Lehigh's Morgan Decker won her second straight Patriot League Softball Player of the Year award.
June 19, 2014
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- It is time for the fans' voices to be heard! The Patriot League is presenting votes via Twitter to select the best teams and players of the 2013-14 season. The voting concludes with the Women's Player of the Year!
The Women's Player of the Year features five choices from the 2013-14 season. To vote, log on to Twitter and Tweet your vote by using the corresponding hashtags in your Tweet. All you have to do is copy and paste the bold hashtag/text and paste it into your Tweet. Voting ends at 2 p.m. Friday. Only one vote per Twitter handle will be counted.
All four winners will be announced next week after the voting sessions are complete. Voting has closed for the Men's and Women's Team of the Year and the Men's Player of the Year.
@Patriot League Women's Player of the Year
#SeabrookPOY - Navy Soccer Defender Jade Seabrook earned third-team All-America honors as well as the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year award for the second straight season. Seabrook became just the second player in League history to earn multiple All-America awards as the junior led a unit that did not give up a goal in the first eight Patriot League games.
#MinatoPOY -Army Basketball Guard Kesley Minato won a second straight Patriot League Player of the Year award in as many seasons as a sophomore, and followed it up with the Patriot League Tournament Most Valuable Player honor as Army won its first League title since 2006. She had a Patriot League record 49-point game during the season and averaged 22.0 points per game for the year, good for 17th in the nation and nearly six points ahead of the next Patriot Leaguer.
#PatonPOY - Loyola Lacrosse Midfielder Marlee Paton led her team in the regular season and postseason by claiming the Patriot League Midfield Player of the Year and Tournament Most Valuable Player award as the Greyhounds won the League crown in their debut season. She was later named a second-team All-American, her third straight All-America honor, and was one of 25 candidates for the Tewaaraton Award as the top player in the country.
#BarwisePOY - Boston University Track and Field Athlete Allison Barwise was one of the top national performers in the high jump throughout the outdoor track season, and lived up to it at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a sixth-place finish to become the first Patriot League female in more than 20 years to earn first-team All-America honors. Barwise dominated at the Patriot League Outdoor Championship, setting meet records in the high jump and heptathlon to earn the Field Athlete of the Meet award. She was also named USTFCCCA Northeast Region Field Athlete of the Year.
#DeckerPOY -Lehigh Softball Third Baseman Morgan Decker won her second straight Patriot League Player of the Year award as she led the Mountain Hawks to the regular-season title and a 30-20 overall record. Decker was named an ECAC All-Star and NFCA All-Region selection while leading the Patriot League in home runs, slugging percentage and on-base percentage and placing second in batting average.