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SDSU's Kayla Jordan honored as Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year

Thu, May 31 2012 02:59 PM Posted By: Phillip Brents

Bonita Vista High School alum Kayla Jordan, now a member of San Diego State University’s softball team, has been chosen as the Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year. She becomes the sixth SDSU player to win the award and third in four seasons.

Jordan hit .425 (17-for-40) in conference play, tying for the league lead with two triples. The left fielder also tied for second in stolen bases (four), ranked third in on-base percentage (.549), fourth in runs (11) and fifth in hits.
 
On the season overall, Jordan hit .324 and led the team with 12 stolen bases and a school-record tying five triples. She ranked second in runs (28) and walks (16), while owning a .455 slugging percentage and .400 on-base percentage.

Jordan joins five Aztec teammates on the all-conference team: sophomore Hayley Miles (Antelope), seniors Justeen Maeva (Mira Mesa) and Bailey Micetich (Woodland), redshirt junior Rebecca Arbino (Clovis) and redshirt sophomore Patrice Jackson (Kansas City, Mo.). San Diego State’s six all-conference selections led the league.

MIles earned honors as the Mountain West Co-Player of the Year.
 
In MWC games, Miles led the league in runs (21), home runs (10), RBIs (21), walks (13) and slugging percentage (1.359), all from the leadoff spot, while batting a team-high .487 (19-for-39). She also ranked second in on-base percentage (.623) and tied for third in hits (19).

After playing center field last year, Miles made the move to shortstop in 2012 and was perfect in 53 fielding chances (the second most chances with a 1.000 fielding percentage in the league). It is the second all-conference selection for Miles, who was the MWC Freshman of the Year last season.

SDSU finished the 2012 season 32-24 overall, 9-3 in conference play.


Summer recreational lacrosse league, camps set
Sign-ups are now under way for a summer recreational lacrosse league, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Montevalle Park in Chula Vista. Sign-up dates are Tuesdays June 5, 12, 19, 26 for grades 4-6 and Thursdays June 7, 14, 21, 28 for grades 7-9. The weekly sessions will include 15 minutes of stretching/conditioning, 30 minutes of drills and a 45-minute scrimmage. Cost per player is $45.

For more information, call Keith Quigley at 573-7115 or email PUCKidz@gmail.com.

PUCKidz presents LAX619 also will include summer lacrosse camps Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Explorer Park. Camp dates are June 18-22, July 2-6 and July 16-20. The camps will focus on developing and improving lacrosse skills in the areas of stick handling, passing, shooting, dodges and team play. Cost per camp is $60 with a discounted rate of $45 for additional camps.

Shooting/dodging clinics are scheduled at $15 per session (or $30 for all three sessions) for grades 3-5 on June 25, July 9 and July 23 and for grades 6-8 on June 26, July 10 and July 24, also at Explorer Park. The shooting/dodging clinics will focus on overhand shooting, sidearm shooting, underhand shooting, behind the back shooting, trick shots, face dodging, split dodging, rocker dodging, question mark dodging and roll dodging.

Pick-up lacrosse also will be available Wednesdays at Montevalle park on June 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Cost is $10 per person or $25 for all four sessions paid in advance.

Early registration is strongly recommened on all of the PUCKidz programs to determine a minimum number of participants.


 


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