PITTSBURGH -- The 2014 All-KIAC Softball Team was announced by the conference on Monday (May 5), and shortstop Ashley Morran, first baseman Karen Mao and starting pitcher Hannah Harley made the all-conference team from Point Park.
The All-KIAC Softball Team had 17 players selected, and voting was done by the KIAC softball head coaches last week at the KIAC Tournament. There were four infielders, six outfielders, two catchers and five pitchers named. There was not an All-KIAC Second Team named.
Morran was in contention for getting the KIAC Player of the Year award for the second season in a row, but that honor went to freshman catcher Shelby Lucas of KIAC regular season and tournament champion IU Southeast (41-10, 25-3 KIAC).
Point Park finished the year at 26-17 overall and went 19-8 KIAC to place second in the regular-season standings and take the No. 2 seed in the KIAC Tournament. The Pioneers had their season come to an end with an 0-2 showing at the conference tourney.
Morran, a senior shortstop from Washington, Pa., and Trinity High School, had another great year at the plate hitting .364 with 14 doubles, 11 homers and 47 RBIs in 43 games. She led the KIAC in home runs, doubles and RBIs and was fourth in slugging percentage at .706.
Morran was 17th in the KIAC in batting average although only three players had more hits than the 52 that she totaled. Of those 52 hits, 36 of them went for extra bases.
For her career as a four-year starter, the 2012 and 2013 NAIA Honorable Mention All-American's statistics over 166 games include a .363 batting average, 40 home runs, 174 RBIs, 186 hits, 137 runs and a .699 slugging percentage.