Shane McCain, Pitcher
Junior, Ft. Pierce, Fla.
Sun Belt Pitcher of the Year
Sun Belt Rankings: 8 wins (1st),
97 strikeouts (1st), .221 Opponent
Batting Average (1st), 87.2 innings
Danny Collins, Outfield
Junior, Niceville, Fla.
First Team All-Sun Belt
Conference, Louisville Slugger
First-team All-America, Semi-
Finalist for Dick Howser Trophy
Sun Belt Rankings: 24 doubles
(1st), 66 RBIs (1st), 139 total bases
(1st), .659 slugging percentage
(2nd), .370 batting average (4th),
11 home runs (4th), 78 hits (5th)
Drafted: Pittsburgh Pirates,
Logan Pierce, Third Base
Senior, Troy, Ala.
First Team All-Sun Belt, Louisville
Slugger Third-team All-America
Sun Belt Rankings: .368 batting
average (4th), .583 slugging
percentage (7th), .470 on-base
percentage (3rd), 60 runs scored
(3rd), 82 hits (tied for 2nd), 62
RBIs (3rd), 22 doubles (3rd), 130
total bases (5th), 42 walks (2nd),
268 plate appearances (5th)
Drafted: Philadelphia Phillies,
Milestone Win for Melanie Davis
Trojan softball Coach Melanie Davis recorded a milestone win this
spring, collecting her 850th career victory in a win over the Golden
Eagles of Southern Mississippi. The Trojans swept a double header
from Southern Miss with a pair of come-from-behind victories, to give
Davis career wins 850 and 851. The team finished the season with a
21-32 mark. Junior Kacie McAllister was named First Team All-Sun
Belt Conference, while senior catcher Hannah Renn and senior first
baseman Caitlin Ortiz earned second team all-conference honors.
Phil Cunningham takes helm of Trojan basketball
Phil Cunningham was named the sixth head coach in Trojan men’s basketball
history in March, taking over for Don Maestri who retired after leading the
program for 31 years.
Cunningham spent 12 seasons as an assistant coach at Mississippi State
before joining the staff at Western Kentucky last season. He also previously
spent five seasons as an assistant under legendary head coach Charles “Lefty”
Driesell at James Madison and Georgia State.
“It’s really a privilege that I’m following Don Maestri who’s been a friend and
more like a mentor,” Cunningham said. “He developed a great program and you
knew when you played TROY you were going to be in for a dog fight.”
Cunningham said there are three things Trojan fans can expect to see from his teams.
“From a basketball point-of-view, I’m an up-tempo, man-to-man defense
kind of guy, but what you will see from our team is three things: togetherness, I
want it to be about the team, not about me or the players, but the team,” he said.
“Second, I want us to be competitive. We’re going to be mentally and physically
tough, but we’ve got to be competitive. Another thing from a basketball perspective is that our team is going to be skilled.”
Tyler Vaughn, Shortstop
Junior, Murphy, N.C.
First Team All-Sun Belt, Capital One First-Team
Sun Belt Rankings: 70 runs scored (1st Sun Belt,
2nd NCAA), .346 batting average (9th), 82 hits
(tied for 2nd), 19 doubles (tied for 8th), 276 plate
appearances (1st), 169 defensive assists (tied for 4th)
Trae Santos, First Base
Junior, Barrigada, Guam
Second Team All-Sun Belt
Sun Belt Rankings: .599 slugging percentage (5th),
48 runs scored (tied for 8th), 65 RBIs (2nd), 4
triples (tied for 2nd), 16 home runs (tied for 1st),
133 total bases (3rd)
Drafted: San Diego Padres, 17th round