NFCA All-Region 2010

Peterson and Bojorquez Earn All-Region Honors


NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Saint Mary's outfielder's Ashley Peterson and Hayley Bojorquez were both named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III All-Region Central Teams this May.

The announcement comes just a week after the pair were also named to the All-MIAA First Team by conference coaches.

Peterson, a senior from Lansing, Illinois, was an All-Region First Team selection for the third time of her career while earning her fourth overall All-Region honor from the NFCA.  The outfielder concluded an outstanding career in a Saint Mary's uniform and graduates as the holder of more than a dozen school and conference records.  Among her newly set school records are hits in a season (64), hits in a career (218), RBI in a season (53), RBI in a career (144), home runs in a season (10), home runs in a career (22), and career batting average (.487).  On the conference level, she established new marks for home runs in a season, RBI in a season, extra base hits in a career, doubles in a career, RBI in a career, and total bases in a career.  

Through May 17, she also ranked among the top ten players in all of Division III softball in batting average, runs batted in per game, slugging percentage, and sacrifice flies.  Moreover, she was ranked in the top 40 in home runs per game, doubles per game, toughest to strikeout, home runs, and on base percentage.

Bojorquez, a junior from Moorpark, California, was an All-Region Third Team honoree for the first time of her career.  She had a break out season as she established new career highs after hitting .402 with 53 hits, which included 12 doubles and eight home runs. She also drove in 47 runs while scoring a team-high 39 runs of her own.  Her marks for home runs and runs batted in are both second behind Peterson for single season school records.

Through May 17, Bojorquez was also ranked among the national leaders in Division III softball in eight statistical categories - batting average, home runs per game, runs batted in per game, doubles per game, slugging percentage, runs per game, toughest to strikeout, and home runs.

By being named to the All-Region First Team, Peterson is now in contention for All-American honors.  The announcement of Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III All-American Team First, Second, and Third Teams will be made tomorrow at the NCAA championship banquet in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

For a complete listing of the NFCA All-Region selections, visit www.nfca.org/pagebank/?id=1530.