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.
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
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