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NJCAA Division III Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-America Teams Announced

The National Fastpitch Coaches Association announced the 2009 Louisville Slugger/NJCAA Division III All-America Teams on Wednesday. Sixteen student-athletes representing nine schools were honored, headlined by three from Corning Community College and two from the 2009 NJCAA Division III Champion Tommkins Cortland Community College. 

Complete list of 2009 Louisville Slugger/NFCA NJCAA Division III All-Americans 

Corning Community College leads all teams with three All-America selections. Outfielder Brittany McKerrow had a .496 batting average on the season. She contributed 56 runs scored and 60 hits with 10 doubles, six triples, 32 RBI and 24 stolen bases. Infielder Liz Gorges had a .493 batting average this year with 48 runs scored, 14 doubles, two triples, 12 home runs and 66 RBI. Pitcher Megan Myers finished the year with a 1.26 ERA and 18-3 record, striking out 156 batters during her 144 innings pitched. 

The 2009 NJCAA Division III Champions, Tompkins Cortland Community College had two student-athletes earn All-America honors. Catcher Danielle O’Rourke hit .388 on the season, turning in 10 doubles, four home runs, 33 RBI and 33 runs scored for the champions. Outfielder Brooke Wierzbicki hit .465, turning in 14 doubles, four triples, three home runs, 32 RBI and 22 runs scored. 

Four additional schools had a pair of All-America honorees. Brookdale Community College catcher Danielle Davenport hit .453 with 70 runs scored, 59 RBI, three triples, 21 doubles and 72 hits on the year. Infielder Brianne Faynor hit .378 with 35 runs, 37 RBI, three triples, nine doubles and 45 hits this season. 

Camden County College pitcher Amanda Cassella went 5-7 on the season with a 1.71 ERA, 119 strikeouts and 82 innings pitched. Infielder Kristie Anthony hit .404 with 18 runs scored, 14 RBI, two triples, five doubles and 21 hits. 

College of DuPage infielder Erin Stankus hit .543 with 12 doubles, two triples, 46 RBI and 35 runs scored while outfielder Lauren Schramm hit .461 with 49 runs scored, 44 RBI, nine triples and six doubles. 

Glouchester County College infielder Danielle DePasquale hit .403 with 33 runs scored, 28 RBI including a triple and nine doubles. Outfielder Megan Becker turned in a .383 batting average with 41 hits, 10 doubles, two triples, 24 RBI and 28 runs scored. 

Three schools had one selection apiece to round out the 16-member team. Genessee Community College infielder Brandi Froman hit .528 on the season with 66 hits, including 14 doubles, eight triples, 37 RBI and 37 runs scored. Pitcher Lindsey Grace of Monroe Community College went 21-2 with a 0.96 ERA and 170 strikeouts over 146 innings in the circle. Jamie Mortlock, a designated player for Rock Valley College hit .526 for Rock Valley in 34 games with nine home runs, 42 RBI and 31 runs scored.