Ladies Land Seven on All-Mid-Con Softball Teams
Thursday, May 12, 2005



ELMHURST, Ill.—The abundant amount of young talent on the Centenary softball team was recognized this season by the Mid-Continent Conference coaches as a league best seven Ladies earned all-conference honors on Thursday evening. Centenary also tallied the most first team selections at the Mid-Con Softball Championship Banquet as Lindsey Jones, Micah Rhodes, Janis Kelley, and Jennifer Mango were all rewarded for their exceptional play this year. Dana Davis, Megan Hall, and Lauren Flowers received second team all-conference accolades.

 

Rhodes hit .318 this season for the Ladies while leading the team in homeruns with six. She ranks in the top three in the conference in RBI (31) and doubles (13). The sophomore is a first team selection in the outfield for the second consecutive season and was the 2004 Newcomer of the Year.

 

Senior Janis Kelley batted .280 with 28 RBI and five homeruns to take the all-conference nod as the top designated player. Kelley was a second team selection in 2004. She showed her versatility again this season by collecting three wins and five saves as a pitcher.

 

Sophomore Lindsey Jones and freshman Jennifer Mango each earned their first all-Mid-Con citation for their hard work at second base and shortstop respectively. Jones collected six doubles and 14 RBI while hitting at a .284 clip while newcomer Mango led the Ladies with a lofty .345 average. Although she played mostly at shortstop, Mango did play several games at third base, earning her the all-league utility player honor. She also led the team with 51 hits while finishing third in runs (24) and RBI (24).

 

Sophomores Megan Hall and Dana Davis took home second team honors at the corners with Hall playing third base and Davis manning first base this season. The award is the second for Hall in as many years as she took home first team accolades last year. The dependable third sacker hit .284 to go with four homeruns, 23 runs, and 22 RBI. Davis garners her first Mid-Con award after hitting .233 with four homeruns and 13 stolen bases.

 

Freshman sensation Jennifer Flowers rounded out the Centenary all-conference selections. The center fielder batted lead-off for the majority of the season and served as the spark plug to the Ladies offense. She finished her debut campaign with a .322 batting average, and set team-highs with 32 runs, 14 doubles, a .393 on-base percentage, and a .530 slugging percentage. She also ranked second on the team with 48 hits, five dingers, and 14 stolen bases.

 

Six of the seven All-Mid-Con performers for the Ladies are underclassmen and will return for several more seasons. Janis Kelley, along with other graduating seniors Lory Kowaleski and Katie Harwick, are the only players Centenary will not return in 2006.