Hazlegrove & Chandler Named To Big South All-Decade Team
GREENSBORO, N.C. – As part of the Big South’s 30th Anniversary celebration in 2013-14, the Conference is announcing its first-ever All-Decade Teams to recognize the student-athletes and coaches who excelled in their respective sport since the Conference’s founding in 1983.
A committee of Big South Conference administrators served as the official voting panel to determine the All-Decade Teams, with fan voting comprising 20 percent of the overall total. UNCG placed former Spartans Erin Chandler and Winn Hazlegrove to the 1990-99 All-Decade Team. The teams feature five pitchers, five outfielders, six infielders, one catcher, one utility player, one designated played (1990-99 and 2000-09 only) and one head coach.
Hazlegrove is one of the all-time great pitchers in UNCG history. She pitched from 1992-95, is the Spartans’ leader in career wins (84), shutouts (29), starts (120), appearances (147) and innings pitched (839.0). She was a three-time All-Big South Conference selection and was the Big South tournament MVP in 1994. Hazlegrove was a three-time CoSIDA Academic All-America.
Chandler also had an outstanding career in the circle for UNCG pitching from 1993-96. Chandler was a two-time All-Big South Conference selection, Player of the year (1995) and was the Big South tournament MVP in 1996. Her career numbers include 70 wins (second all-time), 21 shutouts (second all-time), 113 starts (second all-time) and over 700 innings pitched (fourth all-time).
1990-99 SOFTBALL ALL-DECADE TEAM
Position – Name, School Notes
P – Tracy Bloomberg, Charleston Southern 4-time All-Conference
P – Erin Chandler, UNCG 2-time All-Conference, Player of the Year, Tournament MVP
P – Michelle Hall, Coastal Carolina 4-time All-Conference, 2-time Player of the Year, Tournament MVP, Big South Hall of Fame member
P – Winn Hazelgrove, UNCG 3-time All-Conference, Tournament MVP
P – Katie Phillips, Liberty 2-time All-Conference, Tournament MVP
OF – Joanne Holliday, Campbell 3-time All-Conference
OF – Stacy Radulovich, Liberty 3-time All-Conference, Rookie of the Year
OF – Suzie Rath, Radford 3-time All-Conference
OF – Cari Rowe, Coastal Carolina 3-time All-Conference
OF – Amy Wolff, UMBC 3-time All-Conference
INF – Kacee Crumpacker, Coastal Carolina 3-time All-Conference, Tournament MVP
INF – Sara Graziano, Coastal Carolina 2-time All-Conference, Player of the Year, Big South Hall of Fame member
INF – Sherry Johnson, Coastal Carolina 2-time All-Conference, Big South Hall of Fame member
INF – Michelle Minton, Coastal Carolina 4-time All-Conference, Big South Hall of Fame member
INF – Isonette Polonius, East Carolina 2-time All-American, 3-time All-Conference, 2-time Player of the Year
INF – Denise Simmons, Campbell 4-time All-Conference
C – Shannon Tanski, Liberty 3-time All-Conference
UTL – Jessica Falca, Coastal Carolina 4-time All-Conference, Rookie of the Year, Big South Hall of Fame member
DP – Lauren Paul, Winthrop 2-time All-Conference
Head Coach, School Notes
Jess Dannelly, Coastal Carolina 2 Championships (1992-98), 1 NCAA Regional, 3-time Coach of the Year; 350-227 overall, 105-46 Big South
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