Daughdrill, native of Bossier City, led the Demons in batting average (.324), runs batted in (38), total bases (89) and on-base percentage (.410). The junior-transfer from Bossier Parish Community College had 38 runs, and one shy for a share of the lead in walks.
"We are proud of Chase and he deserves this recognition," said Demon head coach Lane Burroughs. "He was very steady the entire season in our five hole, and had numerous clutch at-bats and drove in huge runs for us time and again."
Daughdrill started every game of the remarkable season the Demons had, and all but one was a start at third base. He was a menace from the fifth spot in Northwestern State's order after he took it over to start conference play; he hit there in every game except for three when he was the cleanup hitter.
"Chase is a very mature young man and is one of our best workers," said Burroughs.
He had 18 multi-hit games, including a 4-for-5 day against Southern, and seven three-hit ball games. Daughdrill drove in five runs in the second game of the McNeese State series, all on two homeruns and one double. He had eight other multi-RBI games.
He had the longest reached base streak on the team, 22 games, which started with the season. The infielder also had a 13-game hit streak.
"Anytime one of our guys is recognized, it is big for our Family and the future of Demon Baseball," said Burroughs.
The Demons finished in a tie for third place, and entered the league tourney as the fourth seed. They made an appearance in the semifinals for the first time since 2010, also the last time NSU won 30 games. Daughdrill was a part of the 14-game turnaround in league play from 2013, a Southland Conference record. He was also a member of NSU's school-tying record with a 17-game turnaround in overall wins.