Haney Named Player of the Year

By Doug Fitzgerald published May 6, 2007

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs center fielder Stacy Haney was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference player of the year, the conference announced Saturday.

Haney led the RMAC in nearly every offensive category. The junior from Littleton was the conference leader in batting average (.497), slugging percentage (.959), on base percentage (.578), runs scored (73), hits (84), RBIs (93), doubles (17), home runs (19), total bases (162) and walks (36). That's 10 categories. Whereas the traditional Triple Crown requires leading in average, RBIs and home runs, I guess you can call Haney's achievement the Decuple Crown.

Joining Haney on the all-RMAC first team was teammate Lindsay Shandera. The senior from Mill Creek, Wash., hit .421 with 13 home runs and 69 RBIs.

Five other Mountain Lions were honored. Freshman outfielder Sierra Green was named all-RMAC second team, while catcher Tasha Pagdilao, second baseman Rachel Hancock, shortstop Sarah Cleland and pitcher Libby White.

One disappointment for UCCS was that Pagdilao was overlooked for freshman of the year honors. Pagdilao's .369 batting average was better that either of the co-freshman of the year winners, Anita Diaz of Mesa State (.358) or Jackye Lagen of Colorado Mines (.340). In addition, Pagdilao had more home runs and stolen bases than the other two combined (12-11 in home runs and 17-2 in stolen bases). Pagdilao's 46 RBIs easily outdistanced Diaz (25) or Lagen (26) and her 20 walks were the same number as the other two managed combined.

In the field, Pagdilao's 14 pickoffs were more than the rest of the players in the RMAC combine.

RMAC Player of the Year: Stacy Haney, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
RMAC Pitcher of the Year: Amanda Bell, University of Nebraska at Kearney
RMAC Co-Coach of the Year: Kris Mort, Mesa State and Freddy Flores, Western New Mexico
RMAC Co-Freshman of the Year: Anita Diaz, Mesa State and Jackye Lagen, Colorado Mines

C Molly Langerak, Jr. Nebraska-Kearney
1B Lindsay Shandera, Sr., UCCS
2B Nicole Zuniga, Jr., Mesa State
SS Melissa Backlund, Sr., Regis
3B Michelle Johnston, Sr., Regis
OF Stacy Haney, Jr., UCCS
OF Meredith Drahota, Sr., Western New Mexico
OF Shelby Meilinger, Sr., Mesa State
OF Brittny Barnes, So., CSU-Pueblo
DP Anita Diaz, Fr., Mesa State
UT Katie Kocman, So., Colorado Mines
P Amanda Bell, Jr., Nebraska-Kearney
P Kaitlyn Gentert, Jr., Regis

C Jenna Peters, Jr. Fort Lewis
1B Shana Martin, Sr. CSU-Pueblo
2B Debbie Yescas, Jr., Western New Mexico
SS Heather Ebert, Jr., Adams State
3B Cassidi Caringi, Sr., Western New Mexico
OF Leslie Reed, Sr., Fort Lewis
OF Christine Gardella, Jr., Regis
OF Sierra Green, Fr., UCCS
OF Rebecca Reynolds, Fr., Western New Mexico
DP Ashley Guyle, So., Nebraska-Kearney
UT Danya Cole, Sr., Nebraska-Kearney
P Brianna Grommon, Jr., Western New Mexico
P Breanna Hedstrom, Sr., CSU-Pueblo

Adams State- 1B Kim Ensey, 2B Lindsay Marsh, OF Kira Zeiter, OF Jacquie Rhomberg, DP Summer Adams, UT Mandy Roark
Chadron State- 3B Allison Hendrickson, P Casey Jenkins
Colorado Mines- C Beth Skidmore, 2B Sara Eickelman, SS Melissa Stratton, 3B Brianne Brennan, OF Jackye Lagen, Kaleigh Starr
CSU-Pueblo- C Jennifer Papik, 2B Stephanie Back, SS Janine Tyler
Fort Lewis- P Cassidy Maine
Mesa State- 1B Alissa Zoelle, OF Rebecca McClelland, UT Sam Griego, P Cassie Phillips
Regis- C Mariah Piper
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs- C Tasha Pagdilao, 2B Rachel Hancock, SS Sarah Cleland, P Libby White
University of Nebraska at Kearney - 3B Allison Sinnett, OF Skye Wakefield
Western New Mexico- C Emily Robinson, SS Cory Usher

UCCS Players/Staff Featured

Lindsay ShanderaLindsay Shandera20IF/OFFr.
Lindsay ShanderaLindsay Shandera201BSo.
Lindsay ShanderaLindsay Shandera201BJr.
Lindsay ShanderaLindsay Shandera201BSr.
Rachel HancockRachel Hancock42BSo.
Rachel HancockRachel Hancock42BSo.
Rachel HancockRachel Hancock42BJr.
Stacy HaneyStacy Haney21OFJr.
Stacy HaneyStacy Haney21OFSr.
Libby WhiteLibby White5PSo.
Libby WhiteLibby White5PFr.
Katie JohnstonKatie Johnston9IFFr.
Kaite JohnstonKaite Johnston93BSo.
Sierra GreenSierra Green15OFSo.
Sierra GreenSierra Green15OFFr.
Tasha PagdilaoTasha Pagdilao2C/IFFr.
Tasha PagdilaoTasha Pagdilao3CSo.
Tasha PagdilaoTasha Pagdilao3CJr.
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