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Duck Quartet Racks Up NFCA Softball All-Region Nods
Courtesy: GoDucks.com
Release Date: 05/19/2011
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STARKVILLE, Miss. – A day before the No. 11 University of Oregon softball team opens the postseason, a quartet of UO players continued to add honors to the already-crowded Duck mantle.

Sophomore pitcher Jessica Moore and senior first baseman Monique Fuiava made their first appearances on the NFCA Pacific All-Region First Team, as did freshman second baseman Courtney Ceo and catcher Alexa Peterson on the Second Team.

Dating back to 1988, UO has now staked 15 first-team and 23 second-team laurels. Thursday’s total tied its second-best tally ever - one shy of its all-time all-time high (5) from 1989.

Among notable stats for Oregon’s all-region honorees this week:
- Moore ranks top-six all-time for UO in a season with this year’s totals in strikeouts  (fourth, 193) and wins (sixth, 21).
- Fuiava also sports all-time Duck season rankings in RBI (ninth, 44) and doubles (10th-t, 12).
- Peterson leads the Ducks in Pac-10-only games in batting (.356) after she topped the team the last two weekends vs. then-No. 12 UCLA (.714) and then-No. 10 Stanford (.444).
- Ceo ranked top 10 in the league overall this week in hits (seventh, 62), stolen bases (seventh, 14) and batting (eighth, .405).

A complete list of Duck All-Region recipients is listed at the bottom of this press release.

Other schools from the Pacific Region that were tabbed on the 12-person teams selected by region head coaches included Boise State, BYU, California, Nevada, Pacific, Portland State, Utah and Washington.

Overall, a total of 258 players from 126 different institutions comprised this season’s 10 first- and second-team all-regional squads, and a complete list of honorees is available at the www.NFCA.org website at the http://www.nfca.org/pagebank/?id=1801 URL address.

All honorees are now eligible for selection to the Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-America first, second or third teams. In addition, conference pitchers and players of the year not selected to the regional teams were added for All-America consideration.

A day earlier, the conference head coaches selected Moore and Fuiva to the All-Pac-10 First and Second Teams, respectively, while Ceo, sophomore Samantha Pappas and seniors Brittany Rumfelt and Kaitlin Vitek were honorable mentions. Ceo and Alexa Peterson were also tabbed to the All-Pac-10 Freshman Team, while Kailee Cuico was an honorable mention.

On Tuesday, Peterson and senior Brittany Rumfelt were selected as the Pac-10 Player and Pitcher of the Week after UO took its first series from then-No. 12 UCLA since 2005 by a 2-1 margin.

Looking ahead to this weekend's State College (Pa.) NCAA softball regional, the No. 13-seeded Ducks (39-14, 11-10) will make their 13th regional appearance and first face America East champion Albany (28-21, 14-4) Friday at 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time.

Action between the four teams continues Saturday with three games, and Sunday with at least one game (if not two) in the double-elimination bracket that also includes Atlantic-10 champion Fordham (41-7, 16-4) and Penn State (29-22-1, 11-8-1).

Sunday’s regional final games will be televised by the Big Ten Network, and every game will also be broadcast online by Penn State for free at the www.GoPSUsports.com website.

 

2011 PACIFIC ALL-REGION FIRST TEAM
Pos. - Name, School
P - Jolene Henderson, California
P - Jessica Moore, Oregon
C - Jessica Purcell-Fitu, BYU
1B - Monique Fuiava, Oregon
2B - Kristin Delahoussaye, BYU
3B - Jace Williams, California
SS - Jenn Salling, Washington
OF - Kimi Pohlman, Washington
OF - Jamia Reid, California
OF - Taylor Smith, Washington
UT/P - Kaitlin Inglesby, Washington
UT/Non-P - Niki Williams, Washington

 
2011 PACIFIC ALL-REGION SECOND TEAM
Pos. - Name, School
P - Paige Affleck, BYU
P - Anna Bertrand, Portland State
P - Nichole Latham, Portand State
C - Alexa Peterson, Oregon
1B - Tia Palauni, Utah
2B - Karley Hopkins, Nevada, Reno
3B - Courtney Ceo, Oregon
SS - Britt Vonk, California
OF - Devon Bridges, Boise State
OF - Megan Hom, the Pacific
OF - Jenna Krogh, Portland State
UT/P - Nikki Armagost, Pacific
UT/Non-P - Kelsey Rodriguez, Pacific


ALL-TIME OREGON ALL-REGION HONOREES
1988 — Dennise Jones, P (2nd)
1988 — Susan Voeller, P (2nd)
1989 — Julie Cavanaugh, C (1st)
1989 — Kim Manning, UT/DP (1st)
1989 — Danny Senner, SS (1st)
1989 — Katie Wiese, P (1st)
1989 — Kathy Gray, 1B (2nd)
1989 — +Teresa Wilson, Coach
1990 — Julie Cavanaugh, 1B (1st)
1990 — Katie Wiese, P (2nd)
1991 — Julie Cavanaugh, 1B (1st)
1992 — Marnie McCall, OF (2nd)
1992 — Jennifer Piper, 2B (2nd)
1993 — Trina Salcido, 3B (2nd)
1994 — Heather Holte, DP (1st)
1995 — Kim Kampfer, P (2nd)
1995 — Melisa Lemke, OF (2nd)
1995 — Angie LeRoy, OF (2nd)
1996 — Kathy Stahl, SS (1st)
1996 — Angie LeRoy, UT (1st)
1996 — Lisa Preston, OF (2nd)
1997 — Lindsey Welch, OF (1st)
1998 — Jennie Cook, DP (2nd)
1998 — Lindsey Welch, OF (2nd)
1999 — Andrea Gustafson, IF (2nd)
1999 — Triawn Custer, IF (2nd)
2004 — Beth Boskovich, IF (2nd)
2007 — Jenn Salling, SS (1st)
2007 — Joanna Gail, 3B (2nd)
2007 — Sari-Jane Jenkins, OF (2nd)
2007 — Ann Marie Topps, UT (2nd)
2009 — Neena Bryant (1st)
2010 — Samantha Pappas (1st)
2010 — Allie Burger (2nd)
2010 — Jessica Moore (2nd)
2011 — Monique Fuiava (1st)
2011 — Jessica Moore (1st)
2011 — Courtney Ceo (2nd)
2011 — Alexa Peterson (2nd)

 

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