Six Huskies Earn All-Pac-12 Honors
May 16, 2012
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Six UW softball players were honored by the Pac-12 and named to all-conference teams this week. Senior Kimi Pohlman and sophomore Kaitlin Inglesby were named to the first team, senior Nikia Williams earned second-team honors and sophomore Victoria Hayward and freshmen Kylee Lahners and Kimberlee Souza earned honorable mention.
Pohlman (Sammamish, Wash.) was also a first-team selection last year, a second-team honoree in 2010 and earned all-freshman honors in 2009. She was one of 25 finalists for the USA Softball Player of the Year this season and in Pac-12 play had 13 runs, 23 hits, four doubles, a triple and seven stolen bases.
The sophomore pitcher, Inglesby (Portland, Ore.), earned first-team honors this year after being named second-team and all-freshman team a year ago. She was also one of the 25 finalists for the USA Softball Player of the Year and named national player/pitcher of the week and earned Pac-12 weekly honors. She led the team in conference play in batting (.379), doubles (five), home runs (five), RBI (24), total bases (45) and slugging percentage (.682).
Williams, along with Pohlman, has earned all-conference honors all four seasons. The Mission Viejo, Calif., native earned first-team honors last year, second-team in 2010 and all-freshman honors in 2009. Williams was one of the top 50 Preseason Selections for USA Player of the Year this season. In the Pac-12, Williams was tied for second on the team batting .333 with three home runs and 19 walks.
This is the first all-conference honor for Hayward (Mountain View, Calif.) who tied with Williams for a .333 batting average in Pac-12 play. She also had 26 hits, eight stolen bases and a perfect fielding percentage.
Lahners earned honorable mention and all-freshmen honorable mention. The Laguna Hills, Calif., native was solid for UW at second base, leading a young group of infielders. She had two doubles and a home run in conference play.
Souza was named to honorable mention on the all-freshmen team. Starting at shortstop for UW in all 23 conference games, the Waialua, Hawai'i., native had 12 hits, two doubles, a triple and a home run.
UW will host the 2012 NCAA Seattle Regional Friday-Sunday at Husky Softball Field.