4-24-2012 Miles Earns Both Player of the Week Awards

MILES PLAYER OF THE WEEK IN BOTH POLLS

 

San Diego State’s Miles named USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Week

OKLAHOMA CITY – For her outstanding efforts on both sides of the ball, San Diego State shortstop Hayley Miles (Antelope, Calif.) was named the USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Week for the week of April 16- 22 the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America announced today. The sophomore batted .727 (8-11) with five home runs, eight RBI and 10 runs leading the Aztecs to a 4-0 record for the week.

“This award means a lot to me,” said Miles. “It feels good that all my hard work is paying off by getting recognized on a national level. The support from my teammates has been great, from throwing me extra soft toss to keeping me motivated by working so hard. The coaching staff has also been extremely supportive and has shown confidence in me throughout my career here. I just want to keep getting better.”

Miles had no trouble jumping out to hot starts with three leadoff homers in consecutive games to begin the week for San Diego State. The California native ended the week with a 2.091 slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .842. She was also solid from the shortstop position with no errors on 21 chances.

“Hayley’s been great for us all season and it’s nice to see her hard work paying off with this award,” said Aztec Head Coach Kathy Van Wyk. “She just keeps getting better and better, but is still so humble about her accomplishments. The best part is that Hayley is just a sophomore. I’m so happy for her to win this great honor.”

Miles is leading the Aztecs with a .432 batting average as well as a .871 slugging percentage on the year. She has posted an on-base percentage of .518 with a fielding percentage of .929. Miles is the first San Diego State player to garner the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Week award. She was named the Player of the Week by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) this week, becoming the second player this season to sweep the national awards. Miles is also the Mountain West Conference Player of the Week.

2012 USA Softball Collegiate Players of the Week
Week 1 (Feb. 9-12): Valerie Arioto – California – Redshirt senior – Utility – Pleasanton, Calif.

Week 2 (Feb. 13-19): Christi Orgeron – ULL – Senior – Utility – New Orleans, La.
Week 3 (Feb. 20-26): Teagan Gerhart – Stanford – Junior – Pitcher – Norco, Calif.
Week 4 (Feb. 27-March 4): Jessica Cooley – Mississippi State – Junior – Outfielder – Birmingham, Ala.
Week 5 (March 5-11): Sara Nevins – South Florida – Sophomore – Pitcher – Pinellas Park, Fla.

Week 6 (March 12-18): Kaitlin Inglesby – Washington – Sophomore – Pitcher/Designated player – Portland, Ore.

Week 7 (March 19-25): Michelle Moultrie – Florida – Senior – Outfielder – Jacksonville, Fla.

Week 8 (March 26- April 1): Kirsten Verdun – DePaul – Sophomore – Pitcher/1B – Coal City, Ill.

Week 9 (April 2-8, 2012): Ashley Fleming – Missouri – Senior – Outfielder – Silex, Mo.

Week 10 (April 9-15, 2012): Stephany LaRosa – UCLA – Freshman – Third Base – Diamond Bar, Calif.

Week 11 (April 16-22, 2012): Hayley Miles – San Diego State – Sophomore – Shortstop – Antelope, Calif.

 

 

San Diego State’s Miles Named Louisville Slugger Division I National Player of the Week
April 24, 2012

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Sophomore utility player Hayley Miles of San Diego State has been named as the Louisville Slugger Division I National Player of the Week for games played April 16-22.

Miles went 8-for-11 over four games for the Aztecs last week with 10 runs, eight RBIs, seven walks and five home runs. For the week, the sophomore had a .727 batting average, a .842 on-base percentage and a 2.091 slugging percentage.

The Antelope, Calif. helped lead San Diego State to a three-game sweep of Mountain West foe New Mexico last week by hitting multiple home runs in two of the three games and reaching base at least twice in each contest. Miles started the week off by batting 1.000 through a mid-week game with San Diego and the first game of the series with New Mexico. In those two contests, she went 6-for-6 with three doubles, three home runs and three walks.

Miles currently leads the Aztec offense with a .432 batting average, 36 RBIs, 15 doubles and 14 home runs. She also ranks 10th in the nation in slugging percentage at .871, 11th in doubles per game at 0.34 and 12th in runs per game at 1.11.

The Aztecs are currently riding a season-high seven game win-streak, are 25-19 overall and a perfect 6-0 in the Mountain West. Miles and teammates will have a light schedule this week, playing just one game against Cal State Fullerton before finishing their conference slate the following two weekends.

Other Top Performances
Hofstra’s Olivia Galati
went 3-0 last week with a save for the Pride while not allowing an earned run and striking out 33 over 21 innings… Christi Orgeron of La.-Lafayette homered in each game with Florida Atlantic, including belting her sixth grand slam of the year to tie the NCAA single-season record… California’s Jolene Henderson piloted the Golden Bears to two wins over then 18th-ranked Oregon by allowing just one earned run and fanning 14… Charlise Castro of Albany used eight hits to drive in 10 runs and score five of her own, helping lead the Saints to a perfect 5-0 week… Texas A&M’s Cassie Tysarczyk helped pace the Aggies to a series win over No. 24 Texas Tech by going 7-for-9 with eight RBIs, a double, a home run and two stolen bases.

2012 Louisville Slugger Division I National Player of the Week
Apr. 24 – Hayley Miles – San Diego St. – So. – UT – Antelope, Calif.
Apr. 17 – Tori Collins – Louisville – Sr. – P – Lafayette, Ind.
Apr. 10 – Olivia Galati – Hofstra – Jr. – P – West Babylon, N.Y.
Apr. 3 – Sara Plourde – Massachusetts – Sr. – P – Bristol, Conn.
Mar. 27 – Valerie Arioto – California – Sr. – 1B/P – Pleasanton, Calif.
Mar. 20 – Nerissa Myers – Louisiana-Lafayette – Jr. – IF – Petal, Miss.
Mar. 13 – Sara Nevins – USF – So. – P – Pinellas Park, Fla.
Mar. 6 – Keilani Ricketts – Oklahoma – Jr. – P – San Jose, Calif.
Feb. 28 – Monica Perry – Florida St. – Jr. – P – Whitesburg, Ga.
Feb. 21 – Brittany Schutte – Florida – Jr. – C – Fountain Valley, Calif.
Feb. 14 – Kaitlin Inglesby – Washington – So. – P/1B – Portland, Ore.

 

 

San Diego State’s Miles named USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Week

OKLAHOMA CITY – For her outstanding efforts on both sides of the ball, San Diego State shortstop Hayley Miles (Antelope, Calif.) was named the USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Week for the week of April 16- 22 the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America announced today. The sophomore batted .727 (8-11) with five home runs, eight RBI and 10 runs leading the Aztecs to a 4-0 record for the week.

“This award means a lot to me,” said Miles. “It feels good that all my hard work is paying off by getting recognized on a national level. The support from my teammates has been great, from throwing me extra soft toss to keeping me motivated by working so hard. The coaching staff has also been extremely supportive and has shown confidence in me throughout my career here. I just want to keep getting better.”

Miles had no trouble jumping out to hot starts with three leadoff homers in consecutive games to begin the week for San Diego State. The California native ended the week with a 2.091 slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .842. She was also solid from the shortstop position with no errors on 21 chances.

“Hayley’s been great for us all season and it’s nice to see her hard work paying off with this award,” said Aztec Head Coach Kathy Van Wyk. “She just keeps getting better and better, but is still so humble about her accomplishments. The best part is that Hayley is just a sophomore. I’m so happy for her to win this great honor.”

Miles is leading the Aztecs with a .432 batting average as well as a .871 slugging percentage on the year. She has posted an on-base percentage of .518 with a fielding percentage of .929. Miles is the first San Diego State player to garner the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Week award. She was named the Player of the Week by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) this week, becoming the second player this season to sweep the national awards. Miles is also the Mountain West Conference Player of the Week.

2012 USA Softball Collegiate Players of the Week
Week 1 (Feb. 9-12): Valerie Arioto – California – Redshirt senior – Utility – Pleasanton, Calif.

Week 2 (Feb. 13-19): Christi Orgeron – ULL – Senior – Utility – New Orleans, La.
Week 3 (Feb. 20-26): Teagan Gerhart – Stanford – Junior – Pitcher – Norco, Calif.
Week 4 (Feb. 27-March 4): Jessica Cooley – Mississippi State – Junior – Outfielder – Birmingham, Ala.
Week 5 (March 5-11): Sara Nevins – South Florida – Sophomore – Pitcher – Pinellas Park, Fla.

Week 6 (March 12-18): Kaitlin Inglesby – Washington – Sophomore – Pitcher/Designated player – Portland, Ore.

Week 7 (March 19-25): Michelle Moultrie – Florida – Senior – Outfielder – Jacksonville, Fla.

Week 8 (March 26- April 1): Kirsten Verdun – DePaul – Sophomore – Pitcher/1B – Coal City, Ill.

Week 9 (April 2-8, 2012): Ashley Fleming – Missouri – Senior – Outfielder – Silex, Mo.

Week 10 (April 9-15, 2012): Stephany LaRosa – UCLA – Freshman – Third Base – Diamond Bar, Calif.

Week 11 (April 16-22, 2012): Hayley Miles – San Diego State – Sophomore – Shortstop – Antelope, Calif.

San Diego State’s Miles Named Louisville Slugger Division I National Player of the Week
April 24, 2012

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Sophomore utility player Hayley Miles of San Diego State has been named as the Louisville Slugger Division I National Player of the Week for games played April 16-22.

Miles went 8-for-11 over four games for the Aztecs last week with 10 runs, eight RBIs, seven walks and five home runs. For the week, the sophomore had a .727 batting average, a .842 on-base percentage and a 2.091 slugging percentage.

The Antelope, Calif. helped lead San Diego State to a three-game sweep of Mountain West foe New Mexico last week by hitting multiple home runs in two of the three games and reaching base at least twice in each contest. Miles started the week off by batting 1.000 through a mid-week game with San Diego and the first game of the series with New Mexico. In those two contests, she went 6-for-6 with three doubles, three home runs and three walks.

Miles currently leads the Aztec offense with a .432 batting average, 36 RBIs, 15 doubles and 14 home runs. She also ranks 10th in the nation in slugging percentage at .871, 11th in doubles per game at 0.34 and 12th in runs per game at 1.11.

The Aztecs are currently riding a season-high seven game win-streak, are 25-19 overall and a perfect 6-0 in the Mountain West. Miles and teammates will have a light schedule this week, playing just one game against Cal State Fullerton before finishing their conference slate the following two weekends.

Other Top Performances
Hofstra’s Olivia Galati
went 3-0 last week with a save for the Pride while not allowing an earned run and striking out 33 over 21 innings… Christi Orgeron of La.-Lafayette homered in each game with Florida Atlantic, including belting her sixth grand slam of the year to tie the NCAA single-season record… California’s Jolene Henderson piloted the Golden Bears to two wins over then 18th-ranked Oregon by allowing just one earned run and fanning 14… Charlise Castro of Albany used eight hits to drive in 10 runs and score five of her own, helping lead the Saints to a perfect 5-0 week… Texas A&M’s Cassie Tysarczyk helped pace the Aggies to a series win over No. 24 Texas Tech by going 7-for-9 with eight RBIs, a double, a home run and two stolen bases.

2012 Louisville Slugger Division I National Player of the Week
Apr. 24 – Hayley Miles – San Diego St. – So. – UT – Antelope, Calif.
Apr. 17 – Tori Collins – Louisville – Sr. – P – Lafayette, Ind.
Apr. 10 – Olivia Galati – Hofstra – Jr. – P – West Babylon, N.Y.
Apr. 3 – Sara Plourde – Massachusetts – Sr. – P – Bristol, Conn.
Mar. 27 – Valerie Arioto – California – Sr. – 1B/P – Pleasanton, Calif.
Mar. 20 – Nerissa Myers – Louisiana-Lafayette – Jr. – IF – Petal, Miss.
Mar. 13 – Sara Nevins – USF – So. – P – Pinellas Park, Fla.
Mar. 6 – Keilani Ricketts – Oklahoma – Jr. – P – San Jose, Calif.
Feb. 28 – Monica Perry – Florida St. – Jr. – P – Whitesburg, Ga.
Feb. 21 – Brittany Schutte – Florida – Jr. – C – Fountain Valley, Calif.
Feb. 14 – Kaitlin Inglesby – Washington – So. – P/1B – Portland, Ore.

 

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