The Louisiana Sports Writers Association

The LSWA

2016 ALL-LOUISIANA COLLEGIATE SOFTBALL TEAM


(statistics do not include NCAA or NAIA tournament games)


First Team


Position Name School Yr. Hometown Notes

Pitcher Carley Hoover LSU So. Clemson, S.C. 18-7, 2.37 ERA, All-SEC second team, All-South Region second team


Pitcher Alex Stewart Louisiana-Lafayette Jr. Zionsville, Ind. 27-4, 1.52 ERA, NFCA All-America second team, Sun Belt Pitcher of the Year


Catcher Lexie Elkins Louisiana-Lafayette Sr. Victoria, Texas .517, 17 HR, 44 RBI, NFCA All-America first team, Sun Belt Player of the Year


First Base Sandra Simmons LSU Sr. Fountain Valley, Calif. .369, 4 HR, 30 RBI, All-South Region third team


Second Base Haley Hayden Louisiana-Lafayette Jr. West Monroe, La. .368, 7 HR, 44 RBI, All-Sun Belt second team, Academic All-District


Third Base Bianka Bell LSU Sr. Tampa, Fla. .395, 12 HR, 58 RBI, NFCA All-America third team, All-SEC first team


Shortstop Amanda Gianelloni Nicholls State Fr. Napoleonville, La. .391, 7 HR, 40 RBI, Southland Conference Freshman of the Year


Outfield Aleah Craighton Louisiana-Lafayette So. Prairieville, La. .391, 17 HR, 53 RBI, NFCA All-America first team, All-Sun Belt first team


Outfield Shellie Landry Louisiana-Lafayette Sr. Broussard, La. .325, 15 HR, 54 RBI, All-Sun Belt first team


Outfield Rochelle Roberts Louisiana-Monroe Jr. Vacaville, Calif. .483, 5 HR, 18 RBI, 33-of- 36 stolen bases, All-Sun Belt first team


Designated Player Sahvanna Jaquish LSU Jr. Highland, Calif. .349, 12 HR, 65 RBI, NFCA All-America third team


Utility Emily Vincent McNeese State Sr. Sulphur, La. .307, 6 HR, 33 RBI, 16-3 as pitcher with 1.60 ERA, All-Southland first team


Hitter of the Year:  Lexie Elkins, Louisiana-Lafayette


Pitcher of the Year:  (tie) Carley Hoover, LSU; Alex Stewart, Louisiana-Lafayette


Newcomer of the Year:  no nominees


Freshman of the Year:  Amanda Gianelloni, Nicholls State


Coach of the Year:  Angel Santiago, Nicholls State


 


Second Team

Position Name School Yr. Hometown Notes

Pitcher Jamie Allred McNeese State Sr. Hallsville, Texas 17-3, 1.71 ERA, McNeese career leader in wins, shutouts


Pitcher Hannah Haydel Nicholls State Sr. Ama, La. 23-8, 1.53 ERA, 2 saves, Southland Pitcher of the Year


Catcher Erika Piancastelli McNeese State So. Carlsbad, Calif. .420, 21 HR, 47 RBI, Southland Player of the Year, NFCA All-America second team


First Base Kim Gonzalez LSU-Alexandria Sr. El Paso, Texas .477, 5 HR, 46 RBI, All-Red River first team


Second Base Hailey Drew McNeese State So. Fallbrook, Calif. .325, 2 HR, 29 RBI, 19 HBP, All-Southland first team


Third Base Heather Bunn LSU-Alexandria Sr. Hugo, Okla. .457, 7 HR, 59 RBI, All-Red River first team


Third Base Kara Gremillion Louisiana-Lafayette Fr. Gonzales, La. .304, 1 HR, 18 RBI


Shortstop DJ Sanders Louisiana-Lafayette So. Columbus, Miss. .314, 17 HR, 54 RBI, All-Sun Belt first team


Outfield Katie Lacour Southeastern Louisiana Sr. Port St. Joe, Fla. .423, 13 RBI, 58-of- 66 stolen bases, led NCAA DI in steals per game


Outfield Bailey Landry LSU Jr. Prairieville, La. .318, 3 HR, 22 RBI, All-South Region second team


Outfield Morgan Turkoly Louisiana Tech Fr. Sanger, Texas .333, 10 HR, 43 RBI, All-Conference USA second team


Designated Player Sara Corbello Louisiana-Lafayette Sr. Lake Charles, La. .322, 11 HR, 28 RBI, All-Sun Belt first team


Utility Allie Walljasper LSU So. Manteca, Calif. .225, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 9-5 as pitcher with 1 save, 1.98 ERA


 Honorable Mention


Pitcher:  Bailey Allen, Louisiana Tech; Sydney Smith, LSU.


Catcher:  Kellsi Kloss, LSU.


First Base:  Amye Barre, Louisiana-Monroe; Mattie Stine, Louisiana College.


Shortstop:  Julinn Torres, LSU-Alexandria.


Outfield:  Kellye Kincannon, Northwestern State; Danielle Phillips, Nicholls State; Marisa Taunton, McNeese State.


Designated Player:  Morgan Catron, McNeese State.


Utility:  Anna Cross, Louisiana Tech; Veronica Villafranco, Nicholls State.


 


Vote Breakdown of Major Awards


Hitter of the Year:  Lexie Elkins, Louisiana-Lafayette, 12; Erika Piancastelli, McNeese State, 3; Bianka Bell, LSU, 2.


Pitcher of the Year:  Carley Hoover, LSU, 7; Alex Stewart, Louisiana-Lafayette, 7; Hannah Haydel, Nicholls State, 3.


Freshman of the Year:  Amanda Gianelloni, Nicholls State, 9; Sydney Smith, LSU, 5; Morgan Turkoly, Louisiana Tech, 3.


Coach of the Year:  Angel Santiago, Nicholls State, 6; Joanna Hardin, McNeese State, 4; Beth Torina, LSU, 4; Michael Lotief, Louisiana-Lafayette, 2; Mark Suire, Centenary, 1.