Five MW Softball Players Named NFCA All-Region
May 18, 2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Five Mountain West softball players have been honored as All-Region selections by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA). New Mexico's Jessica Garcia (West Region) was the league's lone first-team selection, while Boise State's Tara Glover (Pacific Region), Colorado State's Kacie McCarthy (Pacific Region), New Mexico's Stefanie Carramusa (West Region) and San Diego State's Hayley Miles (West Region) received second-team accolades.
Garcia posted the MW's second-highest batting average (.448) in 2012, while leading the Conference with 24 home runs and 69 runs batted in. The Rancho Cucamunga, Calif., native was also second in the MW in hits (81) and fifth in runs scored (47).
Glover, hailing from Grants Pass, Ore., topped the Conference with a .476 batting average and 88 hits in 2012. The MW Co-Player of the Year was also second in the league with a .510 on-base percentage, while ranking third with 54 runs and tallying a league-best 18 stolen bases.
Carramusa hit .366 this season, ranking second in the MW with 23 home runs and 60 runs scored. The Tucson, Ariz., product also tied for second in the league with 49 runs batted in while ranking fourth in hits (67).
Miles, a native of Antelope, Calif., batted .446 and scored a league-high 62 runs this season. The 2012 MW Co-Player of the Year also registered the MW's top on-base (.530) and slugging (.952) percentages while tying for second in runs batted in (49) and ranking third in hits (74), home runs (20) and walks (31).
McCarthy, a Shingletown, Calif., product, went 17-8 in the circle in 2012, posting a 2.86 ERA while tossing 16 complete games and three shutouts. The 2012 MW Pitcher of the Year ranked second in the Conference in wins, third in innings pitched (151.2) and fourth in ERA and strikeouts (105).
The all-region teams were chosen by NFCA member coaches from each of the 10 regions, and all of the honorees will now be eligible for selection to one of three 2012 NFCA Division I All-American teams. The 2012 NFCA Division I All-America teams will be announced at 4 p.m. CT on Wednesday, May 30.