Rhodes and McClain Named to All-Mid-Con Teams
Thursday, May 10, 2007




Micah Rhodes

Allison McClain

ELMHURST, Ill.—The Mid-Continent Conference announced its 2007 All-Conference Softball teams today and Centenary players Micah Rhodes and Allison McClain each received recognition. Rhodes was named an outfielder on the first team while McClain was given second team honors as a utility player.

 

Rhodes, a senior from Grapevine, Texas, becomes a first team All-Mid-Con member for the fourth time in her four-year career. The Mid-Con’s Newcomer of the Year as a freshman, she has amassed numerous Player of the Week honors as well. This season she hit .444 in conference play, the second-highest average in the league. Overall, she hit .326 on the year while leading the Ladies in hits (44), RBI (27), multi-hit (13) and multi-RBI games (8), and enjoyed a team-high nine-game hit streak during the season.

 

McClain, a sophomore from Diboll, Texas, receives her first All-Mid-Con selection. She was named second team utility player after proving very versatile in playing first base, second base, third base, shortstop, and designated player for the Ladies this season. She hit .360 in Mid-Con play with a .515 on-base percentage. She was named Mid-Con Player of the Week on April 2nd and batted .296 on the season in addition to stealing nine bases.

 

Rhodes and McClain hope to lead their Centenary team to its third Mid-Con Tournament Championship in four years when it hosts Western Illinois on Friday at 11 a.m.

 

First Team

C - Shannon Robinson, Valpo

1B - Samantha Valentine, WIU

2B - Amy Douglas, WIU

3B - Taylor Callahan, Valpo

SS - Marci Pratt, SUU

OF - Britt Mason, WIU

OF - Sarah Needy, IUPUI

OF - Micah Rhodes, CC

DP - Nicole Green, WIU

UTL - Karli Jenson, SUU

P - Kamren Ferguson, WIU

P - Jessica Granger, OU

 

Second Team

C - Erin Schlotfeldt, WIU

1B - Bobbi Jo Merrill, SUU

2B - Cayleigh Harvey, IUPUI

3B - Lindi Kennedy, SUU

SS - Julie Owen, OU

OF - Rodeo Carli, SUU

OF - Megan Carroll, Valpo

OF - Karen Korb, Valpo

DP - Katie Dreyer, OU

UTL - Allison McClain, CC

P - Kristina Brooks, SUU

P - Andrea Zappia, Valpo

 

Player of the Year

Marci Pratt, SUU

 

Pitcher of the Year

Kamren Ferguson, WIU

 

Freshman of the Year

Lauren Furgala, WIU

 

Coach of the Year

Holly Van Vlyman, WIU