5 Owls named to all-conference softball team
PORTLAND, Ore. – The 2010 All-Cascade Collegiate Conference softball team included three Owls on the first-team squad and two honorable mention selections, the league office announced today.
Ashleigh Larson (photo by Kelly Caleb).
Freshmen infielder/pitcher Taylor Schmidt (Medford, Ore.) and shortstop Jess Plummer (Eugene, Ore.), along with sophomore infielder Ashleigh Larson (Central Point, Ore.) were named to the first team. Brittany Cherry (Pasco, Wash.) and Kayde Schaefer (Portland, Ore.) were named to both the honorable mention team and were CCC Gold Glove winners for their effort on the defensive end.
Taylor Schmidt (photo by Kelly Caleb).
Plummer led the Owls in four offensive categories, including batting (.382), doubles (16), homeruns (9), while also driving in 41 runs this season. Schmidt batted .364 to go with 10 doubles, seven homeruns and 33 RBI. Schmidt was also instrumental in the circle for Tech, tallying a team-high 12 victories to go along with pitching staff low 2.40 ERA. Larson batted .358, to go with 11 doubles and seven homeruns, while driving home 32 runs.
Concordia newcomers Ali Paz and Renee Santos, have been named the CCC’s Player and Pitcher of the
Jess Plummer (photo by Kelly Caleb).
Year, respectively, according to a vote of the league’s head coaches. Paz, a transfer from College of the Siskiyous, also was named the CCC’s Newcomer of the Year.
Concordia coach Carrie Kosderka-Farrell, who has guided the Cavs to a record of 32-4 entering this weekend’s CCC Championships, was named the league’s Coach of the Year.
Northwest Christian earned the Champions of Character Award, which is based on the NAIA’s core tenets of character, integrity and sportsmanship.
2010 All-Cascade Collegiate Conference Softball Team
Player of the Year: Ali Paz, SS, Concordia
Pitcher of the Year: Renee Santos, P, Concordia
Newcomer of the Year: Ali Paz, SS, Concordia
Coach of the Year: Carrie Kosderka-Farrell, Concordia
Team Champion of Character: Northwest Christian
CCC First-Team: Ali Paz Concordia Jr. SS Roseburg, Ore.; Renee Santos Concordia Jr. P Portland, Ore.; Stephanie Nippert Corban Fr. OF Rocklin, Calif.; Meghan Laughlin Southern Oregon Jr. OF Honolulu, Hawaii; Danielle Pulfrey Concordia Sr. P Hillsboro, Ore.; Jessie Jones Corban Jr. 2B Gladstone, Ore.; Camy Way Concordia Jr. 1B Steilacoom, Wash.; Becca Gawlista Concordia Sr. OF Beaverton, Ore.; Brooke Davis Northwest Christian So. P/OF Sherwood, Ore.; Taylor Schmidt Oregon Tech Fr. P/1B Medford, Ore.; Mallory Callahan Concordia Jr. OF Vancouver, Wash.; Jody Zillner College of Idaho Sr. P Emmitt, Idaho; Jess Plummer Oregon Tech Fr. SS Eugene, Ore.; Daniyelle Villyard College of Idaho Sr. 1B Kent, Wash.; Ashleigh Larson Oregon Tech So. 2B Central Point, Ore.; Ashli Hughes Eastern Oregon So. OF Nampa, Idaho
Liane Dehart Corban Fr. OF Kent, Wash.; Cassie Bishop Northwest Christian Jr. SS/OF Winston, Ore.
Honorable Mention: Makenzie Marchbanks, P, Corban; Kathryn Moy, OF, Southern Oregon; Nichole Shumway, OF, College of Idaho; Kayde Schaefer, C, Oregon Tech; Tamara Feb, C, Corban; Kalie Kurdy, C, College of Idaho; Brittany Cherry, OF, Oregon Tech.
Gold Glove Award Winners
C: Kayde Schaefer Oregon Tech
1B: Susie Espinoza Eastern Oregon
2B: Tina Garcia Concordia
3B: Megan Mazanec Northwest Christian
SS: Ali Paz Concordia
OF: Meghan Laughlin Southern Oregon
OF: Kayla Vickaryous Concordia
OF: Brittany Cherry Oregon Tech
P: Jody Zillner College of Idaho
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