Kacee Cox named Big East Softball Player of the Year
May 14, 2012 | 7158 views | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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St. John’s softball senior catcher Kacee Cox was named the 2012 Big East Softball Player of the Year last week as part of the conference’s annual softball awards banquet. Cox, along with classmate Kristi Cady, also earned All-Big East honors.

Cox, who holds St. John’s career marks in home runs and RBI, becomes the first Red Storm softball player to earn the conference player of the year honor in school history.

"I could not be happier for Kacee,” head coach Amy Kvilhaug said. “The Big East is filled with so many great athletes, so this is truly an honor for her to earn this type of respect from the league.”

Cox was named the first-team All-Big East catcher, while Cady was named a second-team All-Big East outfielder. It was the second career all-conference selection for Cox and the first for Cady.

Cox led the league in conference-only games in batting average (.484), slugging percentage (.968), on-base percentage (.558), hits (30), home runs (8), total bases (60) and was second in walks (22).

She set new St. John’s single-season records with 15 home runs and 28 walks in 2012, and became the first player in Red Storm history to be named the Louisville Slugger Division I National Player of the Week on April 30.

Cady—who has increased her batting average by at least 30 points each year during her career—led the Red Storm with a .374 batting average during the season, with six home runs, five steals and a team-best 33 runs scored.

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