Softball Has Three Earn All-Pacific Region Honors

May 16, 2001

BERKELEY, Calif. - California Golden Bears softball players junior Jocelyn Forest and sophomores Veronica Nelson and Eryn Manahan were selected as second team 2001 NFCA Pacific All-Region Softball members.

Both Forest and Nelson garnered first team All-Pac-10 honors earlier this week.

The Bears look to advance to their third consecutive Women's Softball College World Series this weekend as compete in a six-team regional hosted by Florida State, in Tallahassee, FL. Second-seeded Cal opens play versus fifth-seeded Connecticut (35-21) on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. EDT. Also involved in the regional is host and No. 1 seed Florida State (54-10), No. 3 seed Florida Atlantic (45-19), No. 4 seed Florida (36-25) and No. 6 seed Bethune-Cookman (45-21)

All players named to the regional team are now eligible for All-America honors.

Below is a complete list of both first and second team 2001 NFCA Pacific All-Region Softball members

2001 Pacific Region Softball TeamsFirst TeamJennie Finch, AZ             PitcherDana Sorensen, STAN          PitcherSarah Beeson, STAN           First BaseAlyssa Laux, ORE             Second BaseToni Mascarenas, AZ          Third BaseNatasha Watley, UCLA         ShortstopStacey Nuveman, UCLA         CatcherAmanda Freed, UCLA           UtilityLeneah Manuma, AZ            Designated PlayerKelly Hauxhurst, WASH        OutfieldLauren Bauer, AZ             OutfieldJessica Mendoza, STAN        Outfield

Second TeamJocelyn Forest, CAL PitcherTia Bollinger, WASH PitcherVeronica Nelson, CAL First BaseEryn Manahan, CAL Second BaseTairia Mims, UCLA Third BaseJaime Clark, WASH ShortstopJessica Allister, STAN CatcherAmanda Oleson, WASH UtilityErica Beach, ASU Designated PlayerNicole Giordano, AZ OutfieldKristin Farber, ASU OutfieldLisa Wangler, ORE Outfield

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