JACKSON, Miss. - The Southwestern Athletic Conference released its 2013 Preseason All-Conference teams for softball. The Jackson State had six Lady Tigers selected to the teams. Breea Jamerson, Sabeana Romero and Tayler Nave were each named first team members, while Amanda Vasquez, Lauren Aikens and Jasmine Warren received second team nods.
Last season, pitcher Jamerson amassed a 2.31 ERA, while posting a 13-8 win-loss record, with one save in 163.2 innings pitched. She received second team All-SWAC honors last season.
Romero recorded a batting average of .346 on 162 at bats. She compiled 22 runs, 56 hits, 10 home runs, 35 RBI, a slugging percentage of .605 and a fielding percentage of .953. Romero was named the SWAC's 2012 "Hitter of the Year".
Nave, an infielder, registered a batting average of .337 while having 175 at bats recording 42 runs, 59 hits, seven home runs, 34 RBI and Nave was named SWAC "Newcomer of the Year", first team All-SWAC and All-Tournament Team during the 2012 season.
Vasquez finished the season with a .288 batting average, going 45-156 at the plate. She also recorded five home runs, 12 doubles and 31 RBI. Defensively, she had a .900 fielding percentage. Aikens batted .299 with 38 hits, 22 runs, seven doubles, a triple, two home runs and 11 RBI. Warren recorded a .316 batting average. In 79 at bats she recorded 25 hits, eight doubles, a home run and nine RBI. She also went 11-14 in stolen bases.
The Lady Tigers were also predicted to finish second in the SWAC this season. Mississippi Valley State was selected as the preseason conference champion according to league coaches and SIDs.
The Lady Tigers open the 2013 season on February 7, 2013 against Southeast Missouri State. First pitch is set for 4 pm at the JSU Softball Complex.
2013 SWAC Preseason All-Conference Teams
# - First team All-SWAC 2012
@ - Second team All-SWAC 2012
Preseason First Team All-SWAC
P - #Alicia Lorenz, Mississippi Valley State (5-7, Sr., Paradise, Calif.)
P - #Rebecca Villareal, Texas Southern (5-3, Sr. | Houston, Texas)
P - @Breea Jamerson, Jackson State (5-5, JR, Los Angeles,CA)
C - #Shontel Lopez, Prairie View A&M (C, 5-5, So., Las Cruces, NM)
INF - #Jasmin Riley, Alabama A&M (5-6, Sr., Ellenwood, Ga..)
INF - #Shawntall Steamer, Southern (5-9, SS, Jr., Freeport, Texas)
INF - #Kishta Kamaka, Mississippi Valley State (5-8, Sr., Kapolei, Hawaii)
INF - Sabeana Romero, Jackson State (5-3, SR, Tucson, AZ)
OF - #Brehanna Rodrigues, Alabama State (5-4, Centerfield, Sr., Redlands, Calif.)
OF - #Tayler Nave, Jackson State (5-7, SR, Topeka, KS)
OF - Meagan Dixon, Alabama State University (5-8, Jr., Canyon Springs, Calif.)
Preseason Second Team All-SWAC
P - Kimberly Spivey, Mississippi Valley State (5-7, P, Sr., Dallas, Texas)
P - @Anisa Britt, Alabama A&M (P, So., Montgomery, Ala.)
P - @Cally Falls, Prairie View A&M (P, 5-1, Jr., Needville, Texas)
C - @Nicole Burr, Mississippi Valley State (5-11, Sr., Monterey, Calif.)
INF - Amanda Vasquez, Jackson State (5-7, SR, Phoenix, AZ)
INF - @Princess Daniels, Texas Southern (2B, 5-9, Jr., Clearlake, Texas)
INF - @Alexandra Sullivan, Mississippi Valley State (5-8, Sr., Crystal River, Fla.)
INF - @Alexandria Robertson, Mississippi Valley State (5-5, Jr., Cedar Park, Texas)
OF - Lauren Aikens, Jackson State (5-5, JR, Columbia, MS)
OF - Jasmine Warren, Jackson State University (5-2, SR, Gainesville, FL)
OF - Yasmin Battle, Mississippi Valley State (5-6, So., Boca Raton, Fla.)