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Wednesday, May 09, 2007
May 9, 2007
Wednesday the Atlantic Sun Conference announced the 2007 Softball postseason honors, and four Lady Bisons were awarded honors for their work during the regular season.
Lady Bison's first baseman, junior Heather Collins, made first team All-Atlantic Sun Conference. By making the first team, Collins is the first Lady Bison to ever win first team honors since the Lady Bisons started competing in the Atlantic Sun Conference in 2002.
Collins, who made second team all-conference along with the all-freshmen team in 2005, was tied for second in the A-Sun in home runs with fellow teammate Abby Keese this season with 14. Collins also ranked sixth in the conference in batting averages with a .370 average for the season.
Freshmen centerfielder Lauren Dortwegt made second team All-Atlantic Sun Conference as well as being honored as a member of the A-Sun All-Freshmen team. A native of Downers, Grove, IL, Dortwegt led the Lady Bisons and tied for third in the conference with 67 hits this season.
Keese, a freshman from Denver, Colorado, led the Lady Bisons and ranked second in the A-Sun with a .689 slugging percentage. Keese tied Heather Collins for the home run lead with 14 this season. Both Keese and Collins move into eighth place all-time in the Atlantic Sun for home runs in a single season.
Kellie Sirus, from Sarasota, Fla., spent most of her time at third base for the Lady Bisons this season. Sirus tied for the lead on the team in doubles with nine doubles this season. Sirus also hit 10 home runs this season to tie for seventh in the Atlantic Sun conference.
Kennesaw State grabbed three out of the top four individual honors in the Atlantic Sun this season. Senior Keri Mckee claimed the Atlantic Sun's Player of the Year honor this season. Fellow teammate Brittany Matthews was named Atlantic Sun Pitcher of the Year, while Kennesaw State's head coach Scott Whitlock was awarded his first A-Sun Coach of the Year honor. University of North Florida's Devyn Findley captured Atlantic Sun Freshman of the Year.
The Lady Bisons open up play in the 2007 Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament on Thursday, May 10. The Lady Bisons play in game one against ETSU in Deland, Florida with the game time set for 8:00 a.m. CT.
For a complete list of the 2007 postseason honors, click here:
2007 Lady Bison Postseason Profiles
Heather Collins,1st Team All-Atlantic Sun Conference
• Ranked sixth in the Atlantic Sun in batting averages with an average of .370.
Lauren Dortwegt,2nd Team All-Atlantic Sun Conference and Atlantic Sun All-Freshmen Team
• Ranked eighth in the Atlantic Sun in batting average with an average of .364.
Abby Keese,Atlantic Sun All-Freshmen Team
• Finished tied for second in the Atlantic Sun in home runs with 14 this season, and is tied for eighth all-time in Atlantic Sun history for home runs in a single season with teammate Heather Collins.
Kellie Sirus,Atlantic Sun All-Freshmen Team
• Finished tied for seventh in the Atlantic Sun in home runs with 10 this season.