2010 Pac-10 Softball Conference Honors Announced
May 19, 2010
UCLA'S LANGENFELD NAMED PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE YEAR
WASHINGTON'S LAWRIE NAMED PAC-10 PITCHER OF THE YEAR
OREGON'S PAPPAS NAMED PAC-10 FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
STANFORD'S NEILL NAMED PAC-10 DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
WASHINGTON'S TARR NAMED PAC-10 COACH OF THE YEAR
UCLA'S LANGENFELD PAC-10 BATTING CHAMPION
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-- In a vote of the league's eight head coaches, UCLA senior Megan Langenfeld was named the Pac-10 Player of the Year and earned the batting champion title, WASHINGTON senior Danielle Lawrie was named the Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year, OREGON freshman Samantha Pappas was named the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, Stanford senior Rosey Neill was named the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year and Washington's Heather Tarr was named the Pac-10 Coach of the Year, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.
Langenfeld, a native of Bakersfield, Calif., becomes the first Bruin to be named Player of the Year since Andrea Duran won the award in 2006. The senior has been strong for the Bruins at the plate and in the circle this season. At the plate, she has a batting average of .510, the highest in the Conference and third nationally, earning her the Pac-10 batting champion title. She also leads with a 1.020 slugging percentage and a .658 on base percentage. Overall, Langenfeld has tallied 47 RBI, 14 home runs and 10 doubles. She has sparked the team to the Conference's highest team batting average (.330), fourth nationally. In the circle, Langenfeld has made 20 appearances in the circle and boasts a 10-1 record with a 1.29 ERA. For the second-straight year, she has been named to the All-Pac-10 first team.
Lawrie earned her second-straight Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year honor after having another incredibly dominant season for the Huskies. The Langley, B.C., native boasts a 35-2 record and has tallied 407 strikeouts this season breaking Alicia Hollowell's Pac-10 career strikeouts record, as Lawrie has amassed 1,772 strikeouts in her career. In Conference play, she was equally as impressive, fanning 212 batters, exactly twice as many as the pitcher with the second most strikeouts had. The senior leads the nation with 20 shutouts and ranks in the top-10 in wins (35). strikeouts (407), ERA (0.99), walks per seven innings (.93), and strikeouts per seven innings (11.53). Lawrie has thrown three perfect games this season, one shy of a Pac-10 single season record and has four total in her career, one away from the Conference career record. For her career, she has thrown eight no-hitters, the most in Husky history. Lawrie is no slouch at the plate either, as she leads the Huskies with 14 home runs and 55 RBI.
Pappas has started all 52 games in the outfield for the Ducks this season. The Las Flores, Calif., native has played a big part in helping Oregon get back to winning ways and the postseason in 2010. She ranks fifth in the Conference with a batting average of .392 and ranks in the top ten among the Ducks all-time single-season leaders and her slugging percentage of .667 ranks fifth in Ducks single-season history. The freshman was named Pac-10 Player of the Week March 22-28, after leading the team with a .615 batting average, 10 RBI, two home runs, five walks and three stolen bases. She also hit her first career grand slam and a team-high five RBI in a win over Idaho State. Pappas
is only the second Duck to be named Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year.
Neill, a native of Laguna Hills, Calif., has won a Conference record third-straight Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year award. Since the award started in 2005, a Cardinal has won the award five times. Starting all 53 games at catcher, Neill has thrown out two runners and currently posts a .994 fielding percentage with 306 putouts in 318 chances. The senior has also been strong for the Cardinal at the plate, posting a .300 batting average and 29 RBI.
Tarr, in her sixth season at the helm for the Huskies has been named Pac-10 Coach of the Year for the first time in her career. She becomes just the second Washington coach to win the honor, after former head coach Teresa Wilson won the honor in 1996 and 2000. After leading Washington to the program's first National Championship in 2009, Tarr has led the Huskies to a 45-6 record and their first Pac-10 title since 2000 and third in school history, despite losing seven seniors off last season's squad.
2010 PAC-10 ALL-CONFERENCE SOFTBALL TEAM
|Katelyn Boyd||So.||INF||Arizona State|
|Stacie Chambers||Rs. Jr.||C||Arizona|
|Kaylyn Castillo||Jr.||C||Arizona State|
|Lea Cavestany||Fr.||UTIL||Oregon State|
|Brigette Del Ponte||Fr.||UTIL||Arizona|
|Annie Lockwood||So.||OF||Arizona State|
|Audrey Roderfeld||Jr.||C/UTIL||Oregon State|
|Lesley Rogers||Jr.||OF||Arizona State|
Hillary Bach, ASU; Neena Bryant, ORE; Allie Burger, ORE; Caylyn Carlson, ASU; Kelsey Chambers, ORE; Dani Chisholm, OSU; Krista Donnenwirth, ASU; Frani Echavarria, CAL; Hooch Fagaly, WASH; Amanda Fleischman, WASH; Teagan Gerhart, STAN; Paige Hall, OSU; Monica Harrison, UCLA; Taylor Kelly, CAL; Donna Kerr, UCLA; Lini Koria, ARIZ; Ally Kutz, OSU; Alyson McWherter, WASH; Rosey Neill, STAN; Jenna Rich, STAN; Vernae Sevilla, CAL; Kaila Shull, UCLA; Samantha Skillingstad, ORE; Bailey Stenson, WASH; Shannon Thomas, CAL; Mandy Urfer, ASU; Jace Williams, CAL; Dani Yudin, UCLA; Lindsey Ziegenhirt, CAL.
2010 PAC-10 ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
|Lea Cavestany||UTIL||Oregon State|
|Brigette Del Ponte||UTIL||Arizona|
|Sam Parlich||2B/P||Arizona State|
Marina Demore, OSU; Charlotte Dolan, UCLA; Maggie Doremus, OSU; Kaylan Howard, ORE; Baillie Kirker, ARIZ; Ally Kutz, OSU.
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