Seven Stanford Players Earn All-Conference Honors
May 16, 2007
Stanford, Calif. -
Seven Stanford softball players were recognized by the Pac-10 today, when the conference announced its 2007 All-Pac-10 Teams. Jackie Rinehart, Alissa Haber and Missy Penna were named to the Second Team, while Tricia Aggabao, Maddy Coon, Shannon Koplitz and Michelle Smith earned Honorable Mention.
Rinehart was honored for the fourth consecutive season, as the Stanford senior has earned Honorable Mention the past three years. Rinehart notched 55 hits during the 2007 regular-season, while hitting at a .316 clip and scoring 32 runs. Rinehart currently leads the team in stolen bases, and is on pace to become just the fifth player in Stanford history to finish her career with a batting average over .300.
Haber had an outstanding freshman campaign, leading the team in batting average (.373), slugging percentage (.548), on-base percentage (.462), runs (38), hits (62), doubles (13) and triples (2) during the regular-season. The rookie is the only true freshman to be named to the First or Second Team.
Penna was one of the conference's top pitchers this season, with the fourth-best opposing batting average (.194) in the league, the fourth-most wins (23) and the fourth most strikeouts (276) and a top-10 ERA (2.39). Penna, a sophomore, was honored for the second-straight year, after earning Honorable Mention last season.
Aggabao and Koplitz earn their first career honors as two of the top-four hitters on the Stanford squad. Smith, who leads the Cardinal with eight homeruns and 43 RBI, receives her third-straight All-Pac-10 honor, while Coon receives her second.
Arizona State outfielder Kaitlin Cochran was named Player of the Year and the Sun Devils' Katie Burkhart was named Pitcher of the Year. Oregon freshman Jennifer Salling was named Newcomer of the Year and Arizona center fielder Caitlin Lowe received Defensive Player of the Year honors. Coach of ?the Year was awarded to Arizona's Mike Candrea.