Cardinal Land Three On Pacific All-Region Team

May 17, 2002

Stanford, Calif. - The Stanford women's softball team landed three student-athletes on the 2002 Pacific Region Softball Teams as announced yesterday. Senior Jessica Mendoza, along with junior Kira Ching, were first team selections while senior Sarah Beeson was a second-team pick.

Earlier this month, Mendoza, Beeson and Ching were honored as All-Pacific-10 conference selections as well.

Beeson leads the team with a .390 batting average while Mendoza tops the squad with 14 homeruns. Ching, is right behind Mendoza with 10 roundtrippers.

The Stanford women's softball team is currently vying for a second consecutive trip to the College World Series in Oklahoma City. The Cardinal defeated Pacific, 7-0, yesterday and take on conference rival California tonight at 5 p.m.



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Pitcher Jennie Finch ArizonaPitcher Keira Goerl UCLAFirst Base Leneah Manuma ArizonaSecond Base Kira Ching StanfordThird Base Phelan Wright Arizona StateShortstop Natasha Watley UCLACatcher Stacy Nuveman UCLAUtility Amanda Freed UCLADesignated Player Claire Sua UCLAOutfield Jessica Mendoza StanfordOutfield Rita Roach WashingtonOutfield Christy Cerecedes Loyola Marymount


Pitcher Jocelyn Forest CaliforniaPitcher Tia Bollinger WashingtonFirst Base Sarah Beeson StanfordSecond Base Bynnen Guthrie Oregon StateThird Base Candace Harper CaliforniaShortstop Jaime Clark WashingtonCatcher Kristen Rivera WashingtonUtility Nichole Thompson Arizona StateDesignated Player Jenny Gladding ArizonaOutfield Michelle Chariton Oregon StateOutfield Kaleo Eldredge CaliforniaOutfield Becky Simpson Washington

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