EAU CLAIRE, WI -- Forty-five players have been named to the 2002 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III All-American first, second and third teams. The awards were announced Wednesday at the banquet prior to the NCAA Division III Softball National Championship in Eau Claire. All three teams were selected by NFCA-member NCAA Division III coaching representatives, based on nominations from the 2002 season. The teams are as follows:


Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III First Team All-Americans
Name Position School
Melissa Korb Pitcher Pacific Lutheran (Wash.)
Sarah Zaslaw Pitcher Western Connecticut State
Shannon Fritzke Catcher Pacific Lutheran (Wash.)
Kristin Furdon Catcher Ithaca (N.Y.)
Mandy Carnes First Base Muskingum (Ohio)
Jonna Ball Second Base Cortland State (N.Y.)
Lisa Gentilella Third Base Salisbury (Md.)
Cherie Bailey Shortstop Western Connecticut State
Kim Brizido Outfield Pine Manor (Mass.)
Tonya Minor Outfield East Texas Baptist
Kristen Wallace Outfield Methodist (N.C.)
Sara Tharp Utility Mount Union (Ohio)
Jessica Cobillas Designated Player Savannah A&D (Ga.)
Jen Scavone At-Large Clark (Mass.)
Rachel Schaefer At-Large Bethany (W. Va.)

Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III Second Team All-Americans
Name Position School
Libby Hysell Pitcher Central (Iowa)
Sarah Taub Pitcher Geneseo State (N.Y.)
Morgan Dunlap Catcher William Paterson (N.J.)
Amy Schafer Catcher Bethany (W. Va.)
Sue Whitcher First Base La Verne (Calif.)
Stephanie Castro Second Base Cal State Hayward
Cari McDonnell Third Base Montclair State (N.J.)
Gina Meza Shortstop La Verne (Calif.)
Emily Deuth Outfield Hamline (Minn.)
Courtney Heller Outfield William Paterson (N.J.)
Larissa Stec Outfield Savannah A&D (Ga.)
Jewel Koury Utility Pacific Lutheran (Wash.)
Kim Schrepfer Designated Player La Verne (Calif.)
Alisson Gerrish At-Large Springfield (Mass.)
Jodie Moreau At-Large Tufts (Mass.)

Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III Third Team All-Americans (All selections at-large.)
Name School
Amanda Carroll Capital (Ohio)
Nancy Findeisen Lake Forest (Ill.)
Julie Gentner Cortland State (N.Y.)
Melissa Geoghan Rowan (N.J.)
Angela Gonzales East Texas Baptist
Kim Jeffs Plymouth State (N.H.)
Amanda Kent St. John Fisher (N.Y.)
Elizabeth Knochel Alma (Mich.)
Sam Kszepka William Paterson (N.J.)
Jen Mackey Tufts (Mass.)
Katie Mullinix Salisbury (Md.)
Kelly Ostler Chicago (Ill.)
Molly Parrott Central (Iowa)
Molly Schneible St. John Fisher (N.Y.)
Suzie Van der Veer Coast Guard (Conn.)


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