Roan, Willoughby named Easton All-Americans
By: From Staff Reports
THIBODAUX – The awards continue to pile in for Nicholls State University softball player Ashley Ray as the junior third baseman was named 2011 Easton All-American third-team, announced Easton Sports, Inc. on Wednesday.
Athletes selected to the Easton All-American teams are those who have had an outstanding season and are from pro-grams that represent the Easton brand.
In her first season with the Colonels, Ray was among the nation’s best hitters as she finished with a .369 batting average while ranking 12th in the NCAA with 17 home runs and was 46th with 51 RBIs. In seven games against teams ranked in the Top 25, she hit .400 with four homers and eight RBIs.
Along with garnering Easton All-American, Ray was named Southland Conference Player and Newcomer of the Year, first-team All-Louisiana and second-team NFCA All-South Region.
For a complete list of the 2011 Easton All-American teams, please see list below.
2011 Easton NCAA Division I First Team All-American
Kayla Braud, University of Alabama, Sophomore
Kelsey Bruder, University of Florida, Senior
Megan Bush, University of Florida, Senior
Kelsi Dunne, University of Alabama, Senior
Andrea Harrison, UCLA, Junior
Jolene Henderson, University of California, Berkeley, Sophomore
Whitney Larsen, University of Alabama, Senior
Blaire Luna, University of Texas, Sophomore
Hannah Rogers, University of Florida, Freshman
Brittany Schutte, University of Florida, Sophomore
Jackie Traina, University of Alabama, Freshman
Kelsi Weseman, Georgia Tech, Junior
2011 Easton NCAA Division I Second Team All-American
Paige Affleck, Brigham Young University, Senior
Allison Garcia, Bethune-Cookman University, Senior
Amy Hooks, University of Texas, Senior
Jessica Iwata, University of Hawai’i, Sophomore
Michelle Moultrie, University of Florida, Junior
Kara Nelson, Illinois State University, Senior
Aja Paculba, University of Florida, Senior
Jessica Phillips, Binghamton University, Sophomore
Sara Plourde, University of Massachusetts, Junior
Jamia Reid, University of California, Berkeley, Junior
April Setterlund, Boston Univerity, Senior
Megan Yocke, University of Kentucky, Senior
2011 Easton NCAA Division I Third Team All-American
Meagan Aull, Univerity of Kentucky, Senior
Melanie Bryant, University of Central Arkansas, Sophomore
Bailey Mietich, San Diego State University, Junior
Michelle Moses, Fresno State University, Junior
Courtney Platt, Florida Gulf Coast University, Senior
Jessica Purcell-Fitu, Brigham Young University, Senior
Ashley Ray, Nicholls State University, Junior
Stephanie Ricketts, University of Hawai’i, Junior
Kelly Strickland, Liberty University, Junior
Andie Varsho, Purdue University, Freshman
Jace Williams, University of California, Berkeley, Junior
Pitcher: Rachele Fico, LSU; Meghan Krieg, Louisiana Tech; Kayla Shepherd, McNeese State.
Catcher: Allie Geisler, Louisiana Tech.
First Base: Mandy Granger, Nicholls State; Katie Shumaker, McNeese State; Kiah Williams, Southern.
Second Base: Katie Roux, McNeese State; Calla Willoughby, LSU-Alexandria.
Shortstop: Katie Duhe, Southeastern Louisiana; Molly Guidry, McNeese State; Janel Salanoa, ULM.
Outfield: Kayla Cole, Northwestern State; Alanna DiVittorio, McNeese State; Kendra Harmon, Louisiana Tech; Lindsey Langner, McNeese State; Ashley Langoni, LSU; Whitney Roan, Nicholls State; Katie Smith, Louisiana-Lafayette; Victoria Stewart, Southern.
Utility: Jessica Pocorello, LSU-Alexandria; Tiffany Shaw, LSU