LOUISVILLE, Ky. – College of San Mateo and Mount San Antonio College led all schools with three selections each to the NFCA CalJC All-American teams, the Association announced on Monday.
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In the North Region, College of San Mateo led the way with three inclusions to the prestigious list, including pitcher Michele Pilster, infielder Selina Rodriguez and catcher Jamie Navarro. The trio helped guide the Lady Bulldogs to a second consecutive Coast Conference North title and a 38-4 overall record. Pilster headed the league in earned run average (1.22), pitching wins (29) and strikeouts (175), while Rodriguez rated fifth in batting average at .449 (13 doubles, two HR’s, 30 RBIs) and Navarro was deadlocked for third in RBIs with 43 (.455 avg., six doubles, four triples, four HR’s).
Napa College’s Miya Hamilton, Monterey Peninsula College’s Megan Scherer and Fresno City College’s Kyla Cisneros rounded out the North Region infield selections. Hamilton boasted a Bay Valley Conference-leading .562 batting mark and 44 stolen bases to go along with eight doubles and 47 RBIs. Scherer topped her 27-14 squad with a team-high .435 average, 14 doubles and 50 RBIs, the latter proving enough to rate fourth in the Coast-South Conference in the category. Cisneros registered the second-most RBIs (54) and the fourth-highest batting average (.458) in the Central Valley Conference while helping her Fresno City College squad to the top of the CV standings at 31-10 overall and 15-3 in league action.
The three outfield positions from the North Region included Racie Carrel (Shasta College), Kaycee Gonzales (Hartnell College) and Jenna Thorne (Sierra College). Carrel won the Golden Valley Conference batting crown via a .523 average and ranked second in the league with 37 RBIs. Gonzales finished third in the Coast-South in batting at .492, while Thorne finished fourth in the category in the Big 8 at .433 overall.
The leading hitter (.553) and RBI producer (66) in the Coast-South, Cabrillo College’s Sierra Clark completed the North squad as the All-American choice at utility. She also tallied a 19-4 record from the circle (second most wins in the league) to go along with a 1.99 ERA (fourth in the league) and 102 strikeouts over 158 innings of work.
Pitcher Emily Seidel, infielder Alendrina Pichardo and Alexandrea Simmons each reaped an All-American nod to grant Mount San Antonio College (37-4, 21-0 in South Coast) the most nods in the South Region with three. Seidel put up the league’s best marks in ERA (1.58), victories (24) and K’s (235) while Simmons (41 RBIs, 24 steals) and Pichardo (12 HR’s, 38 RBIs) ranked one-two in league batting average at .558 and .480, respectively.
Natalie Barrios of Riverside City College, the only additional school to boast more than a single All-American selection with two, Andrea Arellano of Cerritos College and Nicole Nobbe of Cypress College completed the infield choices from the South. Barrios paced the Orange Empire Conference in both HR’s (20) and RBIs (55), while finishing second in league batting average (.492) just behind fellow All-American Nobbe’s .524 mark (also boasted 17 doubles, 30 RBIs). Arellano powered Cerritos College to second in the South Coast by rating first in her league in RBIs (53) and tied for third in HR’s (11).
Honored as outfield selections alongside Simmons were Savannah Gutierrez of College of the Canyons and Alexandria Perkins of Santa Ana College. Gutierrez rated in a tie for first in steals (15) and second in batting average (.492), while also in possession of a 12-6 overall record and 62 K’s over 70.1 innings of work from the circle. Perkins boasted a league-best 42 stolen bases to go along with a .395 batting mark, 11 doubles and 27 RBIs.
Wrapping up the South Region All-American choices were Kawehl Ephan of Citrus College at catcher and Riverside City College’s Katherine Macias at utility. Ephan proved the top hitter in the Western State Blue Conference, impressively guiding the league in batting average (.538), HR’s (19) and RBIs (58). Macias finished second in the Orange Empire in HR’s (16), deadlocked for second in RBIs (44) and fifth in batting average (.475) for 38-3 Riverside.