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Six Named to Pac-12 All-Conference Team

May 16, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO -- Sun Devil Softball placed six student-athletes on the Pac-12 All-Conference Team, as announced by the league office on Sunday morning. The individual awards and the All-Pac-12 Softball Team are selected by the Pac-12 head coaches. 

Fifth year catcher Maddi Hackbarth represents Arizona State on the All-First Team. She is followed by junior outfielder Makenna Harper on the All-Second Team and Kindra Hackbarth, Jazmine Hill and Lindsay Lopez on the All-Third Team. True freshman pitcher Allison Royalty earned a spot on the Pac-12 All-Freshman team along with Hill and Lopez. 

C - Maddi Hackbarth - All-First Team
Hackbarth led current No. 12 nationally ranked ASU to a 32-14 overall mark and 12-9 Conference record to conclude the regular season. Hackbarth has started all but one of ASU's 46 games in 2021 and tops the Conference in home runs (20) and RBIs (58) marks that nationally rank sixth and third, respectively. With her 20th home run, Hackbarth tied Arizona State's single season program record for home runs set in 2013 (Cheyenne Coyle) and 2009 (Katie Cochran).

The fifth year's current batting average (.397) and RBIs (58) are both set to finish in the top-20 of Arizona State's single season program record book. Her 54 career home runs puts her at No. 5 in program history. Hackbarth owns the best slugging percentage (.954) in the Pac-12 while her batting average leads the Sun Devil squad and ranks fourth in the Conference. The California native earned Pac-12 Player of the Week twice in 2021 - once in non-conference and again in Conference play after spearheading ASU to a series win over then-No. 8 Oregon.

OF - Makenna Harper - All-Second Team
Harper grew into and dominated her starting role at left field in 2021. The junior made huge plays in the outfield contributing 72 putouts with only three errors through 41 games starts. Her batting average of .330 is fourth on the Arizona State team. Harper's on base percentage (.464) heading into the regular season finale is third on the Sun Devil squad and 13th in the Pac-12.

OF - Kindra Hackbarth - All-Third Team
In her fifth-year campaign, Hackbarth led the Arizona State squad in runs scored and ranked fourth in the Conference, touching home in 45 of ASU's 307 total runs which are second-most in the Pac-12 Conference. Her three triples led ASU and ranks sixth in the Conference. Hackbarth started all but one of ASU's 46 regular season games for the Sun Devils and went yard 10 times, which lands third on the team and 13th in the Pac-12, while her 91 total bases is tied for second on the team and tied for ninth in the Conference. She stole a base a team-high 17 times, a mark that ranks fourth in Conference.

OF - Jazmine Hill - All-Third Team & All-Freshman Team
Hill started all 46 games for the Sun Devils in 2021, hitting a .336 batting average, third-highest on the team. Her 39 runs are second-most on the ASU squad and tied for seventh in the conference. Her 13 doubles are tied for third in the Pac-12 with teammate Maddi Hackbarth. Hill notched 39 RBI which ranks second on the Sun Devil squad and is 11th among Conference contenders. Hill boasts the highest fielding percentage amongst ASU outfielders while recording 39 putouts and only one error. Hill went through 38 games before recording her only error of the regular season.

P - Lindsay Lopez - All-Third Team & All-Freshman Team
The sophomore led the ASU pitching staff in ERA (2.35) in 30 appearances. She boasts the team-low in earned runs and walks conceded. Her 15 wins ranks sixth in the Pac-12 Conference. Despite facing Pac-12 opponents for the first time this season, Lopez pitched eight complete games and 122.1 innings, marks that rank eighth and seventh, respectively, in the Pac-12. 

P - Allison Royalty - All-Freshman Team
The true freshman threw 121 strikeouts to lead the ASU pitching staff and rank seventh in the Pac-12 Conference, a mark that leads all Pac-12 true freshmen pitchers. She is also the fastest freshman pitcher in ASU history to notch 100 strikeouts since ASU national champion Dallas Escobedo in 2011. Royalty threw a team-high 124.2 innings in the regular season and started a team-high 19 games. Only five pitchers in the Pac-12 Conference have thrown more innings than Royalty this season. Royalty earned the nod to start in big matchups including then-No. 2 Oklahoma, then-No. 6 Washington, then-No. 8 Arizona, and then-No. 8 Oregon.