Softball Lands Four on All-SCIAC Teams

Softball Lands Four on All-SCIAC Teams

PASADENA, Calif. — Four members of the University of La Verne softball team were named to the softball All-SCIAC teams, the conference office announced on Friday.

Senior Raven Freret was named to the First Team for the third year in a row. She probably would have earned the honors her freshman year as well, but was named the Freshman of the Year in 2011 and was not eligible for selection to an all-conference squad. This season, Freret hit a staggering .511 in conference play and led the conference in hits (47) and doubles (11). She was top-three in runs batted in (28, 3rd), on base percentage (.545, 3rd) and slugging percentage (.685, 3rd). The first baseman has had one of the most decorated careers of any La Verne softball player in the school's history, leading the team in batting average and RBI in each of her four years.

Freshman Hayley Jaquess, freshman Alexis Schiff and junior Danielle Vela were selected to the Second Team.

Jaquess emerged as one of the very best pitchers in the SCIAC in her rookie year. The Highland, Calif., native went 9-3, posted a 1.63 ERA and the opponents hit just .237 against her in conference play. Schiff made an immediate impact at the plate as a rookie, going .379 with two home runs and 16 RBI. Vela, who was selected to First Team last year, played excellent defense at short and second and went .337 with 23 runs and 10 RBI.

Jaquess, Schiff and Vela all return next year and will play vital roles on the team.

The full list of All-Conference recipients is as follows:

Athlete of the Year – Tara Robinson, So., Shortstop – Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

Rookie of the Year – Kaylilani Minami, Fr., Pitcher - Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

All-SCIAC First Team

P - Kaitlyn Hooper, Sr. – Redlands

P - Hayley Schultz, Jr. – Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

C - Sam Mellano, Jr. – Whittier

1B - Katie Savard, So. – Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

2B - Amanda Clark, Sr. – Redlands

SS - Victoria King, So. – Redlands

3B - Mercedez Cundiff, Jr. – Whittier

DP - Raven Freret, Sr. – La Verne

OF - AJ Carrasco, So. – Redlands

OF - Jackie Shimamoto, Sr. – Occidental

OF - Amanda Lievanos, Sr. – Redlands

UT - Courtney DeLano, Sr. – Whittier

At-Large - Natalie Both, So. – Chapman

All-SCIAC Second Team

P - Cassie Oregel, Jr. – Chapman

P - Hayley Jaquess, Fr. – La Verne

C - Morgan Beltz, Sr. – Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

1B - Alexis Schiff, Fr. – La Verne

2B - Brooklyn Robinson, So. – Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

SS - Stephanie Martello, Sr. – CLU

3B - Taylor Cartwright, Jr. – Chapman

OF - Ashley Morello, Jr. – Pomona-Pitzer

OF - Janelle Shiozaki, So. – Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

OF - Mickala Gonzales, Sr. – Whittier

UT - Danielle Vela, Jr. – La Verne

At-Large - Kristin Hooper, Sr. – Redlands

At-Large - Blake Lewis, So. – Cal Lutheran

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