Charger Trio Earns Easton All-American Status

OKLAHOMA CITY – The 2012 Easton Fastpitch All-American Teams were announced earlier, and the University of Alabama in Huntsville was represented by a familiar trio as Mary Kelley, Cortney McNett and Stephanie Needham were selected.

The three made the Non-Division I All-America Team after each had stellar 2012 campaigns, and each also made the NFCA All-America Teams.

Leading the conference with 23 doubles, Kelley hit at a .394 clip and featured an on-base percentage that was nearly 100 points higher at .493 as she drew 20 walks and was hit by a pitch 14 times on the season, and she finished second on the squad in both RBI and runs scored with 52 and 55, respectively.

McNett finished the season on quite a tear, raising her batting average over .400 to conclude the season at .404 while driving in 46 runs on the strength of 11 homers, and her slugging percentage of .712 was the second-best on the team behind Needham.

Needham paced the Gulf South Conference in multiple offensive categories including average, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, RBI, and home runs. She paced the Chargers with an impressive .468 mark at the plate which ranked ninth in the country, and her 19 home runs tied for sixth in Division II.

Athletes selected to the Easton All-American teams are those who have had an outstanding season in the circle, and those who have shown Easton power and prowess at the plate. Easton Sports, Inc. congratulates each athlete and team on their success, and we thank them for their outstanding representation of the Easton brand.  For a  complete list of the 2012 Easton All-American teams, please see below:

2012 Easton NCAA Division I First Team  All-American

Valerie Ariota, California, Senior

Lexy Bennett, Texas, Senior

Camilla Carrera, UTEP, Senior

Andrea Harrison, UCLA, Senior

Jolene Henderson, California, Junior

Kaila Hunt, Alabama, Sophomore

Stephany LaRosa, UCLA, Freshman

Amanda Locke, Alabama, Senior

Michelle Moultrie, Florida, Senior

Jamia Reid, California, Senior

Katie Schroeder, UCLA, Senior

Stephanie Ricketts, Hawai'i, Senior

Hannah Rogers, Florida, Sophomore

Jackie Traina, Alabama, Sophomore

Delaney Willard, BYU, Senior

2012 Easton NCAA Division I Second Team  All-American

Jenna Caira, Syracuse, Senior

Samantha Camuso, UCLA, Senior

JC Clayton, BYU, Junior

Jennifer Fenton, Alabama, Senior

Jamie Fisher, Northern Iowa, Sophomore

Jessica Garcia, New Mexico, Senior

Mikkel Griffin, Southern Utah, Junior

Jessica Iwata, Hawai'i, Junior

Cyndil Matthew, Massachusetts, Junior

Hayley Miles, San Diego State, Sophomore

Lauren Lackey, South Carolina, Senior

Blaire Luna, Texas, Junior

Sara Plourde, Massachusetts, Senior

Leah Taylor, University of Tennessee at Martin, Junior

Christine Thomsen, Utah State, Junior

Chelsea Troupe, UTEP, Senior

2012 Easton Non-Division I All-American

Erika Brittingham, Salisbury University, Senior

Malia Campos, Salt Lake CC, Freshman

MaCauley Flint, Salt Lake CC, Freshman

Michelle Gravdahl, Salisbury University, Junior

Mary Kelley, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Sophomore

Katelyn Lovato, Adams State, Junior

Amanda Lievanos, University of Redlands, Sophomore

Cortney McNett, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Junior

Courtney Maihi, Colorado Mesa, Junior

Kaley Marden, Ohlone College, Sophomore

Jamie Moon, CSU Monterey Bay, Senior

Stephanie Needham, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Senior

Cori Reinhardt, CSU Monterey Bay, Freshman

Jackie Serna, CSU Monterey Bay, Senior

Nina Villanueva, CSU Monterey Bay, Freshman

Maddy Woodard, Salt Lake CC, Freshman