Mountain West Softball Weekly Release
2014 Mountain West Softball Predicted Order Of Finish
Two-time defending Mountain West softball champion San Diego State has been picked to win the 2014 title by the Conference’s nine head coaches. The Aztecs collected seven first-place votes and 63 total points. Fresno State was second with 56 points and two first-place votes.
Boise State is third with 42 points, followed by Colorado State and MW newcomer, San José State, tied for fourth-place with 38 points apiece. Nevada is in sixth-place with 36 points, with UNLV (27), New Mexico (13) and MW newcomer, Utah State (11), rounding out the standings.
SDSU's Miles Named To 2014 USA Softball Collegiate Player Of The Year Watch List
San Diego State junior Hayley Miles (Antelope, Calif./Center HS) has been named to the 2014 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Watch List, the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America and USA Softball announced last week.
It is the second straight season that Miles made the initial 50-player list. Miles (2013-14), who redshirted last year, and Erin Floros (2007) are the only Aztecs to ever be named to the preseason watch list.
In 2012, Miles was named a second-team Easton All-American, third-team NFCA All-American, second-team NFCA All-West Region selection and the MW Co-Player of the Year after shattering 11 school single-season records, all from the leadoff spot. Those records included batting average (.429), on-base percentage (.519), slugging percentage (.909), OPS percentage (1.428), runs (62), extra-base hits (42), doubles (20), home runs (20), RBIs (49), total bases (159) and walks (34).
Miles already owns four San Diego State career records after just two seasons, including batting average (.389), on-base percentage (.482), slugging percentage (.738) and OPS percentage (1.220). She’s also second in extra-base hits (61), third in home runs (25), sixth in runs (95) and doubles (31), seventh in total bases (245) and ninth in walks (56).
Miles is the only MW athlete on the preseason watch list.
The top-25 finalists for the 2014 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year award will be announced April 9. While an athlete does not have to be on the watch list to be considered for the top 25, the eventual USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year will come from the top-25 finalists. The top-10 finalists will be announced May 7 with the final three coming on May 21. On May 27 prior to the start of the 2014 NCAA Women’s College World Series (WCWS) in Oklahoma City, the 2014 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year will be revealed.