2017 SMDR Female Team of the Year: Texas State softball

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2017 End of Year Awards

The Bobcats had a phenomenal 2017 season that concluded in the NCAA College Station Regional.

Texas State was matched up with the University of Texas for the third time of the season in the opening round. After a 12-inning battle, the Bobcats came out on top 2-1. Texas State’s next opponent, Texas A&M, managed to pull off a comeback late in the game and handed the Bobcats their first loss of the regional tournament, 3-1.

The loss ensured a fourth game against the Longhorns in a win or go home scenario. Texas fell behind 3-0 before putting up six runs late in the sixth inning. Hearts were heavy following the 6-3 loss the Bobcats had to endure, but Texas State has plenty to build on moving forward.

Texas State’s season concluded with its highest win total since 2003.

Female Team of the Year Nominees

Texas State Volleyball: Karen Chisum & the Bobcats Dominate the Sun Belt Conference

The most enticing aspect of the Bobcat's season this year is the fact that it was unexpected. Chisum was the first to admit she did not know how the year would turn out due to the youth of her group.

Texas State only had two seniors along with two juniors leading the Bobcats. Entering conference play, the team was 11-8. Texas State then went on a 14-2 run and became one of the more dominating teams in the conference. The 10-match winning streak amid the late season run included nine sweeps.

The Bobcats had 13 sweeps, a second-place SBC tournament finish and multiple players recognized by the Sun Belt with All-Conference honors by the season’s close. Most notably, Chisum will have 14 of her 16 players returning for 2018 with expectations set high.

Texas State Soccer: Bobcats Headline the SBC with Multiple Conference Awards

Atop the list of conference honors Texas State earned was Kassi Hormuth, Kaylee Davis and head coach Kat Conner. Hormuth was awarded Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Year and Davis was given the award Newcomer of the Year. Following an 8-2 SBC record, Conner was recognized as Coach of the Year.

The Bobcats had five players named First Team All-Conference along with with one being named Second Team All-Conference. Chosen to finish seventh, Texas State ended the season second place in the Sun Belt.

High School Volleyball: Lady Rattlers Establish Themselves as District Contenders

San Marcos’ season ended with a rough first-round exit from the playoffs. But head coach Michelle Moreno and the Lady Rattlers laid the foundation to what could potentially be a dominating group of young talent.

San Marcos will undoubtedly be losing a major part of production from the districts Most Valuable Hitter in Taylor Henderson. On the other hand, a handful of juniors will be returning to fill the holes left behind. The Lady Rattlers had two juniors make First Team All-District along with Henderson. One junior, one sophomore and one freshman each made Second Team All-District.

As a whole, San Marcos had 10 players recognized by District 14-6A following a 25-16 overall, 8-3 district record. 

Texas State Cross Country: Women’s Cross Country Brings SBC Championship Home

Texas State traveled to Boone, North Carolina in October to compete in the Sun Belt Conference Championship meet and for the first time in 23 years, women’s cross country finished atop the conference competition in first place.

The Bobcats recorded 53 points with junior Devina Schneider leading the way with a personal best time of 17:57.4. Finishing just behind in fifth place, was freshman McKynzie King. Schnieder and King are the first Texas State runners to earn First Team All-Conference honors since the university joined the Sun Belt.

Redshirt sophomore Kendra Long (18:00.3) and senior Nikki Sanchez (18:01.6) earned Sun Belt Second-Team honors after finishing eighth and 10th, respectively. Both runners also recorded a personal best time to close out the 2017 season.

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