Lansdale, Rhodes, Daries Named To All-Louisiana Teams
Tuesday, June 1, 2004

RUSTON, La. – Adding to their already-clustered trophy cases from the 2004 season, Jordan Lansdale and Micah Rhodes have been voted First Team All-Louisiana, while Cheyenne Daries was named Second Team All-Louisiana by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA).

Lansdale, a senior from Gloster, La., completed her collegiate career with a solid season as the team’s leadoff hitter, batting .333 in 63 games played. She led the Ladies with 63 hits and 40 runs scored, both new Centenary single-season records. Lansdale now holds the school career records in runs, hits, doubles, triples, total bases, slugging percentage, runs batted in, and walks.

Rhodes started off her collegiate career by leading the team with a .348 batting average and a .652 slugging percentage. The freshman from Grapevine, Tex., earned 49 hits, 28 runs, nine doubles, two triples, ten home runs, and 27 runs batted in despite not seeing regular action in the postseason due to a knee injury. Against Manhattan College on February 21, Rhodes became the first Centenary player in history to hit two home runs in a single game.

Barely missing the first team by one point, Daries carried the Ladies through the Mid-Con Tournament and into a near-upset situation against then top ranked Arizona in the NCAA Regionals. The senior from Salinas, Calif., finished the 2004 season with a 25-16 record and a 1.90 ERA in 46 appearances, 42 of them starts. In 247 1/3 innings of work, she struck out a school-record 228 batters while walking only 49, an impressive 4.65 strikeouts-to-walks ratio.

These three Ladies were all named First Team All-Conference as they led Centenary to a second-place finish in the Mid-Continent Conference standings during the regular season, with Rhodes earning Newcomer of the Year and Daries winning Pitcher of the Year honors. During the Mid-Con Tournament, Daries went 3-0 with 22 strikeouts in 18 innings to earn Tournament MVP honors, and Lansdale hit 5-for-11 with three runs scored to also be placed on the All-Tournament Team.

The Centenary softball team finished the 2004 season with a 36-28 record, the best season in the Division I era. The Ladies made the school’s first-ever appearance in an NCAA Tournament, leading Arizona 1-0 into the bottom of the sixth inning in the first game of the Tucson Regional.