May 14, 2013

Steiner Named to Daktronics All-South Region Softball Team

BROOKING, S.D. – A total of 28 student-athletes were named to the 2013 Daktronics All-South Region First and Second Teams, it was announced Monday, and Saint Leo's Sarah Steiner found herself with yet another award for her outstanding performance during the Lions' historic season.

Taking home top honors was the Lions' junior-transfer and pitcher-utility player from Gulf Coast State College, Sarah Steiner. A native of Stanford, Fla., Steiner was the only member of Saint Leo's team to be named to Daktronics All-South Region First Team as well as the NFCA All-South Region First Team. Steiner led the Lions on offense with a .389 batting average, a .483 on-base percentage, and a .493 slugging percentage. She also led her team in hits (54), and was tied for first with 26 walks.

Less than a week ago, Steiner was also named to the All-Sunshine State Conference First Team for her abilities as a designated player in the batting order. In addition to Steiner's performance at the plate, Steiner also accumulated a 1.66 ERA and 40 strikeouts in 54.2 innings pitched. She played in 53 of the Lions' 56 total games. 

All 14 first-team members will appear on the All-American ballot. The South Region Pitcher/Player of the Year will also appear on the National Pitcher/Player of the Year ballot as well.

 

2013 Daktronics All-South Region Softball Team

Player of the Year: Courtney Albritton - VSU
Pitcher of the Year: Kayla Cox - UT

Daktronics All-South Region First Team

C – Courtney McNett - UAH
1B – Anna Shartzer - UWA
2B – Kelly Martinez - BU
3B – Sarah Broeseker - BU
SS – Courtney Albritton - VSU
OF – Callie Steadman - UNA
OF – Morgan Johnson - VSU
OF – Mary Kelley - UAH
DP – Sarah Steiner - SLU
UT – Kathryn Whitlock - UAH
UT/P – Britney Pugh - BU
P – Kimberly Jack - UAH
P – Niki Fogle - RC
P – Kayla Cox - UT

Daktronics All-South Region Second Team

C – Veronica Alred - RC
1B – Kaitlin Moore - DSU
2B – Harlie Barkley - UNA
3B – Alia Williams - CAU
SS – Kara Oberer - EC
OF – Amari Foster - CAU
OF – Kristie Hoeffer - RC
OF – Megan Copeland - BU
DP – Brittany Mitchell - EC
UT – Shelby Altman - VSU
UT/P – Kasey Murray - LU
P – Alexis Yohe - BU
P – Whitney Toler - UAH 
P – Breanna Riley - UNA