The University of Texas at Tyler softball team placed five players on the Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division III All-West Region team, the organization announced Tuesday.
Tracy Loftin, Ashley McElroy, Lindsey Peters, Sarah San and Carly Collins all earned nods from the selection committee.
“For a player to be named to the All-Region team is a prestigious honor,” said head coach Mike Reed. “We were very fortunate to have five players on the team this year. These girls and their teammates worked hard each and every day and we are grateful that coaches around the region have recognized this.
For the second year in a row, Loftin, a senior designated player from Whitehouse, Texas, was named to the region’s first team. Loftin hit .378 on the season and led UT Tyler with 12 homeruns. On the year she racked up 41 RBIs and slugged .775 percent.
McElroy, a senior from Elkhart, Texas, and Peters, a junior from Shreveport, La., picked-up second team honors for the Patriots. McElroy, the Patriots starting catcher, hit .375 overall and drive in 28 runs. At second base, Peters led the UT Tyler offense with a .441 batting average and a .868 slugging percentage. Peters scored 58 runs on the year and had 60 hits, 44 RBIs, 118 total bases and 21 doubles – leading the Patriots in each of those categories.
A senior first baseman, Zan was named to the third team after hitting .360 on the year. She had 30 RBIs and an almost perfect .988 fielding percentage. In her first year as a Patriot, Collins was also named to the third team All-Region after hitting .404 overall with 10 homeruns and 37 RBIs.
UT Tyler finished the year 30-10 overall and 14-10 in the American Southwest Conference’s East Division.
2007 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III All-West Region Team
P Arin Spence Hardin-Simmons University
P Katie Brnca University of Redlands
C Jena Loop Linfield College
1B Sadye Hill Hardin-Simmons University
2B Jenny Marshall Linfield College
3B Prudence Kjontvedt California Lutheran University
SS Christy Shipley East Texas Baptist University
OF Allyson Leslie University of Redlands
OF Stephanie Rice Linfield College
OF Erin Dudzinski Chapman University
DP TTracy Loftin University of Texas at Tyler
UT Sara Stas California State University, East Bay
At-large Erin Mulvey Trinity University (TX)
A-large Maggie Wilder Chapman University
At-large Meredith Brunette Linfield College
P Brittany Miller Linfield College
P Meredith Flies East Texas Baptist University
C Ashley McElroy University of Texas at Tyler
1B Jodi Lindsay University of La Verne
2B Lindsey Peters University of Texas at Tyler
3B Erica Hancock Linfield College
SS Kolbi Sprague University of Redlands
OF Mary Pacheco Whittier College
OF Jaimie Molling East Texas Baptist University
OF Morgan Dobis University of La Verne
DP Carter Ryan University of Texas at Dallas
UT Ashley Serbus University of Redlands
At-large Lydia Bradley Hardin-Simmons University
At-large Kate Wright Trinity University (TX)
At-large Kelli Shipley East Texas Baptist University
At-large Brenna Winslow Whittier College
At-large Carly Collins University of Texas at Tyler
At-large Nicole Espinoza Hardin-Simmons University
At-large Theresa Tauscher Pacific Lutheran University
At-large Melanie Villarroel Chapman University
At-large Nikki Franchi Willamette University
At-large Sandra Burns Chapman University
At-large Shauna Cogan California Lutheran University
At-large Amanda Campbell Chapman University
At-large Stephanie Chu California State University, East Bay
At-large Adrienne Meier East Texas Baptist University
At-large Sarah Zan University of Texas at Tyler
At-large Kacie Kripner University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
At-large Kate Bell Hardin-Simmons University
At-large Catherine Hall Chapman University