Jaclyn Bechtle is one of three San Jacinto College softball players to earn National Fastpitch Coaches Association post-season honors. Photo credit: Andrea Vasquez, San Jacinto College marketing department.
3 softball players earn NFCA honors
Amanda L. Booren -- June 7, 2012
HOUSTON – Three San Jacinto College softball players have earned National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) honors, the organization announced this week.
Freshman DJ Hooks (Missouri City / Elkins HS) was named to the NFCA All-America third team, and is a NFCA All-Midwest Region first team selection. Freshman Ashley Noak (Danbury / Danbury HS), and sophomore Jaclyn Bechtle (Pearland / Pearland HS), were named to the NFCA All-Midwest Region second team. All three were also All-South Conference selections and first-team All-Region honorees.
Hooks, a 5-4 outfielder, was second on the team in hitting with a .429 average. In 189 at bats, she posted 81 hits, including eight doubles, five triples, and one homerun. She knocked in 24 RBIs while scoring 41 runs.
Noak, a 5-6 catcher, led the team in hitting at .450. She had 76 hits in 169 at bats, including 27 doubles, a triple, two homeruns, and 57 RBIs. Her 27 doubles broke the San Jacinto College single-season record, and her .450 batting average is second-best in school history.
Bechtle led the team in homeruns with 12 this season, which is also the second-best single season mark in school history. The 5-7 infielder hit .378 behind 62 total hits. She posted 14 doubles, two triples, and 49 RBIs on the season.
Noak and Bechtle have signed National Letters of Intent to continue their education and softball careers at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas.
San Jac finished the 2012 regular season with a 42-11 overall record, 19-5 in conference play. It was the fourth 40-win season for San Jac under ninth-year Head Coach Kelly Saenz, who also recorded her 300th career win this season.
For a complete list of NFCA post-season honors, visit the NFCA website.
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