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Wildcat Threesome Named All-America
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 05/27/2009
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May 27, 2009

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Arizona's Brittany Lastrapes, Stacie Chambers and Brittany Lastrapes were named All-Americans today by Louisville Slugger and the National Fastpitch Coaches Associaiton.

They give Arizona head coach Mike Candrea a staggering 82 of the 83 All-America honors earned by UA softball players since 1984. He's now had 37 individuals earn multiple NFCA All-America honors.

Sophomore outfielder Lastrapes was a first-team selection, repeating after last year's citation for third-team honors. Senior third baseman Leles and junior catcher Chambers earned third-team honors, their first NFCA honors.

The Cats had three or more picks for the 17th year under Candrea, who has coached an All-American every year since his third season in 1988.

All three are among national leaders entering Arizona's 21st participation in the Women's College World Series this week, with Lastrapes hitting .483, and Chambers the nation's top home run and RBI leader with 31 and 96. Leles has 23 home runs and 64 RBI.

Chambers joins former Wildcat catchers Jody Miller-Pruitt, Leah Braatz, Lety Pineda and Lindsey Collins in earning an NFCA nod. Leles joins former Cats Nicki Dennis, Krista Gomez, Pineda and Toni Mascarenas as third baseman cited. Lastrapes is in a long line of UA All-America outfielders, most recently Caitlin Lowe, Autumn Champion and Courtney Fossatti.

But none of the individual honors mean much tomorrow when UA hits the field in the fourth game of the WCWS, facing off against top-seed and No. 1-ranked Florida.

The Gators are led by All-American pitcher Stacey Nelson and a solid offense. Arizona brings the high-powered hitting attack and the program's experience in 21 world series appearances.

(Courtesy NFCA:)

2009 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I All-Americans

 First Team

 

 

Pos.

 Name

 School

P

Kelsi Dunne

University of Alabama

P

Danielle Lawrie

University of Washington

P

Stacey Nelson

University of Florida

C

Chelsea Bramlett

Mississippi State University

1B

Adrienne Monka

Northwestern University

2B

Ashley Charters

University of Washington

3B

Alisa Goler

University of Georgia

SS

Tammy Williams

Northwestern University

OF

Kaitlin Cochran

Arizona State University

OF

Brittany Lastrapes

University of Arizona

OF

Katie Schroeder

University of California, Los Angeles

UT/P

Megan Langenfeld

University of California, Los Angeles

UT/Non-P

Amber Flores

University of Oklahoma

At-Large/OF

Alissa Haber

Stanford University

At-Large/UT-P

Charlotte Morgan

University of Alabama

At-Large/P

Nikki Nemitz

University of Michigan

At-Large/P

Missy Penna

Stanford University

At-Large/OF

Taylor Schlopy

University of Georgia

 

 

 

 Second Team

 

 

Pos.

 Name

 School

P

Brandice Balschmiter

University of Massachusetts

P

Stephanie Brombacher

University of Florida

P

Brittany Weil

University of Iowa

C

Melissa Roth

University of Louisville

1B

Tiffany Huff

University of Tennessee

2B

Aja Paculba

University of Florida

3B

Lindsey Ubrun

University of Missouri

SS

Molly Johnson

University of Kentucky

OF

Kelsey Bruder

University of Florida

OF

Francesca Enea

University of Florida

OF

Brittany Rogers

University of Alabama

UT/P

Becca Heteniak

DePaul University

UT/Non-P

Amanda Chidester

University of Michigan

At-Large/SS

Ashley Hansen

Stanford University

At-Large/C

Sam Marder

Ohio State University

At-Large/3B

Amber Patton

DePaul University

At-Large/1B

Samantha Ricketts

University of Oklahoma

At-Large/UT-Non-P

Marla Schweisberger

University of Missouri

 

 

 

Third Team 

 

 

Pos.

 Name

 School

P

Sarah Hamilton

Florida State University

P

Kim Reeder

Ohio State University

P

Kristen Wadwell

University of Louisville

C

Stacie Chambers

University of Arizona

1B

Christine Lux

University of Notre Dame

2B

Danielle Zymkowitz

University of Illinois

3B (tie)

Cheyenne Jenks

Florida Gulf Coast University

3B (tie)

Jenae Leles

University of Arizona

SS

Bianca Mejia

Long Island University

OF

Karli Hubbard

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

OF

Kirsten Shortridge

Louisiana State University

OF

Carly Normandin

University of Massachusetts

UT/P

Danielle Spaulding

University of North Carolina

UT/Non-P

Jessica Mapes

Arizona State University

At-Large/UT-P

Val Arioto

University of California

At-Large/2B

Amanda Kamekona

University of California, Los Angeles

At-Large/P

Tara Oltman

Creighton University

At-Large/C

Jessica Purcell

Brigham Young University

At-Large/OF

Jenna Rhodes

Virginia Tech

 

 

 

 

 

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