Quolas, Green among nine Lady Chants on All-BSC list

ccusoft-quolaspomKiana Quolas repeated as Big South Conference Pitcher of the Year, Kelley Green was named Coach of the Year and seven Coastal Carolina University players earned all-conference honors for the 2014 season, the league announced on Tuesday.

Quolas was one of five Chanticleers to claim spots on the 12-member All-Big South first team. Joining her were third baseman Kory Hayden, outfielder Bri Chiusano, pitcher Ashley Bagwell and designated player Morgan Noad. Catcher Amanda Daneker and first baseman Sara Rasley each earned second-team honors, while Daneker was also selected to the All-Freshman Team. Quolas, additionally, claimed All-Academic Team honors for the second straight year.

Green collected her first Big South Coach of the Year award after guiding Coastal to its second straight regular-season championship and a league-record 20-4 conference mark. The Chanticleers ranked sixth nationally in earned run average (1.58), eighth in fielding percentage (.977) and 24th in home runs per game (1.10). Green, won five Coach of the Year honors during her tenure at Lock Haven University, claimed seven of the nine first-place votes for this year’s award.

As she did in 2013, Quolas earned Pitcher of the Year honors by a unanimous vote, becoming the fourth player to repeat as the conference’s top pitcher and the first from Coastal, while earning All-Big South first team honors for the third straight season. She led the conference in every individual pitching category, posting a 24-5 record and 1.20 ERA with 182 strikeouts and just 45 walks in 192.2 innings pitched. The junior, who held opponents to a .184 batting average, finished the regular season eighth in the nation in ERA and tied for 15th in wins, while totaling 26 complete games and seven shutouts, including her first career no-hitter. In the classroom, Quolas carries a 3.475 GPA as an exercise and sports science major.

Hayden also notched her third straight first-team selection after leading the league with career-bests of 18 home runs and 54 RBIs. She is tied for seventh in the NCAA in home runs and is currently two shy of Coastal’s single-season record. The junior also ranked second in the conference in total bases and was third in slugging and tied for third in walks. Hayden led the Chanticleers with 17 multiple-RBI games and ranked second on the squad in batting (.315), hits (47) and runs (32).

Chiusano and Noad each notched first-team selections in their second seasons after being named to the All-Freshman Team last year. Chiusano led the league with career-highs of 53 runs scored, 47 stolen bases and 34 walks. Her 47 steals (on 50 attempts) tied for the second-most in the nation and are the most by a Chanticleer since Jessica Falca in 1998. She also led Coastal and ranked third in the Big South with a .409 average and was tied for third in the league with 63 hits, including four triples. Chiusano totaled 18 multiple-hit games and had 14 multiple-run performances.

Noad posted career-highs with a .297 average, 46 RBIs and a team-high eight doubles, to go along with 13 home runs. The sophomore finished third in the conference in RBIs, fourth in homers, sixth in total bases and slugging and tied for sixth in walks. Noad was tied for second among Coastal players with 13 multiple-hit games and second with 11 multiple-RBI efforts.

Bagwell earned her first All-Big South first team honor in her senior season after being named to the second team last year, along with two All-Tournament Team awards. She posted a career-low 2.02 ERA along with a 14-8 record and 150 strikeouts with only 51 walks in 149.1 innings. She was third in the conference in ERA and strikeouts and complete games (17) and fourth in opponents’ batting average (.210) and wins. In league play, she was first in opponents’ batting average and second in ERA and strikeouts.

Daneker placed third in the Freshman of the Year voting after finishing her first collegiate regular season with a .308 average, 45 hits, including six home runs and six doubles, and 31 RBIs. She was third among Chants in batting, fourth in both hits and RBIs and tied for fourth in home runs. In Big South games, Daneker batted a team-best .384 (fifth in conference), hit all six of her homers, shared the squad-lead with 22 RBIs and was tied for third in the league in hits. The catcher started 38 games behind the plate and threw out nine of 22 runners attempting to steal.

Rasley claimed her first career Big South honor after hitting .304 in conference play with four home runs, four doubles and 14 RBIs. Starting with a walk-off two-run homer against Longwood, she batted .500 over the last eight games of the regular season, with two homers, 11 RBIs and six runs scored, helping the Chanticleers win seven of those contests to pull away in the conference race.

Coastal upped its program total of All-Big South first-team selections to 48 and now has 34 second-team picks.

Photo by Joel Beachum

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