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@Patriot_sb presented NFCA Coaching Staff of the Year

Saturday, December 10, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – UT Tyler’s Mike Reed, Whitney Wyly, Christa Harnett, Anthony Springer and Coby Gipson were presented the 2016 NFCA Division III National Coaching Staff of the Year on Saturday at the NFCA Convention in New Orleans after leading the Patriots to last year’s NCAA Division III National Championship.

The award was previously announced in June but was officially presented to the UT Tyler coaches who led the Patriots to a 49-5 record and to the program’s first national title.

“I am so blessed to have such an amazing coaching staff,” Reed said. “They truly deserve this recognition for all their countless hours of hard work. We could not achieve the success we do if it were not for the effort of my coaching staff.  I am just happy for our players, coaches, alumni that helped build this program, our university, our administration, and our city because our National Championship is a result of all their effort and support.”

2016 UT TYLER SOFTBALL AWARDS

NFCA National Player of the Year: Kelsie Batten
NFCA All-America: Kelsie Batten (2), Raven Rodriguez (2)
CoSIDA Academic All-America: Vanessa Carrizales, Jackie Mendez, Raven Rodriguez
Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA) DIII Honda Player of the Year (softball): Kelsie Batten
NFCA National Coaching Staff of the Year: Mike Reed, Whitney Wyly, Christa Hartnett, Anthony Springer, Coby Gipson
NFCA All-West Region: Kelsie Batten (1), Raven Rodriguez (1), Kaylee Prather (2), KK Stevens (2), Vanessa Carrizales (3)

NFCA NCAA Division III West Region Coaching Staff of the Year: Mike Reed, Whitney Wyly, Christa Hartnett, Anthony Springer, Coby Gipson
All-Conference: Raven Rodriguez (1), Kelsie Batten (1), Kaylee Prather (1), Kelsie Batten (1), KK Stevens (1), Alaina Kissinger (1), Vanessa Carrizales (1), Jackie Mendez (2), Kristin Lopez (2), Jade Green (HM)
ASC Player of the Year: Raven Rodriguez
ASC Pitcher of the Year: Kelsie Batten
ASC Coaching Staff of the Year: Mike Reed, Whitney Wyly, Christa Hartnett, Anthony Springer, Coby Gipson
ASC Hitter of the Week: Raven Rodriguez (3/7), Kristin Lopez (3/21), Jade Green (4/25)
ASC Pitcher of the Week: Kelsie Batten (2/19, 2/16, 2/29, 3/7, 3/28, 4/4); Alaina Kissinger (3/14) 
NFCA National Hitter of the Week: Kristin Lopez (3/23)
NFCA National Pitcher of the Week: Kelsie Batten (3.2.2016 ); Alaina Kissinger (3.12.2016)
ASC Scholar-Athlete Medal of Honor: Vanessa Carrizales
CoSIDA Academic All-District: Vanessa Carrizales, Jackie Mendez, Raven Rodriguez
ASC Distinguished Scholar-Athlete: Raven Rodriguez

Academic All-Conference: Jackie Mendez, Mel Hinojosa, Vanessa Carrizales, Kelsie Batten, Raven Rodriguez, KK Stevens, Lexi Ackroyd, Emilee Burkhardt
NCAA DIII Championship All-Tournament: Kelsie Batten (MOP), Kristin Lopez, Lexi Ackroyd, Raven Rodriguez, Bianca Van Vlerah
Tyler Regional All-Tournament: Vanessa Carrizales (MVP), Kaylee Prather, Cheyenne Thompson, Kelsie Batten
Tyler Super Regional Awards: Vanessa Carrizales (Most Valuable Player), Kelsie Batten (Most Valuable Pitcher)
HeroSports Pitcher of the Year: Kelsie Batten
HeroSports Coach of the Year: Mike Reed

 

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