Shelby Pendley was named first-team all-Pac-12 while Brigette Del Ponte, Hallie Wilson and Lini Koria were named second team
May 16, 2012
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -
Four Wildcats were members of the All-Pac-12 first or second teams, as announced by the conference Wednesday. Shelby Pendley was awarded first-team all-conference and Brigette Del Ponte, Hallie Wilson and Lini Koria were named to the second team.
Pendley hit .346 and led Arizona with 18 home runs and 53 RBI with a slugging percentage of .730. Pendley is one of three freshman named to the 20-player first-team all-Pac-12.
Koria, who was named all-Pac-10 Honorable Mention each of her first three years, was named to all-conference second team after hitting 16 home runs and batting .328 on the season. Koria drove home 33 runs and slugged .723.
Del Ponte earns her third citation on the all-conference team, this year a second-team selection. The third baseman was a first-team selection as a sophomore in 2011 and a second-teamer as a freshman in 2010. The junior has hit 14 homers and 14 doubles while driving in 51 runs this season.
Wilson earned second-team honors in her freshman year after leading the team with a .355 batting average from UA's leadoff spot. Wilson hit 12 doubles and a pair of home runs while driving in 26 runs.
Jessica Spigner was named all-Pac-12 Honorable Mention in her first year with the conference. The senior transfer from Tennessee hit .257 with eight home runs and 33 RBI.
Pendley and Wilson were also named to the conference's all-freshman team. Chelsea Goodacre and Chelsea Suitos received honorable mention citations for first-year-players.
Cal's Valerie Arioto was named Player of the Year, Cal's Jolene Henderson earned Pitcher of the Year, UCLA's Stephany LaRosa was selected as Freshman of the Year, Stanford's Ashley Hansen was named Defensive Player of the Year, Cal's Diane Ninemire was selected as Coach of the Year and ASU's Katelyn Boyd earned the Pac-12 Batting Champion.
2012 PAC-12 ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS
Name Position Year School
Valerie Arioto (3) UTIL RS Sr. California
B.B. Bates OF Jr. UCLA
Katelyn Boyd (3) SS Sr. Arizona State
Dallas Escobedo (2) P So. Arizona State
Ashley Hansen (4) SS Sr. Stanford
Andrea Harrison (3) OF/1B Sr. UCLA
Jolene Henderson (2) P Jr. California
Kaitlin Inglesby P/DP So. Washington
Alix Johnson OF So. Arizona State
Stephany LaRosa 3B Fr. UCLA
Annie Lockwood OF/1B Sr. Arizona State
Jessica Moore (2) P Jr. Oregon
Samantha Pappas (2) OF Jr. Oregon
Shelby Pendley SS Fr. Arizona
Kimi Pohlman (3) OF Sr. Washington
Jamia Reid (3) OF Sr. California
Jenna Rich 2B Jr. Stanford
Elizabeth Santana SS Jr. Oregon State
Katie Schroeder (2) OF RS Sr. UCLA
Hanna Winter INF Fr. Stanford
(2) - Two-time All-Conference selection
(3) - Three-time All-Conference selection
(4) - Four-time All-Conference selection
Name Position Year School
Hillary Bach P Sr. Arizona State
Samantha Camuso DP RS Sr. UCLA
Elizabeth Caporuscio OF Fr. Arizona State
Kelsey Chambers SS Sr. Oregon
Brigette Del Ponte 3B Jr. Arizona
Kaylan Howard 2B Jr. Oregon
Lini Koria C/DP Sr. Arizona
Leah White OF Fr. Stanford
Nikia Williams UTIL Sr. Washington
Hallie Wilson OF Fr. Arizona
Jenna Becerra, STAN; Mary Claire Brenner, OSU; Maya Burns, STAN; Courtney Ceo, ORE; Kailee Cuico, ORE; Frani
Echavarria, CAL; Katelyn Elliott, UTAH; Amber Freeman, ASU; Teagan Gerhart, STAN; Dani Gilmore, OSU; Erin Guzy,
OSU; Paige Hall, OSU; Jessica Hall, UCLA; Talor Haro, ASU; Victoria Hayward, WASH; Danielle Henderson, CAL; Whitney Holm, UTAH; Kelsey Hoopiiaina, UTAH; Breana Kostreba, CAL; Kylee Lahners, WASH; Generra Nielson, UTAH;
Christie Nieto, ORE; Tia Palauni, UTAH; Alexa Peterson, ORE; Jessica Spigner, ARIZ; Bailey Wigness, ASU; Jace Williams,CAL; Dani Yudin, UCLA.
2012 PAC-12 ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
Name Position School
Elizabeth Caporuscio OF Arizona State
Ally Carda P/1B UCLA
Cheyenne Cordes INF/OF California
Amber Freeman C Arizona State
Dani Gilmore OF/C Oregon State
Danielle Henderson 3B/C California
Breana Kostreba INF California
Stephany LaRosa 3B UCLA
Shelby Pendley SS Arizona
Haley Steele 3B Arizona State
Janie Takeda OF Oregon
Leah White OF Stanford
Hallie Wilson OF Arizona
Hanna Winter INF Stanford
Kate Dickman, UTAH; Aryn Feickert, OSU; Kiara Garcia, OSU; Chelsea Goodacre, ARIZ; Sara Goodrum, ORE; Karissa
Hovinga, ORE; Kylee Lahners, WASH; Cassandra Roulund, STAN; Kimberlee Souza, WASH; Chelsea Suitos, ARIZ; Nyree White, STAN.