Southern Oregon senior Strohm Fouty was named newcomer of the year and Kim Fritts earned coach-of-the-year honors in a voting by the Cascade Conference softball coaches.

Southern Oregon senior Strohm Fouty was named newcomer of the year and Kim Fritts earned coach-of-the-year honors in a voting by the Cascade Conference softball coaches.

Fouty, sophomore outfielder Meghan Laughlin, freshman pitcher Jordyn Kurtz and freshman designated player Kathryn Moy were all voted to the all-conference squad.

Fouty, a transfer from Grand Canyon, set school marks for stolen bases (43) — she ranked third in the nation — and on-base percentage (.519) and led the conference in hits (54) and runs scored (40). She finished second in the league and on the team in batting at .458.

Laughlin set the school record with her league-leading .463 batting average, while Kurtz led the conference and set a school record with 30 complete games.

Moy ranked sixth in the league with a .373 average.

Women's Basketball

Three high school seniors have signed national letters of intent to play women's basketball at Southern Oregon next season.

Corvallis High School's Gabe Johnson, Crescent Valley's Molly Doran and Rogers (Puyallup, Wash.) High School's Julia Nix will all play for the Red and Black during the 2009-10 season.

Johnson comes to SOU after an impressive high school career at Corvallis High. The 5-foot-6 point guard averaged 15 points as a senior and was named the Mid-Willamette Conference's player of the year. She was also an all-state selection. Johnson led Corvallis to a 23-4 record and a fourth-place finish at the Oregon state tournament.

Johnson also was named the conference's player of the year and named all-state as a junior after averaging 13 points per-game and earning all-conference honors as a sophomore.

Doran, a 5-11 guard, averaged 13 points at Crescent Valley last year and was named All Mid-Willamette. Doran was also voted all-conference as a junior after scoring 12 points per-game.

Doran's sisters both just finished playing NCAA Division I basketball. Elizabeth played at Santa Clara and Emily played at Idaho.

Nix, a 6-1 post, averaged 13 points and earned South Puget Sound League honors as a senior. Nix was also picked to play in the "Queens of the Hardwood" All-Star Classic and led her Rogers High School team to a 14-9 record and an appearance in the district playoffs.

Fouty, sophomore outfielder Meghan Laughlin, freshman pitcher Jordyn Kurtz and freshman designated player Kathryn Moy were all voted to the all-conference squad.

Fouty, a transfer from Grand Canyon, set school marks for stolen bases (43) — she ranked third in the nation — and on-base percentage (.519) and led the conference in hits (54) and runs scored (40). She finished second in the league and on the team in batting at .458.

Laughlin set the school record with her league-leading .463 batting average, while Kurtz led the conference and set a school record with 30 complete games.

Moy ranked sixth in the league with a .373 average.

Women's Basketball

Three high school seniors have signed national letters of intent to play women's basketball at Southern Oregon next season.

Corvallis High School's Gabe Johnson, Crescent Valley's Molly Doran and Rogers (Puyallup, Wash.) High School's Julia Nix will all play for the Red and Black during the 2009-10 season.

Johnson comes to SOU after an impressive high school career at Corvallis High. The 5-foot-6 point guard averaged 15 points as a senior and was named the Mid-Willamette Conference's player of the year. She was also an all-state selection. Johnson led Corvallis to a 23-4 record and a fourth-place finish at the Oregon state tournament.

Johnson also was named the conference's player of the year and named all-state as a junior after averaging 13 points per-game and earning all-conference honors as a sophomore.

Doran, a 5-11 guard, averaged 13 points at Crescent Valley last year and was named All Mid-Willamette. Doran was also voted all-conference as a junior after scoring 12 points per-game.

Doran's sisters both just finished playing NCAA Division I basketball. Elizabeth played at Santa Clara and Emily played at Idaho.

Nix, a 6-1 post, averaged 13 points and earned South Puget Sound League honors as a senior. Nix was also picked to play in the "Queens of the Hardwood" All-Star Classic and led her Rogers High School team to a 14-9 record and an appearance in the district playoffs.