RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Three University of California San Diego softball players earned Division II Conference Commissioners Association (CCA) All-West Region accolades as the outlet announced its annual selections Monday morning.
Designated player Sherriah Harrington (Chula Vista/Eastlake HS), outfielder Kelsi Maday, and pitcher Robyn Wampler were members of the D2CCA All-West Region Second Team.
Harrington, a freshman, led UC San Diego in batting average (.410), slugging percentage (.623), and on base percentage (.475) and was second in doubles (9) and triples (1). Her .410 average ranks 75th in the country. Among all California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) players in conference games, Harrington was first in batting average (.430) and on base percentage (.500) and seventh in slugging (.616). She had a team-best 18 multiple-hit games to go along with seven multiple-RBI games.
Also this season, Harrington was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-West Region First Team as well as the All-CCAA First Team.
The CCAA Most Valuable Player and an NFCA All-West Region Second Team pick, Maday batted .374 over 54 games. She led the Tritons in hits (55), stolen bases (30), hit by pitch (9) and sacrifices (14) and was second in average, runs (39), triples (1), home runs (7), RBI (34), total bases (84), and slugging percentage (.571). Nationally, Maday ranks 17th in sacrifice flies (5) and 58th in steals/game (.56). In the CCAA, she was first in sac flies (5), third in steals (20), fifth in hit by pitch (7), sixth in runs (30), seventh in batting average (.385), and ninth in home runs (5), RBI (24), and slugging (.577). She totaled 12 multi-hit games and eight multi-RBI games.
Maday was a CCA All-West Region selection in 2016 and 2017 as well.
Wampler went 25-10 with a 1.81 ERA and 214 strikeouts over 220.2 innings of work. Among all players in the country, the left-hander ranks eighth in wins, 10th in saves (5), 16th in strikeouts, 37th in shutouts (6), 49th in ERA, and 57th in strikeouts/seven innings (6.8). Wampler led the CCAA in strikeouts (134), shutouts (5), and saves (5) and was second in the league in wins (17), ERA (1.41), and innings (144.0). She struck out at least 10 batters in six games, with a career-best 12 against Cal State Dominguez Hills.
Wampler was also named the CCAA Freshman of the Year as well as NFCA All-West Region Second Team and All-CCAA First Team. She garnered the CCAA's Pitcher of the Week award four times this season.
The three standouts helped lead UC San Diego to a 36-19 overall record and a second-place CCAA finish with a 27-13 mark. The Tritons, who were ranked as high as 18th nationally, qualified for the NCAA Division II tournament for the 10th time in program history.
A total of 28 student-athletes were named all-region with 14 comprising the first team and 14 making up the second team. The CCAA had 12 total honorees, with four of those obtaining first team distinction. Voting was conducted by the NCAA Division II Communications/Sports Information Directors from West Region institutions and conference offices.
The Division II Conference Commissioners Association encourages and promotes Division II athletics and high standards of sportsmanship as important elements of higher education. The CCA is a key communications link among the conferences as they discuss views, policies, and regulations that impact Division II intercollegiate athletics and works closely with the NCAA as a communications channel to NCAA Division II member colleges and universities.