This Season in Pac-10 Softball

June 11, 2009

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This Season in Pac-10 Softball


Washington wins NCAA title

For the first time in program history and the 21st time in Conference history, the Washington Huskies shutdown the top seeded Florida Gators to win the 2009 NCAA Softball title.

Danielle Lawrie, the third-seeded Huskies starting ace, was rewarded for her stellar pitching by being honored as the USA Softball Player of the Year, the WCWS Most Outstanding Player and receiving the Honda Award as the best female athlete in softball.

Washington, the fifth team in the Conference to win a softball National Championship, spent three-straight weeks on the road during their post-season venture.


2009 WCWS All-Tournament Team

Ashley Charters, Washington

Danielle Lawrie, Washington*

Kimi Pohlman, Washington

Morgan Stuart, Washington

Niki Williams, Washington

*Most Outstanding Player


UCLA takes Pac-10 Title

The Bruins won their ninth Pac-10 title to secure the No. 2 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament. In four of its eight previous season it which it won the Conference title, UCLA also won the NCAA title (1988, 1989, 1990, 1999). After starting the Pac-10 season 1-4, the Bruins found their stride and concluded the Conference season going 15-1 to clinch the League championship.


Pac-10 NCAA Championships by the #'s


27 Total number of NCAA Softball National Champions since the organization recognized women's athletics in 1982.


21 NCAA Championships won by Pac-10 Teams. UCLA (10), Arizona (8), Arizona State (1), California (1), Washington (1).


10 WCWS championship games between two Pac-10 teams.


15 Pac-10 NCAA Runners-Up. UCLA (7), Arizona (4), Washington (2), California (2).


2 The number of times a Pac-10 team has not made it to the Women's College World Series finals (1983, 1986).


Out of the Park

With national home run leader Stacie Chambers' bomb in the third inning against Tennessee Martin on May 15, Arizona broke the Pac-10 and NCAA record for most home runs in the season. The Wildcats, who bested their own home run record of 126 in 2001, set a new record with 134 home runs hit in 2009


Chambers (31) and Jenae Leles (23) are finished the season ranked first and second in the nation and in the Pac-10 in home runs per game.


Pac-10 Record Breaker

Arizona State's Kailtin Cochran has made an imprint Pac-10 record books and has become one of the most decorated players in Conference history. The senior finishes her career ranked third in career walks with 235, third in total runs with 274, fifth in career batting average with .444, sixth in games played with 273, seventh in home runs, 69 and 10th in both career RBI (230) and career doubles (54).


At the conclusion of her career, the Sun Devil has is the only Pac-10 player to be ranked in seven of the Conference's 11 offensive career records. No other player has been ranked in more than six categories.


Pac-10 Tops the Polls

The Pac-10 leads the way in the final USA Today/NFCA and ESPN.com/USA Softball polls with six teams ranked in the top-25, the most of any conference:


Pac-10: 6 (WASH, ASU, ARIZ, CAL, UCLA, STAN)

SEC: 5 (FLA, ALA, UGA, TENN, LSU)

Big Ten: 3 (MICH, OSU, N.W.)

ACC: 3 (UNC, FSU, GA TECH)

Big 12: 3 (BAYLOR, OKLA, MIZZ)

Big East: 1 (DePAUL)


Pac-10 Single-Season Bests

Where do this season's totals rank among all-time Pac-10 single-season performances?


Home Runs

Team - 1st: 134, Arizona

Indv. - T2nd: 31, Stacie Chambers, ARIZ


RBI

Team - 4th: 468, Arizona

Indv. - T5th: 96, Stacie Chambers, ARIZ


RUNS

Team - 5th: 499, Arizona

Indv. - 10th: 79, Brittany Lastraps, ARIZ


STOLEN BASES

Team - 3rd: 146, California

Indv. - T5th: 47, Jamia Reid, CAL


STRIKEOUTS

Indv. - 2nd: 521, Danielle Lawrie, WASH


National Award Winners


LOUISVILLE SLUGGER/NFCA

ALL-AMERICA TEAMS


First Team

P Danielle Lawrie WASH

2B Ashley Charters WASH

OF Kaitlin Cochran ASU

OF Brittany Lastrapes ARIZ

OF Katie Schroeder UCLA

UT/P Megan Langenfeld UCLA

AL/OF Alissa Haber STAN

AL/P Missy Penna STAN


Second Team

AL/SS Ashley Hansen STAN


Third Team

C Stacie Chambers ARIZ

3B Jenae Leles ARIZ

UT Jessica Mapes ASU

AL/UT Valerie Arioto CAL

AL/2B Amanda Kamekona UCLA


NCAA WOMEN'S COLLEGE WORLD

SERIES ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM


Ashley Charters, WASH

Kimi Pohlman, WASH

Morgan Stuart, WASH

Niki Williams, WASH

Danielle Lawrie, WASH*


* - Most Outstanding Player


NFCA ALL-PACIFIC REGION


Pos Player School

P Marissa Drewrey CAL

P Danielle Lawrie WASH

2B Ashley Charters WASH

OF Neena Bryant ORE

OF Kimi Pohlman WASH

OF Jamia Reid CAL

UT/P Valerie Arioto CAL

UT Ashlyn Watson WASH


NFCA ALL-WEST REGION


Pos Player School

P Hillary Bach ASU

P Missy Penna STAN

C Stacie Chambers ARIZ

C Kaila Shull UCLA

2B Amanda Kamekona UCLA

3B Krista Donnenwirth ASU

3B Shannon Koplitz STAN

3B Jenae Leles ARIZ

SS Ashley Hansen STAN

OF Kaitlin Cochran ASU

OF Alissa Haber STAN

OF Brittany Lastrapes ARIZ

OF Katie Schroeder UCLA

OF Lauren Schutzler ARIZ

UT/P Megan Langenfeld UCLA

UT GiOnna DiSalvatore UCLA

UT Jessica Mapes ASU


NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Louisville Slugger/NFCA

Feb. 17 Ashley Hansen, STAN

Feb. 24 Danielle Lawrie, WASH

Mar. 31 Missy Penna, STAN

Apr. 14 Megan Langenfeld, UCLA

Apr. 28 Megan Langenfeld, UCLA

May 5 Missy Penna, STAN


USA Softball

Feb. 24 Danielle Lawrie, WASH

Mar. 17 Stacie Chambers, ARIZ

Mar. 31 Missy Penna, STAN

Apr. 14 Megan Langenfeld, UCLA

May 5 Missy Penna, STAN

COSIDA/ESPN THE MAGAZINE

ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM


First Team

Yr. Player School

Sr. Kaitlin Cochran ASU


Second Team

Yr. Player School

Sr. Missy Penna STAN

Sr. Jessica Mapes ASU



2009 HONDA-BRODERICK

AWARD WINNER


P Danielle Lawrie WASH


2009 USA SOFTBALL COLLEGIATE PLAYER OF THE YEAR


P Danielle Lawrie WASH


2009 USA SOFTBALL COLLEGIATE PLAYER OF THE YEAR FINALISTS


Kaitlin Cochran, ASU (Top-3)

Stacie Chambers, ARIZ (Top-10)

Missy Penna, STAN (Top-10)

Ashley Charters, WASH (Top-25)

Alissa Haber, STAN (Top-25)

Ashley Hansen, STAN (Top-25)

Brittany Lastrapes, ARIZ (Top-25)

Jenae Leles, ARIZ (Top-25)

Kaila Shull, UCLA (Top-25)

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