All-WAC Softball Teams Announced
Willard, a senior rightfielder from Camarillo, Calif. (Adolfo Camarillo), earns WAC Player of the Year after leading all players in WAC games with 33 RBI, 51 total bases and a .911 slugging percentage. She also ranked second in batting average (.429), home runs (7) and on-base percentage (.514), and fourth in doubles (6). Willard also broke the WAC single-season record and currently ranks second nationally with 83 RBI.
Ricketts, a senior righthander from San Jose, Calif. (Archbishop Mitty) earns WAC Pitcher of the Year honors for the third year in a row. In WAC play, she posted a 12-1 mark with a 1.07 ERA and four shutouts, holding opponents to a .172 batting average and tallying 79 strikeouts.
Li'ili'i, a designated player from Kane'ohe, O'ahu (Castle), posted a .305 batting average in WAC play with four doubles, three home runs and 12 RBI.
Coolen earns Coach of the Year honors for the third time in his career after leading his team to its fourth WAC regular-season title and the top seed in the WAC Tournament. In WAC play, the Rainbow Wahine went 17-3 and led the conference in slugging percentage, runs, hits, RBI, home runs, total bases, plate appearances, wins, opponent batting average, strikeouts, hits allowed, runs allowed and home runs allowed.
Hawai'i led the way with eight players on the all-WAC teams, followed by Brigham Young with five and Nevada with four. Five of the players were repeat selections from a year ago, while all eight schools were represented. The complete teams are listed below.
|JC Clayton||Brigham Young||Jr.||SS|
|Jessica Dugas||Brigham Young||Sr.||CF|
|Melanie Goff||Louisiana Tech||Jr.||SS/P|
|Michelle Moses@$||Fresno State||Sr.||RHP|
|Amanda Pridmore||San Jose State||Jr.||RHP|
|Christine Thomsen||Utah State||Jr.||1B|
|Delaney Willard||Brigham Young||Sr.||RF|
|Tori Almond||Brigham Young||So.||RHP|
|Michelle Cox||San Jose State||Fr.||OF|
|Shaleese Javillo||New Mexico State||Sr.||2B|
|Katie Manuma||Brigham Young||So.||1B|
|Vonnie Martin||Fresno State||So.||3B|
|Courtney Moore||Fresno State||Sr.||DP|
|Briana Tovio-Asato||New Mexico State||Fr.||3B|
@2011 first team All-WAC
&2011 second team All-WAC
$2010 first team All-WAC
#2009 second team All-WAC
2012 WAC Player of the Year: Delaney Willard, BYU
2012 WAC Pitcher of the Year: Stephanie Ricketts, Hawai'i
2012 WAC Freshman of the Year: Leisha Li'ili'i, Hawai'i
2012 WAC Coach of the Year: Bob Coolen, Hawai'i