Troy, NY--- The Skyline Conference announced the 2010 all-stars in softball on Tuesday and The Sage Colleges placed graduate student, Kellie Jones (Troy, NY/Troy) on the All-Star Second Team at short stop.
Just last week, Jones was named the 2009-2010 Sage Athlete of the Year at the annual Athletic Award Banquet. An outstanding two-sport student-athlete at Sage College, Jones not only played women’s volleyball and softball, but excelled during her career in both sports. She leaves her name in the record books in both sports and served as a team captain for both teams as well. She graduated with a 3.6 grade-point-average as a member of the accelerated physical therapy program at Sage and is currently working on her graduate degree. Her leadership skills and athletic ability are unmatched and was named the recipient of the Sage Athlete of the Year for her dynamic ability on and off the playing field. Twice over the course of the 2010 season, she was named to the Skyline Conference Softball Weekly honor roll for her play.
In softball, she was named the 2010 Gator of the Year as the team’s Most Valuable Player after her dynamic play helped the program this season. She was a dominant force in the league this season as she batted .426 to rank sixth in the Skyline Conference this year. She closed her stellar career with numerous single-game and career marks. Among the many highlights the three-time team captain set were most doubles in a season (14) and career (36), and most home runs in a season (6). She finished her career with a .380 average (11th best), after playing in 125 games (3rd) with 376 at bats (2nd), with 143 hits (2nd), 36 doubles (1st), 8 triples (5th), 13 home runs (2nd), with 87 runs scored (2nd), 56 RBIs (7th)and 23 stolen bases (5th). For the 2010 season, Jones batted a team-high .426 with 12 doubles, 2 triples and a team-best 6 home runs, while driving in 17 runs and scoring 24 runs and ranked among the top five offensively in the conference in sixth different categories.
Kellie Jones’ assault on Sage’s Softball Record Books
Sage Career Records
No. 3 in career games played (125)
No. 2 in AB (376)
No. 2 in Hits (143)
No. 1 in doubles (36)
No. 5 in triples (8)
No. 2 in HR (13)
No. 2 in runs scored (87)
No. 7 in RBI (56)
No. 5 in stolen bases (23)
Sage Single-Season Records
No. 2 for at-bats (108) 2010
No. 2 for hits in a season (46) 2010
No. 3 for hits in a season (42) 2009
No. 1 for doubles in a season (14) 2009
No. 2 for doubles in a season (12) 2010
No. 4 for doubles in a season (7) 2007
No. 6 in triples for a season (4) 2008
Tied No. 1 for HR in a season (6) 2010
No. 4 for HR in a season (3) 2007
No. 5 for runs scored in a season (27) 2009
No. 9 for runs scored in a season (24) 2010
No. 5 for RBI in a season (26) 2009
No. 7 for stolen bases in a season (10) 2009
No. 11 for batting average in a season (.426)
As a member of the 2009 softball team, Jones ranked No. 26 in the NCAA Division III final statistics with her doubles per game with 0.41 per game (14). She was also named to the 2009 NFCA Scholar-Athlete Team, as well as the 2009 Skyline Conference Scholar-Athlete Team after also earning a spot on the 2009 Skyline Conference Softball All-Star Second Team and the 2009 NFCA All-Region Honorable Mention Team for the Atlantic Region.
Kellie Jones’ assault on Sage’s Women’s Volleyball Record Books
As a member of Sage’s women’s volleyball team, Jones helped the program to back-to-back Skyline Conference Championship titles in 2007 and 2008 as well as the program’s first and second NCAA Division III Tournament appearances those years. The 2009 squad finished as the league’s runner-up and she was named to the Skyline Conference Women’s Volleyball Second Team for her play after she racked up 257 kills with 355 digs. Overall on her Sage volleyball career, finished as a leaders in several categories. She tallied 675 kills, which is No. 7 on the career list, while her 1,198 career digs is fourth highest. Her 1.41 kills a game is No. 11 on the career list, while her 2.5 digs a game is also 11th best. She added 182 career serving aces which ranks fourth best as well. Overall on her 2009 volleyball campaign, she added 50 serving aces in 124 sets played and started. She earned a spot on the Union College Invitational All-Tournament Team and was selected the Skyline Conference Volleyball Player of the Week on September 21.