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COLLEGE SOFTBALL: Loffer named NAIA Player of the Year

| June 8, 2023 1:15 AM

From news services

Lake City High product Haley Loffer, a graduate student shortstop, secured another first in the College of Idaho softball history on Wednesday as she was named the 2023 NAIA-Softball Coaches' Association Player of the Year and her second first team All-American Team.

Loffer joins Southern Oregon's Riley Donovan and Harlee Donovan as past winners of the NAIA-Softball Coaches' Association Player of the Year from the Cascade Collegiate Conference.

On Tuesday, she was the first softball player in program history to earn a first team All-American honor by the NFCA (National Fastpitch Coaches Association). For Loffer, this is her second first team All-American recognition, becoming the first player in program history to accomplish the feat. She was also named to the CSC (College Sports Communicators) Academic All-American team for the second-straight year.

In her final season at College of Idaho, she was the team leader in batting average (.406), slugging percentage (.775), on-base percentage (.566), runs scored (81), hits (65), doubles (15), home runs (12) and total bases (124) on her way to CCC Player of the Year and first team all-Cascade Collegiate Conference (CCC) honors. Against CCC teams, which had the final two teams play against one another for the national championship, she had a .375 batting average, .521 on-base percentage and a .693 slugging percentage to go along with 40 runs scored, eight doubles, six home runs and 19 stolen bases.