STARKVILLE, Miss. - Caitlin Brown
, Kris Lesovsky
and Camille Gaito
of the No. 24 UC San Diego softball team were named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-West Region First Team on Thursday, as voted on by the NFCA member coaches in each of the eight national regions.
They are now eligible to be selected to one of three All-American teams. The 2012 Division II All-American teams will be announced on NFCA.org on the evening of Wednesday, May 16.
Brown, a first-time honoree, had a huge weekend for UCSD. She was
7-for-13 (.538) with three home runs, including a pair of dingers in
UCSD's 5-0 win over No. 2-seed Cal State Monterey Bay. The sophomore is
batting .353 with a .472 on-base percentage and a team-high eight home
runs in 2012.
Lesovsky, a four-time NFCA All-West Region First Team honoree, leads the Tritons with a .392 batting average, 49 runs, 76 hits and 12 doubles. She recently batted .625 (10-for-16) in the NCAA West Region II Tournament at Cal State Monterey Bay, catapulting the Tritons into the West Super Regional this weekend with a 3-for-4 outing in the winner-take-all game against Dixie State on Sunday. Lesovsky was named All-CCAA First Team for the fourth time in her career in late April.
Gaito, a three-time NFCA All-West Region honoree and two-time First Team selection, went 4-1 with a 0.66 ERA for the Tritons at the West Region II Tournament. She's 27-9 with a conference-low 1.22 ERA so far and opponents have mustered just a .210 batting average against her. She will leave UCSD as the school's all-time leader in wins, saves, appearances, innings pitched, strikeouts and complete games.
The 13 members of the All-West Region First Team are all from teams in the California Collegiate Athletic Association.
UCSD faces No. 10 Cal State Dominguez Hills in a best-of-three series this weekend in Carson, Calif. to determine which team will advance to May 16-19's NCAA National Championships in Louisville, Ky.