Seven Warhawks Land on the Southland Conference’s 1990s All-Decade Team
Note: The Southland Conference's Todd Lamb contributed to this report.
FRISCO, Texas -- The Southland Conference released Wednesday its 1990s All-Decade Team as part of its year-long 50th Anniversary commemoration with Shannon Cooley, Andy Davis, Harold Henry, Tommy Lewis, Ben Mann, Ben Sheets and Corey Taylor earning a spot on the All-Decade Team.
Cooley was an outfielder at ULM in 1995 and 1996 and was named the Southland Conference’s Player of the Year in 1996. During the 1996 campaign, Cooley led the Warhawks in batting average (.345), hits (79) and RBI (57).
Davis (1988-92) was a two-time All-Southland selection (1991, 1992) as he split time between the outfield and the designated hitter role. Davis led ULM in batting average during his final two seasons in 1991 and 1992 at .362 and .397, respectively.
Henry played three seasons in Monroe (1989-91) and earned all-conference honors during the final two. The outfielder led ULM in homers in 1990 and 1991.
Lewis spent four seasons at ULM and was named the Southland’s Player and Hitter of the Year in 1997. Lewis tallied 64 hits and batted .393 as a senior, a mark that places him fifth in the all-time record book.
Mann pitched two seasons at Warhawk Field (1995-96) and earned conference Pitcher of the Year honors in 1996. Mann paced the club with a 2.81 ERA as a senior.
Ben Sheets spent three seasons at ULM (1997-99) and was a two-time All-Southland selection (1998, 1999). He was also named the conference Player and Pitcher of the Year in 1999. He went on to earn an Olympic Gold Medal as part of the 2000 United States Olympic Team. Sheets holds the school record for wins in a season (14) and season winning percentage (.933) both of which came in the 1999 season.
Taylor was an outfielder at ULM from 1995-98 and was named All-Southland following junior and senior seasons. Taylor holds the career records at ULM for runs (240), triples (14), homers (51) and walks (172). He ranks second in RBI (188), stolen bases (94) and total bases (449).