Wright And Sevilla Named To The All-Region Softball Team

May 20, 2004

TEMPE, Ariz. - Arizona State University softball players Phelan Wright and Valerie Sevilla have been named to the All-Pacific Region second team, announced Thursday. Wright, who finished her stellar career as one of the program's most prolific hitters, makes her third straight appearance as an all-region player, while Sevilla makes her first appearance. Both players will now have a chance to make All-American honors that will be announced next week.

A second-team all-region selection at third base and one of the premier players in the country for the past four seasons, Wright again was a top-25 finalists for National Player of the Year honors. Wright, a two-time All-American, ended her career as Arizona State's all-time batting average leader (.381), all-time home run leader (40) and second in doubles (44) and RBIs (162). This past season she led the team with a .390 batting average, with 14 doubles, 13 home runs and 47 RBIs.

Sevilla, a junior outfielder, had a career year at the plate as she also earned second-team all-region accolades. She led the team with 70 hits, 17 doubles and 15 home runs, while finishing second on the team with a .363 average and 46 RBIs. Sevilla's 15 home runs and 17 doubles tied the single-season mark at ASU and her 46 RBIs ranks fourth all-time. Sevilla, who had never hit a home run before this year, also tallied a team-leading 21 RBIs with two outs, slugged three grand slams and tied for the most assists in the outfield with six.

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