Hayley Miles Named a NFCA Third-Team All-American

May 30, 2012


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San Diego State sophomore Hayley Miles (Antelope, Calif.) has been named a National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Third-Team All-American, the NFCA announced Wednesday. The three All-America teams are voted on by coaching representatives for the NFCA throughout the country.

Miles, who was chosen as an at-large/shortstop selection, one of just seven shortstops on either team, is the third NFCA All-American in school history. Catcher Erin Floros (2006) and pitcher Samantha Beasley (2010) were also third-team All-Americans in their respective seasons.

Miles, who also earned NFCA all-West Region second-team accolades and Mountain West Co-Player of the Year honors, batted .429 with 62 runs, 20 doubles, 20 home runs, 49 RBIs and 34 walks from the leadoff spot to lead the Aztecs (32-24, 9-3 Mountain West) to their school-record fifth consecutive trip to the NCAA tournament and fifth MW title.

Miles shattered 11 single-season records along the way, including batting average (.429, previous best was .389), on-base percentage (.519, previous best was .467), slugging percentage (.909, previous best was .633), OPS percentage (1.428, previous best was 1.053), runs (62, previous best was 41), extra-base hits (42, previous best was 25), doubles (20, previous best was 14), home runs (20, previous best was 15), RBIs (49, previous best was 48), total bases (159, previous best was 102) and walks (34, previous best was 28).

A three-time MW Player of the Week in 2012, Miles also owned season-best marks in multi-hit games (20), multi-RBI games (13), multi-run games (18, rest of the team had 21 combined), go-ahead RBIs (12), go-ahead runs (20), game-winning RBIs (9), game-winning runs (7). Her season also saw a pair of double-digit game hitting streaks (12 and 11) and a 33-game streak of reaching base safely.

Despite being a sophomore, Miles already has five program records - batting average (.389, next highest is .358), on-base percentage (.482, next highest is .432), slugging percentage (.738, next highest is .656), OPS percentage (1.220, next highest is .981) and extra-base hits (61, next highest is 54).

Miles and SDSU went 2-2 in the NCAA Los Angeles Regional before being eliminated in the regional championship game for the second straight year, falling just short of the NCAA Super Regionals (equivalent to the Sweet 16). San Diego State finished with single-season program records in slugging percentage (.466), doubles (79), home runs (58), RBIs (237) and total bases (692).

Miles is the fifth All-American that Aztec head coach Kathy Van Wyk has coached as Floros (2006, first team), Christina Ross (2008, second team) and Bailey Micetich (2011, third team) were named Easton All-Americans in the past, which honors those players and schools who are represented by the Easton brand in some aspect.