Haber Earns First Team Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-America Honors
June 2, 2010
STANFORD, Calif. - Senior Alissa Haber was named a First Team Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-American when the National Fastpitch Coaches Association announced its selections today. The outfielder is now a four-time All-American, joining two-time Olympian Jessica Mendoza as the only two players in Stanford history to accomplish that feat.
The selections bring Stanford's total All-America award count to 28 honors spread over 14 players. The Cardinal has had at least one All-America selection each of the past 13 seasons.
Haber is the fifth player in school history to be selected to the first team, also receiving that honor as a junior in 2009. The Newark, Calif., native joins Mendoza and Dana Sorensen as the only three Cardinal players to earn first team accolades two or more times in their careers. Haber was a third team honoree in 2007 and 2008.
She finished her career as the 14th Stanford player to be a four-time All-Pac-10 selection. For a fourth straight season, Haber led the Cardinal in nearly every offensive category - batting average (.446), hits (78), runs (50), triples (2), slugging percentage (.657), on-base percentage (.529) and stolen bases (23). Her batting average was second in the Pac-10 and among the top-15 nationally.
On Senior Day, Haber recorded her 71st career double, breaking Mendoza's eight-year-old record. She finished her career as Stanford's all-time leader with 72. Her .446 batting average was the second-highest ever by a Cardinal player and she concluded her time on The Farm ranked in the top-10 in nine career offensive categories.
Haber also excelled in the classroom, becoming just the third Academic All-American in program history this season. A two-time Pac-10 All-Academic honoree, she was one of 10 finalists for the 2010 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award.
Haber was one of the 12 All-Americans from the Pac-10 Conference, and one of 10 selected to the first team.