Centenary's Angus Tabbed NPF Player of the Year
Tuesday, August 29, 2006




Lyndsey Angus

DENVER, Colo. - New Centenary softball assistant coach Lyndsey Angus will report for her first day on the job with the Ladies program this week with a few more trophies in her luggage than originally expected. The University of Kentucky standout led her New England Riptide team to the National Pro Fastpitch Championship on Tuesday evening and was named the Majestic Athletic 2006 Player of the Year by the league office.

Angus is in her third year with the Riptide and was an All-Star in 2005. This year, the utility player spent time at seven different positions and finished the season fourth in the league with a .345 batting average and fifth with 23 RBI. She sported a .452 on-base percentage to go with a .531 slugging percentage while committing only one fielding error over the entire season. An exceptional contact hitter, Angus struck out only nine times in 131 plate appearances.

In the semi-final round of the NPF Championship against the Chicago Bandits, Angus led off the tenth inning with a sharp single to center field. After advancing to second on a bunt, an errant throw by the defense allowed her to take third and head toward the plate. The throw home was a good one, but Angus avoided the tag to take the 1-0 victory. Two days later the championship run was complete when the Riptide knocked off the Connecticut Brakettes 2-0.

Angus is eager to continue her coaching career at Centenary after spending time at Valdosta State. Head Coach Mark Montgomery is excitedly awaiting her arrival to the staff as he expects the three-time All-SEC selection will provide a wealth of knowledge to his players.