The Louisiana Sports Writers Association

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2019 ALL-LOUISIANA COLLEGIATE SOFTBALL TEAM


Hitter of the Year:  Alissa Dalton, Louisiana-Lafayette

Pitcher of the Year:  Summer Ellyson, Louisiana-Lafayette

Newcomer of the Year:  Amanda Sanchez, LSU

Freshman of the Year:  Lindsay Edwards, Louisiana Tech

Coach of the Year:  (tie) Gerry Glasco, Louisiana-Lafayette; Mark Montgomery, Louisiana Tech


(season statistics do not include NCAA or NAIA tournament games)

First Team Position    Name    School    Yr.    Hometown

Pitcher    Krystal De La Cruz    Louisiana Tech    Sr.    Eagle Pass, Texas

Pitcher    Summer Ellyson    Louisiana-Lafayette Jr.    Lafayette, La.

Pitcher    Megan Landry    Nicholls    Sr.    Pierre Part, La.

Catcher    Julie Rawls    Louisiana-Lafayette    Jr.    Hallsville, Texas

First Base    Kourtney Gremillion    Louisiana-Lafayette    So.    Gonzales, La.

Second Base    Shemiah Sanchez    LSU    Sr.    Newnan, Ga.

Third Base    Amanda Sanchez    LSU    Sr.    West Covina, Calif.

Shortstop    Alissa Dalton    Louisiana-Lafayette    Jr.    Cypress, Texas

Outfield    Aliyah Andrews    LSU    Jr.    Oldsmar, Fla.

Outfield    Jazlyn Crowder    Louisiana Tech    Sr.    Kennedale, Texas

Outfield    Sarah Hudek    Louisiana-Lafayette    Jr.    Sugar Land, Texas

Designated Player    Lexie Comeaux    Louisiana-Lafayette    Sr.    Tomball, Texas

Utility    Shelbi Sunseri    LSU    So.    Santa Fe, Texas

Second Team Position    Name    School    Yr.    Hometown 

Pitcher    Preslee Galloway    Louisiana Tech    Sr.    Pilot Point, Texas

Pitcher    Jensen Howell    LSU-Eunice    So.    Alexandria, La.

Pitcher    Shelby Wickersham    LSU    Fr.    Metairie, La.

Catcher    Kali Clement    Nicholls    Sr.    Thibodaux, La.

First Base    Rebecca Skains    Southeastern Louisiana    Sr.    Calhoun, La.

Second Base    Kimmie Atienza    Louisiana Tech    Jr.    Texarkana, Texas

Third Base    Lindsay Edwards    Louisiana Tech    Fr.    Plano, Texas

Shortstop    Ruby Butler    Bossier Parish    Fr.    Snohomish, Wash.

Outfield    Shelby Bergeron    Louisiana College    Sr.    Morgan City, La.

Outfield    Justyce McClain    McNeese    Sr.    Phoenix, Ariz.

Outfield    Morgan Turkoly    Louisiana Tech    Sr.    Sanger, Texas

Designated Player    Rikkelle Miller    Grambling    Fr.    Atlanta, Ga.

Utility    Keeli Milligan    Louisiana-Lafayette    Sr.    Vidor, Texas

Honorable Mention

Pitcher:  Alley McDonald, Southeastern Louisiana; Heather Zumo, LSU-Eunice.

Catcher:  Ella Manzer, Southeastern Louisiana.

First Base:  Amanda Doyle, LSU; Abby Sterling, Louisiana College.

Second Base:  Abi Cole, Bossier Parish; Jaquelyn Ramon, Southeastern Louisiana.

Third Base:  Kara Gremillion, Louisiana-Lafayette; Lauren Rachal, LSU-Alexandria.

Shortstop:  Bayli Simon, Louisiana Tech.

Outfield:  Sydney McKay, Louisiana-Monroe; Raina O'Neal, Louisiana-Lafayette; Rebecca Shepherd, Bossier Parish; Savannah Stewart, LSU; Sara Tate, LSU-Eunice.

Designated Player:  Sloane Stewartson, Louisiana Tech.

Utility:  E.C. Delafield, Northwestern State; RyLeigh Rutherford, LSU-Alexandria.

Vote Breakdown of Major Awards

Hitter of the Year:  Allisa Dalton, Louisiana-Lafayette, 10; Jazlyn Crowder, Louisiana Tech, 5; Amanda Sanchez, LSU, 5; Rebecca Shepherd, Bossier Parish, 1.

Pitcher of the Year:  Summer Ellyson, Louisiana-Lafayette, 19; Krystal De La Cruz, Louisiana Tech, 1; Megan Landry, Nicholls, 1.

Newcomer of the Year:  Amanda Sanchez, LSU, 16; Sarah Hudek, Louisiana-Lafayette, 4.

Freshman of the Year:  Lindsay Edwards, Louisiana Tech, 12; Rikkelle Miller, Grambling, 4; RyLeigh Rutherford, LSU-Alexandria, 3; Rebecca Shepherd, Bossier Parish, 1; Savannah Stewart, LSU, 1.

Coach of the Year:  Gerry Glasco, Louisiana-Lafayette, 7; Mark Montgomery, Louisiana Tech, 7; Beth Torina, LSU, 5; Andy Lee, LSU-Eunice, 2.


2018 All-Louisiana Collegiate Softball Team
Hitter of the Year:  Erika Piancastelli, McNeese
Pitcher of the Year:  Allie Walljasper, LSU,
Newcomer of the Year:  Alissa Dalton, Louisiana
Freshman of the Year:  Cayla Jones, Northwestern State
Coach of the Year:  Angel Santiago, Nicholls 

First Team
P -  Summer Ellyson (Louisiana)
P - Allie Walljasper (Louisiana State)
C - Moriah Strother  (Nicholls)
1B - Morgan Catron (McNeese)
2B - Cayla Jones (Northwestern State)
3B - Erika Piancastelli (McNeese)
SS - Alissa Dalton (Louisiana)
OF - Anna Dunn (Centenary)
OF - Justyce McClain (McNeese)
OF - Morgan Turkoly (Louisiana Tech)
DP - Sloane Stewartson (Louisiana Tech)
UT - Kali Clement (Nicholls)

Second Team
P - Carley Hoover (Louisiana State)
P - Megan Landry (Nicholls)
C - Kiara Suttles (Southern)
1B - Amanda Doyle (Louisiana State)
2B - Alexis Hagan (LSU-Alexandria)
3B - Mahalia Gibson (Southeastern Louisiana)
SS - Amanda Gianelloni (Nicholls)
OF - Aliyah Andrews (Louisiana State)
OF - Kasey Frederick (Nicholls)
OF - Emily Griggs (Louisiana State)
OF - Kimber Gruehl (LSU-Alexandria)
DP - Alexandria Saldivar (McNeese)
UT - Kimmie Atienza (Louisiana Tech)

Honorable Mention
P:  Preslee Gallaway, Louisiana Tech
C:  Lauren Rachal, LSU-Alexandria; Marilyn Rizzato, Louisiana Tech
1B:  Mattie Stine, Louisiana College
3B:  Kara Gremillion, Louisiana; Jewel Lara, Nicholls
OF:  Maddie Edmonston, Southeastern La.; Kelsey Miller, Nicholls; Kinsey Nichols, Southeastern La.
DP:  Jazmine Dukes, Southern

2017 All-Louisiana Collegiate Softball Team
Hitter of the Year: DJ Sanders, Louisiana-Lafayette
Pitcher of the Year: Allie Walljasper, LSU
Newcomer of the Year: Danelle Billings, LSU-Alexandria
Freshman of the Year: Alyssa Denham, Louisiana-Lafayette
Coach of the Year: Mark Montgomery, Louisiana Tech

Position/Name/School/Yr./Hometown/Notes
P/Alex Stewart/Louisiana-Lafayette/Sr./Zionsville, Ind./25-3, 1.66 ERA, All-America second team
P/Allie Walljasper/LSU/Jr./Manteca, Calif./16-4, 1.21 ERA, NFCA All-America third team
C/Sahvanna Jaquish/LSU/Sr./Highland, Calif./.343, 8 HR, 53 RBI, NFCA All-America first team
1B/Mattie Stine/Louisiana College/Jr./Hackberry, La./.441, 3 HR, 40 RBI, NFCA D III All-Region
2B/ Kassidy Zeringue/UL-Lafayette/Sr./Lutcher, La./.395, 11 RBI, twice CoSIDA Academic A-A 2nd team
3B/Kara Gremillion/Louisiana-Lafayette/So./Gonzales, La./.318, 4 HR, 31 RBI, reached base in final 43 games
SS/DJ Sanders Louisiana-Lafayette/Jr./Columbus, Miss./ .397, 28 HR, 78 RBI, NFCA All-America first team
OF/Aleah Craighton/Louisiana-Lafayette/Jr./Prairieville, La./.356, 18 HR, 53 RBI, NFCA A-A 1st team
OF/Haley Hayden Louisiana-Lafayette/Sr./West Monroe, La./.382, 12 HR, 56 RBI, school record for career runs
OF/Bailey Landry/LSU/Sr./Prairieville, La./.431, 2 HR, 32 RBI, NFCA All-America first team
DP/Danelle Billings/LSU-Alexandria/Jr./Nixa, Mo./.480, 18 HR, 76 RBI, NAIA All-America first team
Util/Erika Piancastelli/McNeese/Jr./Carlsbad, Calif./.375, 12 HR, 48 RBI, twice SLC POY



Second Team
Position/Name/School/Yr./Hometown/Notes
P/Krystal De La Cruz/Louisiana Tech/So./Eagle Pass, Texas/13-3, 1.76 ERA, 2 saves, C-USA Newcomer
P/Carley Hoover/LSU/Jr./Clemson, S.C./11.6, 1.08 ERA, All-South Region second team
P/Rachel Smith McNeese State/Sr./Baytown, Texas/17-7, 2.35 ERA, SLC Pitcher of the Year
C/Lexie Comeaux/Louisiana-Lafayette/So./Tomball, Texas/.351, 10 HR, 47 RBI, All-SBC 2nd team
1B/Mahalia Gibson/Southeastern/Jr./Hattiesburg, Miss./.317, 3 HR, 36 RBI, SLC Newcomer of Year
2B/Carleigh Chaumont/McNeese State/Jr./Moss Bluff, La./.324, 4 HR, 29 RBI, two grand slams
3B/Jordan Rains/Northwestern State/Sr./Houston, Texas/.279, 13 RBI, All-Southland third team
SS/Julinn Torres/LSU-Alexandria/Sr./El Paso, Texas/.453, 14 HR, 63 RBI, NAIA A-A first team
OF/Justyce McClain/McNeese State/So./Phoenix, Ariz./.447, 22 RBI, 27-31 SB, All-SLC first team
OF/Samantha Mracich/Nicholls/Fr./Metairie, La./.393, 1 HR, 22 RBI, All-Southland second team
OF/Morgan Turkoly/Louisiana Tech/So./Sanger, Texas/.367, 2 HR, 36 RBI, All-C-USA first team
DP/Alexandria Saldivar/McNeese/Fr./Princeton, Texas .345, 3 HR, 26 RBI, All-SLC first team
Util/Jazlyn Crowder/Louisiana Tech/So./Kennedale, Texas .284, 6 HR, 27 RBI, All-CUSA 2nd team

Honorable Mention
Pitcher: Alyssa Denham, Louisiana-Lafayette; Marci West, LSU-Alexandria.
First Base: Kasey Frederick, Nicholls State; Pauline Tufi, Louisiana Tech.
Second Base: Brooke Morris, Nicholls State.
Shortstop: Tia Coleman, Grambling; Amanda Gianelloni, Nicholls State.
Outfield: Aliyah Andrews, LSU; Ali Galaz, Louisiana Tech; Emily Griggs, LSU; Kellye Kincannon, Northwestern State; Kinsey Nichols, Southeastern Louisiana; Jacy Ummel, LSU-Alexandria.
Designated Player: Taria Page, Louisiana Tech.
Utility: Sydney Bourg, Nicholls State.

Vote Breakdown of Major Awards
Hitter of the Year: DJ Sanders, UL-Lafayette, 12; Danelle Billings, LSU-A, 2; Bailey Landry,  LSU, 2.
Pitcher of the Year: Allie Walljasper, LSU, 9; Alex Stewart, UL-Lafayette, 6; Rachel Smith, McNeese State, 1.
Freshman of the Year: Alyssa Denham, UL-Lafayette, 10; Samantha Mracich, Nicholls State, 4; Alexandria Saldivar, McNeese State, 1; Jacy Ummel, LSU-Alexandria, 1.
Coach of the Year: Mark Montgomery, Louisiana Tech, 6; Beth Torina, LSU, 4; James Landreneaux, McNeese State, 3; Michael Lotief, UL-Lafayette, 2; Jerry Breaux, LSU-A, 1.

2016 ALL-LOUISIANA COLLEGIATE SOFTBALL 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


(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

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.