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