May 7, 2013

Lindsey Lyles Named to All-Southland Conference Softball Team

SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE OFFICIAL RELEASE 

CORPUS CHRISTI – Texas A&M - Corpus Christi softball utility player Lindsey Lyles was named Second Team All-Southland Conference, the league office announced on Tuesday.  

"We are so proud of Lindsey being named all conference," Head Coach Stephanie Hughes said. "She has worked so hard on her swing and her hard work has paid off. It's a great honor."

Lyles, a native of Lufkin, Texas, led the Islanders in conference play with 16 RBIs and played in all 27 league games. She finished second on the team with a .288 conference batting average while recording 23 hits and four doubles. The sophomore also chipped in a triple, a home run and 32 total bases while splitting time between second base, third base and designated player. 

It is the first Southland Conference honor for Lyles, who is a walk-on and finished as one of the top five hitters on the team. Lyles had arguably her best game in the second game against Lamar when she cranked her first career grand slam.     

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2013 All-Southland Conference Softball Teams

First Team

 

 

 

Pos.

Name

University

Class

Hometown

1B

Brianna Rodriguez

Northwestern State

Jr.

Rowlett, Texas

2B

Melissa Bryant

Central Arkansas

Sr.

Hernando, Miss.

3B

Shelbi Tucker2

Sam Houston State

Sr.

Montgomery, Texas

SS

Elizabeth Arana2

Stephen F. Austin

Jr.

The Woodlands, Texas

C

Ashley Modzelewski2

McNeese State

So.

Sour Lake, Texas

UT

Victoria Granchelli

Houston Baptist

So.

McAllen, Texas

DP

Hillary Adams2

Sam Houston State

So.

Elgin, Texas

OF

Tori Benavidez3

Sam Houston State

Sr.

Midlothian, Texas

OF

Alanna DiVittorio2

McNeese State

Jr.

Harahan, La.

OF

Lauren Schwirtlich

Houston Baptist

Jr.

Corpus Christi, Texas

P

Kelsie Armstrong2

Central Arkansas

Sr.

Hot Springs, Ark.

P

Meagan Bond2

McNeese State

Sr.

Lumberton, Miss.

 

 

 

 

 

Second Team

 

 

 

1B

Kim Damian2

Sam Houston State

Sr.

Angleton, Texas

2B

Ashley Bertot2

Nicholls State

Sr.

League City, Texas

3B

Brittany Virgoe

Northwestern State

So.

Anaheim, Calif.

SS

Tara McKenney2

Northwestern State

Jr.

Red Oak, Texas

C

Melanie Bryant4

Central Arkansas

Sr.

Hernando, Miss.

UT

Lindsey Lyles

A&M-Corpus Christi

So.

Lufkin, Texas

DP

Emily Vincent

McNeese State

Fr.

Sulphur, La.

OF

Kirsten Schwirtlich

Houston Baptist

Fr.

Corpus Christi, Texas

OF

Michelle Duhe

Southeastern Louisiana

Sr.

Lutcher, La.

OF

Katie Lacour

Southeastern Louisiana

Fr.

Port St. Joe, Fla.

P

Kylie Roos

Northwestern State

Sr.

Celina, Texas

P

Kaylee Guidry

Northwestern State

Jr.

Walker, La.

 

 

 

 

 

Third Team

 

 

 

1B

Melissa Herman

Houston Baptist

So.

Katy, Texas

2B

Alyssa Coggins

Sam Houston State

Jr.

Sealy, Texas

3B

Megan Moore

Southeastern Louisiana

So.

Elgin, Texas

SS

Tiffany Castillo

Sam Houston State

Fr.

Port Lavaca, Texas

C

Ashley Isbell2

Sam Houston State

Sr.

Katy, Texas

UT

Sarah Bigej

Central Arkansas

Fr.

Happy Valley, Ore.

DP

Cassandra Barefield

Northwestern State

So.

Houston, Texas

OF

Danielle Phillips

Nicholls State

Fr.

Resaca, Ga.

OF

Jessica Slater

Sam Houston State

So.

Katy, Texas

OF

Candyce Carter

Lamar

Jr.

Sweeny, Texas

P

Jamie Allred

McNeese State

Fr.

Hallsville, Texas

P

Haley Baros

Sam Houston State

So.

Bay City, Texas

 2 Two-time all-conference selection

3 Three-time all-conference selection

4 Four-time all-conference selection               

Honorable MentionFirst Base: Ashley McDowell, Lamar; Second Base: Cali Burke, Northwestern State; Third Base: Alaina Guidry, Nicholls State; Tiffany Roby, Central Arkansas; Catcher: Brittany Marcet, Nicholls State; Beverly Corry, Lamar; Cheyenne DelaGarza, Northwestern State; Utility Player: Shalie Day, Stephen F. Austin; Designated Player: Amber Sather, Southeastern Louisiana; Outfield: Kelsey Nichols, Southeastern Louisiana; Cecillia Castillo, Sam Houston State; Haley Parkerson, Nicholls State; Jenna Holland, Lamar; Pitcher: Shannon Millman, Lamar; Hannah Haydel, Nicholls State; Ashton Bennett, Nicholls State. 

Individual Awards

Player of the Year: Tori Benavidez, Sam Houston State

Hitter of the Year: Tori Benavidez, Sam Houston State

Pitcher of the Year: Kelsie Armstrong, Central Arkansas

Freshman of the Year: Kirsten Schwirtlich, Houston Baptist

Newcomer of the Year: Lauren Schwirtlich, Houston Baptist

Coach of the Year: Mike Smith, McNeese State