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Softball All-Conference Teams and Awards Announced
Courtesy: Southern Conference
Release: 05/11/2010
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Georgia Southern's Nina Iduate, who led the league in batting average, was named Player of the Year.
Courtesy: Georgia Southern University Athletics
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SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Regular season champion Chattanooga earned four all-conference team selections, an all-freshman team honoree and one individual honor in balloting conducted by the league's nine softball coaches, the conference office announced Tuesday.

The Lady Mocs' head coach Frank Reed was named Southern Conference Coach of the Year, marking the third consecutive season and fourth overall in which he has won the award. UTC clinched their fourth straight regular-season title and 12th since joining the league after finishing the 2010 campaign 39-15 with a 19-5 league record.

Georgia Southern senior shortstop Nina Iduate garnered the league's Player of the Year award and was named to the all-conference first team. Iduate led the league in batting average, hitting .458 overall and .469 in league play. She also tallied 82 hits, with 38 coming in league play, both of which were conference bests.

Her teammate Brianna Streetmon, a junior, earned her second consecutive Pitcher of the Year award, while also receiving first team honors. Streetmon tallied a league-best 19 wins on the season, including 11 in conference play. She also led the conference in innings pitched with 208.1. Streetmon registered an overall ERA of 1.95, ranking her second in the league. She posted a 1.62 ERA in conference play.

Chattanooga senior second baseman Tia Blosser earned first team honors along with teammates Tiffany Baker, a junior third baseman, and Lyndsey Stiles, a junior outfielder. Junior pitcher Kandice Irwin picked up second team recognition, while first baseman Kasey Tydingco was named to the all-freshman team.

Elon outfielder Tomeka Watson was chosen as the league's Freshman of the Year and was named second team all-conference. She was the top freshman at the plate with a .373 average, ranking fourth overall in the league. She posted a fielding percentage of 1.000, and her 14 stolen bases in league play was tops in the conference.

Appalachian State, College of Charleston and Elon tied with Chattanooga for the most all-conference selections with four. Georgia Southern and UNC Greensboro each had three honorees, while Furman had two and Samford had one.

Western Carolina placed three on the all-freshman team, followed by Appalachian State with two. Elon, Furman, UNC Greensboro, Samford and Chattanooga each earned one.

The 2010 Southern Conference Softball Championship begins Thursday at Frost Stadium in Chattanooga, Tenn. No. 2 Elon will take on No. 3 Georgia Southern at 11 a.m., followed by No. 1 Chattanooga and No. 4 UNC Greensboro at 1:30 p.m. The championship game is scheduled for Friday at 1:30 p.m.

All-Conference Teams
First Team
Pitcher: Lana Mackey, Furman
Pitcher: Brianna Streetmon, Georgia Southern
Catcher: Kaitlyn Piazzolla, Elon
1st Base: Alex Emeterio, UNC Greensboro
2nd Base: Tia Blosser, Chattanooga
Shortstop: Nina Iduate, Georgia Southern
3rd Base: Tiffany Baker, Chattanooga
Outfield: Stephanie Field, Furman
Outfield: Emerald Graham, Elon
Outfield: Lyndsey Stiles, Chattanooga
Designated Player: Kristie Shifflett, College of Charleston
Utility Player: Megen Smith, Georgia Southern

Second Team
Pitcher: Amber Harrell, UNC Greensboro
Pitcher: Kandice Irwin, Chattanooga
Catcher: Michelle Lighton, Appalachian State
1st Base: Kelley Dillon, College of Charleston
2nd Base: Amber Shifflett, College of Charleston
Shortstop: Megan Rembielak, Appalachian State
3rd Base: Katie Boyd, Appalachian State
Outfield: Tomeka Watson, Elon
Outfield: Sarah Rappe, Appalachian State
Outfield: Amanda Lonergan, College of Charleston
Designated Player: Eileen Horsmon, UNC Greensboro
Co-Utility Players: Alex Adams, Samford and Ashlee Crewe, Elon

All-Freshman Team
Allie Cashion, Appalachian State
Frannie Seader, Appalachian State
Tomeka Watson, Elon
Kayla Suskauer, Furman
Eileen Horsmon, UNC Greensboro
Alex Adams, Samford
Kasey Tydingco, Chattanooga
Robyn Burnette, Western Carolina
Jordan Fulton, Western Carolina
Haley Pace, Western Carolina

Player of the Year
Nina Iduate, Georgia Southern

Pitcher of the Year
Brianna Streetmon, Georgia Southern

Freshman of the Year
Tomeka Watson, Elon

Coach of the Year
Frank Reed, Chattanooga

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