`Dogs Rack Up Five Honors on All-MW Softball Teams
    Junior center fielder Brenna Moss was tabbed the MW Defensive Player of the Year after logging 89 putouts, 14 assists and a .990 fielding mark.
    Junior center fielder Brenna Moss was tabbed the MW Defensive Player of the Year after logging 89 putouts, 14 assists and a .990 fielding mark.

    May 13, 2014

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - For the second straight year, the Fresno State softball team led the Mountain West in most all-conference honors in an announcement by the MW office Tuesday.

    The `Dogs scored five combined All-MW First- and Second-Team laurels and tied for the league high with San Diego State and UNLV.

    "This is a huge honor for our program and well-deserved," Fresno State head coach Trisha Ford said. "All of these players have worked hard to raise their game. Most of our honorees were underclassmen so that also means the future is bright, too."

    Five of the other six teams claimed multiple members among the two All-MW squads - Boise State, Colorado State, New Mexico, San Jose State (3) and Nevada (2). The remaining squad, Utah State, also had one selection.

    Leading the Bulldog list of honorees, junior center fielder Brenna Moss was tabbed as the MW Defensive Player of the Year after she logged 14 assists and 89 putouts this year and a .990 fielding mark.

    "It's not easy to win a defensive player of the year award in center field," Ford said, "but Brenna was a game changer and forced teams to adjust their game plans with her range and her arm. She was also one of the nation's top players offensively and set the tone for our team in many ways."

    The Bakersfield, Calif., native also repeated on the All-MW First Team with sophomore pitcher Jill Compton.

    Compton ranked top five in the MW this week in opposing batting (first, .221), strikeouts looking (first, 52), ERA (second, 2.17), wins (third, 20), strikeouts (third, 159) and starts (fourth, 30).

    Moss was also a force offensively, and her school record-tying 34 stolen bases ranked second in the conference. She also stood third in the MW in hits (70), fifth in runs (43) and eighth in batting (.376).

     

     

    Three Bulldogs also were selected to the All-MW Second Team - senior first baseman Stesha Brazil, freshman left fielder Kierra Willis and sophomore pitcher Hannah Harris.

    At the end of the regular season, Brazil stood top 10 in the conference in the MW in homers (fourth, 12), RBI (fifth, 44), triples (fifth, 3), runs (sixth, 38) and total bases (eighth, 97)

    Harris also top 10 in the conference in ERA (fifth, 2.80), fewest walks (fifth, 37), opposing batting (eighth, .269) and starts (10th, 19).

    The team's top newcomer, Willis ranked top five for the team in on-base percentage (first, .432), walks (second, 24), stolen bases (second, 9), batting (third, .307) and triples (fourth, 2).

    "Stesha was a key bat for us in the heart of the line-up again this year," Ford said. "Kierra was honored as a freshman so that means a lot. She's a true triple threat at the plate, and we expect big things from her in the future."

    Fresno State was also the only squad to have two pitchers honored after the squad led the MW in lowest opposing batting average (.247) and fewest hits allowed (328), and ranked second in ERA (2.62) and saves (6).

    "Pitching is where it all starts so it's special to have two players recognized," Ford said. "Jill and Hannah were solid all season long and constantly stepped up against the conference's top teams. They made important steps this year and still have room to grow next year, so I'm excited to continue to see them develop."

    Other top conference honors Tuesday went to UNLV sophomore shortstop Garie Blando (Player of the Year), San Diego State's Danielle O'Toole (Pitcher of the Year) and Kathy Van Wyk (Coach of the Year) and Utah State freshman third baseman Victoria Saucedo (Freshman of the Year).

    Last weekend, the `Dogs (31-21, 15-9) capped the regular season and matched their preseason conference polling with a second-place finish in the MW, one game behind San Diego State.

    In head coach Trisha Ford's first season at the helm in 2013, Fresno State also tied for the league lead with four All-MW honors. Compton and Moss were chosen as well last season, as was catcher Paige Gumz and third baseman Vonnie Martin.

    More conference information is available at the www.TheMW.com web site.


    2014 Mountain West All-Conference First Team
    Name, Team, Pos., Yr.
    Tara Glover** - Boise State, OF, Sr.
    Rebecca Patton - Boise State, RHP, Sr.
    Chelsea O'Connor - Colorado State, OF, Sr.
    > Jill Compton * - Fresno State, RHP, So.
    > Brenna Moss * - Fresno State, OF, Jr.
    Brandi Heimburg - New Mexico, OF, Jr.
    Willow Kalinen - New Mexico, OF, Fr.
    Jaylene Ignacio - San Diego State, OF, Fr.
    Patrice Jackson** - San Diego State, OF, Sr.
    Danielle O'Toole - San Diego State, LHP, So.
    Erin Rodriguez - San José State, INF/DP, So.
    Garie Blando - UNLV, SS, So.
    Sam Juarez - UNLV, OF, Jr.
    Stefany Valentino** - UNLV, OF, Sr.
    Victoria Saucedo - Utah State, 3B, Fr.

    2014 Mountain West All-Conference Second Team
    Name, Team, Pos., Yr.
    Jordan Kreiger - Boise State, 2B, Jr.
    Haley Hutton - Colorado State, 2B, Fr.
    Holly Reinke - Colorado State, RHP, So.
    > Stesha Brazil - Fresno State, 1B, Sr.
    > Hannah Harris - Fresno State, RHP, So.
    > Kierra Willis - Fresno State, OF, Fr.
    Karlyn Jones - Nevada, RHP, Sr.
    Megan Sweet - Nevada, SS, So.
    Naomi Tellez - New Mexico, C/DP, So.
    Dominique Dinner - San Diego State, OF/C, Sr.
    Katie Mathis - San Diego State, 2B, Sr.
    Jessica Garcia - San José State, INF, Sr.
    Jessie Hufstetler - San José State, INF/DP, So.
    Emily Haslinger* - UNLV, C, So.
    Pauline Monreal - UNLV, OF, Sr.

    Player of the Year: Garie Blando, So., SS, UNLV
    Pitcher of the Year: Danielle O'Toole, So., LHP, San Diego State
    Defensive Player of the Year: Brenna Moss, Jr., CF, Fresno State
    Freshman of the Year: Victoria Saucedo, Fr., 3B, Utah State
    Coach of the Year: Kathy Van Wyk, San Diego State

    **= three-time honoree *= two-time honoree


    ALL-TIME FRESNO STATE SOFTBALL ALL-CONFERENCE SELECTIONS

    1978 NorCal
    Rosie Garcia, First Team
    Susan Lewis, First Team
    Vernie Miller, First Team
    Corrina Smart, First Team

    1979 NorCal
    Vernie Miller, First Team
    Terri Monfore, First Team
    Janee Silva, First Team

    1980 NorCal
    Raylene Adolphson, First Team
    Rosie Garcia, First Team
    Karen Tabor, First Team

    1981 NorCal
    Edna Figueroa, First Team
    Janee Silva, First Team
    Wende Ward, First Team

    1982 NorCal
    Denise Ketcham, First Team
    Sandi Taylor, First Team
    Wende Ward, First Team

    1983 NorPac
    Kim Muratore, First Team
    Wende Ward, First Team

    1984 NorPac
    Barbara Cambria, First Team
    Rene Polanco, First Team
    Alyce Rodriguez, First Team
    Kerry Steitz, First Team
    Judy Tucker, First Team

    1985 NorPac
    Barbara Cambria, First Team
    Lori Romeiro, First Team
    Karen Spurlock, First Team
    Kerry Steitz, First Team
    Gena Strang, First Team

    1986 NorPac
    Cindy Johnson, First Team
    Melanie Parrent, First Team
    Kerry Steitz, First Team
    Gena Strang, First Team

    1987 PCA
    Kathy Mayer, First Team
    Kim Mecum, Second Team
    Martha Noffsinger, First Team
    Melanie Parrent, First Team
    Lori Romeiro, Second Team
    Gena Strang, First Team

    1988 PCA
    Carie Dever, First Team
    Kathy Mayer, Second Team
    Martha Noffsinger, Honorable Mention
    Melanie Parrent, First Team (Pitcher of the Year)
    Karin Richter, Second Team
    Gena Strang, First Team

    1989 Big West
    Terry Carpenter, First Team (Pitcher of the Year)
    Carie Dever, First Team
    Gina LoPiccolo, First Team (Utility)
    Gina LoPiccolo, Second Team (Designated Player)
    Kathy Mayer, Second Team
    Martha Noffsinger, First Team (Co-Player of the Year)
    RaeAnn Pifferini, First Team
    Jill Polanco, Second Team
    Shelly Stokes, Second Team

    1990 Big West
    Terry Carpenter, Second Team
    Carie Dever, First Team (Pitcher)
    Carie Dever, Second Team (Third Base)
    Kerri Donis, Second Team
    Gina LoPiccolo, First Team
    Marth Noffsinger, First Team (Player of the Year)
    RaeAnn Piferini, First Team
    Julie Smith, First Team
    Shelly Stokes, First Team

    1991 Big West
    Terry Carpenter, First Team (Co-Pitcher of the Year)
    Marcie Green, Second Team
    Dina Lopez, Second Team
    Gina LoPiccolo, First Team
    Kim Maher, First Team
    RaeAnn Pifferini, Honorable Mention
    Julie Smith, First Team
    Christa Yorke, First Team

    1992 Big West
    Michelle Bolt, Honorable Mention
    Terry Carpenter, First Team
    Marcie Green, Second Team
    Kim Maher, Second Team
    Rhonda Schwebach, First Team
    Melissa Thatcher, Second Team
    Christa Yorke, First Team

    1993 WAC
    Marcie Green, Honorable Mention
    Alycia Lawton, Honorable Mention
    Kim Maher, First Team
    Donna McDaniel, First Team
    Christa Yorke, Honorable Mention

    1994 WAC
    Laura Berg, Honorable Mention
    Michelle Bolt, First Team
    Maureen Brady, First Team
    Kim Maher, First Team
    Christa Yorke, Honorable Mention
    Robyn Yorke, First Team

    1995 WAC
    Laura Berg, First Team
    Randi Berg, First Team
    Maureen Brady, First Team
    Jenifer Henry, Second Team
    Robyn Yorke, First Team

    1996 WAC
    Randi Berg, Second Team
    Jennifer Clark, First Team
    Jenifer Henry, First Team
    Nina Lindenberg, First Team (Player of the Year)
    Lindsay Parker, First Team (Freshman of the Year)
    Robyn Yorke, Second Team

    1997 WAC
    Laura Berg, First Team
    Nina Lindenberg, Second Team
    Amanda Scott, Second Team (Freshman of the Year)
    Robyn Yorke, First Team

    1998 WAC
    Laura Berg, First Team
    Nina Lindenberg, First Team (Player of the Year)
    Jaime Maxey, Second Team
    Amanda Scott, First Team (Pitcher of the Year)
    Carolyn Wilson, Second Team
    Becky Witt, Second Team (Freshman of the Year)

    1999 WAC
    Angela Cervantez, First Team (Player of the Year)
    Alicia Dowland, Second Team
    Lindsay Fossatti, First Team
    Kristen Hunter, Second Team (Freshman of the Year)
    Lovie Jung, Second Team
    Amanda Scott, First Team (Pitcher of the Year)
    Becky Witt, Second Team

    2000 WAC
    Angela Cervantez, Second Team
    Lindsay Fossatti, First Team
    Lovie Jung, First Team
    Amanda Scott, First Team (Pitcher of the Year)
    Becky Witt, First Team

    2001 WAC
    Lindsay Fossatti, First Team
    Leslie Poole, Second Team
    Tiffany Whipple, Second Team
    Becky Witt, First Team

    2002 WAC
    Vanessa Czarnecki, Second Team
    Lindsay Fossatti, First Team
    Leticia Pacheco, Second Team
    Jamie Southern, First Team (Freshman & Pitcher of the Year)
    Pam West, Second Team
    Tiffany Whipple, Second Team

    2003 WAC
    Christina Clark, First Team (Freshman of the Year)
    Angelina Diaz, Second Team
    Lori Hoffman, First Team
    Nicole Shan, First Team
    Jamie Southern, First Team (co-Pitcher of the Year)
    Pam West, First Team

    2004 WAC
    Christina Clark, First Team (Player of the Year)
    Rachael Donaldson, Second Team
    Mitzi Ing, Second Team
    Jamie Southern, First Team (Pitcher of the Year)
    Nichole Willis, First Team (Freshman of the Year)

    2005 WAC
    Christina Clark, First Team (Player of the Year)
    Leticia Pacheco, First Team
    Jamie Southern, First Team (Pitcher of the Year)
    Jamie Southern, Second Team at DP
    Kristin Sylvester, Second Team
    Nichole Willis, Second Team

    2006 WAC
    Jenna Cervantez, Second Team
    Christina Clark, First Team (Player of the Year)
    Shannon Garvin, Second Team
    Robin Mackin, First Team (Freshman & Pitcher of the Year)
    Haley Perkins, First Team

    2007 WAC
    Merryann Barr, Second Team
    Jenna Cervantez, First Team
    Robin Mackin, First Team
    Haley Perkins, First Team
    Kristin Sylvester, Second Team
    Nichole Willis, First Team

    2008 WAC
    Jenna Cervantez, First Team
    Morgan Melloh, First Team (Freshman & Pitcher of the Year)

    2009 WAC
    Haley Gilleland, Second Team
    Morgan Melloh, First Team
    Haley Perkins, First Team
    Caitlin Stiglich, Second Team

    2010 WAC
    Haley Gilleland, First Team
    Morgan Melloh, Second Team
    Michelle Moses, First Team
    Andrea Ortega, Second Team
    Caitlin Stiglich, First Team

    2011 WAC
    Nicole Angene, Second Team
    Michelle Moses, First Team
    Andrea Ortega, First Team
    Brooke Ortiz, Second Team

    2012 WAC
    Michelle Moses, First Team
    Courtney Moore, Second Team
    Vonnie Martin, Second Team

    2013 MW (One Combined Team) Jill Compton
    Paige Gumz
    Vonnie Martin
    Brenna Moss

    2014 MW
    Stesha Brazil, Second Team
    Jill Compton, First Team
    Hannah Harris, Second Team
    Brenna Moss, First Team (Defensive Player of the Year)
    Kierra Willis, Second Team

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