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Lauren Haeger and Hannah Rogers were named to the Top 50 Watch List for Collegiate Player of the Year.

Wednesday January 29, 2014Rogers, Haeger Named to USA Softball Top 50 Watch List

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Lauren Haeger and Hannah Rogers were named to the Top 50 Watch List for Collegiate Player of the Year.

Two Florida Gators were named to the Top 50 Watch List for the 2014 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year, announced Wednesday (Jan. 29) by the Amateur Softball Association of America.

 

Senior pitcher Hannah Rogers (Lake Wales, Fla.) and junior pitcher/first baseman Lauren Haeger (Peoria, Ariz.) earned the preseason accolade following their All-American campaigns in 2013. The Gator teammates also were named to the All-Southeast Region and All-SEC first teams last year.

 

Rogers is coming off a junior campaign in which she led the SEC in wins (33), strikeouts (243), saves (five) and innings pitched (270.2). Nationally, the three-time All-American ranked fourth in victories, including eight wins against ranked opponents. One of just five SEC hurlers to allow a sub-.200 opposing batting average, Rogers finished second in the conference in ERA at 1.71. The senior ended last season as one of 25 finalists for the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year award.   

 

A force at the plate and in the circle in 2013, Haeger led the SEC with 70 RBI, ranked fourth in the conference and 17th nationally with 18 home runs and drew the third-most walks (46). As a pitcher, the second-year player ranked 11th in the SEC with 16 wins and a 2.35 ERA, and 15th in the conference with 119 strikeouts. Haeger defeated six Top 25 opponents, winning a pair of SEC Player of the Week awards along the way.

 

Florida opens play next Thursday (Feb. 6) at USF before playing five games in three days at the Wilson-DeMarini Tournament. Florida’s 2014 schedule can be found on GatorZone.com.

 

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The full Top 50 Watch List for the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year is available here.

 

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