Thirteen players have been named to the 2008 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC) All-America team, the NFCA announced today.
2008 Louisville Slugger/NFCA NWAACC All-America Team
Ashley Farger of Spokane Falls was selected as the Diamond Sports Catcher of the Year. Fargher hit .425 on the season going 57-for-134 with 39 runs scored, 13 doubles, a triple and six home runs for 42 RBI. Defensively, she threw out 11 of a possible 19 base stealers while leading her team in every offensive category.
Kelly Smith of Pierce College was named the adidas/Golden Shoe award winner for the most stolen bases in NWAACC play this season.
From the East region, three additional players earned All-America honors, including BreAnn Jones and Caitlyn Bersing of Walla Walla Community College, Miranda Rosebrook and Ranzy York from Wenatchee Valley College and Fargher from Spokane Falls.
BreAnn Jones, a pitcher from Walla Walla Community College, went 20-7 this season with a 1.42 ERA. In 168.0 innings in the circle, Jones struck out 152 batters. Offensively, she hit .331 going 53-for-160 with 26 runs scored, four doubles, a triple, four home runs and 32 RBI.
Caitlyn Bersing, an outfielder from Walla Walla Community College, hit .433 on the sesason going 77-for-178 with 61 runs scored, 21 doubles, two triples, 15 home runs and 59 RBI.
Miranda Rosebrook, a designated player from Wenatchee Valley, hit .471 going 80-for-170 with 66 runs scored, 17 doubles, one triple, one home run and 40 RBI on the season. She led the team in hits, runs scored, doubles and stolen bases (21) this season.
Ranzy York, a utility player from Wenatchee Valley, hit .431 going 66-for-153 with 46 runs scored, 12 doubles, one triple, eight home runs and 64 RBI with 15 stolen bases. In the circle, she went 23-5 witih a 1.37 ERA with 169.0 innings pitched and 144 strikeouts on the season. In addition to pitching, she also plays right field.
Five players represent the South region, including Carrie O’Neil, Jessi Hanna and Samantha Petrich of Lower Columbia College and Lauren Hadenfield and Cathryn Cox of Mt. Hood Community.
Carrie O’Neil, a pitcher from Lower Columbia, went 18-5 on the season with a 1.51 ERA. With 137.2 innings in the circle, O’Neil struck out 141 batters on the season. She also hit .391 going 41-for-118 with 20 runs scored, 12 doubles, seven home runs and 35 RBI. She will attend Portland State next fall.
Lauren Hadenfield, a pitcher from Mt. Hood Community College went 20-2 this season with a 1.43 ERA. She pitched 146.2 innings, striking out 133 batters. Offesnively, she hit .304 with a double, a home run and three RBI on the year.
Cathryn Cox, an infielder from Mount Hood, hit .516 going 79-for-153 with 72 runs scored, 20 doubles and 23 home runs for 68 RBI. She struck out just four times on the season and posted a .955 fielding percentage in the infield.
Jessi Hanna, an infielder from Lower Columbia, hit .417 on the season going 53-for-127 with 52 runs scored, 13 doubles, three triples, 10 home runs and 39 RBI. The 2007 NWAACC MVP, Hanna will attend Boise State next season.
Samantha Petrich, an infielder from Lower Columbia College, hit .572 on the season, going 78-148 with 61 runs scored, 17 doubles, four triples, 11 home runs and 50 RBI to go along with 22 stolen bases.
The North region had three selections to fill out the 2008 NWAACC All-America team including Erica Addisson, Dawn Norcross and Korri Heideman, all of Bellevue Community College.
Erica Addison, an infielder from Bellevue Community College, hit .467 on the year, going 43-for-145 with 61 runs scored, 13 doubles and 12 home runs for 61 RBI. She was named first-team All-League as a freshman and led the team in batting average, home runs, RBI, slugging percentage and runs scored in 2008.
Dawn Norcross, an outfielder, hit .417 going 53-for-127 with 12 doubles and 12 home runs for 52 RBI. She also earned All-League honors as a freshman.
Korri Heideman, an outfielder from Bellevue Community College, hit .460 this season, going 63-for-137 with 17 doubles and seven home runs with 51 RBI.