Louisville Slugger/NFCA NJCAA Division II All-America Team
Phoenix College led all schools with three players named to the 2006 Louisville Slugger/NFCA NJCAA Division II All-America Team, the association announced Tuesday.
Natalie Heeley, Casey Wheeler and Roxanne Bejarano were all named to the team for the Bears, who won a third straight national title and fifth in the last seven seasons.
Heeley, a freshman infielder, hit .476 on the year and drove in 44 runs as she belted 23 doubles, four triples and seven home runs. A .986 fielder, Heeley also scored 66 times. Wheeler fielded at a .989 clip in center field for Phoenix in 2006. She also hit .426 at the plate, hitting 27 doubles, three triples and nine home runs. Wheeler accounted for 102 of the team’s runs on the year, driving in 51 and scoring 51. Bejarano joined the duo after a stellar year in the circle in which she went 17-6 and allowed 55 runs, only 16 earned, for a 0.76 ERA. She also struck out 95 while walking just 16 to go along with a 1.000 fielding percentage.
Iowa Lakes Community College added a pair of players to the squad. Britt Boyer earned a place on the squad after a solid year behind the plate that earned her Diamond Sports Catcher of the Year accolades. Boyer hit .439 on the year and drove in 52 runs while scoring 34. A 1.000 fielder with 336 putouts and 21 assists, she threw out 13 of the 29 steal attempts while adding seven pickoffs. Boyer was joined on the squad by battery-mate Samantha Rohr, who went 32-3 with a 0.86 ERA on the season. Rohr struck out 256 and walked just 40 as she gave up 121 hits in 220 and a third innings of work.