Southern Illinois softball players Shaye Harre and Brianna Jones were named to the 2016 National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Region teams, the organization announced on Thursday. Harre was a first-team selection and Jones was a third-team selection in the Mideast Region.
Six Southern Illinois softball players earned places on the 2016 Missouri Valley Conference Scholar Athlete Team, the league announced on Monday. Kelsey Gonzalez, Shaye Harre and Merri Anne Patterson earned first-team honors; while Savanna Dover, Sydney Jones and Jessa Thomas earned second-team honors.
The 2016 Southern Illinois softball season came to an end on Friday afternoon at Charlotte West Stadium with a 7-5 loss to top-seeded Wichita State. SIU closes the season 33-19, highest win total for the program since 2012.
The Southern Illinois softball team beat Missouri State 4-3 on Friday morning in the MVC Tournament quarterfinal. SIU, the No. 4 seed in the tournament, advances to to face No. 1 seed Wichita State in the tournament semifinal at 4 p.m. CT on Friday, May 13.
Southern Illinois pitcher Brianna Jones was named a top-10 finalist for 2016 Schutt Sports / NFCA Division I National Freshman of the Year, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association announced on Thursday. Jones led all freshmen with 10 shutouts and ranks second nationally among freshmen with 22 wins.