Six Huskies Named To All-Pac-10 Teams

May 16, 2007

SEATTLE-- Six Washington softball players were named to the Pac-10 All-Conference teams Wednesday. Three Huskies were named to the first team, including junior shortstop Ashley Charters, sophomore pitcher Danielle Lawrie and senior first baseman Dena Tyson. Senior second baseman Dominique Lastrapes was a second team selection, while junior outfielder Lauren Greer and sophomore outfielder Marnie Koziol were honorable mention picks.

Charters earns her third all-conference award after ranking among the league's top-10 in six categories, including third in triples (3) and runs (51), fourth in steals (31), fifth in hits (67), sixth in batting average (.394) and seventh in on-base percentage. She ranks fourth on the UW all-time career list with a .378 average and 91 stolen bases, while ranking fifth with nine triples and sixth with a .447 on-base percentage. Charters was a third team All-American last season.

Lawrie earns her second all-conference award after picking up three Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honors this season and being a top-25 finalist for USA Softball Player of the Year. She ranks among the Pac-10's top-10 in six categories, including first in strikeouts looking (104), second in saves (3) and third in earned run average (1.54), opponent batting average (.171), wins (24) and strikeouts (373). She ranks third on the UW career chart with 760 career strikeouts, while her 373 strikeouts this season rank second on the Husky single-season list. Lawrie broke the school's single-game strikeout record earlier this season when she fanned 20 against USF in seven innings on Feb. 18. She broke the school's extra inning strikeout record two weeks later when she fanned 20 vs. LSU in nine innings on Mar. 3.

Tyson picks up her second all-conference award after ranking among the nation's top-10 in three categories. She ranks third in the country with a .831 slugging percentage, while ranking seventh in home runs per game and ninth in batting average (.427). Tyson is a two-time Pac-10 Player of the Week selection and a USA Softball National Player of the Week. She ranks second in the conference in slugging percentage, third in batting average, on-base percentage (.556) and home runs (17), fourth in total bases (108) and fifth in walks (34).

Lastrapes earns her fourth all-conference award after hitting .308 with seven doubles, two triples and two home runs. She is a Lowe's Senior CLASS Award top-10 finalist for excellence demonstrated through character, classroom, community and competition. Lastrapes ranks among the UW all-time career list in five categories, including seventh in doubles (41), eighth in walks (85) and on-base percentage (.424), ninth in average (.346) and 10th in hits (246). She is a two-time All-American.

Greer picks up her first all-conference honor after hitting .295 with 13 doubles, five home runs and 34 RBIs. She raised her game to a higher level during the conference season, leading the Pac-10 with seven doubles and ranking second with 20 RBIs. Greer has 11 multi-hit games and nine multi-RBI games this season.

Koziol earns her first all-conference award after leading the Pac-10 with 14 sacrifice hits and ranking third on the team with a .318 batting average with 24 runs scored and 15 RBIs. She has stolen 11 bases in 12 attempts and ranks third on the team with 12 multi-hit games, including four games with three hits.

The Huskies, who received a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, open play Friday vs. Creighton at 2 p.m. (PT) in Lincoln, Neb. All of Washington's postseason games will be broadcast live on KKNW 1150 AM through the Washington ISP Network. The radio broadcast along with live video streaming can be accessed on the Dawg Channel at gohuskies.com.

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