6-28-2011 NFCA HS All Americans

NFCA HS ALL AMERICANS

National Fastpitch Coaches Association

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NFCA Announces 2011 Louisville Slugger/NFCA High School All-American Teams
June 28, 2011

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Forty-eight student-athletes representing 43 different member high schools from 17 states have earned the honor of being named to one of three 2011 Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-American teams, the Association announced on Tuesday.

Texas 5A semi-finalist Pearland netted the highest number of total All-Americans this season with three, one on each team, while Ohio Division II runner-up Keystone was the only school with two first-team honorees.

California’s Rodriguez and Arizona’s Canyon del Oro were the only other schools with multiple selections this season, placing two players each on one of the three teams.

In total, 36 of this year’s 48 All-Americans have committed to play softball at the collegiate level, with 31 of those commitments choosing to continue their academic and playing careers at a NCAA Division I institution.

The first of four pitcher’s named to this year’s first team was Lauren Haeger of Deer Valley (Ariz.).  Haeger, a Florida commit, led the Skyhawks to the Class 5A-II title by going 26-5 with a 0.45 ERA, including six no-hitters and two perfect games.

Chelsea Wilkinson of Alexander Central (N.C) became a three-time All-American and helped the Cougars to their seventh state title by winning 31 of 33 games and striking out 370 batters.  Wilkinson has committed to continue playing softball collegiately at North Carolina State.

Helping Anderson (Calif.) to its first CIF Northern Section Division IV title in over 20 years was pitcher Cheridan Hawkins.  Hawkins helped pilot the Cubs to glory by turning in a 0.79 ERA with 510 strikeouts and just 42 walks.  She will attend Oregon in the fall.

The final pitcher on this year’s first team was Lindsey Fadnek of Coalfield (Tenn.).  Fadnek played a key role in the Yellowjackets postseason run by striking out 403 batters and limiting opponents to a .106 batting average.

The first catcher on this year’s first team was another Florida commit, Cheifland’s (Fla.) Taylore Fuller.  Fuller hit .673 for the Indians this season while stealing all 33 bases that she attempted.

The final catcher on the first team was Sarah Mooney of North Mecklenburg (N.C). Mooney, who was also a first-team choice in 2010, hit .779 this year for the Vikings with 19 home runs and 55 RBIs.  She will continue her softball career next year at James Madison.

The third and final North Carolinian to earn first-team honors this season was first baseman Robyn Stankek of North Davidson.  Stanek, who will attend Mars Hill in the fall, helped take the Knights to back-to-back state title games by turning a .416 batting average and a .987 fielding percentage.

At second base was the first of two first-team honorees for Keystone (Ohio) this season, Alisha Silva.  Silva helped take the Wildcats to a second place finish in in the state tournament by hitting .563 with 31 RBIs and 21 stolen bases.

The other Keystone player on the first team this season was utility player Kenzie Conrad, an Akron commit. Conrad went 22-2 in the circle with a 0.98 ERA, while batting .440 at the plate and driving in 39 runs.

The third baseman on the first team was Haley Beam of Pearland (Texas).  Beam played a key role in the Oilers run to the 5A state tournament by hitting .437 with 55 RBIs and 19 extra-base hits.

Rounding out the infield on the first team was the last of the three Florida commits, Sami Fagan.  Fagan helped lead Dunnellon (Fla.) to the state tournament this season by batting a scorching .693 and stealing 28 bases.  This is the third All-American honor for Fagan after being named to the fist team in 2009 and the third team in 2010.

The outfield on this year’s first team this season consisted of Kiki Stokes of Olathe East (Kan.), Jordan Bettiol of A&M Consolidated (Texas) and Kayla Bonstrom of Canyon del Oro (Ariz.). 

Stokes, now a two-time All-American, tallied 53 hits and 48 runs this season, both of which are new school record for the Hawks.  Stokes has committed to continue her playing and academic careers at Nebraska.

Joining Stokes at Nebraska will be Bettiol.  Bettiol hit .570 for the Tigers this past  season, scored 59 runs and stole 37 bases.

Bonstrom, who was a third-team choice in 2010, slugged an unbelievable 1.109 this season by tallying four triples, nine home runs and 21 doubles.  Of her 56 total hits on the year, over half of them went for at least one extra base.

The finial two spots on this year’s first-team were at-large selections that went to a pair of shortstops. 

Gracie Goulder of Cactus Shadows (Ariz.) helped her team reach the state quarterfinals this season, due in large part to her hitting. Goulder, who is committed to Georgia, hit .667 for the Falcons, scored 50 runs and drove in an additional 33.

Marinna Shadley hit a blistering .744 for the Titans in 2011 while notching 12 doubles, 11 triples and 29 RBIs.

First Team

Position Name School
Pitcher Lauren Haeger Deer Valley High School (Glendale, AZ)
Pitcher Chelsea Wilkinson Alexander Central High (Hiddenite, NC)
Pitcher Cheridan Hawkins Anderson Union High School (Palo Cedro, CA)
Pitcher Lindsey Fadnek Coalfield High School (Oak Ridge, TN)
Catcher Taylore Fuller Chiefland High (Chiefland, FL)
Catcher Sarah Mooney North Meck High School (Davidson, NC)
First Base Robyn Stanek North Davidson Senior High School (Winston-Salem, NC)
Second Base Alisha Silva Keystone High School (LaGrange, OH)
Third Base Haley Beam Pearland High School (Pearland, TX)
Shortstop Sami Fagan Dunnellon High School (Winter Park, FL)
Outfielder Kiki Stokes Olathe East High School (Olathe, KS)
Outfielder Jordan Bettiol College Station A&M Consolidated High School (College Station, TX)
Outfielder Kayla Bonstrom Canyon del Oro High School (Tucson, AZ)
Utility Kenzie Conrad Keystone High School (LaGrange, OH)
At-Large Gracie Goulder Cactus Shadows High School (Cave Creek, AZ)
At-Large Danielle Marinna Shadley Golden Gate High School (Naples, FL)

Second Team

Position Name School
Pitcher Skylar Cagle Pilot Point High School (Pilot Point, TX)
Pitcher Lindsay Taylor Kings Park High School (Smithtown, NY)
Pitcher Dani Goranson Elk Grove High School (Rolling Meadows, IL)
Pitcher Karysta Donisthorpe Piedra Vista High School (Farmington, NM)
Catcher Angela Maioran Morris Knolls High School (Rockaway, NJ)
Catcher Marissa Escalante Rodriguez High School (Fairfield, CA)
Second Base Carly Piccinich Immaculate Heart Academy (Newark, NJ)
Third Base Jenna Kreamer Evangel Christian Academy (Shreveport, LA)
Shortstop Erin Pond Keystone High School (LaGrange, OH)
Outfielder Stephanie Hartness Niceville High School (Niceville FL)
Outfielder Kelsi Jones Carmel High School (Carmel, IN)
Outfielder Tori Nappo Clarence High School (East Amherst, NY)
Utility Cheyenne Cordes Rodriguez High School (Fairfield, CA)
At-Large Kayla Henry Canyon del Oro High School (Tucson, AZ)
At-Large McKenzie Kilpatrick Alabama Christian Academy (Montgomery, AL)
At-Large Jessica Bowden Pearland High School (Pearland, TX)

Honorable Mention

Position Name School
Honorable Mention Katie O’Flynn Pearl River High School (Pearl River, NY)
Honorable Mention Taylor McGowan Bay Shore High School (Bay Shore, NY)
Honorable Mention CC Alvarez Tippecanoe High School (Tipp City, OH)
Honorable Mention Danielle Heichen Pembroke Pines Charter (Pembroke Pines, FL)
Honorable Mention Lexie Elkins Victoria East High School (Goliad, TX)
Honorable Mention Lauren Langner Pearland High School (Pearland, TX)
Honorable Mention Taylor Zordel Washburn Rural High School (Topeka, KS)
Honorable Mention Kristen Boros Elyria High School (Elyria, OH)
Honorable Mention Haley McAllister Champion High School (Bristolville, OH)
Honorable Mention Theresa Asta Basha High School (Chandler, AZ)
Honorable Mention Marissa Mersch Downers Grove South High School (Downers Grove, IL)
Honorable Mention Jillian Ferraro Bishop Denis J. O’Connell High School (Arlington, VA)
Honorable Mention Elizabeth Owen Barrington High School (Barrington, IL)
Honorable Mention Chloe Fitzgerald Huntington High School (St. Leonard, MD)
Honorable Mention Danielle Henderson Sheldon High School (Elk Grove, CA)
Honorable Mention Olivia May Elmira Notre Dame High School (Elmira, NY)

 

END

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *