LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The 2013 NFCA NJCAA Division II All-Americans Teams, consisting of 32 student-athletes from 14 different institutions, were announced by the Association on Friday.
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National semifinalist Cowley County Community College (NJCAA DII-best four first-team choices) and Kirkwood Community College both led the nation with five total All-American selections. National finalist Phoenix College reaped four overall nods, while both Des Moines Area Community College and CCBC-Catonsville each earned three.
Starting off the four first team selections for Cowley County was pitcher Jessica Seay. The freshman hurler was a perfect 28-0 overall, rating second in NJCAA DII in victories, to go along with a 1.66 ERA, 17 complete games and 144 strikeouts over 164.1 frames. Also included as first-team All-Americans from the squad were Seay’s teammates, infielder Haley Strawn, outfielder Laura Seemann and designated player Caitlyn Cosme. Strawn batted a team-best .455 with 82 runs scored, 97 hits, 37 extra-base hits, including 19 doubles and 14 HR’s, 18 walks and 61 RBIs. Seemann hit .444 with 22 two-baggers, four triples, eight HR’s and 50 RBIs, while Cosme ranked third in the nation with 77 RBIs, batted .403, scored 55 runs, registered a team-best 25 doubles and homered 13 times.
Kirkwood CC received three first team inclusions, pitcher Amber Logemann, infielder Haylee Krack and outfielder Kayla Tatge. Logemann was 25-3 overall with 24 complete games, leading NJCAA DII in ERA (0.58) and strikeouts (356) over 180.1 innings. Krack posted a .389 batting mark with 60 tallies, 15 doubles, 19 HR’s (fourth in NJCAA DII) and 72 RBIs (fourth in NJCAA DII) while slugging .811. Tatge guided the country in HR’s with 25, knocking in the fifth most runs in the nation (71) to go along with a .393 average, 13 doubles, 40 walks and a .888 slugging percentage.
The final squad that could boast a pair of 2013 first team All-Americans was Des Moines Area CC as pitcher Mari Silliman and outfielder Mackenzie Alstott were both tabbed to the prestigious listing. Silliman went 18-4 in the circle with a 1.20 ERA, 19 complete games and 230 K’s over 123 innings of effort. Alstott batted a team-best .458 with 48 runs scored, 11 doubles, four triples, six HR’s and 29 RBIs.
Rounding out the first team pitchers was Mercyhurst North East’s Ronette Claar. Third in NJCAA DII in strikeouts with 269, the freshman was 22-4 from the circle with a 1.43 ERA and 21 complete games over 157 frames, while also batting a team-high .456 with 22 doubles, eight HR’s and 63 RBIs.
Dodge City Community College’s Amanda Best was chosen as the first team catcher after posting a .473 batting mark with 30 extra-base hits, including a squad-high 16 HR’s, a .961 slugging percentage and 54 RBIs.
Wrapping up the infield selections were Phoenix College’s Sierra Rodriguez, Independence Community College’s Carley Conley, County College of Morris’ Laura Gallagher and Grand Rapids Community College’s Tiffanie Wolan. The power-hitting Rodriguez guided NJCAA DII in RBIs with 84 and was third in HR’s with 20, batting .539 with 74 tallies, 16 doubles, 41 walks, 13 stolen bases and a 1.000 slugging mark. Conley led her team with a .513 average, 97 hits, 59 runs scored, 20 doubles, 22 thefts and 67 RBIs, while adding 14 HR’s. Gallagher boasted a .442 mark while touching home 70 times with 13 doubles, five HR’s and 47 RBIs. Wolan hit at a .414 clip with 12 two-baggers, 38 runs scored, 63 base knocks, seven HR’s and 41 RBIs.
CCBC-Catonsville’s Erin Pronobis was the final first team choice for 2013. The sophomore outfielder batted .513 with a .562 on-base percentage, 63 runs, 81 hits, 12 doubles, a team-best 10 triples, 37 stolen bases and 43 RBIs.