Lieneck and Bailey Represent Florida Southern on All-SSC Softball Team
Two members of the Florida Southern softball team have been voted All-Sunshine State Conference in balloting by league coaches, with senior outfielder Allasyn Lieneck earning First Team honors, and senior infielder Christie Bailey earning a spot on the Second Team. Both are on the all-conference team for the first time in their respective careers.
Lieneck is the first player in team history to earn all-conference honors not only at Florida Southern, but at another 4-year NCAA school as well. Prior to joining the Moccasins in 2012, she was Second Team All-Commonwealth Coast Conference at Division III Nichols College in Massachusetts as a freshman. This year, the senior from Oldsmar was Florida Southern’s second leading hitter with a .323 average, had a .400 on-base percentage, two doubles and 13 RBI. She also led the Mocs with 14 stolen bases. Lieneck made the All-SSC Team as much for her defense as offense. While playing every inning in centerfield, she had 94 putouts, the second most ever recorded by any Moccasin at any of the three outfield positions, and all six of her outfield assists came on direct throws to the plate.
Bailey was Florida Southern’s only 4-year letter winner this season and put together the best year of her career. While making the all-conference team as a utility player, Bailey started multiple games at shortstop, third base, and second base, and also made 12 starts as the designated player. Altogether, the senior from Jacksonville appeared in all but one game for the Moccasins, batting .280 with seven doubles, one triple and 12 RBI. In conference play, Bailey was the Mocs’ second leading hitter with a .333 average, a figure that was tenth in the league. Her six doubles in conference play were tied for second in the SSC.
Earning the league’s top individual awards were Erika Garcia of Nova Southeastern (Player-of-the-Year), Kayla Cox of Tampa (Pitcher-of-the-Year), Hailee Keisling of Rollins (Freshman-of-the-Year) and Leslie Kanter of Tampa (Coach-of-the-Year).
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