The NJCAA Division II Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-Americans were named today by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. Phoenix College catcher Lacy Goodman was named the Diamond Sports Catcher of the Year while Samantha Waters of Iowa Central Community College was selected as the Golden Shoe award winner for leading the country in stolen bases with 52.
2008 Louisville Slugger/NFCA NJCAA Division II All-Americans
National Champions Phoenix College led the way with four first-team All-Americans and one second-team selection.
Pitcher Vanessa Walle went 22-3 this season, striking out 167 batters over 155.1 innings pitched with a 1.17 ERA.
Catcher Lacy Goodman hit .550 on the year with 105 hits, 92 RBI, 23 home runs, 19 doubles and 31 stolen bases. She was also named the Diamond Sports Catcher of the Year.
Outfielders Teddy Barry and Jamie Hennis also earned first-team All-America honors. Barry hit .535 with 24 doubles, six triples, 22 home runs, 17 strikeouts, 96 runs scored and 104 RBI. Hennis checks in with a .479 batting average, 18doubles, two triples, 10 home runs, 101 hits, 46 RBI and 87 runs scored.
Second-team All-America pitcher Patricia Moreno pitched 115.2 innings, striking out 142 batters with a 21-1 record and 1.57 ERA on the year.
Lansing Community College also had five All-America selections with three first-teamers and a pair of second-team selections.
Pitcher Brianna Carpenter, infielder Heather Brusokas and outfielder Cirina Jones were named to the Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-America first team while catcher Tiffany Cupp and outfielder Suzie Hull earned second-team honors.
Three additional schools, Cowley County, Iowa Lakes and Muscatine each had two first-team All-Americans.