UHV Softball Players Make All-America Team


By: Don Brubaker


Updated: 6/05/2013 10:43 am

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Post-season honors continue to flow in for University of
Houston-Victoria student-athletes Marley Moehrig and Brittany Arrendondo.


Moehrig, a junior third baseman from Victoria, and
Arredondo, a senior shortstop for Canyon Lake, were named Wednesday to the
National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-American first team. Moehrig was
named to the team at third base, while Arredondo was named at-large.


Moehrig and Arredondo put an assault on the UHV record
book this past season in leading the Jaguars to their second Association of
Independent Institutions Conference title and second straight appearance to the
NAIA National Championships.


Moehrig set single-season marks in triples (7), home runs
(15), RBI (78), slugging percentage (.847) and total bases (144) and also
became UHV’s career leader in RBI (134), triples (9), home runs (23), and total
bases (234).


Arredondo was right behind Moehrig in the record book as
she set single-season marks for runs scored (74), hits (82) and longest hitting
streak (25 games). She shares the UHV career mark for batting average (.442)
and is the current career leader in hits (151), runs (111), multi-hit games
(44) and assists (244).


Moehrig was named the A.I.I. Conference Player of the
Year, NFCA All-Southwest Region first team, as well as a first team NAIA
All-American. She also finished the year with a .429 batting average, 51 runs
scored, 12 doubles, 73 hits, 19 walks, a .485 on-base percentage and four
stolen bases in 53 games.


Arredondo was named A.I.I. first team all-conference,
NFCA All-Southwest Region first team and to the NAIA All-American honorable
mention team. She also finished the year with six doubles, a triple, a home
run, 21 RBI, a .495 slugging percentage, 14 walks, a .485 on-base percentage
and a team-leading .436 batting average and 11 stolen bases.


The rest of the NFCA All-American first team included
pitchers Caroline Sagrera (Spring Hill College) and Katie Cotta
(Concordia-Calif.), catcher Veronica Fukenishi (Martin Methodist), first
baseman Ana Cosocrrosa (Lee University), second baseman Hannah Garner (Olivet
Nazarene), shortstop Tori Joyner (Oklahoma City), outfielders Dominque Hannah
(Lee), Amber Getty (Davenport), and Jennifer Polivka (MidAmerican Nazarene),
and designated player/utility Jamie Rateliff (Oklahoma City).


Named at-large with Arredondo were Cortney Allen
(California state-San Marcos), Stephanie Nippert (Corban University), C.J.
Bowder (University of South Carolina-Beaufort) and LeeAnn Lopez (Oklahoma City).

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