2018 Accomplishments

 

2018 Nicholls Softball Team Accomplishments
Overall Record: 40-15
Conference Record: 21-6

2016 and 2018 Southland Coach of the Year- Angel Santiago

Pre-Season All Southland
First Team: Kasey Frederick, Megan Landry, Samantha Mracich
Second Team: Amanda Gianelloni, Veronica Villafranco

Southland Conference “Hitter of the Week” Awards

  • Kelsey Miller

Southland Conference “Hitter of the Week” Awards- Honorable Mention

  • Kasey Frederick
  • Amanda Gianelloni (2X’s)
  • Moriah Strother (2X’s)
  • Kali Clement
  • Jewel Lara
  • Corynn Major

Southland Conference “Pitcher of the Week” Awards

  • Megan Landry (3x’s)
  • Alexis LaBure (2x’s)

Southland Conference “Pitcher of the Week” Awards- Honorable Mention

  • Megan Landry (4x’s)
  • Alexis LaBure

Colonel Choice Awards @ Nicholls State University
Norman Swanner Community Service Award- Softball
Female Freshman of the Year- Kelsey Miller
Female Academic Excellence Award- Megan Landry
Female Colonel Pride Award- Amanda Gianelloni
Female Most Improved Lifter- Bailey Hughes
Performance of the Year Award- Moriah Strother vs. ACU
Female Unsung hero Award- Veronica Villafranco
Best Dressed Female Award- Kali Clement

Additional Nominees:
Kasey Frederick- Female Athlete of the Year
Skylar Hamilton- Female Lifter of the Year

2018 Southland Conference Regular Season Champions

2018 Southland Conference Tournament Runners- Up

Southland Conference “Coach of the Year”- Angel Santiago
Southland Conference “Pitcher of the Year”- Megan Landry
Southland Conference “Freshman of the Year”- Jewel Lara
Southland Conference “Newcomer of the Year”- Kali Clement

Southland Conference 1st Team All Conference

  • Kasey Frederick
  • Moriah Strother
  • Megan Landry
  • Amanda Gianelloni
  • Jewel Lara

Southland Conference 2nd Team All Conference

  • Kelsey Miller
  • Kali clement

Southland Conference 3rd Team All Conference

  • Alexis LaBure

Google Cloud Academic All District- Megan Landry 4.0

NFCA All South Region 3rd Team- Megan Landry


2018 Nicholls Softball Achievements:

1) Amanda Holiday: T-25th in Nation in Saves
2) Megan Landry: T-31st in Nation for Victories
3) Team Batting Average: #20 Highest in NCAA
4) Team Doubles: T-16 (83)
5) Team ERA: #34 (2.27)
6) Team Pitcher Hit Batters: T-12th lowest in Nation (13)
7) Team Slugging %: #50 (.451)
8) Overall Team Win %: #23 Highest in NCAA
9) Alexis Labure: T-1st in lowest # of Hit Batters

Record: 40-15 (21-6 SLC)
Home Record: 18-2


At the end of the regular season, team led conference in 6 Team Stats (BA, ERA, Doubles, Hit Batters, Strikeout to Walk Ratio, Win %), 4 Colonels Individual Categories

Head Coach Angel Santiago:

  • Coach of the Year (2x in 3yrs)
  • 1 of 6 Coaches in SLC History to win COY 2x in 3yrs.
  • 2nd Coach in Nicholls Athletics History to Win Multiple COY Awards
  • 197 Career Wins (3rd Most in School History)
  •  3rd longest tenured in school history (7 seasons)
  • Highest Win % In Conference Among Active Coaches (10th Highest Overall in Conference History)

Team:

  • Team Wins: 7th Most in School History
  • Team: 6th Highest Win Percentage in School History
  • Team Losses: 6th Lowest amount in School History

Activities and Accomplishments

  • * 2018 Nicholls State Softball Overall Record: 40-15, Conference Record: 21-6 (RPI 76)
  • * 2018 Southland Conference Regular Season Champions
  • * 2018 Southland Conference Coaching Staff of the Year
  • * 2018 Southland Conference “Pitcher of the Year”- Megan Landry
  • * 2018 SLC “Freshman of the Year”- Jewel Lara
  • * 2018 SLC “Newcomer of the Year”- Kali Clement
  • * 2018 SLC 1st Team All Conference (Kasey Frederick, Moriah Strother, Megan Landry, Amanda Gianelloni, Jewel Lara) SLC 2nd Team All Conference (Kelsey Miller, Kali Clement) SLC 3rd Team (Alexis LaBure)
  • * 2018 NFCA All South Region 3rd Team- Megan Landry  
  • * 2017 Nicholls State Softball Team Record- 37-20 (RPI 104)
  • * 2017 All Southland Conference Team Selections
  • (1st Team)Kasey Frederick (2nd Team) Amanda Gianelloni, Samantha Mracich, Brooke Morris, Jessica Taylor, Megan Landry
  • * 2017 Southland Conference All Tournament Team- Megan Landry, Gretchen Morgan, Veronica  Villafranco
  • * 2017 Louisiana Sports Writer Association Team- Samantha Mracich
  • * 2017 Nicholls Softball- “NICHOLLS ATHLETICS TEAM OF THE YEAR”
  • * 2016 Nicholls State- Division I Record 39-17, RPI 92
  • * 2016 Southland Conference Coaching Staff of the Year
  • * 2016 Pitcher of the Year- Hannah Haydel (All Conference, All Region Selection)
  • * 2016 Freshman of Year- Amanda Gianelloni (All Conference Selection)
  • * 2016 All Conference Selections- Danielle Phillips, Amanda Gianelloni, Veronica Villafranco, Gretchen Morgan, Alexis Huss, Megan Landry.
  • * 2015 New Comer of the Year Jessica Taylor, All Conference Brooke Morris, All Conference Payton Gremillion and 2015 Nicholls Freshman of the Year Payton Gremillion.
  • * 2011 ACC Tournament Champions- FSU
  • * UNLV Staff named 2005 NFCA Regional Coaching Staff of the Year-West Region  
  • * Have coached 2 NCAA All Americans, 5 freshman of the year winners, 2 Hitter of the Year, 4 Pitchers of the Year as well as multiple All Region and All Conference selections.