Cantillo Named Second Team All-SEC

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Senior outfielder RT Cantillo was named All-SEC second team Tuesday by the SEC head coaches.
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Senior outfielder RT Cantillo was named All-SEC second team Tuesday by the SEC head coaches.
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

May 6, 2014

OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss softball senior outfielder RT Cantillo was recognized for her fantastic play during the 2014 season Tuesday as she was named to the All-Southeastern Conference second team by the league’s coaches, the conference office announced.

This marks the second time Cantillo has been named to the All-SEC second team in her career. The Santa Ana, Calif., native was also named to the All-SEC second team as a sophomore in 2012. Cantillo becomes the third Rebel in program history to be named All-SEC multiple times, and the first since All-American Lauren Grill was named All-SEC three times from 2008-2010.

“RT has had a tremendous year and a tremendous career, and we’re really excited to see her make All-SEC again,” Ole Miss head coach Windy Thees said. “She’s an offensive leader on our team.”

Cantillo finished the 2014 season with the second best single-season batting average in program history (.424), the fourth most hits (61), tied the fifth most runs scored (35), tied the fourth most walks (30), tied the 10th best slugging percentage (.556) and logged the third best on-base percentage (.522).

For her career, Cantillo finished with a .481 on-base percentage, the highest mark in program history, and the second highest batting average (.354) in program history. In all, Cantillo finished her career ranking in the top 10 in 14 different statistical categories at Ole Miss, including batting average, hits, doubles, triples, home runs, RBI, runs, walks, total bases, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, stolen bases, hit by pitch and fielding percentage.

On March 31, Cantillo was drafted in the fifth round (20th overall) of the National Pro Fastpitch College Draft by the Chicago Bandits.

The All-SEC teams consist of 28 total student-athletes, along with a 14-member All-Freshman team and a nine-member All-Defensive team.  No ties were broken.

For all Ole Miss softball news and information, go to OleMissSports.com and follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissSoftball and on Facebook at Ole Miss Softball.

The complete 2014 SEC softball postseason awards follow.

First Team All-SEC
P – Jaclyn Traina, Alabama
P – Chelsea Wilkinson, Georgia
P – Tori Finucane, Missouri
IF – Kelsey Stewart, Florida
IF –Alex Hugo, Georgia
IF – Paige Wilson, Georgia
IF – Corrin Genovese, Missouri
IF – Madison Shipman, Tennessee
OF – Haylie McCleney, Alabama
OF – Branndi Melero, Auburn
OF – Taylor Gadbois, Missouri
OF – Melissa Davin, Tennessee
C – Annie Aldrete, Tennessee
DP/U – Sahvanna Jaquish, LSU

Second Team All-SEC
P – Hannah Rogers, Florida
P – Kelsey Nunley, Kentucky
P – Ellen Renfroe, Tennessee
IF – Kasey Cooper, Auburn
IF – Kaila Hunt, Alabama
IF –Emily Carosone, Auburn
IF – Stephanie Tofft, Florida
IF – Nikki Sagermann, Kentucky
OF – A.J. Andrews, LSU
OF – RT Cantillo, Ole Miss
OF – Emily Albus, Texas A&M
OF – Cassie Tysarczyk, Texas A&M
C – Molly Fichtner, Alabama
DP/U – Devon Wallace, Arkansas

Freshman All-SEC
P – Baylee Corbello, LSU
P – Alexis Silkwood, Mississippi State
P – Tori Finucane, Missouri
P – Nickie Blue, South Carolina
IF – Kasey Cooper, Auburn
IF – Caroline Seitz, Mississippi State
IF – Kaylea Snaer, South Carolina
IF – Megan Geer, Tennessee
IF –Taylor Koening, Tennessee
OF – Justine McLean, Florida
OF – Bailey Landry, LSU
OF - Shaliyah Geathers, Tennessee
C – Annie Aldrete, Tennessee
DP/U – Sahvanna Jaquish, LSU

SEC All-Defensive
P – Hannah Rogers, Florida
C – Griffin Joiner, Kentucky
1B – Taylor Schwarz, Florida
2B – Kelsey Stewart, Florida
SS – Madison Shipman, Tennessee
3B – Stephanie Tofft, Florida
LF – Mackenzie Sykes, Missouri
CF – Haylie McCleney, Alabama
RF – Cassie Tysarczyk, Texas A&M

Player of the Year: Madison Shipman, Tennessee
Pitcher of the Year: Jaclyn Traina, Alabama
Freshman of the Year: Tori Finucane, Missouri
Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Ellen Renfroe, Tennessee
Coach of the Year: Patrick Murphy, Alabama

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