SEATTLE – The Huskies had eight different players receive All-Pac-12 or NFCA All-Pacific Region honors this season, as announced by the respective institutions last week.
The Huskies had eight players named to the All-Pac-12 Team, the most since nine Huskies were named to the team in 2010. Victoria Hayward and Kylee Lahners were named to the 1st Team. Kaitlin Inglesby and Bryana Walker were named to the 2nd Team. Hooch Fagaly, Whitney Jones, and Kelli Suguro were named to the Honorable Mention list. Ali Aguilar was named to the All-Freshman Team.
The Huskies had an all-time high of six players selected to the NFCA All-Pacific Region team. Fagaly, Hayward, Inglesby, Lahners, and Walker were named to the 1st Team. Aguilar was named to the 2nd team. The Huskies six All-Pacific Region recipients are the most ever in the history of Washington Softball, surpassing the previous mark of five All-Pacific Region honorees in seven previous years.
Aguilar, a freshman infielder from Orangevale, Calif., batted .338 during the regular season with seven doubles, five home runs, and 32 RBI. Over a seven-game stretch from Feb. 8 – 16, Aguilar posted seven multi-hit games and batted .615, with two doubles, two home runs and 13 RBI.
Fagaly, a senior 1st baseman from Chino, Calif., batted .374 during the regular season with five doubles, seven home runs, and 30 RBI. Fagaly hit two walk-off home runs over a two week span, beginning with a solo home run in the bottom of the 10th on Apr. 18, as the Huskies defeated Arizona State, 3-2. Two weeks later on May 2 vs. Arizona, Fagaly hit a grand slam home run in the bottom of the 7th to send the Huskies to an 11-7 win. After batting .667 with one home run, and four RBI over three games, Fagaly was named Pac-12 Player of the Week on May 5. For Fagaly, this is her 3rd All-Pac-12 honor and 2nd All-Pacific Region honor.
Hayward, a senior outfielder from Mountain View, Calif., batted .424 with 44 runs scored, 59 hits, and 27 stolen bases during the regular season, all of which were team-bests for the Huskies. Hayward twice posted four consecutive multi-hit games this season, and hit safely in 10 consecutive games between Mar. 2 -23. Hayward has been the table-setter for the Huskies offense all season, currently ranking first in the Pac-12 in stolen bases, 5th in batting, and 4th in on-base percentage. For Hayward, this is her 3rd All-Pac-12 Honor and 2nd All-Pacific Region honor.
Inglesby, a senior pitcher from Portland, Ore., has continued to be a dual threat for the Huskies in the circle and at the plate. At the plate, Inglesby batted .296 with six home runs, and 26 RBI during the regular season. In the circle, Inglesby posted a record of 13-4, with a 2.12 ERA and 111 strikeouts in 132.1 IP. Inglesby was named Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week on Apr. 14 after 2-0 with two complete games in three appearances at Stanford. Inglesby finished the regular season with a record of 5-0 and a 2.16 ERA in her final eight regular season appearances. In a 4-2 win over Wisconsin on Feb. 7, Inglesby posted a career-high 12 strikeouts. For Inglesby, this is her 4th All-Pac-12 honor and 4th All-Pacific Region honor.
Jones, a senior outfielder from Upland, Calif., batted .325 with 12 doubles, three home runs, and 28 RBI during the regular season. Jones’ 12 doubles led the team. Jones batted .462 with one double, one triple, one home run, and six RBI over her final nine regular season games. Jones hit her first collegiate grand slam home run and matched a career-high with four RBI on March 6 vs. Michigan. For Jones, this is her 2nd All-Pac-12 honor.
Lahners, a junior utility player from Laguna Hills, Calif., has put up impressive offensive numbers all season, batting .350 with 10 doubles, 17 home runs, and 59 RBI during the regular season. Lahners earned USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Week on Feb. 11 after batting .400 with three home runs and 13 RBI over the first week of the season. Lahners was also twice named Pac-12 Player of the Week (Feb. 18 and Apr. 14). Lahners currently ranks 2nd in the Pac-12 in RBI, 3rd in home runs, and 4th in slugging percentage. For Lahners, this is her 3rd All-Pac-12 honor and her 2nd All-Pacific Region honor.
Suguro, a junior infielder from Kent, Wash., batted .327, with seven doubles, one home run, and 16 RBI during the regular season. Suguro matched a career-high with three hits on Mar. 30 at Oregon and has twice this season equaled a career-high with a six-game hitting streak. For Suguro, this is her 2nd All-Pac-12 honor.
Walker, a senior pitcher from La Quinta, Calif., posted a record of 18-8 with a 1.73 ERA and 139 strikeouts over 137.2 IP during the regular season. Walker was named NFCA National Player of the Week on Feb. 18 after posting a perfect 4-0 record with an 0.33 ERA and 30 strikeouts over 21.0 IP at the Littlewood Classic in Tempe, Ariz. On Feb. 16 in a 3-1 win over Oklahoma, Walker posted a career-high 14 strikeouts. For Walker, this is her 1st All-Pac-12 honor and 1st All-Pacific Region honor.After sweeping the Seattle Regional last weekend, the 12th-seeded Huskies will open Super Regional play vs. the Florida Gators on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. PT on ESPNU.