Tiffany Lane Garners Preseason All-Conference USA Softball Honors

Jan. 13, 2010

By Sarah Tarasewicz

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - A day after participating in her first practice of the season, UCF junior Tiffany Lane (Moreno Valley, Calif.) learned Wednesday that she was selected to the 14-member Preseason All-Conference USA Softball Team voted on by the league's nine head coaches.

The preseason honor is the second-straight for Lane in her career and the fifth for the Knights' softball program since joining the league in 2006.

Heading into her third season at UCF, Lane ranks third in C-USA and holds the UCF record for career triples with 15 after having tied for the NCAA Division I lead with eight triples last season. The shortstop also hit .350 with 56 hits, 34 runs and 27 RBI to lead the Knights' offense and earn a spot on the All-C-USA First Team as a sophomore in 2009.

For her career, Lane ranks second in batting average (.339) and on-base percentage (.421), fourth in slugging percentage (.484) and fifth in stolen bases (35) and assists (258) on the Black and Gold all-time register.

The Knights open the 2010 season at the NTC Elite Invitational in nearby Clermont, Fla., on Feb. 12 with a doubleheader against perennial powerhouses Oklahoma and UCLA.

Season tickets for the 2010 season are only $40 and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchase online at UCFAthletics.com or through the Athletics Ticket Office by calling (407) 823-1000.

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2010 Preseason All-Conference USA Honorees
Player of the Year
Megan Hill, Southern Miss
Pitcher of the Year
Toni Paisley, East Carolina
Preseason All-Conference Team
C - Camilla Carrera, UTEP
IF - Tiffany Lane, UCF
IF - Cristen Aona, ECU
IF - Catherine Douglass, UAB
IF - Alianna Telles, Marshall
IF - Vanessa Vice, Tulsa
OF - Megan Hill, Southern Miss
OF - Lauren Lindsay, Tulsa
OF - Martina Landrum, UAB
OF - Christina Merrida, ECU
P - Toni Paisley, East Carolina
P - Jackie Lawrence, Tulsa
UT - Chelsea Troupe, UTEP
DH - Jennifer Kinkert, Houston