AZ – Marana Mountain View), who made 22 appearances,
14 in relief. She posted a 5-6 record and had a 3.00 ERA.
Miller, who batted .294 and drove in 18 runs, joined
Munger and Jenkins on the first team all-conference team.
Outfielders Lauren Bennett (5-3, Jr., Tustin, CA –
Beckman), Allie Crowe (5-7, Sr., Auburn, WA – Thomas
Jefferson) and Arrianna Barrio (5-4, Jr., Stanwood, WA –
Lakewood) were all part-time starters.
Two Saint players were honorable mention selections –
Wall and outfielder Mary Dettling (5-0, So., Reno, NV).
Wall batted .295 and had five home runs and 25 RBI.
Dettling, in her first season with the Saints, batted .346
and drove in seven runs.
Bennett batted .355 (22-of-62) and drove in 18 runs.
Crowe hit .310 (13-of-42) and Barrio batted .289 (13-for45).
DeMar batted .263 and drove in seven runs last year. Two
other returning starters include catcher Jackie Schmaeling
(5-4, So., El Dorado Hills, CA – Oak Ridge) and outfielder
Alyssa Slate (5-4, So., Antoich, CA – Deer Valley) also
Catchers Lynsey Amundson (5-5, So., Arlington, WA) and
Mackenzie Hughes (6-0, So., Ellensburg, WA) hit .275 (14for-51) and .220 (9-of-41), respectively.
Schmaeling batted .265 with four home runs and 20 RBI
and Slate batted .224 and drove in six runs.
Two key transfers are among the newcomers for the
Also back is catcher-first baseman Corrie Wilson (5-4, So.,
Ferndale, WA), who hit .224 (13-for-58),
Shortstop Alicia Fine (5-6, Sr., Mt. Vernon, WA) was an
honorable all-Big Sky selection at Portland State batting
.303 and driving in 13 runs.
They’ll be joined by transfer Janice Knutz (5-5, Jr.,
Centralia, WA – Centralia CC) who earned first team
NWAACC West Region honors at Centralia CC in 2013
when she batted .402 and had 14 home runs and 41 RBI.
First baseman-third baseman Holly Hawkins (5-6, Jr.,
Sedro-Woolley) earned second team NWAACC North
Region honors at Skagit Valley after hitting .341, slamming
five home runs and driving in 38 runs.
Simon Fraser (4-35, 2-21, 7th)
Saint Martin’s (27-22, 15-9, 4th)
With an extremely young team and missing its pitching ace
because of an injury, Simon Fraser struggled to an
uncharacteristic-like 4-35 record a year ago under coach
Mike Renney (561-259, 20 years).
Two years ago the Saints won their first GNAC title and
reached the championship game of the NCAA West subregional under head coach Rick Noren (110-86-1, 4 years;
Overall, 512-23-1, 18 years).
This year the Clan will return its team virtually intact as
everyone who started 50 percent or more of SFU’s games
a year ago is back.
SMU slipped to fourth last season but still has five starters
remaining from its 2013 championship team including
three-time GNAC first team all-conference player Sam
Also back is Kelsie Hawkins (5-8, Sr., Victoria, BC – Oak
Bay), who sat out the 2014 season after compiling a 17-8
record and a 2.77 ERA in earning first team all-league
honors in 2013.
Munger (5-6, Sr., Everett, WA – Cascade) won the GNAC
batting title (.426) and also led the conference in wins (249) in 2013 before slipping to .349 and a 20-16 record last
Three players who earned all-league honors last season
are among 12 letter winners led by outfielder Rachel
Proctor (5-9, Jr., Surrey, BC – Clayton Heights), who hit
.333 and had two home runs and 15 RBI. She was a
second team selection.
She is one of five returning all-stars for the Saints, the
most in the league.
Also back from the 2013 and 2014 teams are outfielder
Taviah Jenkins (5-8, Sr., Castle Rock, WA), third baseman
Megan Miller (5-3, Jr., Everett, WA – Cascade), shortstop
Dani Wall (5-9, Sr., Bucoda, WA – Tenino) and designated
player Christina DeMar (5-6, Jr., Elma, WA).
S hortstop Danielle Raison (5-7, Sr., Langley, BC - Garibaldi)
and outfielder Robyn Mogavero (5-7, So., Whitby, ON – All
Saints Catholic) were honorable mention picks.
Raison started 22 games, but didn’t play after March 30.
She was hitting .354 and drove in 11 runs before sitting
out SFU’s final 17 games.
Jenkins batted .352 and had seven home runs and 42 RBI
last year in earning first team GNAC honors.