Salem, Va. – Forty-five student athletes have been named to the 2004 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III All-America teams, as announced Thursday by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. The three teams were selected by NCAA coaches representing each region.

Top-ranked East Texas Baptist had four players selected to the squads, with three coming on the first team. Angela Gonzales landed one of the catcher’s spots, while Allison Ratcliff, the nation’s leading home run hitter, and Tonya Minor were named first-team designated player and outfielder, respectively. Christy Shipley was named to the third team.

Muskingum, one of the seven teams in Salem represented on the squad, also put three players on the three teams led by Erica Hoyt, who leads the nation in wins this season. April Rader earned second-team accolades for Donna Newberry’s squad, while Nicole Blubaugh and Shauna Jellison were both named to the third team.

Moravian followed ETBU with the most first-team selections. Meagan Hennessy was named first-team pitcher along with Hoyt after she put up a solid year that included Most Valuable Player honors at the NFCA Division III Leadoff Classic. Heather Bortz, who set an NCAA all-division consecutive hits record with a 44-game hit streak also earned first-team accolades for head coach John Byrne’s team.

St. Thomas put three players on the squads. Janet Nagle was named an at-large first team selection, while Nikki Conway and Michelle Wong were both selected to the second team. Washington (Mo.) put two players on the teams, as Liz Swary earned first-team honors while Laurel Sagartz was named to the third team. Dallas Slosjarik headed up a duo of Christopher Newport players who were named to the team. Slosjarik was named to the first team, while teammate Lauren Batson was named to the second team.

Cortland State and Bluffton each had two players named to the teams. Stephanie Adamshick and Lara Stone were named to the second and third teams, respectively, while Sarah Betts landed a spot on the third team to accompany second-teamer Allison Lange as the duo from Bluffton.

A complete list of the 2004 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III All-Americans follows.

First Team    
Position Player School
Pitcher Erica Hoyt Muskingum
Pitcher Meagan Hennessy Moravian
Catcher Angela Gonzales East Texas Baptist
Catcher Nicole Loudin Baldwin-Wallace
1B Liz Swary Washington (Mo.)
2B Brooke Peterdozzi Cabrini
3B Kelley Silagyi La Verne
Shortstop Heather Bortz Moravian
OF Dallas Slosjarik Christopher Newport
OF Erin Bravo Wisconsin-Whitewater
OF Tonya Minor East Texas Baptist
Utility Audrey Kuhn SUNY-Geneseo
DP Allison Ratcliff East Texas Baptist
At-Large Janet Nagle St. Thomas (Minn.)
At-Large Jewel Koury Pacific Lutheran
Second Team    
Position Player School
Pitcher Stephanie Adamshick Cortland State
Pitcher Hannah Roberts Univ. of Chicago
Catcher Nikki Conway St. Thomas (Minn.)
Catcher Erin Carson Alma
1B Maria Zangardi King's College
2B Linsey Longstreth Ohio Wesleyan
3B Audrey Lenoch Gustavus Adolphus
Shortstop Michelle Wong St. Thomas (Minn.)
OF Allison Lange Bluffton
OF April Rader Muskingum
OF Lauren Batson Christopher Newport
Utility Mallory McKinney Wisconsin-Eau Claire
DP Caroline Cubbage Lynchburg
At-Large Brynn Hasse Illinois Wesleyan
At-Large Jamie Anzaldi Ramapo
Third Team (All Selections At-Large)  
Player School  
Nicole Blubaugh Muskingum  
Jennifer Pietrowski Mary Hardin-Baylor  
Maggie Shaeffer Arcadia  
Christy Shipley East Texas Baptist  
Erin Kegley Wisconsin-Superior  
Lacey Lister Salisbury  
Amanda Gage Hamline  
Laurel Sagartz Washington (Mo.)  
Leigh Ann LaFave Alma  
Liz Gluck Williams  
Shauna Jellison Muskingum  
Jackie Demling Wheaton  
Rose Reichart Ripon  
Sarah Betts Bluffton  
Lara Stone Cortland State  

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