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Schafer, Lane Honored by OVC

Zoe Schafer and Kylie Lane
Zoe Schafer and Kylie Lane

OXFORD, Ala. – SIUE softball's Zoe Schafer and Kylie Lane were honored Tuesday evening at the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament banquet.

Schafer, a redshirt junior, was named second team All-OVC as an infielder. Lane, a freshman, was selected to the All-Newcomer team.

Schafer led the Cougars in several offensive and defensive categories. She was tops on the team in hits (46), home runs (7), RBIs (30), slugging percentage (.549), at bats (142), putouts as a first baseman (213) and fielding percentage (1.000).

Lane batted .360 during the regular season for the Cougars, appearing in 35 games. She also stole eight bases. In 19 OVC games, Lane batted .412 with a .524 on-base percentage.

The Cougars qualified for the OVC Tournament, which begins Wednesday at Choccolocco Park in Oxford, Alabama. SIUE, the No. 8 seed, faces Eastern Kentucky in a 12:30 p.m. play-in game. A win would place SIUE in the six-team double-elimination portion of the tournament.

All-OVC First Team
P – Morgan Rackel, Austin Peay
P – Faith Sims, Jacksonville State
P  - Haley Thogmartin, Southeast Missouri
C – Carly Mattson, Austin Peay
IF – Hannah Clark, Eastern Kentucky
IF – Anna Chisolm, Jacksonville State
IF – Ashley Ellis, Southeast Missouri
IF – Karsen Mosley, Jacksonville State
OF - Rachel Anderson, Southeast Missouri
OF – Kacy Acree, Austin Peay
OF – Taylor Beshears, Jacksonville State
UTIL/DP – Danielle Liermann, Austin Peay 

All-OVC  Second Team
P – Hannah James, Murray State
P – Brooklin Lee, Belmont
C – Zoe Mihalicz, Eastern Kentucky
IF – Megan Burton, Eastern Illinois
IF – Destinee Lizzmore, Eastern Kentucky
IF – Lexi Osowski, Austin Peay
IF – Zoe Schafer, SIUE
OF – Paige Clark, UT Martin
OF – Baylee Cook, Belmont
OF – Claudia Gallo, Southeast Missouri
OF – Sammi Miller, Eastern Kentucky
UTIL/DP – Haley Mitchell, Eastern Illinois 

All-Newcomer Team
Alyssa Arden, Tennessee Tech
Hannah James, Murray State
Kylie Lane, SIUE
Raleigh Lewis, Tennessee Tech
Raven Loveless, Tennessee State
Audrey Lyle, Belmont
Taylor Makowsky, Murray State
Sammi Miller, Eastern Kentucky
Karsen Mosely, Jacksonville State
Lexi Osowski, Austin Peay
Lexi Ray, UT Martin
Haylee Short, UT Martin 

OVC Player of the Year: Rachel Anderson, Southeast Missouri

OVC Pitcher of the Year: Faith Sims, Jacksonville State

OVC Freshman of the Year: Hannah James, Murray State

OVC Coach of the Year: Mark Redburn, Southeast Missouri


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