Amateur Softball Association of America Names 13 Pac-10 Players to Preseason Watch List
Jan. 28, 2009
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. --- The Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA), the National Governing Body of Softball in the United States, has selected its initial 'Watch List' for the 8th Annual USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year Award. This award, which is considered the most prestigious honors in Division I women's collegiate softball, is designed to recognize outstanding athletic achievement by female collegiate softball players across the country. Past winners of this award include UCLA's Stacey Nuveman, Florida State's Jessica Van der Linden, three-time winner Texas pitcher Cat Osterman, Tennessee's Monica Abbott and Virginia Tech's Angela Tincher.
The 2009 Pre-Season Watch List is comprised of 50 players representing 32 schools and 13 different NCAA Division I Conferences. The ASA will announce the 25 finalists on April 1.
2009 USA Softball Player of the Year Watch List--Pac-10 Players
Name - School - Year - Position - Hometown
Valerie Arioto (California) - Sophomore - Utility - Pleasanton, Calif.
Neena Bryant (Oregon) - Outfield - Junior - Placentia, Calif.
Ashley Charters (Washington) - Senior - Infield- Beaverton, Ore.
Kaitlin Cochran (Arizona State) - Senior- Outfield - Yorba Linda, Calif.
GiOnna DiSalvatore (UCLA) - Sophomore - Utility - Palm Harbor, Fla.
Krista Donnenwirth (Arizona State) - Sophomore - SS/Third Base - Mission Viejo, Calif.
Alissa Haber (Stanford) - Junior - Outfield- Newark, Calif.
Amanda Kamekona (UCLA) - Senior - Infield - Chino Hills, Calif.
Megan Langenfeld (UCLA) - Junior - Pitcher/First Base - Bakersfield, Calif.
Brittany Lastrapes (Arizona) - Sophomore - Outfield - Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Danielle Lawrie (Washington) - Junior - Pitcher - Langley, British Columbia
Jenae Leles (Arizona) - Senior - Third Base - Fair Oaks, Calif.
Missy Penna (Stanford) - Senior - Pitcher/Infield - Miami, Fla.