DeJesus, Davis, Dunn, Montes, Wall earn all-conference honors
Simpson University Sports News
REDDING, Calif. - California Pacific Conference regular season co-champions Simpson University and William Jessup University combined to win three individual awards and placed 11 players on the all-conference team to headline the California Pacific Conference softball all-conference team, Commissioner Don Ott announced today.
Simpson, the runner-up in the NAIA Unaffiliated Grouping (Cal Pac/GSAC) No. 1 Tournament, placed five players on the all-conference team. Cherie DeJesus, who won Newcomer of the Year honors, was joined on the team by teammates Morgan Davis, Chelsea Dunn, Noel Montes and Kara Wall.
William Jessup won two individual awards and had six representatives on the team. Sophomore Brittany Lamar won Player of the Year honors and sophomore Emily Buhrkuhl won Pitcher of the Year honors; both made the first team. Lamar won last year’s Freshman of the Year honors for the California Pacific Conference. Their teammates Mallory Blodgett, Breihanna Castilleja, Casey Lucas and Leesha Shoemaker also made the team.
Menlo College won two individual awards and had five representatives on the team. The Oaks’ coach Michell Vlahos won Coach of the Year honors, and Mary Hall won Freshman of the Year honors. The Oaks placed Kayla Cisneroz, Hall, Nicole Larson, Jessica Soliai and Emmeline Wang on the team.
Player of the Year: Brittany Lamar, William Jessup
Pitcher of the Year: Emily Buhrkuhl, William Jessup
Newcomer of the Year: Cherie DeJesus, Simpson
Freshman of the Year: Mary Hall, Menlo
Coach of the Year: Michell Vlahos, Menlo
All Cal Pac First Team
|Mallory Blodgett||William Jessup||INF||SR||Folsom, CA|
|Emily Buhrkuhl||William Jessup||P||SO||Stockton, CA|
|Breihanna Castilleja||William Jessup||U||SR||Modesto, CA|
|Kayla Cisneroz||Menlo||/C/OF||SO||Morgan Hill, CA|
|Morgan Davis||Simpson||INF/P||JR||Redding, CA||Cherie DeJesus||Simpson||INF||JR||Manteca, CA|
|Chelsea Dunn||Simpson||U||SO||Sacramento, CA|
|Mary Hall||Menlo||U||FR||San Jose, CA|
|Brittany Lamar||William Jessup||C||SO||Manteca, CA|
|Nicole Larsen||Menlo||OF/2B||DO||San Martin, CA|
|Casey Lucas||William Jessup||INF||SR||Newport Beach, CA|
|Noel Montes||Simpson||INF||FR||Stockton, CA|
|Leesha Shoemaker||William Jessup||OF||JR||Fair Oaks, CA|
|Jessica Soliai||Menlo||3B/1B||JR||Citrus Heights, CA|
|Kara Wall||Simpson||C||FR||Rancho Cordova, CA|
|Emmeline Wang||Menlo||C/OF||SO||Fremont, CA|
Courtesy of the California Pacific Conference
Contact: Derrick Pringle, Jr.