LA GRANDE, Ore. – After leading her team to the Cascade Collegiate Conference regular-season title, Oregon Tech shortstop Shauna Collins has been named Cascade Collegiate Conference Softball Player of the Year and head coach Greg Stewart has been named Coach of the Year after a vote of the league’s head coaches.
The senior from Roseburg,Ore. leads the Cascade Collegiate Conference in runs scored (56), and is top- 5 in the CCC in hits (60), total bases (84), stolen bases (20), and walks per game (.42). Her 56 runs scored currently ranks as sixth best in the NAIA.
Leading his team to the CCC regular-season title and a 33-12 (.733) season, Oregon Tech’s Greg Stewart was awarded the CCC’s Coach of the Year award after a vote of his peers. The Hustlin Owls are currently tied for No. 17 with Oklahoma City University in the latest NAIA coaches’ poll. This is the sixth year that Stewart has been selected as CCC Coach of the Year.
Seven other Owls received Honors as Jessi Duncan, Cassidy Olson, Danielle Sayres, and Tori Weatherford joined Collins on the All-CCC Team with Tre Sullivan getting Honorable Mention. Tech’s Alyssa Davis was joined by Collins, Olson and Sullivan as Gold Glove winners.
For the second consecutive year, Nickayla Skinner of The College of Idaho was selected as CCC Pitcher of the Year. The senior from Mountain Home, Idaho is the only 20-win pitcher in 2014 with exactly 20 wins. She is also leads the league with a 1.74 earned run average, strikeouts with 207, and is second with 161 innings pitched behind the 195 innings of Eastern Oregon’s Lindsey Walchli.
After hitting .408 with a conference-high 64 hits, Concordia outfielder Meghan Luebbert was selected as Newcomer of the Year by the CCC head coaches. The freshman from Sandy, Ore. also leads all conference players with 33 doubles on the season and is second behind Collins in the CCC in runs scored (46) and is top-5 in runs batted in (33), and total bases (99).
2014 All-Cascade Collegiate Conference Softball Team and Honors
|Honor ||Name ||Year ||School |
|Player of the Year ||Shauna Collins ||Sr. ||Oregon Tech |
|Pitcher of the Year ||Nickayla Skinner ||Sr. ||College of Idaho |
|Newcomer of the Year ||Meghan Luebbert ||Fr. ||Concordia |
|Coach of the Year ||Greg Stewart || - ||Oregon Tech |
|Name ||School ||Year ||Pos. ||Hometown |
|Honorable Mention: Alyssa Gonzalez, Northwest; Addy Hoskins, Northwest Christian; Lounette Jackson, Corban; Ashley Lowe, Southern Oregon; Alexis Macias; College of Idaho; JoElla Smith, Eastern Oregon; Tre Sullivan, Oregon Tech. |
|Taylor Bussey ||Concordia ||Fr. ||IF ||Vancouver, Wash. |
|Brianna Brace ||College of Idaho ||Sr. ||OF ||Hillsboro, Ore. |
|Shauna Collins ||Oregon Tech ||Sr. ||SS ||Roseburg, Ore. |
|Taylor Copher ||Concordia ||Sr. ||SS ||Sandy, Ore. |
|Jessi Duncan ||Oregon Tech ||Jr. ||P ||Battle Ground, Wash. |
|Cassidy Horner ||Concordia ||Sr. ||3B ||Cottonwood, Calif. |
|Meghan Luebbert ||Concordia ||Fr. ||OF ||Sandy, Ore. |
|McKenzie Marshall ||Concordia ||Sr. ||P ||Oregon City, Ore. |
|Cassidy Olson ||Oregon Tech ||Sr. ||P/DP ||Anderson, Calif. |
|Danielle Sayres ||Oregon Tech ||Sr. ||OF ||Milwaukie, Ore. |
|Nickayla Skinner ||College of Idaho ||Sr. ||P ||Mountain Home, Idaho |
|Kyrianna Sorenson ||Corban ||Sr. ||IF ||Salem, Ore. |
|Jill Suratt ||Northwest Christian ||Jr. ||P/OF ||Beaverton, Ore. |
|Destiny Turner ||College of Idaho ||Fr. ||C ||Boise, Idaho |
|Ashley Van Horne ||College of Idaho ||Sr. ||OF ||Caldwell, Idaho |
|Mariebeth Watanabe ||Eastern Oregon ||Sr. ||2B ||Kekaha, Hawai’i |
|Tori Weatherford ||Oregon Tech ||Jr. ||C ||Mt. Shasta, Calif. |
|Julia Willison ||Southern Oregon ||Sr. ||C ||Reno, Nev. |
2014 Gold Glove Award Winners
|Pos. ||Name ||Year ||School |
|* - 2013 selection; #-2012 selection |
|Pitcher ||Cassidy Olson ||Sr. ||Oregon Tech |
|Catcher ||Kate Santos ||Jr. ||Concordia* |
|First Base ||Kylie Durie ||Fr. ||Corban |
|Second Base ||Alyssa Davis ||So. ||Oregon Tech* |
|Shortstop ||Shauna Collins ||Sr. ||Oregon Tech # |
|Third Base ||Lounette Jackson ||Sr. ||Corban |
|Outfield ||Courtney Castronovo ||Sr. ||Corban |
|Outfield ||Tre Sullivan ||So. ||Oregon Tech |
|Outfield ||Ashley Van Horne ||Sr. ||College of Idaho |