May 19, 2010
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--Eight Wildcats earned All-Conference accolades when the Pac-10 Conference honors were released Wednesday. Stacie Chambers, Brittany Lastrapes and Kenzie Fowler were named first team All-Pac-10. Fowler was named to the All-Freshman team as well, along with Brigette Del Ponte. In addition, Del Ponte was named second team All-Pac-10 along with K'Lee Arredondo and Lauren Schutzler. Lini Koria was an honorable mention selection while Baillie Kirker made honorable mention for the All-Freshman squad.
Lastrapes picked up her third first team award in three years. The junior started all 54 games for the Wildcats this year and leads the team in batting average (.409), runs scored (58), hits (70) and doubles (11). Her 15 homeruns and 51 RBI rank third on the team.
Chambers earned her second first team All-Pac-10 selection in as many years. The redshirt junior has 16 long-balls to go along with 63 RBI. The Wildcats' clean-up hitter also leads the team in walks; her 49 base-on-balls tops the second best figure by 12. Chambers is batting .374 but has a team leading on-base percentage of .525.
Fowler, one of 10 finalists for National Player of the Year, boasts an ERA of 1.22 while going 31-6 in the circle. Through 218.1 innings pitched, the freshman has struck out 286 batters. Opposing players are hitting only .143 against the right-hander this season. She is only the second freshman in Arizona history to tally 30 wins in a season.
Arredondo, the lone Wildcat senior honoree, is second on the team in hits (68) and third in batting average (.376). Arredondo has 33 RBI.
Del Ponte leads the team and ranks in the top-10 nationally in HR (8th with 20) and RBI (2nd with 71). The freshman is batting .338 with a slugging percentage of .784. She needs only five more RBI to tie Leah Braatz for the Arizona freshman RBI record.
Schutzler has earned All-Conference honors for the second straight season. The centerfielder is batting .386 and leads the team with 10 stolen bases in 12 attempts.
Koria has driven in 46 runs and has 15 homeruns. 22 of the sophomore's 35 hits have been for extra bases.
Kirker is fielding .996 while starting 48 games at first base. The freshman has seven long balls.
2010 PAC-10 ALL-CONFERENCE SOFTBALL TEAM
Name Year Pos.School
Valerie Arioto Jr. UTIL California
Katelyn Boyd So. INF Arizona State
Stacie Chambers Rs. Jr. C Arizona
GiOnna DiSalvatore Jr. UTIL UCLA
Kenzie Fowler Fr. P Arizona
Alissa Haber Sr. OF Stanford
Ashley Hansen So. INF Stanford
Andrea Harrison So. OF UCLA
Brittany Lastrapes Jr. OF Arizona
Megan Langenfeld Sr. P/1B UCLA
Danielle Lawrie Sr. P Washington
Samantha Pappas Fr. OF Oregon
Kimi Pohlman So. OF Washington
Jamia Reid So. OF California
Jenn Salling Jr SS Washington
Name Year Pos. School
K'Lee Arredondo Sr. SS Arizona
Julie Burney Sr. INF UCLA
Kaylyn Castillo Jr. C Arizona State
Lea Cavestany Fr. UTIL Oregon State
Brigette Del Ponte Fr. UTIL Arizona
Jolene Henderson Fr. P California
Shannon Koplitz Sr. INF/OF Stanford
Annie Lockwood So. INF Arizona State
Jessica Moore Fr. P Oregon
Audrey Roderfeld Jr. C/UTIL Oregon State
Lesley Rogers Jr. OF Arizona State
Lauren Schutzler Jr. OF Arizona
Niki Williams So. INF Washington
Shawna Wright Fr. C Washington
Hillary Bach, ASU; Neena Bryant, ORE; Allie Burger, ORE; Caylyn Carlson, ASU; Kelsey Chambers, ORE; Dani Chisholm, OSU; Krista Donnenwirth, ASU; Frani Echavarria, CAL; Hooch Fagaly, WASH; Amanda Fleischman, WASH; Teagan Gerhart, STAN; Paige Hall, OSU; Monica Harrison, UCLA; Taylor Kelly, CAL; Donna Kerr, UCLA; Lini Koria, ARIZ; Ally Kutz, OSU; Alyson McWherter, WASH; Rosey Neill, STAN; Jenna Rich, STAN; Vernae Sevilla, CAL; Kaila Shull, UCLA; Samantha Skillingstad, ORE; Bailey Stenson, WASH; Shannon Thomas, CAL; Mandy Urfer, ASU; Jace Williams, CAL; Dani Yudin, UCLA; Lindsey Ziegenhirt, CAL
2010 PAC-10 ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
B.B. Bates OF UCLA
Allie Burger OF Oregon
Lea Cavestany UTIL Oregon State
Brigette Del Ponte UTIL Arizona
Hooch Fagaly C/INF Washington
Kenzie Fowler P Arizona
Teagan Gerhart P/INF Stanford
Jolene Henderson P California
Jessica Moore P Oregon
Samantha Pappas OF Oregon
Sam Parlich 2B/P Arizona State
Jenna Rich P/INF Stanford
Shawna Wright C Washington
Lindsey Ziegenhirt C California
Honorable Mention All-Freshman
Marina Demore, OSU; Charlotte Dolan, UCLA; Maggie Doremus, OSU; Kaylan Howard, ORE;
Baillie Kirker, ARIZ; Ally Kutz, OSU