The Diamond Catcher of the Year and adidas Golden Shoe award winners for all three NJCAA divisions were announced today by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. The Diamond Catcher of the Year award honors the division’s top catcher while the adidas Golden Shoe award honors the division’s top base stealer.
NJCAA Division I
Diamond Catcher of the Year: Brittany Tucker, Yavapai College
Tucker led the 2009 NJCAA Division I Champions behind the plate as one of four first-team All-Americans on the squad. Tucker hit .401 on the season with 51 runs scored and 77 RBI. She had 12 doubles, two triples and 20 home runs on the year.
adidas GoldenShoe: Jessica Whitley, Navarro
Whitley hit .468 during the 2009 season, recording 63 runs, 45 RBI and 24 doubles on the year. Wihitley stole 80 bases in 84 chances to lead the way for NJCAA Division I.
NJCAA Division II
Diamond Catcher of the Year: Lacy Goodman, Phoenix College
Goodman hit .519 for the 2009 season, a stat line that included 85 runs scored with 109 RBI, 30 home runs, 23 doubles and 29 stolen bases for the NJCAA Division II runner-up Phoenix College. She was named a Louisville Slugger/NFCA NJCAA Division II first-team All-American at catcher.
adidas Golden Shoe: Ashley Willard, Iowa Central
Ashley Willard led Iowa Central with 72 stolen bases on 78 attempts during the season. She also hit .371 with 54 runs scored and three triples to go along with nine RIB and 23 walks.
NJCAA Division III
Diamond Catcher of the Year: Danielle Davenport, Brookdale
Davenport, the Louisville Slugger/NFCA NJCAA Division III first-team All-American at catcher, hit .453 for the season with 70 runs scored, 59 RBI, three triples, 21 doubles and and 72 hits for the season.
adidas Golden Shoe: Gina Brenzo, Corning, 31/33
Corning stole 31 bases during the season to lead the way for the Red Barons in that category. She hit .445 with 55 runs scored, nine doubles, three triples, a home run and 26 RBI.