May 2, 2012

Yates, Garris Selected All-SSC Second Team

SAINT LEO, Fla. –Saint Leo softball players Brittany Yates and Alex Garris were selected to the 2012 All-Sunshine State Conference Team, it was announced Wednesday by SSC officials.  Both Yates and Garris earned spots on the Second Team.

It is Yates' second appearance on the team, while Garris is a first-time member.

Yates, one of the most prolific hitters in program history, concluded her four-year career as the Lions' leader in home runs with 35 and doubles with 50. During her final year with the Lions, Yates compiled a team-best .373 batting average, while starting 53-of-54 games. In addition, she led the team in nearly every offensive category including, hits (59), runs (36), doubles (12), home runs (5), and RBI (44).

Garris also put together a solid campaign as she finished second on the club in hitting with a .346 average. The junior also compiled 53 hits and stole 13 bases while scoring 27 runs.

A total of 28 student-athletes were been named to the all-conference team. Rollins' Monica Meadows was named Player of the Year. Tampa claimed the rest of the major awards, with Deanna Henriott chosen Pitcher of the Year, Meagan Burke named Freshman of the Year, and Leslie Kanter tabbed Coach of the Year.

Voting for the All-SSC Softball Team was conducted among the league's softball coaches and sports information directors.

2012 ALL-SUNSHINE STATE CONFERENCE SOFTBALL TEAM

FIRST TEAM
1B - Aimee Halpin (Rollins, Jr)
2B - Krista Rodden (Rollins, Sr)
3B - Sarah Broeseker (Barry, Jr)
SS - Natalia Ojeda (Barry, Jr)
C - Becky Vyzas (Tampa, Sr)
OF - Grace Collins (Barry, Sr)
OF - Lawna Hunter (Rollins, Sr)
OF - Monica Meadows (Rollins, Sr)
OF - Karlyn Scott (Florida Southern, Sr)
DP - Jessica Tabor (Barry, Sr)
UT - Brianna Smith (Barry, Sr)
P - Kayla Cox (Tampa, So)
P - Deanna Henriott (Tampa, Sr)
At-Large - Katie Kelton (Nova Southeastern, Sr)

Player of the Year - Monica Meadows, Rollins
Pitcher of the Year - Deanna Henriott, Tampa
Freshman of the Year - Meagan Burke, Tampa
Coach of the Year - Leslie Kanter, Tampa

SECOND TEAM
1B - Meagan Burke (Tampa, Fr)
2B - Alex Sasso (Eckerd, Sr)
3B - Brittany Martin (Florida Southern, Sr)
SS - Jaimee Vega (Nova Southeastern, Jr)
C - Brittany Yates (Saint Leo, Sr)
OF - Meredith Foster (Rollins, Sr)
OF - Alex Garris (Saint Leo, Jr)
OF - Alyssa Goldsmith (Barry, Sr)
OF - Lorena Spaulding (Nova Southeastern, Fr)
DP - Laura Saladrigas (Nova Southeastern, Jr)
UT - Lauren Cole (Florida Tech, Sr)
P - Hope Bitzer (Rollins, Sr)
P - Christine Clark (Florida Southern, Sr)
At-Large - Sara DeMuth (Nova Southeastern, Sr)