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20070516 Cats Rake in All-Pac-10 Honors
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Release: 05/16/2007
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<DIV class=Section1> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">TUCSON</B></st1:City><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">, <st1:State w:st="on">Ariz.</st1:State> ? </B>The top-seeded and Pac-10 champion <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> softball team had four players named to the All-Pacific-10 team on Wednesday.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Seniors Caitlin Lowe and Kristie Fox, as well as junior Taryne Mowatt earned first-team honors, while Chelsie Mesa was listed on the second team.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> head coach Mike Candrea was cited as the Pac-10 Coach of the Year for the 10<SUP>th</SUP> time.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"> <TABLE height=181 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=125 align=left border=1> <P> <TBODY> <TR> <TD><IMG id=SCALEPHOTO alt="" src="http://www.nmnathletics.com.edgesuite.net/pics9/160/KM/KMBCTFXFDHKZFZA.20060926175422.jpg"></TD></TR> <TR> <TD>Caitlin Lowe</TD></TR> <P></P> <P></P> <P></P></P></TABLE>Lowe, a four-time, first-team All-Pac-10 honoree, also became the first player in <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> history to be named the Pac-10&rsquo;s Defensive Player of the Year.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The center fielder from <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Tustin</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Calif.</st1:State></st1:place>, is a three-time, first-team NFCA All-American and is hitting .431 on the season and leads the country in stolen bases at a perfect 46-for-46.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>&rsquo;s career steals leader is one of just 11 players in NCAA history to have accumulated 300 hits, 200 runs and 100 stolen bases.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">This is Fox&rsquo;s third year as an All-Pac-10 first team selection.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The <st1:City w:st="on">San Diego</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Calif.</st1:State>, native has been named a first-team NFCA All-American the last two years and currently leads <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> with 13 home runs and 55 RBI.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The shortstop ranks eighth on the career home run list at UA with 46 dingers and is 15<SUP>th</SUP> in NCAA history with 222 RBI. <TABLE height=181 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=129 align=right border=1> <P> <TBODY> <TR> <TD> <P align=right><IMG id=SCALEPHOTO alt="" src="http://www.nmnathletics.com.edgesuite.net/pics14/160/CD/CDSOHCQRJDXIFZP.20061121200546.jpg"></P></TD></TR> <TR> <TD>Kristie Fox</TD></TR> <P></P> <P></P> <P></P></P></TABLE></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Mowatt, who assumed the esteemed role of being the <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> ace this year, is a first time honoree after being tabbed as an honorable mention in 2006.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Mowatt boasts a 31-10 record with 409 strikeouts in 277 innings pitched.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The strikeout mark is the fifth best in a single season for a UA pitcher, as is the aforementioned innings total.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The hurler from <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Corona</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Calif.</st1:State></st1:place>, has appeared in all but five of UA&rsquo;s 52 games this season and has posted 25 wins against teams that made the NCAA Tournament. </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"> <TABLE height=181 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=121 align=left border=1> <P> <TBODY> <TR> <TD><IMG id=SCALEPHOTO alt="" src="http://www.nmnathletics.com.edgesuite.net/pics24/160/OQ/OQGPIWVPKXUYCKE.20061012194914.jpg"></TD></TR> <TR> <TD>Mike Candrea</TD></TR> <P></P> <P></P> <P></P></P></TABLE>For Candrea, who has been named coach of the year by every conceivable association or media outlet over the course of his illustrious career, his 10<SUP>th</SUP> Pac-10 Coach of the Year honor coincides with the 10<SUP>th</SUP> Pac-10 title for <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> softball.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Earlier this year, the 22-year UA head coach earned his 1,100<SUP>th</SUP> Division I coaching victory and reached the benchmark victory faster than any of the other four coaches that have done so.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:City w:st="on">Mesa</st1:City>, a second-year letterwinner from <st1:City w:st="on">Yuma</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Ariz.</st1:State>, earned her first yearly honor in an <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> uniform thanks to a .377 batting average, eight home runs and 16 stolen bases.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The second baseman came to the Wildcats after having won a pair of NJCAA national championships up the road at <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Phoenix</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">College</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>She has yet to complete a season of intercollegiate softball without a national championship. <TABLE height=181 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=123 align=right border=1> <P> <TBODY> <TR> <TD><IMG id=SCALEPHOTO alt="" src="http://www.nmnathletics.com.edgesuite.net/pics/160/FL/FLJTGUAJMTKTAOW.20060926175427.jpg"></TD></TR> <TR> <TD>Chelsie Mesa</TD></TR> <P></P> <P></P> <P></P></P></TABLE></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Three Wildcats ? Adrienne Acton, K&rsquo;Lee Arredondo and Callista Balko ? were listed as honorable mentions.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>It is the first such honor for Acton or Arredondo and the second for Balko, who earned the same distinction in 2006.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Beginning Friday, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> will play host to an NCAA Regional for the 13<SUP>th</SUP> time in the last 15 years.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Wildcats will open the four-team, double-elimination tournament against MEAC champion Howard at 6:30 this Friday.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>For tickets, call (520) 621-CATS or log on to arizonaathletics.com.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Player of the Year:<B> </B>Kaitlin Cochran, ASU<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Pitcher of the Year: Katie Burkhart, ASU<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B>Defensive Player of the Year: Caitlin Lowe, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">ARIZ</st1:place></st1:State><o:p></o:p></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Newcomer of the Year: Jennifer Salling, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">ORE</st1:place></st1:State><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B>Coach of the Year: Mike Candrea, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">ARIZ</st1:State></st1:place><o:p></o:p></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B><o:p> </o:p></B></P></DIV><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA"></SPAN></B> <DIV class=Section2> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B>FIRST TEAM<o:p></o:p></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">Katie Burkhart, ASU</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">Ashley Charters, WASH</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">Kaitlin Cochran, ASU</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">Krista Colburn, UCLA</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">Bianca Cruz, ASU</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">Lisa Dodd, UCLA</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Kristie Fox, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">ARIZ</st1:place></st1:State><o:p></o:p></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">Danielle Lawrie, WASH</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">Jodie Legaspi, UCLA</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Caitlin Lowe, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">ARIZ</st1:place></st1:State><o:p></o:p></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><st1:place w:st="on">Cambria</st1:place> Miranda, OSU</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Taryne Mowatt</B></st1:City><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">, <st1:State w:st="on">ARIZ</st1:State></B></st1:place><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><o:p></o:p></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">Jennifer Salling, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">ORE</st1:place></st1:State></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">Dena Tyson, WASH</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B>SECOND TEAM<o:p></o:p></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">Suzie Barnes, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">ORE</st1:place></st1:State></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">Mindy Cowles, ASU</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">Alissa Haber, STAN</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">Sari-Jane Jenkins, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">ORE</st1:place></st1:State></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">Natalie Johnson, OSU</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">Megan Langenfeld, UCLA</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">Dominique Lastrapes, WASH</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">Mia Longfellow, OSU</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">Brianne McGowan, OSU</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Chelsie Mesa</B></st1:City><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">, <st1:State w:st="on">ARIZ</st1:State></B></st1:place><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><o:p></o:p></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">Missy Penna, STAN</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">Jackie Rinehart, STAN</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">Alex Sutton, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">CAL</st1:place></st1:State></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">Ann Marie Topps, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">ORE</st1:place></st1:State></P></DIV><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA"><BR style="PAGE-BREAK-BEFORE: always; mso-break-type: section-break" clear=all></SPAN> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B>HONORABLE MENTION<o:p></o:p></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Adrienne Acton, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">ARIZ</st1:place></st1:State><o:p></o:p></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">Tricia Aggabao, STAN</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">K&rsquo;Lee Arredondo, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">ARIZ</st1:place></st1:State><o:p></o:p></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Callista Balko</B></st1:City><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">, <st1:State w:st="on">ARIZ</st1:State></B></st1:place><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><o:p></o:p></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Neena Bryant</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">ORE</st1:State></st1:place></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">Maddy Coon, STAN</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">Jaisa Creps, UCLA</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">Joanna Gail, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">ORE</st1:place></st1:State></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">Sherina Galvan, OSU</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">Lauren Greer, WASH</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">Tara Henry, UCLA</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">Whitney Holum, UCLA</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">Heidi Knabe, ASU</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">Shannon Koplitz, STAN</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Marnie Koziol</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">WASH</st1:State></st1:place></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">Kristi Leiter, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">ORE</st1:place></st1:State></P>
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