Catalina Morris Tabbed First-Team All-Pacific Region

May 19, 2005

Stanford, Calif. - The National Fastpitch Coaches Association has announced the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I All-Region teams, honoring student-athletes from nine NFCA regions. A total of 241 players from 117 different teams comprised the first and second regional teams.

The Stanford Cardinal had three athletes named to the Pacific All-Region team for 2005. Junior outfielder Catalina Morris (Sonoita, AZ) was a first-team selection while junior shortstop Lauren Lappin (Anaheim, CA) and freshman third baseman Michelle Smith (Agoura Hills, CA) were second-team honorees.

All three were selected to the Pac-10 All-Conference teams as well. Morris leads the team with 64 hits on the year and a .362 batting average. She has 14 doubles and 13 homeruns as well. Lappin is hitting at a .344 clip with a team-leading 49 runs scored and seven stolen bases. She has 54 hits and nine doubles in 2005. Smith leads the team with a school-record 18 homeruns ans is hitting .313. Her 50 RBI also leads the squad.

Chosen by NFCA member coaches from each region, the honorees will now be eligible for selection to the Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-America first, second or third teams. These will be announced on ESPN during the Women's College World Series.

2005 Pacific All Region Softball Teams

First Team

Pitcher			Brianne McGowan		Oregon StatePitcher			Alicia Hollowell		ArizonaCatcher		Kristen Rivera			WashingtonFirst Base		Vanessa Iapala		Oregon StateSecond Base		Caitlin Benyi			UCLAThird Base		Vicky Galindo			CALShortstop		Kristie Fox			ArizonaOutfield		Caitlin Lowe			ArizonaOutfield		Catalina Morris		StanfordOutfield		Kaleo Eldredge		CALDP			Cambria Miranda		Oregon StateUtility			T.J. Eadus			Oregon

Second Team

Pitcher Kristina Thorson CALPitcher Anjelica Seldon UCLACatcher Haley Woods CALFirst Base Sarah Hyatt WashingtonSecond Base Dominique Lastrapes WashingtonThird Base Michelle Smith StanfordShortstop Lauren Lappin StanfordOutfield Autumn Champion ArizonaOutfield Adrienne Alo Oregon StateOutfield Lindsay James CALDP no nominationUtility Kayala Meeks Loyola Marymount