Cousens, Christian, Hineman Earn All-Ivy Softball Honors
A trio of Tigers earned All-Ivy League recognition on the votes of the league's coaches, the Ivy office has announced.
Senior outfielder/catcher Maddie Cousens, sophomore pitcher Shanna Christian and freshman infielder Haley Hineman each received All-Ivy League honorable mention. Of the trio, only Cousens has won All-Ivy recognition in previous seasons, being named to the second-team All-Ivy a year ago.
Cousens started all 37 games in which she played this season and closed her career with a collegiate-best 4-for-4 game against Cornell to finish her senior season with a .300 batting average. She was one of three Tigers with a team-best three home runs this season, and her six doubles were tied for second on the team. Of her eight multi-hit games, three came within the season's last five contests, allowing Cousens to hit .500 (9 for 18) with five RBIs over those final five games.
With nearly two-thirds of Princeton's pitching innings from 2013 having graduated, Christian played her first season as Princeton's number-one starter this spring. Throwing a team-high 103 1/3 innings, Christian finished with a 6-12 record and a 4.13 ERA on the season overall, striking out a team-best 68 batters. Christian made 23 appearances in Princeton's 43 games on the season and started the first game of nine of Princeton's 10 Ivy League doubleheaders.
Hineman, a second baseman and shortstop, led the team with a .307 batting average, 39 hits and seven doubles on the season and was one of two Tigers to play in a team-high 42 games. Following the season's first weekend, her first as a collegian, Hineman hit .339 the rest of the way and had 10 multi-hit games. Hineman had a hit in each of the team's final eight games, the weekend series against Penn and Cornell, hitting .462 (12 for 26) over those two weekends.
The complete All-Ivy League teams can be found below:
2014 Softball All-Ivy
Kristen Rumley, Dartmouth * (Jr., P - Katy, Texas)
Laura Ricciardone, Harvard (Jr., P - Slidel, La.)
Elysse Gorney, Penn (Sr., C - Orlando, Fla.)
Lauren Delgadillo, Yale (So., 1B - San Clemente, Calif.)
Katherine Lantz, Harvard (Jr., 2B - Parkland, Fla.)
Kasey Lange, Harvard * (Sr., 3B, Ladera Ranch, Calif.)
Katie McEachern, Dartmouth * (So., SS - San Diego)
Michiko McGivney, Cornell (So., OF - Port Jefferson, N.Y.)
Leah Allen, Penn * (Fr., OF - Woodbine, Md.)
Kanani Datan, Penn (So., OF - Simi Valley, Calif.)
Meg Parker, Cornell (So., Utility - Miami)
Morgan McCalmon, Dartmouth ^ (So., DP - Norman, Okla.)
Alexis Borden, Penn (Jr., P - Yorba Linda, Calif.)
Morgan McCalmon, Dartmouth ^ (So., P - Norman, Okla.)
Liz Caggiano, Columbia (Jr., C - Bellaire, Texas)
Alyssa Rodia, Columbia (Fr., 1B - Carmel, N.Y.)
Kara Curosh, Dartmouth (Sr., 2B - Munster, Ind.)
Alix Cook, Columbia (Jr., 3B - El Segundo, Calif.)
Janet Leung, Brown (So., SS - Mississauga, Ont., Canada)
Emily Gusse, Harvard (Jr., SS - San Diego)
Andrea DelConte, Harvard (Jr., OF - Rolling Hill Estates, Calif.)
Sydney Turchin, Penn (Jr., OF - Princeton Junction, N.J.)
Tori Balta, Yale (Sr., OF - Valencia, Calif.)
Christina Andrews, Brown (Fr., Utility - Southlake, Texas)
Alexis Sargent, Penn (DP, Fr. - Alexandria, Va.)
Alyson Onyon, Cornell (Sr., P - Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Shanna Christian, Princeton (So., P - Parker, Colo.)
Adrienne Hume, Harvard (Jr., 1B - Jacksonville, Fla.)
Kayla Shimoda, Columbia (Jr., 2B - Aiea, Hawaii)
Haley Hineman, Princeton (Fr., 2B - Valencia, Calif.)
Kayla Dahlerbruch, Penn (Sr., 3B - West Hills, Calif.)
Emily Snodgrass, Columbia (Sr., OF - Canby, Ore.)
Shelbi Olson, Harvard (Sr., OF - Lenexa, Kan.)
Maddie Cousens, Princeton (Sr. OF - Albany, Calif.)
Kerry Cook, Columbia (Fr., Utilty - El Segundo, Calif.)
Lauren Li, Penn (So., Utilty - Los Angeles)
Player of the Year: Morgan McCalmon, Dartmouth (So., P/DP - Norman, Okla.)
Pitcher of the Year: Kristen Rumley, Dartmouth (Jr., P - Katy, Texas)
Rookie of the Year: Leah Allen, Penn * (Fr., OF - Woodbine, Md.)
* unanimous selection
^ McCalmon made the first team as the designated player and second team as a pitcher.
NOTE: There are two shortstops on the second team due to a tie in the voting.