STARKVILLE, Miss. – Antelope Valley and Mt. San Antonio led the way by placing three players each on the 2011 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Cal JC All-American teams that were announced by the Association on Monday. Shasta College was the only other school to garner more than award by placing two on this year’s team.
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In the North, Shasta led the way with sophomore Cassidy Olson earning a spot on the team as the catcher and freshman Cassidy Horner earning outfield honors. Olson ended her career with the Knights by batting .459 with team-highs of 18 home runs and 53 RBIs, while Horner began her time with Shasta by leading the team in batting average at .460 to go along with 11 doubles and 35 RBIs.
For Siskiyous, sophomore McKaylee Pittman hit. 469 on the year as an infielder and used 29 extra-base hits to drive in a league-high 68 runs. Joining Pittman in the infield was sophomore Jennifer Ringle of Solano, freshman Mia King of San Joaquin Delta and San Mateo sophomore Alyssa Jepsen. Ringle turned in the highest batting average of any Cal JC player this season by hitting .535 for the Falcons and stealing a league-high 52 bases. King turned in a .457 clip on the year and scored 42 runs, while Jepsen led the Bulldogs with a .435 average and 18 stolen bases.
The final two field positions spots on this year’s North team went to outfielders sophomore Brooke Nasalroad of Reedley and sophomore Rebecka Schneider of Consumnes River. Nasalroad hit .468 for the Tigers this season and drove in 33 runs, while Schneider had 29 RBIs, 20 walks and 26 stolen bases.
Rounding out the North team were sophomore Cortney Allen of Sacramento City at pitcher and sophomore Jessica Varady of Ohlone. Allen ended her career with Panthers by turning in a 18-5 record, a 0.67 ERA and 169 strikeouts. Varady went 24-5 on the year with 189 strikeouts, while also batting .404 and scoring 33 times.
In the South, Antelope and Mt. San Antonio scored a league-high three players each, with Antelope also having this year’s only two-time All-American.
Sophomore Adraina Perez notched her second All-American nod as a catcher by blasting a team-high batting average of .516 and driving in 59 runs. In the infield, sophomore Alena Murgatroyd crossed the plate a league-leading 61 times, while freshman Hayley Sullivan hit .471 with 36 RBIs to earn spot on the team in the outfield.
For Mt. San Antonio, freshman infielder Ashlynn Booker made the most of her maiden collegiate campaign by leading the league with 19 home runs and a astronomical slugging percentage of 1.227. Joining Booker in the infield for the Mounties was sophomore Cya Neal who hit .471with 28 stolen bases. Rounding out the selections for Mt. San Antonio was freshman utility player Alyssa Gonzales who hit .446 with 37 RBIs.
Finishing out the position players in the South were freshman infielder Christina Bolin form Saddleback and sophomore outfielders Brianne Webster of Cypress and Stacy Razo of Los Angeles Valley. Bolin put up a batting average of .495 with 11 home runs on the year for the Gauchos, while Webster hit .442 and drove in 49 runs. Razo missed the league’s batting average championship by one one-hundredth to end the season batting .534 with 41 runs and 19 stolen bases.
Earning the lone pitching spot on the South team was Kailey Snyder of Santa Barbara City College. Snyder turned in a 0.94 ERA this season and finished her final season with the Vaqueros by going 27-4 in the circle. She also ended the season with 233 strikeouts, the second-most in the league.