Kelsey Rose Named Iowa Conference Position Player of the Year - Norse Land Five on All-Conference Team

Kelsey Rose was named the Iowa Conference Softball Position Player of the Year as the league announced its 2014 all-conference team and major award winners.

Rose saw her first full year as a position player for the Norse this season after spending the 2012 campaign as Luther's number two pitcher and last year splitting time between the circle, right field and the designated player.

Entering NCAA III Regional Play, Rose started 36 games and has hit .483 with 58 hits, 14 doubles, a triple, three home runs, 44 RBIs, 29 runs scored and six stolen bases. For all games played, she tied with Buena Vista's Stephanie Hayden for tops among all league players with 58 hits and ranked second in RBIs (44), third in doubles (14), fifth in total bases (83) and on-base percentage (.511), seventh in slugging percentage (.686).

In 14 Iowa Conference games, Rose led the conference in batting average (.490), hits (24), RBIs (16-tie with Hayden), and ranked third in on-base percentage (.528), fourth in total bases (31), fifth in stolen bases (3) and sixth in runs scored (12). During the season, she had 16 multiple-hit and 13 multiple-RBI games, including four four-hit and three four-RBI games.

Joining Rose on the first team was senior Becca Girvan and sophomores Carli Radil, Miranda McCay. Sophomore Paige Lobdell was a second team honoree.

Girvan becomes the sixth player and only the second pitcher in Luther history to be named all-conference four times. McCay is making her second consecutive appearance as a first team selection, while Radil and Lobdell are being recognized for the first time. McCay was selected as a utility player because she has started at both shortstop and center field. Radil was selected at first base and Lobdell at third base.

2014 All-Conference Team

IF

Sophomore

Sterling, Ill.

Sterling

IF

Sophomore

Chanhassen, Minn.

Minnetonka

P

Senior

Maple Grove, Minn.

Osseo

OF

Junior

Bettendorf, Iowa

Bettendorf

IF

Sophomore

Waukee, Iowa

Waukee Community

NCAA

IIAC