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2013 NAIA Softball All-Americans Announced

Game 12 - Spring Hill vs. Williams Baptist
May 31, 2013
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By Chad Waller, NAIA Director of Communications & Sports Information

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the 2013 Softball All-America teams, selected by the NAIA All-America committee. Senior Katie Cotta of Concordia (Calif.) is honored as the NAIA Pitcher of the Year and sophomore outfielder Dominique Hannah of Lee (Tenn.) is recognized as the NAIA Player of the Year. The All-America teams are comprised of First Team, Second Team and Honorable Mention selections.

Cotta, a 2012 First Team All-American, led the NAIA in strikeouts per nine innings (17.3), opponent batting average (.061), hits allowed per game (1.75), second in ERA (.037) and strikeouts (327), and tied for sixth in wins (27). Overall, she was 27-2 overall in the circle as she tossed 177.0 innings. She has twirled nine no-hitters to break the NAIA single-season record and overall, compiled 17 shutouts. She was dominant during the regular season as she entered the national championship surrendering a mere three earned runs in 150 innings of work for a microscopic 0.14 ERA. Cotta helped the Eagles to the 2013 national championship, a first in Concordia softball history.

Hannah, the 2013 Southern States Athletic Conference Player of the Year, stood third in the NAIA in total hits (93), fourth in total bases (150), seventh in doubles (22) and 10th in batting average (.482). On the year, she recorded nine home runs, four triples, 30 walks and scored a team-high 63 runs. She hit safely in 49 of 58 games and started the season on a 20-game hitting streak. Hannah led the Lady Flames to a spot in the 10-team national championship in Columbus, Ga.

Since the Player of the Year award inception in 1998, Hannah earns Lee University’s first such honor. Cotta is the first Eagle to become Pitcher of the Year since it began in 1999.

Four individuals are repeat First-Team All-Americans and three others return from the 2012 All-America Second Team.

2013 NAIA Softball All America Teams

1st Team (Sorted by Position)      
Name School Pos. Yr. Hometown
Cortney Allen ^ Cal State San Marcos P Sr. Elk Grove, Calif.
Katie Cotta ^ Concordia (Calif.) P Sr. Stockton, Calif.
Karisa Hendrix % Williams Baptist (Ark.) P Sr. Cherokee Village, Ark.
Caroline Sagrera Spring Hill (Ala.) P Fr. Baton Rouge, La.
Latannia Eltsosie Lubbock Christian (Texas) C Sr. Albuquerque, N.M.
Veronika Fukunishi Martin Methodist (Tenn.) C Sr. Maringa, Brazil
CJ Browder USC Beaufort INF Jr. Covington, Tenn.
Hannah Gardner % Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) INF Jr. Frankfort, Ill.
Tori Joyner Oklahoma City INF Fr. Mustang, Okla.
Marley Moehrig Houston-Victoria (Texas) INF Jr. Victoria, Texas
Stephanie Nippert ^ Corban (Ore.) INF Sr. Rocklin, Calif.
Megan Sullivan Lubbock Christian (Texas) INF Jr. Tulsa, Okla.
Kelsie Bridgeford Bellevue (Neb.) OF So. Bennington, Neb.
Dominique Hannah Lee (Tenn.) OF So. Nashville, Tenn.
Mallory Koschany Lubbock Christian (Texas) OF Jr. Houston, Texas
Candace Monigold Rogers State (Okla.) OF Jr. Broken Arrow, Okla.
Ana Coscorrosa Lee (Tenn.) UT Jr. Maracaibo, Venezula
Nicole Nonnemacher Saint Xavier (Ill.) UT Fr. Bloomington, Ill.
Heidi Warmelink Cornerstone (Mich.) UT Jr. Dorr, Mich.
Shelby Anderson Williams Baptist (Ark.) DP So. Mountain Home, Ark.
2nd Team (Sorted by Position)      
Name School Pos. Yr. Hometown
Cassie Daniels Auburn Montgomery (Ala.) P So. Plantersville, Ala.
Sarah Elizabeth Cousar Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) P Jr. Covington, Tenn.
Katera Eltsosie Lubbock Christian (Texas) P Fr. Albuquerque, N.M.
Megan Nonnemacher Saint Xavier (Ill.) P Jr. Bloomington, Ill.
Megan Oberst Cornerstone (Mich.) C So. Tecumseh, Mich.
Michele Rupard Central Methodist (Mo.) C So. Kansas City, Mo.
Bethany Armstrong Northwood (Texas) INF Sr. Houston, Texas
Shainna Groom Concordia (Calif.) INF Sr. Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
Christen Kirchner % Central Baptist (Ark.) INF Sr. Bryant, Ark.
Kristina Krupinski Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) INF So. Elizabethtown, Ky.
LeeAnn Lopez ^ Oklahoma City INF Sr. Grand Prairie, Texas
Emma Napier Campbellsville (Ky.) INF Sr. Scottsville, Ky.
Justine Phillips Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) INF Jr. Metamora, Ill.
Katie Spain Auburn Montgomery (Ala.) INF So. Whittier, Calif.
Mckenzie Clemmons Lubbock Christian (Texas) OF Sr. Piedmont, Okla.
Amber Getty Davenport (Mich.) OF Jr. Wayland, Mich.
Brooke Sampson Doane (Neb.) OF Sr. Bakersfield, Calif.
Brooke Shell Grace (Ind.) OF So. Hartford City, Ind.
Amanda Neumann Bellevue (Neb.) UT Sr. Papillion, Neb.
Alex Holland Houston-Victoria (Texas) DP Jr. Arp, Texas

HONORABLE MENTION (Sorted alphabetically)
Name School
Erin Greenwood Baker (Kan.)
Denee' Crawford Belhaven (Miss.)
Elizabeth Schneider Brenau (Ga.)
Jessica Pabey Calumet St. Joseph (Ind.)
Aubrey Utley Central Methodist (Mo.)
Lauren Geringer Central Methodist (Mo.)
Nickayla Skinner College of Idaho
Jasmin Dresser Concordia (Calif.)
Cheyenne Stewart Friends (Kan.)
Brittany Arredondo Houston-Victoria (Texas)
Jordan Batliner Indiana Southeast
Brittany Dunson Mobile (Ala.)
Jess Plummer Oregon Tech
Ashley Moran Point Park (Pa.)
Taylor Hayes Siena Heights (Mich.)
Hagan Goldey St. Catharine (Ky.)
Kristy Cook USC Beaufort
Hannah Cook-Kelley William Carey (Miss.)
Brittany Lamar William Jessup (Calif.)
Felicia Woodard Williams Baptist (Ark.)

Player of the Year: Dominique Hannah, Lee (Tenn.)
Pitcher of the Year: Katie Cotta, Concordia (Calif.)

^ 2012 First Team All-American
% 2012 Second Team All-American

Championship Information

NAIA Softball Championship
Sports Rules - Softball