Five Players Selected All-Region

Paige Affleck earned her first All-Region honor, named to the second team on Thursday. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

STARKVILLE -- Five BYU athletes were named to the 2010 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I All-Pacific Region team, including three players on the first team.

Senior Angeline Quiocho was named First Team third baseman while senior Andrea Ramirez and junior Kristin Delahoussaye were named first team first baseman and second baseman, respectively.

The honor is the third first team award for Quiocho and the second for Ramirez. It is the first for Delahoussaye, who had previously made the second team two seasons ago.

Junior pitcher Paige Affleck earned her first All-Region honor, being named as one of two pitchers on the second team. Junior Jessica Fitu, an All-Region first team selection in 2009, was also placed on the second team at catcher.

The five Cougars honored totals the most of any Mountain West Conference squad. San Diego State had one first team and two second team selections while Colorado State had two second team and Utah earned one second team selection.

The all-region teams were chosen by NFCA member coaches from each region, and all the honorees will now be 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.

The NFCA Division I All-American teams will be announced at 4 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, June 2.

The entire 2010 NFCA Division I All-Region teams are available at http://www.nfca.org/pagebank/?id=1567.


First Team

P Joelene Henderson University of California

P Danielle Lawrie University of Washington

C Shawna Wright University of Washington

1B Andrea Ramirez Brigham Young University

2B Kristin Delahoussaye Brigham Young University

3B Angeline Quiocho Brigham Young University

SS Jenn Salling University of Washington

UT/P Valerie Arioto University of California

UT/DP Niki Williams University of Washington

OF Samantha Pappas University of Oregon

OF Kimi Pohlman University of Washington

OF Jamia Reid University of California

Second Team

P Paige Affleck Brigham Young University

P Jessica Moore University of Oregon

C Jessica Purcell-Fitu Brigham Young University

1B Christine Thomsen Colorado State University

2B Shannon Thomas University of California

3B Kathy Cox Boise State University

SS Caitlan Stem Colorado State University

UT/P Alex Holmes University of California, Davis

UT/DP Lea Cavestany Oregon State University

OF Allie Burger University of Oregon

OF Kara Foster University of Utah

OF Michelle Mounts St. Mary's College of California