CIAA 2016 All-Conference Teams

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Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
April 28, 2016

Charlotte, NC (April 28, 2016) – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), along with its Softball Coaches Association, announces the 2016 All-Conference Teams, All-Rookie Team, Player of the Year, and Coach of the Year.

Kayla Robins, junior pitcher from Chowan University, has been named CIAA Softball Player of the Year.  At the mound, the Mathews County, Virginia native leads the conference with a 2.35 earned run average.  Per game, Robins averages 8.68 strikeouts for a total of 181 strikeouts this season.

Haley Cooper, freshman catcher from Chowan, earns the CIAA Softball Rookie of the Year honor.  Throughout the season, Cooper tallied 217 put outs for a .983 fielding percentage.  Offensively, the Hertford, NC native collected 43 hits, 9 double plays, 3 home runs, and 34 runs batted in for a .589 slugging percentage.

Chowan Head Coach Brian De Witt led the Hawks to the Northern Division Title with an undefeated 8-0 divisional record (14-0 CIAA; 25-12 Overall).  The five-time Coach of the Week enters the 2016 Softball Championship for his second tournament appearance as head coach, seeking his first CIAA Championship Title with the Hawks.

 

Coach of the Year
Brian De Witt
Chowan
Player of the Year
Kayla Robins
Chowan
Rookie of the Year
Haley Cooper
Chowan

 

All-CIAA First Team
 Pitcher
Kayla Robins
Chowan
 Pitcher
Mercedes Hargett
Winston-Salem State
Catcher
Shi-Cara Goings
Fayetteville State 
Catcher
Haley Cooper
Chowan 
First Baseman
Danielle Baccus
Chowan 
 
Second Baseman
Tina White
Chowan
Third Baseman
Tori Cragan
Chowan
Shortstop
Jacqueline Pickering
Bowie State
Right Fielder
Tyana Daniels
Virginia Union
Center Fielder
Alex Wickham
Fayetteville State
 
Left Fielder
Nicoleen Ochoa
Bowie State
Designated Player
HaLee Knowles
Fayetteville State
Utility Player
Zoe Howard
Fayetteville State

 

All-CIAA Second Team
Pitcher Carley Greene, FSU Shortstop Jocelyn Hernandez, JCSU
Pitcher Stefanie Ray, BSU Right Fielder Kris Neal, CU
Catcher Melissa Carillo, WSSU Center Fielder Tatyana Jordan, VSU
Catcher Shaquanda Brown, VUU Left Fielder Rachel Clark, CU
First Baseman Ro’Shalia Williams, VUU Designated Player Breana Miller, VUU
Second Baseman Tia Mahoney, JCSU Utility Player Marley Parker, SAU
Third Baseman Morgan Hasty, JCSU

 

CIAA All-Rookie Team
Catcher Haley Cooper, CU  Right Fielder Madison Margas, BSU
 First Baseman Zahrea Lewis, SU  Center Fielder Danielle Duckworth, SAU
 Second Baseman Jasmine Holloman, WSSU  Left Fielder Kiana Rogers, SU
 Third Baseman Christine-Evette Ngeve, SU  Designated Player Tiffany Bearns, BSU
 Shortstop Amirah Chaney, VSU  Utility Player Destiny Snipes, WSSU