LOUISVILLE, Ky. –Mt. San Antonio College and Palomar College led the way with three honorees with College of San Mateo, El Camino College and Sierra College earning two selections apiece as the NFCA announced its 2019 Cal JC All-America teams on Monday afternoon.
Sierra’s Dallas Atchley was tabbed the 2019 Diamond Sports / NFCA Catcher of the Year and Cerritos College’s Tena Spoolstra was selected as the New Balance / NFCA Golden Shoe recipient as Cal JC’s top base stealer.
In the South Region, El Camino, Mt. SAC and Palomar received multiple honors, while San Mateo and Sierra paced the North Region. Infielders Sarah Fisher of Palomar and California Community College Fastpitch Association (3CFCA) Player of the Year (South Region) Diamond Lewis of El Camino, along with Rylie Seip of Santiago Canyon College return to the West’s All-America squad for the second straight season.
Fisher, hitting .488, keyed No. 5 Palomar to Pacific Coast title, 33-5 overall and 15-1 conference records. She topped her squad with 59 hits, 16 doubles, 43 RBI, 50 runs, a .543 on-base percentage and .785 slugging percentage. Lewis, who ranks third in the CCCAA with 33 stolen bases, is hitting .443 with 51 hits, 16 doubles, 45 runs scored and 29 RBI with 26 walks and a .559 on-base percentage. Seip was the catalyst for the Hawks, leading her squad in every offensive category, including a .457 batting average, .957 slugging percentage, 56 runs scored, 12 triples (second in CCCAA) and 36 RBI.
Fisher was joined by her teammates, outfielder Megan Wachholz and catcher Kendall Kates. Wachholz is second on the squad with a .474 batting average, 55 hits, 41 runs and a .541 on-base percentage. She tops the Comets with 18 walks and nine stolen bases. Behind the dish, Kates has thrown out eight runners at a 33 percent clip and owns a .991 fielding percentage. She’s also hitting .412 with eight doubles and 28 RBI.
Also coming from eighth-ranked El Camino is utility player Jocelyn Hernandez, who patrols the outfield and also leads the Warriors in the circle. She owns a .414 batting average and matches Lewis with a team-best 16 doubles and 29 RBI. Hernandez is 15-1 with a 1.41 ERA in 104.1 innings of work. She also tops the staff with 23 appearances, 10 complete games and two saves.
Mt. San Antonio’s trio includes pitcher Briana Wheeler, infielder Vicky Gutierrez and outfielder Ally Longtree keyed the second-ranked Mounties to a 22-0 South Coast-North mark and 36-4 overall record. Wheeler, the 3CFCA Pitcher of the Year (South), ranks second with a 0.78 ERA and fifth with 186 strikeouts. She is 21-1 with six shutouts, surrendering 65 hits and holding her opponents to .149 batting average in 134.1 innings of work. Gutierrez tops Mt. SAC with a .434 average, 15 doubles, 49 hits, while Longtree (.427, 31 RBI), the South Coast Player of the Year, leads the team with five triples, 34 runs, a .691 slugging percentage and .484 on-base percentage.
Rounding out the South Region squad is Riverside City College infielder Danielle Lopez. The .386 hitter tops the Tigers with four triples, 12 home runs 59 RBI and a .819 slugging percentage.
In the North, top-ranked San Mateo is led by hurler Emily McAdams and outfielder Amanda Ubois-Weitenhagen, while No. 7 Sierra College is anchored by outfielder Bailynn Meek and catcher Atchley.
McAdams, the 3CFCA Pitcher of the Year (North), tops the CCCAA with 26 victories and 10 shutouts, and is second overall with a 0.77 ERA. The sophomore righty is 26-1 with 174 strikeouts and a .160 batting average against. Offensively, she is batting .386 (22-for-57) with 24 runs scored and 21 stolen bases. Ubois-Weitenhagen is batting a tick under .500 at .495 with 49 hits, 10 doubles, 12 homers, 46 RBI and 40 runs scored. Along with her team-leading average, home runs and RBI, the freshman paces the squad with .556 on-base and .980 slugging percentages.
Meek paced the Wolverines offensively, topping the team with a .422 average, 57 hits, 18 doubles and 47 RBI. She also recorded 31 runs, five home runs a .448 on-base percentage and .667 slugging percentage. Atchley hit .393 with a team-best seven homers, 39 RBI, .450 on-base percentage and .675 slugging percentage. Behind the dish, she registered a .994 fielding percentage and throws out runners attempting to steal at a .566 clip (10-of-18).
Lauren LaHood rounded out the North Region outfielders. The Cabrillo College standout is hitting .490 with 51 hits, four doubles, four triples, six long balls, 24 RBI and a team-high 37 runs scored. She also tops the Seahawks with 14 stolen bases, a .534 on-base percentage and .779 slugging percentage.
Utility selection, Madison Gallagher of San Jose City College leads the CCCAA with a .576 batting average, and ranks in the top four with 125 total bases (2nd), 13 home runs (t-2nd), 56 RBI (3rd), .607 on-base percentage (.607) and 1.000 slugging percentage (4th). The 3CFCA Player of the Year (North) also owns a 16-2 record in the circle.
Rounding out the North Region are four infielders – Hanna Steege (Cosumnes River College) Miaela Ferriera (San Joaquin Delta College), Tiana Bolin (Foothill College) and Samantha Martinez (College of the Sequoias).
Over 32 contests, Steege is batting a team-best .484 with 46 hits, six triples, 30 runs scored and a .515 on-base percentage. One of the top hitters in the CCCAA, Ferriera leads the league with 77 hits, is third in total bases (128), fifth in batting average (.535), eighth in on-base percentage (.578) and ninth in slugging (.889). Additionally, she is fielding .977, committing just four errors in 177 chances. Bolin leads the CCCAA with 63 runs scored and swiped 40 bases in 43 attempts, second-best in the league. The speedy second baseman, who has made just six errors and is fielding .969, is also batting .402 with 12 doubles and 25 RBI. Martinez is fifth overall with 19 doubles, while batting .345 with 10 home runs, 36 RBI and 42 runs scored.
Spoolstra, who takes home the New Balance / NFCA Golden Shoe award, leads the CCAA with 41 stolen bases in 46 attempts. The speedster paces Cerritos with a .439 batting average, 58 hits, 46 runs and a .510 on-base percentage.
2019 Cal JC All-Americans
Pitcher- Emily McAdams, College of San Mateo
Infield – Hannah Steege, Cosumnes River College
Infield – Mikaela Ferriera, San Joaquin Delta College
Infield – Tiana Bolin, Foothill College
Infield – Samantha Martinez, College of the Sequoias
Outfield – Lauren LaHood, Cabrillo College
Outfield – Amanda Ubois-Weitenhagen, College of San Mateo
Outfield – Bailynn Meek, Sierra College
Catcher – Dallas Atchley, Sierra College #
Utility – Madison Gallagher, San Jose City College
Pitcher – Briana Wheeler, Mt. San Antonio College
Infield – Diamond Lewis, El Camino College
Infield – Vicky Gutierrez, Mt. San Antonio College
Infield – Sarah Fisher, Palomar College
Infield – Danielle Lopez, Riverside City College
Outfield – Ally Longtree, Mt. San Antonio College
Outfield – Megan Wachholz, Palomar College
Outfield – Rylie Seip, Santiago Canyon College
Catcher – Kendall Kates, Palomar College
Utility – Jocelyn Hernandez, El Camino College
# - Denotes Diamond Sports / NFCA Catcher of the Year