Former Land O’ Lakes High softball standout Shannon Saile, now a sophomore pitcher at Florida International University, has been named 2018 Conference USA (C-USA) Preseason Pitcher of the Year and to the Preseason All-Conference Team. Saile is a year removed from C-USA Freshman of the Year, First-Team All-C-USA and All-Freshman recognition.
In her 31 starts in 2017, Saile topped league pitchers with a 1.51 ERA, a .151 opponent batting average, 3.49 hits allowed per game, four saves, and 8.1 strikeouts per seven innings. Her eight shutouts, the most among the country’s freshman, tied the conference lead, while her 240 strikeouts were good for second, tying the school’s single-season record. Her presence in the circle, meanwhile, helped FIU set the school record for wins (46), win percentage (.754) and fewest losses (15) in a season en route to its third postseason appearance.
While at Land O’ Lakes, Saile was a four-year softball and three-year volleyball standout. As a senior, she earned Third-Team All-America honors by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.
Published February 7, 2018