SOU's Harlee Donovan First Raider to be Named NAIA Player of the Year

After a season that saw her break her own SOU single-season record of 11 home runs and lead the NAIA in a number of offensive categories, SOU catcher Harlee Donovan was named the country's Player of the Year.

Posted: Jun 1, 2018 3:04 PM

ASHLAND -- For the first time in school history, Southern Oregon University is the home of the NAIA Softball Player of the Year, as catcher Harlee Donovan was given that honor on Friday. 

The Raiders' most prolific power hitter in school history hit .447 with 12 home runs and 77 RBI to go along with a .771 slugging percentage in 2018. Two of those home runs came in the NAIA Softball World Series, both were three-run shots, and they each swung the momentum in the game. 

Donovan also slugged 16 doubles and drew 62 walks. She ranked second in NAIA in RBI and ninth in total bases with 138. Teammate, shortstop Kelsey Randall, was named a second-team All-American by NAIA on Friday as well after wrapping up the best overall offensive career for a Raider softball player.

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