Three Huskies Named To AFCA All-America First Team

June 2, 2010

Three Husky softball players were named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America first team today, as Danielle Lawrie, Jenn Salling and Niki Williams were all honored.

Lawrie, a senior from Langley, B.C., was listed as a pitcher. She was named the ASA/USA Softball National Player of the Year on Tuesday, earning that honor for the second straight season. Heading into the start of Women's College World Series play Thursday, she's 40-3 with a 1.00 earned run average and 478 strikeouts. She is also batting .311 and leads the team with 15 homers and 57 runs batted in.

Salling, a junior from Port Coquitlam, B.C., was named as a shortstop. In her second season at the UW, she's batting .346 with six homers and 33 runs batted in. She also leads the team with 38 walks and four triples while committing only six errors in the field.

Williams, a sophomore from Mission Viejo, Calif., made the first team as a 'utility/non-pitcher/designated player.' Primarily an outfielder for the Huskies, she's hitting .345 with 11 home runs and 45 runs batted in.

Lawrie was named a first-team All-American for the third time, having made the list in 2007 and 2009. Salling is now a two-time All-American, as she was a first-teamer in 2007, when she played at Oregon. It was the first All-America selection for Williams.

For the complete NFCA All-America teams, click here.

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