YORK, Pa. – The Capital Athletic Conference is announcing its end of year awards this week and on Thursday the league named Salisbury University junior LeAnne Collins as the conference's Female Athlete of the Year.
Collins was one of the best softball players in the nation, named one of 10 finalists for the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Player of the Year award, while being named the CAC Player of the Year and a first-team All-American, All-ECAC South, and All-CAC selection.
The Sparks, Maryland native was statistically at the top of the CAC and the nation, leading the league in seven statistical categories and ranking in the top 10 nationally in four. She had the third-highest batting average in the country, with a .537 mark, while sitting sixth in the nation in triples, with seven, and ranking seventh in on-base percentage, at a .583 clip.
With one year left in maroon and gold, Collins currently sits tied for third in program history with 10 career triples, and is just outside the top 10 in hits and runs scored.
Only the second year for the award from the CAC, Collins is the first Sea Gull to earn the honor.
To see the CAC release in its entirety, click here.