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NFCA Announces Louisville Slugger/NFCA NWAACC All-Americans

 Twelve players from eight schools comprise the 2009 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC) All-American Team as announced by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association on Friday. The team was selected by NFCA-member NWAACC coaching representatives, based on nominations from the 2009 season. 

Four schools, Walla Walla, Southwest Oregon, Spokane and Lower Columbia had multiple representatives on the All-America team. Mt. Hood, Columbia Basin, Clackamas and Wenatchee had one honoree apiece. 

From Walla Walla, Makenzie Marchbanks leads the Warriors with a 23-9 record and 0.98 ERA over 220.6 innings pitched. She struck out 268 batters during the season. Marchbanks’ 23 wins leads the NWAACC and her 0.98 ERA ranks second in the nation. Outfielder Natalie Leyland has also been named an All-American. Leyland hit .464 on the season with 41 runs scored, six doubles, four triples, 20 RBI and 28 stolen bases. 

Southwest Oregon pitcher Annaleshia Parsley leads the NWAACC with seven saves this season and also holds a 1.43 ERA, which ranks sixth and is seventh in wins with 16. Parsley also hits and ranks seventh with a .490 batting average, second with 55 RBI and is tied for sixth with 10 home runs. Parsley’s battery-mate, catcher Emily Matekel, was also named to the All-America first team. Matekel hit .432 this season with 21 runs, 13 doubles, wto home runs and 21 RBI. 

Spokane IF Heather Jackson hit .448 on the season with 60 runs scored, 22 doubles, three triples and three home runs with 26 RBI this season. Her teammate, outfielder Michelle Wells ranks fourth in the NWAACC with 53 RBI. She also has a .426 batting average with 44 runs scored, 20 doubles, four triples and nine home runs. 

Infielder Camy Way of Lower Columbia leads the NWAACC with 14 home runs, checking in with a .414 batting average, 36 runs scored, 10 doubles, three triples and 43 RBI. Her teammate Samantha Petrich ranks third in the NWAACC with a .518 batting average to go along with her 55 runs scored, 13 doubles, four triples, 12 home runs and 46 RBI. 

Mt. Hood infielder Ashley Lokey hit .418 this season with 48 runs scored, eight doubles, two triples, 10 home runs and 46 RBI. Columbia Basin outfielder Jamie Lokken ranks fourth in the NWAACC with a .512 batting average. Her season stats also include 53 runs scored, 17 doubles, five triples and an NWAACC-leading 14 home runs to go with 54 RBI. 

Clackmas designated player Susan Winningham holds a .419 batting average on the season with 34 runs scored, 12 doubles, a triple, 10 home runs and 27 RBI. The final selection to the NWAACC All-America team is Wenatchee utility player Miranda Rosebrook is hitting .432 on the season with 51 runs scored, 11 doubles, three triples and 30 RBI this season.