Five Huskies Named To All-Region & All-Pac-10 Teams

May 17, 2006

SEATTLE-- Five Washington softball players were named to the All-Pacific Region and Pac-10 All-Conference teams Wednesday. Three Huskies were named to the All-Region teams, including first team selection Ashley Charters and second team picks Dominique Lastrapes and Sarah Hyatt. Charters, Lastrapes and Danielle Lawrie were named to the All-Pac-10 second team, while Hyatt and Aimee Minor were selected to the All-Pac-10 honorable mention team.

Charters, Lastrapes and Hyatt are now eligible for All-America honors. The Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-America teams will be announced during the week of the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City, Okla. Lastrapes was a third team All-American in 2004 as an at-large selection.

Charters, a sophomore utility from Newberg, Ore., earned her first All-Region award and second All-Conference honor. She leads the Huskies with a .380 average, which ranks sixth in the Pac-10. She ranks second in the conference with 71 hits and 27 stolen bases and ranks fourth on Washington's all-time list with a .377 career batting average.

Lastrapes, a junior second baseman from Mission Viejo, Calif., picks up her third All-Region and All-Pac-10 awards. She ranks second on the team with .353 average, 36 runs, 61 hits and 10 doubles. Her 24 RBIs and 13 stolen bases also rank second on the squad. Lastrapes boasts a .425 career on-base percentage, which ranks eighth on the UW all-time list, while her .355 career batting average ranks ninth.

Hyatt, a senior first baseman from Sedro-Woolley, Wash., receives her fourth All-Pac-10 nod and second All-Region award. She leads the Huskies with 38 RBIs, which ranks fifth in the Pac-10. She also leads the team with eight home runs and 10 multi-RBI games. Hyatt's 42 career home runs rank fourth on the Washington career list, while her 150 career RBIs rank seventh.

Lawrie, a freshman from Langley, British Columbia, leads Washington in every pitching category and has already broken three pitching records during her rookie campaign. Lawrie set two single-game pitching records for most strikeouts in a regulation game (19, seven innings) and extra-inning game (19, 12 innings). Her 348 strikeouts are also a Washington single-season record. Lawrie has already tossed a perfect game, becoming just the third Husky to do so in the program's 14-year history, and was the only freshman named to the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year top-50 watch list.

Minor, a senior outfielder from San Jacinto, Calif., was named to the Pac-10 honorable mention team for the third time in her career. She missed the beginning of the season with a back injury but has returned to hit .288 with four doubles and three home runs with a .450 slugging percentage. Minor ranks sixth on the UW all-time list with 28 career home runs and ranks eighth with a .513 career slugging percentage. She also ranks 10th on the Husky all-time career charts with 34 doubles, six triples and 106 RBIs.

The Huskies, who received a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, open play Thursday vs. Southern Utah at 6 p.m. (PT) in Provo, Utah. All of Washington's postseason games will be broadcast live on KKNW 1150 AM and can be accessed on www.gohuskies.com.

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