Sacramento City College, Mt. San Antonio College and Cypress College lead the way as the 2008Louisville Slugger/NFCA Cal JC All-America Teams Teams were announced today.
Two individual award winners were also announced as Capree Williams from Cerritos College was selected as the adidas Golden Shoe Award winner and Ohlone College’s Kathryn Summer was named the Diamond Sports Catcher of the Year.
In the North division, Sacramento City College led the way with three first-team All-America selections including pitcher Amanda Monday, infielder Lindsey Bruno and outfielder Laeha Hill.
Monday had a 30-3 record thisx season to go with a 0.51 ERA over 202.1 innings in the circle, 17 shutouts and 197 strikeouts as opposed to just 31 walks. Bruno hit .392 as an infielder, going 56-for-143 with 32 runs scored, eight doubles, a triple, five home runs and 41 RBI on the year. Hill turned in a .431 batting average as an outfielder for Sacramento City College. She went 62-for-144 this season with 52 runs scored, 12 doubles, two triples and 28 RBI.
College of the Siskiyous and Sierra College each had two selections on the North Division First Team.
For College of the Siskiyous, Crystin Chewning was named a first-team outfielder while infielder Ali Paz hit .497 on the seson going 82-for-165 with 61 runs scored, 12 doubles, four triples, four home runs and 49 RBI.
Sierra College outfielder Karra Leota hit .489 this year, going 65-for-133 with 28 runs scored, 12 doubles, two triples, six home runs and 25 RBI. Fellow outfielder and teammate Jessica Pwoell also earned first-team All-America honors, hitting .406 going 54-for-133 with 33 runs scored, nine doubles, four triples, five home runs and 32 RBI.
Filling out the North Division Louisville Slugger All-America First Team are the following three players:
Amanda Schuler, an infielder from Shasta College, who hit .452 on the year going 70-for-155 with 32 runs scored, 18 doubles, eight home runs and 38 RBI.
Kathryn Summer a catcher for Ohlone College, hit .406 going 56-for-138 with 46 runs scored, eight doubles, six triples a home run and 31 RBI.
A utility player from Merced College, Megan McCullough hit .331 going 45-for-136 with 40 runs scored, nine doubles, a triple and 21 RBI.
In the South, Mt. San Antonio College and Cypress College each had three first-team All-Americans, followed by Cerritos College with two selections.
Mt. SAC’s group of All-Americans include an infielder, an outfielder and a utility player. Infielder Francesca Gonzales hit .433 going 55-for-127 this season with 29 runs scored, 11 doubles, three triples, seven home runs and 41 RBI. Outfielder Kadie Baldwin went 66-for-150 for a .440 average with 39 runs scored, 13 doubles, five triples, five home runs and 38 RBI, Mt. SAC’s final selection, utility player Mandy Pongs, went 56-for-136 for a .412 average with 32 runs scored, 56 hits, 16 doubles, three triples and three home runs with 31 RBI.
From Cypress College, the group was led by freshman pitcher Alyssa Freight who went 28-2 this year with a 0.80 ERA over 182.2 innings pitched with six shutouts, 138 K’s and 31 walks over 33 games played. Infielder Ashley Boyd hit .393, going 66-for-168 with 52 runs scored, 15 doubles, a triple and 29 RBI to go along with 29 stolen bases in 35 attempts. Outfielder Caitlin McGrath was also selected as a first-team All-American with a .560 batting average, going 75-for-134 with 43 runs scored, two doubles, one triple, one home run and 16 RBI while stealing 36 bases without getting caught.
Two Cerritos College players were named First-Team Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-Americans. Infielder Jessica Navarro hit .427 this season, going 53-for-124 with 35 runs scored, 11 doubles, one triple, 11 home runs and 65 RBI. Her teammate, outfielder Capree Williams hit .476 going 68-143 with 61 runs scored, seven doubles and 22 runs scored while stealing 42 bases on 45 attempts.
Rounding out the South All-America Team are Palomar’s Andi Anti and Antelope Valley College infielder Candice Miller.
Anti hit .471 going 57-for-121 with 33 runs scored, 15 doubles, five troples and three home runs for 26 RBI, while Miller hit .477, going 71-for-149 with 36 runs scored, 16 doubles, two triples and seven home runs while recording 53 RBI.