5-16-2012 Conference and Other Annual Awards

ANNUAL CONFERENCE HONORS
May 15 2012

 

Note: this is tricky to post; some conferences honor just the top players, others honor first, second and even third team All Conference nominees. Then, there are All-Tournament teams, and often just a narrative. Some have final player of the week designees. Some have no identifiable report.  Bear with us.

 

AMERICA EAST

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — In line to become just the second softball player in league history to win the triple crown, Albany’s Charlise Castro was unanimously chosen the 2012 America East Player of the Year Wednesday as the conference’s annual award winners and all-conference teams were announced. The Great Danes also picked up Rookie of the Year honors as Vicky McFarland shared the award with UMBC’s Taylor Hall. Stony Brook’s Allison Cukrov received the Pitcher of the Year trophy while Boston University’s Shawn Rychcik and Stony Brook’s Megan Bryant split Coach of the Year accolades.

 

ATLANTIC 10
A-10 Softball All-Tournament Team
Kalie Lang, Charlotte
Jamie LaBovick, Fordham
Jen Mineau, Fordham
Kara Clauss, George Washington
Heidi Penna, George Washington
Victoria Valos, George Washington
Kyllie Magill, Massachusetts
Cyndill Matthew, Massachusetts
Sara Plourde, Massachusetts
Erin Gallagher, Saint Joseph’s
Dana Parks, Saint Joseph’s

Tournament Most Outstanding Player
Sara Plourde, Massachusetts

ATLANTIC COAST

2012 ACC All-Tournament Team
Hope Rush (Most Valuable Player) Georgia Tech
Chelsie Thomas Georgia Tech
Kate Kuzma Georgia Tech
Kelsi Weseman Georgia Tech
Jasmin Harrell Virginia Tech
Kelsey Mericka Virginia Tech
Kylie McGoldrick Virginia Tech
Lauren Gaskill Virginia Tech
Haleigh Dickey North Carolina
Kelli Wheeler North Carolina
Maddie O’Brien, Florida State

 

ATLANTIC SUN

2012 Atlantic Sun Conference All-Tournament Team:
Tournament MVP: Shelby Morgan, Florida Gulf Coast
Mariah Fernandez, Florida Gulf Coast
Jessica Barnes, Florida Gulf Coast
Chelsea Zgrabik, Florida Gulf Coast
Jessica Cross, Kennesaw State
Lindsay Vollmer, Kennesaw State
Abbey Mixon, Kennesaw State
Courtney Brandt, Stetson
Meredith Owen, Stetson
Mollie Mitchell, Lipscomb
Sarah Sigrest, Jacksonville

 

BIG 12

All-Big 12 and postseason honors are selected in a vote by the league’s head coaches, who are not allowed to vote for their own players.

Big 12 player of the week                             Lauren Chamberlain, Oklahoma

Big 12 pitcher of the week                           Chelsea Thomas, Missouri

 

2012 Big 12 Conference Softball Postseason Awards

Coach of the Year

Patty Gasso, Oklahoma

Player of the Year

Keilani Ricketts, Oklahoma, LHP

Pitcher of the Year

Chelsea Thomas, Missouri, RHP

Freshman of the Year

Lauren Chamberlain, Oklahoma, INF

Defensive Player of the Year

Corrin Genovese, Missouri, INF

 

All-Big 12 First Team

Holly Holl, Baylor, So. INF

Maggie Hull, Kansas, Jr., OF

Erica Miller, Iowa State, Jr., INF

Ashley Fleming, Missouri, Sr., OF

Mackenzie Sykes, Missouri, So., UT

Chelsea Thomas, Missouri, Jr., P

Georgia Casey, Oklahoma, Fr., INF

Lauren Chamberlain, Oklahoma, Fr., INF

Keilani Ricketts, Oklahoma, Jr., P/DP

Jessica Shults, Oklahoma, Jr., C

Lexy Bennett, Texas, Sr., INF

Courtney Craig, Texas, Sr., OF

Taylor Hoagland, Texas, Jr., OF/INF

Torie Schmidt, Texas, Jr., OF

Nadia Taylor, Texas, Sr., INF

Mel Dumezich, Texas A&M, Jr., P/UT

Nicole Morgan, Texas A&M, So., INF

Cassie Tysarczyk, Texas A&M, So., OF

Mikey Kenney, Texas Tech, Jr., OF

All-Big 12 Second Team

Kathy Shelton, Baylor, Jr., UT

Kayce Walker, Baylor, Sr. OF

Chanin Naudin, Kansas, Fr., INF

Maddie Stein, Kansas, Fr., INF/UT

Nicole Hudson, Missouri, Jr., INF/OF

Jenna Marston, Missouri, Jr., C/OF

Kelsea Roth, Missouri, Fr., INF

Destinee Martinez, Oklahoma, So., OF

Tamara Brown, Oklahoma State, Jr, OF

Shelby Davis, Oklahoma State, Fr, OF

Chelsea Garcia, Oklahoma State, Sr, INF

Blaire Luna, Texas, Jr., P

Emily Albus, Texas A&M, So., OF

Meagan May, Texas A&M, Jr., C

Natalie Villarreal, Texas A&M, Sr., INF

Brittany Walker, Texas A&M, Jr., INF

Emily Bledsoe, Texas Tech, Sr., INF

Sandy James, Texas Tech, Jr., INF

Adriana Perez, Texas Tech, Jr., UT

 

BIG EAST

BIG EAST Player of the Year
Kacee Cox, St. John’s, Sr., C

BIG EAST Pitcher of the Year
Laura Winter, Notre Dame, So., P

BIG EAST Rookie of the Year
Alyssa Landrith, Rutgers, Fr., P

BIG EAST Coaching Staff of the Year
Louisville

All-BIG EAST First Team

P Tori Collins, Louisville
P Laura Winter, Notre Dame
C Kacee Cox, St. John’s
1B Dani Miller, Notre Dame
2B Stephanie Watts, Syracuse *
3B Kim Silva, Connecticut
SS Kourtney Salvarola, USF
OF Kristin Austin, Louisville
OF Alexa Maldonado, Notre Dame
OF Veronica Grant, Syracuse
U/P Kirsten Verdun, DePaul *
DP/U Taner Fowler, Louisville

All-BIG EAST Second Team

P Sara Nevins, USF
P Jenna Caira, Syracuse
C Amy Buntin, Notre Dame
1B Stephanie Medina, USF
2B Katie Keller, Louisville
3B Kelly Hmiel, Pittsburgh
SS Chloe Saganowich, Notre Dame
OF Kelsey Thornton, Notre Dame
OF Kristi Cady, St. John’s
OF Janine Richardson, USF
DP/U Amy DeLuca, Connecticut

All-BIG EAST Third Team

P Caralisa Connell, Louisville
P Alyssa Landrith, Rutgers
P Stacy Kuwik, Syracuse
C Holly Stevens, Pittsburgh
1B Alicja Wolny, Louisville
3B Brittney Lindley, Rutgers
SS Whitney Arion, Louisville
OF Jennifer Esteban, Louisville
OF Jordan Trimble, Louisville
OF Chandler Howard, Rutgers
DP/U Mary Connolly, DePaul

*unanimous choice

 

 

BIG SOUTH

NO DISCERNIBLE LIST

 

BIG TEN

Player of the week                          Brooke Thomason, Nebraska

Pitcher of the week                        Haylie Wagner, Michigan

Freshman of the week                  Anna Edwards, Northwestern

 

BIG WEST

Player of the week                          Sarah Carrasco, Long Beach

Pitcher of the week                        Shelby Wisdom, UC Santa Barbara

 

COLONIAL

2012 CAA SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

Becca Bigler (Hofstra)

Ashley Christy (Georgia State)

Lauren Coleman (Georgia State)

Olivia Galati (Hofstra) (Most Outstanding Player)

Jessica Grisler (Delaware)

Chenxi Jiao (Delaware)

Haley Johnson (James Madison)

Sarah Mooney (James Madison)

Paige Nowacki (Georgia State)

Tori Rocha (Hofstra)

Krista Thorn (Hofstra)

 

 

CONFERENCE USA

Conference USA Softball All-Conference Awards
Player of the Year –
Camilla Carrera, UTEP
Co-Pitcher of the Year – Lacey Middlebrooks, Tulsa/Mackenzie Audas, UCF
Co-Newcomer of the Year – Whitney Fletcher, UAB/Ali Schmidt, UCF
Freshman of the Year – Mackenzie Audas, UCF
Coach of the Year – John Bargfeldt, Tulsa

All-C-USA First Team
C Haley Outon, Houston
C Mandy Lowman, UAB
IF Holly Anderson, Houston
IF Jill Barrett, Tulsa
IF Samantha Cobb, Tulsa
IF Natalie Land, UCF
OF Melissa Gregson, Houston
OF Caitlin Everett, Tulsa
OF Chelsea Troupe, UTEP
P Lacey Middlebrooks, Tulsa
P Mackenzie Audas, UCF
UT Camilla Carrera, UTEP

All-C-USA Second Team
C Rebecca Gamby, Marshall
IF Jennifer Klinkert, Houston
IF Alianna Telles, Marshall
IF Jazmine Valle, Marshall
IF Laura Curtis, Memphis
IF Farrah Sullivan, UCF
OF Suzanne Riggs, East Carolina
OF Catherine Crawford, UAB
OF Whitney Fletcher, UAB
OF Vanessa Perez, UCF
P Andi Williamson, Marshall
P Lannah Campbell, UAB
UT Kristen McGrath, UAB

All-Freshman Team
Sarah Christian, P, East Carolina
Jaime Edwards, IF, Houston
Jordan Richwood, P, Memphis
Caroline Walker, IF, Southern Miss
Julie Kernen, IF, Tulsa
Heather Pearson, IF, UAB
Mackenzie Audas, P, UCF
Farrah Sullivan, IF, UCF
Kahley Novak, OF/IF, UCF
Hayley Barrow, IF/C, UCF
Tahla Wade, OF, UTEP

HORIZON LEAGUE

2012 Horizon League Softball Awards
Player of the Year: Haley Thomas, Youngstown State
Newcomer of the Year: Brittany Duncan, Valparaiso
Pitcher of the Year: Brittany Gardner, Loyola
Coach of the Year: Brian Campbell, Youngstown State

All-League First Team
Haley Thomas, Youngstown State
Jordan Rutkowski, Valparaiso
Jordan Ingalls, Youngstown State
Dara Toman, Cleveland State
Melissa Preish, UIC
Joylyn Ichiyama-Drewry, Valparaiso
Lauren McNulty, Butler
Brooke Andresen, Loyola
Meaghan Sullivan, Butler
Brittany Duncan, Valparaiso (DP)
Brittany Gardner, Loyola (P)
Alex Lagesse, Valparaiso (P)

All-League Second Team
Lauren Arceneaux, Loyola
Melinda Macias, UIC
Annie Korth, Loyola
Vicky Rumph, Youngstown State
Miranda Reinke, Green Bay
Jessica Balzano, Loyola
Coryn Schmit, UIC
Kristi Boreing, Wright State
Jessie Marinec, Valparaiso
Sara Shields, Cleveland State (DP)
Krystian DeWitt, Wright State (P)
Alli Goecks, Green Bay (P)

All-Newcomer Team
Brittany Duncan, Valparaiso
Sara Shields, Cleveland State
Kristen Boros, Butler
Jessica Balzano, Loyola
Annie Korth, Loyola
Kayla Haslett, Youngstown State
Haley Mohrfeld, Green Bay
Nena Doran, Cleveland State
Jess Gorman, Wright State

IVY LEAGUE

Field Player of the Year Pitcher of the Year
Stephanie Thompson, Brown Alexis Borden, Penn
Freshman of the Year Coach of the Year
Alexis Borden, Penn Jenny Allard, Harvard
First Team Second Team
P Alexis Borden, Penn P Laura Ricciardone, Harvard
P Rachel Brown, Harvard P Alyson Onyon, Cornell
P Kristen Rumley, Dartmouth P Liza Kuhn, Princeton
IF Stephanie Thompson, Brown IF Meg Johnson, Yale
IF Jane Alexander, Harvard IF Jennifer Ong, Yale
IF Kate Strobel, Brown IF Kayla Dahlerbruch, Penn
IF Kasey Lange, Harvard IF Kristen Towne, Cornell
IF Kelsey VandeBergh, Princeton IF Christy Nelson, Yale
OF Stephanie Regan, Harvard OF Nicole Ontiveros, Princeton
OF Shelbi Olson, Harvard OF Tori Balta, Yale
OF Elysse Gorney, Penn OF Jessica Melendez, Penn
UTIL Sydney Turchin, Penn UTIL Brooke Coloma, Penn


METRO ATLANTIC
Player of the week                     Kate Bowen, Manhattan
Pitcher of the week                    Kim Bryant, Niagara
Rookie of the week                   Sammy Ruffolo, Fairfield

MID AMERICAN CONFERENCE
no identifiable report found

MEAC
no identifiable report found

MISSOURI VALLEY

2012 All-Conference First Team
Pos. Name, School Year Hometown/HS
P Jamie Fisher, UNI So. Conrad, Iowa/BCLUW
P Jordan Birch, Illinois State Sr. Monroe, Wash./Monroe
C Amy Baker, Creighton Jr. Omaha, Neb./Westside
C Allie VadeBoncouer, Southern Illinois So. Kankakee, Ill./Kankakee
1B Taylor Orsburn, Southern Illinois So. Alto Pass, Ill./Cobden
2B Torey Craddock, Drake Sr. Tucson, Ariz./Salpointe Catholic
2B Ashley Brentz, Missouri State So. St. Louis, Mo./Parkway South
3B Whitney Plein, UNI Sr. Burlington, Iowa/Burlington
SS Mackenzie Daigh, UNI Sr, Bucyrus, Kan./Berean Christian
SS Amy Pierce, Drake So. Olathe, Kan./Olathe Northwest
OF Mallory Duran-Sellers, Southern Illinois Sr. Windsor, Colo./Windsor
OF Lizzie Andrews, Illinois State Sr. Algonquin, Ill./Heartland CC
OF Ellen Homan, Creighton So. Omaha, Neb./Skutt Catholic
DP-P Alexis Cantu, Creighton So. Frisco, Texas/Wakeland
DP-P Madeline Lynch-Crumrine, Bradley So. Sedro-Woolley, Wash./Sedro-Woolley
DP-P Jordan Gronewold, Drake So. Carlisle, Iowa/Carlisle
DP-U Bri Lingl, Creighton Fr. Schaumburg, Ill./Schaumburg
2012 All-Conference Second Team
P Becca Changstrom, Creighton So. Lincoln, Neb./Southwest
P Natalie Rose, Missouri State Sr. Henryetta, Okla./Henryetta
C Samantha Reimer, UNI Jr. Dubuque, Iowa/Dubuque
1B Laura Canopy, Illinois State So. Hopedale, Ill./Olympia
1B Allie Mathewson, Creighton Fr. Papillion, Neb./Papillion-LaVista South
1B Kayla Fortner, Evansville Fr. Cedar Hill, Mo./Northwest
2B Blair Lowe, Creighton So. Dumfries, Va./Forest Park
2B Jayna Spivey, Southern Illinois So. Rosiclare, Ill./Hardin County
3B Hayley Nybo, Drake Fr. Minnetonka, Minn./Hopkins
SS Haley Gorman, Southern Illinois Sr. Arcadia, Calif./St. Lucy’s Priory
OF Lauren Kellar, Illinois State Jr. Colfax, Ill./Ridgeview
OF Katie Sears, Evansville So. Chicago, Ill./Mother McAuley
OF Sydney Stuever, Wichita State Fr. Andale, Kan./Andale
DP-P Lindsey Beisser, Indiana State Sr. Pendleton, Ind./Pendleton Heights
DP-U Jhavon Hamilton, Illinois State Jr. Joliet, Ill./Joliet West
DP-U Rachel Milnark, Wichita State So. Lansing, Kan./Lansing
DP-U Meredith Wilson, Southern Illinois Fr. Granite City, Ill./St. Joseph’s Academy
Player of the Year: Mallory Duran-Sellers, Southern Illinois
Pitcher of the Year: Jamie Fisher, UNI
Newcomer of the Year: Alexis Cantu, Creighton
Coaching Staff of the Year: UNI

MOUNTAIN WEST

2012 MOUNTAIN WEST ALL-CONFERENCE SOFTBALL TEAM
Name Team Pos. Yr. Hometown
Devon Bridges Boise State OF So. Danville, Calif.
Kellie Caplan Boise State 2B Sr. Woodland Hills, Calif.
Tara Glover Boise State OF So. Grants Pass, Ore.
Aubray Zell Boise State RHP Sr. Lakewood, Calif.
Chelsea Biglow Colorado State 3B So. Tigard, Ore.
Kacie McCarthy Colorado State RHP Jr. Shingletown, Calif.
Ashlie Ortega Colorado State SS So. Brighton, Colo.
Emily Pohl Colorado State C So. Vail, Ariz.
Lyssa Roberts Colorado State OF Sr. Parker, Colo.
Chelsea Anaya New Mexico 2B/SS So. Pacolma, Calif.
Stefanie Carramussa! New Mexico 3B Jr. Tucson, Ariz.
Jessica Garcia New Mexico C Sr. Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Rebecca Arbino San Diego State RHP Jr. Clovis, Calif.
Patrice Jackson San Diego State OF So. Kansas City, Mo.
Kayla Jordan San Diego State OF Fr. San Diego, Calif.
Justeen Maeva% San Diego State 1B Sr. San Diego, Calif.
Bailey Micetich!^ San Diego State RHP Sr. Woodland, Calif.
Hayley Miles! San Diego State SS So. Antelope, Calif.
Paige Emerson! UNLV OF Sr. Rocklin, Calif.
Stefany Valentino UNLV OF So. Oak Park, Calif.
Co-Player of the Year:
Tara Glover, Boise State
Co-Player of the Year:
Hayley Miles, San Diego State
Pitcher of the Year:
Kacie McCarthy, Colorado State
Freshman of the Year:
Kayla Jordan, San Diego State
Coach of the Year:
Jen Fisher, Colorado State
! 2011 All-MW Selection

NORTHEAST CONFERENCE
Player of the week                                 Arielle Bruno, Central Connecticut
Rookie of the week                               Chelsea Rex, Saint Francis
Pitcher of the week                                Heather Schwartzburg, Quinnipiac

OHIO VALLEY

2012 All-Ohio Valley Conference Softball Teams

FIRST TEAM
P -Chelsea Jones (UT Martin) – Sr., Tullahoma, Tenn.
P – Stephanie Maday (Eastern Illinois) – So., Elk Grove Village, Ill.
P – Holly Thomas (Tennessee Tech) – Sr., Ooltewah, Tenn.
C – Kaycee Crow (Jacksonville State) – Sr., Ringgold, Ga.
IF – Raquel Howes (Eastern Kentucky) – Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.
IF – Jenny Bain (UT Martin) – Sr., Hendersonville, Tenn.
IF – Lauren deCastro (Austin Peay) – So. – Torrance, Calif.
IF – Shelby Holley (Jacksonville State) – Fr., Pisgah, Ala.
OF – Leah Taylor (UT Martin) – Jr., Brownsville, Tenn.
OF – Diane Gallagher (Eastern Kentucky) – Sr., Atwater, Calif.
OF – Casey Castile (Murray State) – Fr., Hopkinsville, Ky.
UTIL/DP – Lauren Smith (UT Martin) – Fr., O’Fallon, Ill.

2012 OVC PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Leah Taylor, UT Martin
2012 OVC PITCHER OF THE YEAR: Chelsea Jones, UT Martin
2012 OVC FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Casey Castile, Murray State
2012 OVC COACH OF THE YEAR: Donley Canary, UT Martin

SECOND TEAM
P – Tiffany Harbin (Jacksonville State) – So., Hazel Green, Ala.
P – Shelby Kosmecki (Murray State) – Jr., Somerset, Ky.
C – Katie Tackett (Eastern Kentucky) – Fr., Murrieta, Calif.
IF – Amber Riddle (Morehead State) – Jr., Morehead, Ky.
IF – Evan Sallis (Southeast Missouri) – Sr., Muskogee, Okla.
IF – Alex McDavid (SIUE) – Fr., Suwanee, Ga.
IF – Bailey O’Dell (Eastern Illinois) – Fr., Clovis, Calif.
IF – Paige Neely (Austin Peay) – Fr., Nashville, Tenn.
IF – Chelsea Yankolovich (SIUE) – So., Phoenix, Ariz.
OF – Megan Glosser (Murray State) – Sr., Mattoon, Ill.
OF – Sara Borders (Jacksonville State) – Fr., Alexandria, Ala.
OF – Kayla Wade (UT Martin) – So., Swansea, Ill.
OF – Melise Brown (Eastern Illinois) – Jr., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
UTIL/DP – Morgan Brewer (Austin Peay) – Jr., Collierville, Tenn.

(14 players appear on the second team due to ties)

ALL-NEWCOMER
Shelby Holley (Jacksonville State) – IF, Fr., Pisgah, Ala.
Casey Castile (Murray State) – OF, Fr., Hopkinsville, Ky.
Paige Neely (Austin Peay) – IF, Fr., Nashville, Tenn.
Katie Tackett (Eastern Kentucky) – C, Fr., Murrieta, Calif.
Sara Borders (Jacksonville State) – OF, Fr., Alexandria, Ala.
Alex McDavid (SIUE) – IF, Fr., Suwanee, Ga.
Lauren Smith (UT Martin) – UTIL/DP, Fr., O’Fallon, Ill.
Leanna Pittsenbarger (Eastern Kentucky) – P, Fr., Urbana, Ohio
Bailey O’Dell (Eastern Illinois) – IF, Fr., Clovis, Calif.
Casey Vincent (UT Martin) – P, Fr., Hillsboro, Tenn.
Shea Morris (Tennessee State) – P, Fr., Lawrenceburg, Tenn.
Mo Ramsey (Murray State) – OF, Fr., Pinckneyville, Ill.

 

PCSC

2012 PCSC ALL-COASTAL DIVISION TEAM

First Team

Pos. Player Yr. School
C Taylor Hensley*** SR San Diego
1B Alyssa Nakken SR Sacramento State
2B Jessica Tieszen SR San Diego
3B Emily McCormick** JR Sacramento State
SS Sam Fischer*** -! SR Loyola Marymount
OF Nicole Arce SR Saint Mary’s
OF Lauren Tomey JR San Diego
OF Briana Knight** SR Santa Clara
UTL Karissa Veiga SO CSU Bakersfield
P Jessica Lemmon JR Saint Mary’s
P Jenny Lahitte SO San Diego

Second Team

Pos. Player Yr. School
C Marissa Navarro SR Sacramento State
1B Kelly Sarginson SR Loyola Marymount
2B Adrianna Cardoza FR CSU Bakersfield
3B Amy Ricciardi SO CSU Bakersfield
SS Rebecca Sabatini SR Saint Mary’s
OF Michelle Mounts SR Saint Mary’s
OF Kelli Frye JR Sacramento State
OF Brittany Sabatini SO Saint Mary’s
UTL Stephanie Fisher SO Santa Clara
P Cassidy Coleman SO San Diego
P Dana Waldusky JR Loyola Marymount

Honorable Mention: Olivia Alvarez (JR, C), Devin Caldwell (SO, 2B), Sacramento State; Shay Fryer (SO, SS), CSU Bakersfield; Kayla Gonzales (SR, 2B), Saint Mary’s; Alyssa Jepsen (JR, SS), Santa Clara; Chloe Kaneko (FR, 3B), San Diego; Britany Linton (SR, P), Saint Mary’s; Sara Smith (SR, 1B), CSU Bakersfield; Christine Torrise (SO, UTL), Saint Mary’s

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Sam Fischer (SR, SS), Loyola Marymount
PITCHER OF THE YEAR: Jessica Lemmon (JR), Saint Mary’s
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Adrianna Cardoza (2B), CSU Bakersfield
COACH OF THE YEAR: Jessica Hanaseth, Saint Mary’s

* – Number of first-team selections
! – Unanimous choice

2012 PCSC ALL-MOUNTAIN DIVISION TEAM
First Team

Pos. Player Yr. School
C Bubba Morrow FR Seattle
1B Karmen Holladay** SR Portland State
2B Melissa Marcovecchio FR Northern Colorado
3B Lyndsey Minnich -! SR Weber State
SS Alicia Fine FR Portland State
OF Lindsey Smith JR Northern Colorado
OF Sarah Petosa SO Seattle
OF Jenna Krogh** SR Portland State
UTL Jamie North FR Utah Valley
P-UTL Amanda Fitzsimmons JR Idaho State
P Anna Bertrand*** -! JR Portland State
P Tiffany Mills JR Utah Valley

Second Team

Pos. Player Yr. School
C Vicky Galasso FR Idaho State
1B Lisa Maulden FR Seattle
2B Becky Simonsen JR Idaho State
3B Brianna Guerrero SO Seattle
SS Brooke Silva SO Weber State
OF Erika James-Dixon SR Weber State
OF Marie Williams JR Utah Valley
OF Erin Geddis SR Northern Colorado
UTL Cydnee Clark FR Weber State
P-UTL Sarah Clark SR Weber State
P Mandie Sugita SO Seattle
P Cassie Herrera FR Utah Valley

Honorable Mention: Crysta Conn (SO, 3B), Portland State; Janel Cunningham (FR, C), Weber State; Mikayla Duffy (FR, P/UTL), Northern Colorado; Ashley Huddleston (SO, 1B), Weber State; Krystin Jachim (JR, SS), Utah Valley; Gabby Lopez (FR, UTL), Idaho State; Carly McEachran (JR, 2B), Portland State; Symbree Minniear (SR, 2B), Weber State; Alex Neely (SR, UTL), Northern Colorado; Amanda Perez (SR, 1B), Utah Valley; Deianna Russell (SR, C), Utah Valley; Jessica Uresti (FR, 2B), Utah Valley

CO-PLAYERS OF THE YEAR: Amanda Fitzsimmons (JR, P/UTL), Idaho State; Lyndsey Minnich (SR, 3B), Weber State
PITCHER OF THE YEAR: Anna Bertrand -! (JR), Portland State
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Alicia Fine (SS), Portland State
COACH OF THE YEAR: Tobin Echo-Hawk, Portland State

* – Number of first-team selections
! – Unanimous selection.
# – Tie

PACIFIC 12
CALIFORNIA’S ARIOTO NAMED PLAYER OF THE YEAR

CALIFORNIA’S HENDERSON NAMED PITCHER OF THE YEAR

UCLA’S LAROSA NAMED FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR

STANFORD’S HANSEN NAMED DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

CALIFORNIA’S NINEMIRE NAMED COACH OF THE YEAR

ARIZONA STATE’S BOYD NAMED PAC-12 BATTING CHAMPION

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – In a vote of the Conference’s head coaches, CALIFORNIA senior utility player Valerie Arioto has been named the 2012 Pac-12 Player of the Year, while her teammate, junior Jolene Henderson earned Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year for the second straight season. UCLA third baseman Stephany LaRosa has been named Freshman of the Year, STANFORD senior shortstop Ashley Hansen has been selected the Defensive Player of the Year and CALIFORNIA head coach Diane Ninemire has garnered Coach of the Year honors, as Commissioner Larry Scott announced the softball all-conference selections Wednesday. ARIZONA STATE senior shortstop Katelyn Boyd was also crowned the Pac-12 Batting Champion with a conference-leading .457 batting average.

Pac-12 Player of the Year — Valerie Arioto, California
The Pleasanton, Calif., native becomes the first Cal player to be named Pac-12 Player of the Year. A three-time All-Pac-12 honoree, Arioto currently leads the Pac-12 with a 1.22 ERA, 1.000 slugging percentage, .626 on-base percentage and 22 home runs. She is also the NCAA leader with 1.37 walks per game (74 total). In Cal’s two wins over Arizona State to clinch the Pac-12 title, Arioto hit a walk-off home run in the first game and then pitched a shutout in the second game, striking out 11. She is a finalist for USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year and the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award.

Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year — Jolene Henderson, California
Henderson earns Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year for the second straight season. Only the second Cal pitcher to receive the award after Kristina Thorson in 2006, Henderson is also a finalist for USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year. She has a 1.22 ERA to go with her 29-2 record this season. In 211.2 innings of work, Henderson has struck out 249 batters and is holding opponents to a .191 batting average. The Elk Grove, Calif., native has been named Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week five times this spring.

Pac-12 Freshman of the Year — Stephany LaRosa, UCLA
The fifth Bruin in Conference history and first since 2005 to earn Freshman of the Year, LaRosa leads UCLA and ranks second in the Pac-12 with a .455 batting average. She also ranks among the top players in the league with an .815 slugging percentage, 77 hits, 60 RBI and 16 home runs. LaRosa, who hails from Diamond Bar, Calif., earned Pac-12 Player of the Week and USA Softball National Player of the Week on April 17 after hitting .571 with 12 RBI, three home runs and seven runs in series victories over Stanford and Washington.

Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year — Ashley Hansen, Stanford
Hansen is the third Cardinal to be named Defensive Player of the Year after Laura Lappin (2005-06) and Rosey Neill (2008-10). The Chandler, Ariz., native has a .960 fielding percentage with 86 putouts. A four-time All-Pac-12 selection, she leads Stanford and ranks sixth in the Conference with 107 assists. The 2011 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year and Pac-12 Player of the Year, Hansen holds the Stanford career records with 79 doubles and 18 triples.

Pac-12 Coach of the Year — Diane Ninemire, California
This is the second Coach of the Year award for Ninemire after winning in 1991. In her 25th season with the Golden Bears, Ninemire led the team to its first outright Conference championship since 1987 and only its second overall. Cal tied for the Pac-10 championship in 2005. Her squad has spent eight consecutive weeks atop both national polls. The Bears have also been No. 1 in at least one poll for 13th weeks. Cal is making its 28th NCAA Tournament appearance and 27th straight. Ninemire earned career win No. 1,100 on April 20, making her the 12th coach in the history of collegiate softball and sixth in Division I to reach the mark.

Pac-12 Batting Champion — Katelyn Boyd, Arizona State
The senior from Phoenix has been named the Pac-12 Batting Champion after hitting .457 during the regular season, an average that ranks fifth nationally. She leads the Conference with 70 runs, 15 doubles and 145 total bases. Boyd is also second in slugging percentage (.960), on-base percentage (.588) and home runs (19). A finalist for USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year, Boyd sits atop the ASU record books with 236 RBI and 58 doubles in her career.

2012 Pac-12 All-Conference Teams

First Team

Name

Position

Year

School

Valerie Arioto (3)

UTIL

RS Sr.

California

B.B. Bates

OF

Jr.

UCLA

Katelyn Boyd (3)

SS

Sr.

Arizona State

Dallas Escobedo (2)

P

So.

Arizona State

Ashley Hansen (4)

SS

Sr.

Stanford

Andrea Harrison (3)

OF/1B

Sr.

UCLA

Jolene Henderson (2)

P

Jr.

California

Kaitlin Inglesby

P/DP

So.

Washington

Alix Johnson

OF

So.

Arizona State

Stephany LaRosa

3B

Fr.

UCLA

Annie Lockwood

OF/1B

Sr.

Arizona State

Jessica Moore (2)

P

Jr.

Oregon

Samantha Pappas (2)

OF

Jr.

Oregon

Shelby Pendley

SS

Fr.

Arizona

Kimi Pohlman (3)

OF

Sr.

Washington

Jamia Reid (3)

OF

Sr.

California

Jenna Rich

2B

Jr.

Stanford

Elizabeth Santana

SS

Jr.

Oregon State

Katie Schroeder (2)

OF

RS Sr.

UCLA

Hanna Winter

INF

Fr.

Stanford

(2) Two-time All-Conference selection, (3) Three-time All-Conference selection, (4) Four-time All-Conference selection

Second Team

Name

Position

Year

School

Hillary Bach

P

Sr.

Arizona State

Samantha Camuso

DP

RS Sr.

UCLA

Elizabeth Caporuscio

OF

Fr.

Arizona State

Kelsey Chambers

SS

Sr.

Oregon

Brigette Del Ponte

3B

Jr.

Arizona

Kaylan Howard

2B

Jr.

Oregon

Lini Koria

C/DP

Sr.

Arizona

Leah White

OF

Fr.

Stanford

Nikia Williams

UTIL

Sr.

Washington

Hallie Wilson

OF

Fr.

Arizona

Honorable Mention

Jenna Becerra, STAN; Mary Claire Brenner, OSU; Maya Burns, STAN; Courtney Ceo, ORE; Kailee Cuico, ORE; Frani Echavarria, CAL; Katelyn Elliott, UTAH; Amber Freeman, ASU; Teagan Gerhart, STAN; Dani Gilmore, OSU; Erin Guzy, OSU; Paige Hall, OSU; Jessica Hall, UCLA; Talor Haro, ASU; Victoria Hayward, WASH; Danielle Henderson, CAL; Whitney Holm, UTAH; Kelsey Hoopiiaina, UTAH; Breana Kostreba, CAL; Kylee Lahners, WASH; Generra Nielson, UTAH; Christie Nieto, ORE; Tia Palauni, UTAH; Alexa Peterson, ORE; Jessica Spigner, ARIZ; Bailey Wigness, ASU; Jace Williams, CAL; Dani Yudin, UCLA.

 

2012 Pac-12 All-Freshman Team

First Team

Name

Position

School

Elizabeth Caporuscio

OF

Arizona State

Ally Carda

P/1B

UCLA

Cheyenne Cordes

INF/OF

California

Amber Freeman

C

Arizona State

Dani Gilmore

OF/C

Oregon State

Danielle Henderson

3B/C

California

Breana Kostreba

INF

California

Stephany LaRosa

3B

UCLA

Shelby Pendley

SS

Arizona

Haley Steele

3B

Arizona State

Janie Takeda

OF

Oregon

Leah White

OF

Stanford

Hallie Wilson

OF

Arizona

Hanna Winter

INF

Stanford

Honorable Mention

Kate Dickman, UTAH; Aryn Feickert, OSU; Kiara Garcia, OSU; Chelsea Goodacre, ARIZ; Sara Goodrum, ORE; Karissa Hovinga, ORE; Kylee Lahners, WASH; Cassandra Roulund, STAN; Kimberlee Souza, WASH; Chelsea Suitos, ARIZ; Nyree White, STAN.

PATRIOT LEAGUE
no identifiable report

 

SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE

2012 SEC Softball All-Tournament Team

Tennessee – Madison Shipman
Tennessee – Raven Chavanne
Georgia – Paige Wilson
Georgia – Erin Arevalo
Florida – Sami Fagan
Florida – Lauren Haeger
Florida – Cheyenne Coyle
Alabama – Kayla Braud
Alabama – Jennifer Fenton
Alabama – Kaila Hunt
Alabama – Jackie Traina (Tournament MVP)

 

SOUTHERN CONFERENCE
no identifiable report

 

SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE
2012 Southland All-Tournament Team

1B Caitlyn Ivy UTSA
2B Anna Hernandez Texas State
3B Shelby Carnline Texas State
SS Katie Roux McNeese State
C Ashley Isbell Sam Houston State
DP Kim Damian Sam Houston State
OF Coralee Ramirez Texas State
OF Brooke Baker Texas State
OF Claire Terracina McNeese State
P Chandler Hall Texas State
P Tomi Garrison Sam Houston State

Most Valuable Player: Chandler Hall, Texas State

SWAC
no identifiable report

 

SUN BELT

No identifiable report

 

SUMMIT LEAGUE
Softball Championship All-Tournament Team
Heather Black, Southern Utah, P
Ashleigh Bousquet, IPFW, 3B
Kaelene Curry, UMKC, SS
Brandi Enriquez, North Dakota State, 2B
Larissa Franklin, IPFW, OF
Whitney Johnson, North Dakota State, P
Brittany Kachur, IPFW, LF
Brea Konz, North Dakota State, SS – MVP
Miranda Kramer, IPFW, P
Tessa Loewen, Southern Utah, OF
Krista Menke, North Dakota State, P
Jenina Ortega, North Dakota State, C
Anna Sokolik, UMKC, OF
Megan Ussary, UMKC, 3B

Western

First Team Team Yr. Pos.
JC Clayton Brigham Young Jr. SS
Jessica Dugas Brigham Young Sr. CF
Makani Duhaylonsod-Kaleimamahu# Hawai’i Sr. 1B
Melanie Goff Louisiana Tech Jr. SS/P
Jessica Iwata@$ Hawai’i Jr. SS
Kelly Majam&$ Hawai’i Jr. CF
Michelle Moses@$ Fresno State Sr. RHP
Sara Parsons Nevada So. OF
Amanda Pridmore San Jose State Jr. RHP
Stephanie Ricketts@$# Hawai’i Sr. RHP
Sarah Robinson Hawai’i Sr. 3B
Christine Thomsen Utah State Jr. 1B
Delaney Willard Brigham Young Sr. RF
Second Team Team Yr. Pos.
Alex Aguirre& Hawai’i Sr. LF
Tori Almond Brigham Young So. RHP
Chelsea Barilli Nevada Jr. OF
Michelle Cox San Jose State Fr. OF
Karley Hopkins Nevada So. SS
Shaleese Javillo New Mexico State Sr. 2B
Karlyn Jones Nevada So. RHP
Leisha Li’ili’i Hawai’i Fr. DP
Katie Manuma Brigham Young So. 1B
Vonnie Martin Fresno State So. 3B
Courtney Moore Fresno State Sr. DP
Kaia Parnaby Hawai’i Sr. LHP
Briana Tovio-Asato New Mexico State Fr. 3B
@2011 first team All-WAC
&2011 second team All-WAC
$2010 first team All-WACSPY NOTE:  There are blanks.  The report was essentially compiled late Monday, and held until Wednesday in the event some conferences, which normally report on Tuesday had new data. Every effort was made to find conference awards.  But, this is it for conference awards.  I would rather try to milk a pregnant porcupine that slog through some of these conference websites

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