinehart (Fort Worth, Texas), Howard Payne University. Martin compiled a .365 batting average with 32 RBI in conference games while Bradley batted .354, Kelly Shipley .337 and Rhinehart .250 with 13 RBI.

The all-conference outfield includes Nicole Cortez (Abilene, Texas) of Hardin-Simmons, Dayberly Hopper (Early, Texas) of Howard Payne, and Danielle Thomas (Belton, Texas) of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Cortez, an all-tournament selection, batted .437 in conference games with 13 doubles. Hopper collected 23 RBI and hit .372 in ASC action while Thomas stole 15 bases and hit .395 in league play.

Hardin-Simmons utility Sadye Hill (Burleson, Texas) and East Texas Baptist designated player Allison Ratcliff (Marshall, Texas) complete the all-conference team. Hill, who was co-West Division Freshman of the Year, hit a blazing .512 against the conference with 42 RBI. Ratcliff finished conference games hitting .346 with seven home runs and 24 RBI.

Other ASC East Division individual award recipients include Mississippi College pitcher/center fielder Kayla Watkins (Starkville, Miss.) as Newcomer of the Year and shortstop Amber Griffin (Richmond, Texas) as Freshman of the Year. Susan Musselwhite of Mississippi College and Tim Whitman of Louisiana College were selected Co-ASC East Coach of the Year.

Other ASC West Division individual honors were presented to Concordia University at Austin pitcher Cara Patranella (Bryan, Texas), co-Freshman of the Year, and Rita Jordan of Hardin-Simmons as ASC West Coach of the Year.

The complete list of the 2005 ASC softball all-conference team as well as East and West Division teams and awards follow.

AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE 2005 ALL-CONFERENCE SOFTBALL TEAM
Lydia Bradley C Fr. Hardin-Simmons Azle, Texas
Holley Martin 1B Sr., East Texas Baptist Lewisville, Texas
Chinesia Rhinehart 2B So. Howard Payne Fort Worth, Texas
Christy Shipley SS So. East Texas Baptist Longview, Texas
Kelly Shipley 3B So. East Texas Baptist Longview, Texas
Sandi Clark P Jr. Louisiana College Hineston, La.
Daci DeLeon P So. Texas-Dallas Kyle, Texas
Arin Spence P So. Hardin-Simmons Abilene, Texas
Nicole Cortez OF Jr. Hardin-Simmons Abilene, Texas
Dayberly Hopper OF Sr. Howard Payne Early, Texas
Danielle Thomas OF Sr. Mary Hardin-Baylor Belton, Texas
Allison Ratcliff DP Jr. East Texas Baptist Marshall, Texas
Sadye Hill UT Fr. Hardin-Simmons Burleson, Texas
2005 AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE EAST DIVISION AWARDS
First Team All-East Division
Erica Harwell C Fr. Louisiana College Houma, La.
Holley Martin 1B Sr. East Texas Baptist Lewisville, Texas
Kourtney Jones 2B Fr. Texas-Tyler San Antonio, Texas
Christy Shipley SS So. East Texas Baptist Longview, Texas
Kelly Shipley 3B So. East Texas Baptist Longview, Texas
Sandi Clark P Jr. Louisiana College Hineston, La.
Daci DeLeon P So. Texas-Dallas Kyle, Texas
Kayla Watkins P So. Mississippi College Starkville, Miss.
Kayla Hemperley OF Jr. Louisiana College Tioga, La.
Jaimie Moling OF Fr. East Texas Baptist Nacogdoches, Texas
Anna Lisa Posey OF Fr. Mississippi College Philadelphia, Miss.
Allison Ratcliff DP Jr. East Texas Baptist Marshall. Texas
Stephanie Herrera UT Jr. Texas-Dallas Brazosport, Texas
East Division Player of the Year: Christy Shipley, SS, So., East Texas Baptist University
East Division Pitcher of the Year: Sandi Clark, P, Jr., Louisiana College
East Division Newcomer of the Year: Kayla Watkins, P/CF, So., Mississippi College
East Division Freshman of the Year: Amber Griffin, SS, Fr., University of Texas at Dallas
Co-East Division Coach of the Year: Susan Musselwhite, Mississippi College; Tim Whitman, Louisiana College
Second Team All-East Division
Alisha Farrish C Jr. Mississippi College Greenwood, Miss.
Lindsey Peters 1B Fr. Texas-Tyler Shreveport, La.
Leslie Shumock 2B So. Mississippi College Purvis, Miss.
Leanne Shanks SS So. Louisiana College Haughton. La.
Kim Leggett 3B Sr. Louisiana College Sulpher, La.
Emillie Collins P Sr. Louisiana College Bentley, La.
Meredith Flies P So. East Texas Baptist Garland, Texas
Janelle Morrison P Sr. Texas-Tyler Texas City, Texas
Ashley Cagle OF Jr. Texas-Tyler Irving, Texas
Sarah Ricks OF Jr. LeTourneau Longview, Texas
Janae Schlabs OF Sr. East Texas Baptist Hereford, Texas
Kristen Akin UT Fr. Texas-Tyler Longview, Texas
Honorable Mention All-East Division
Andrina Arenas C So. Texas-Dallas Richardson, Texas
Ashley Elliott C So. East Texas Baptist Red Oak, Texas
Chelsea Joslin C Fr. Univ. Ozarks Claremore, Okla.
Candy Evans 1B Fr. LeTourneau Karnack, Texas
Wendy McMillan 1B Sr. Mississippi College Clinton, Miss.
Erica Newell 1B Jr. Univ. Ozarks Panama, Okla.
Sarah Ardlt 2B Jr. Texas-Dallas Katy, Texas
Trista Helverson 2B Jr. Louisiana College Pineville, La.
Sara McClain 2B So. East Texas Baptist Rusk, Texas
Samantha Brummell SS Fr. LeTourneau Pittsburg, Texas
Amber Griffin SS Fr. Texas-Dallas Richmond, Texas
Moriah Davis 3B Fr. Texas-Tyler Marshall, Texas
Brooke Grice 3B So. Univ. Ozarks North Little Rock, Ark.
Keely Jones 3B Fr. Texas-Dallas Lake Jackson, Texas
Kati Good P Fr. Texas-Tyler Dallas, Texas
Ashley Stout P So. East Texas Baptist Forney, Texas
Kara Bartholomew OF So. Univ. Ozarks Lake Hamilton, Ark.
Jodie Clark OF So. Univ. Ozarks Springdale, Ark.
Krystal Fox OF Fr. LeTourneau Marshall, Texas
Talesha Martin OF Fr. Texas-Tyler Longview, Texas
Jenny Brooks UT Fr. LeTourneau Murchison, Texas
Robin Rodriguez UT Fr. East Texas Baptist Franklin, La.
2005 AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE WEST DIVISION AWARDS
First Team All-West Division
Lydia Bradley C Fr. Hardin-Simmons Azle, Texas
Tiffany Haines 1B Sr. Texas Lutheran San Antonio, Texas
Jennifer Pietrowski 1B Jr. Mary Hardin-Baylor Buda, Texas
Chinesia Rhinehart 2B So. Howard Payne Fort Worth, Texas
Crystal Carvajal SS Jr. Texas Lutheran Seguin, Texas
Nellie Kelly 3B Jr. Concordia-Austin Sunland, Calif.
Cara Patranella P Fr. Concordia-Austin Bryan, Texas
Arin Spence P So. Hardin-Simmons Abilene, Texas
Amanda Stevens P Sr. Texas Lutheran Sinton, Texas
Nicole Cortez OF Jr. Hardin-Simmons Abilene, Texas
Dayberly Hopper OF Sr. Howard Payne Early, Texas
Danielle Thomas OF Sr. Mary Hardin-Baylor Belton, Texas
Amy Behlen DP Sr. Texas Lutheran Schulenburg, Texas
Sadye Hill UT Fr. Hardin-Simmons Burleson, Texas
West Division Player of the Year: Arin Spence, P/SS/3B, So., Hardin-Simmons University
West Division Pitcher of the Year: Arin Spence, P/SS/3B, So., Hardin-Simmons University
West Division Newcomer of the Year: Arin Spence, P/SS/3B, So., Hardin-Simmons University
Co-West Division Freshman of the Year: Sadye Hill, 1B/3B/DH, Hardin-Simmons University; Cara Patranella, P, Fr., Concordia University at Austin
West Division Coach of the Year: Rita Jordan, Hardin-Simmons University
Second Team All-West Division
Kaycee Barnett C So. Texas Lutheran Paige, Texas
Liberty Liesmann 1B Fr. Schreiner Blanco, Texas
Michelle Leija 2B Jr. Schreiner San Antonio, Texas
Miranda Rousett SS So. Hardin-Simmons Abilene, Texas
Linda Ojeda 3B Sr. Sul Ross State Del Rio, Texas
Daphne Kahlig P Fr. Mary Hardin-Baylor Lott, Texas
Laurie Williams P Fr. Texas Lutheran Rockport, Texas
Tiffany Wolfe P Jr. Howard Payne Fort Worth, Texas
Katy Chester OF So. Hardin-Simmons Midland, Texas
Lauren Dobson OF Jr. Texas Lutheran Houston, Texas
Tara Edwards OF Sr. Schreiner New Braunfels, Texas
Amanda Stavena OF So. Texas Lutheran Bay City, Texas
Kacie Kripner DP Fr. Mary Hardin-Baylor San Antonio, Texas
Jackilyn Michel UT Sr. Mary Hardin-Baylor Burnet, Texas
Honorable Mention All-West Division
Amanda Ozuna C Jr. Schreiner New Braunfels, Texas
Amanda Weckwerth C Sr. Mary Hardin-Baylor Abilene, Texas
Jayme Reiss 2B So. Texas Lutheran La Porte, Texas
Courtney Stewart 2B Fr. Hardin-Simmons Burleson, Texas
Nichol Otten SS Fr. Schreiner Buffalo, Minn.
Jennifer Cooper 3B Fr. Hardin-Simmons Kerrville, Texas
Megan Eichman 3B Fr. Schreiner Devine, Texas
Jamie Barbee P Fr. Schreiner Abilene, Texas
Megan Murrey P Fr. Hardin-Simmons Forney, Texas
Larissa Cover OF Sr. Texas Lutheran San Antonio, Texas
Sandra Hernandez OF Sr. Mary Hardin-Baylor San Antonio, Texas
Emily Schlebach OF Fr. Hardin-Simmons Forney, Texas
Kasie McCain UT Fr. Howard Payne Corsicana, Texas
Kristen Snyder UT Fr. Texas Lutheran Tomball, Texas
Lauren Zimmerman UT Jr. Schreiner Cibolo, Texas


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