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11 Lakers named to all-region teams

By Staff | May 9, 2008

Iowa Lakes pitcher Aly Bowers leads an all-region cast. The sophomore pitcher currently has 52 career wins. EDN file photo

Two days after capturing the Region XI title and a berth at the NJCAA National Tournament, the ICCAC All Region teams have been announced, and Iowa Lakes had a record 11 players honored.

Players named to the first team were sophomore pitcher Aly Bowers, sophomore outfielder Kimmie White, sophomore outfielder Brittany Brohmer, freshmen catcher Aly Cloud and freshman infielder Stephanie Ochoa.

Players named to the second team were freshman third baseman Camiel Salcedo, freshman shortstop Kristina Manser, freshman pitcher Lauren Smith and freshman outfielder Andrea Hacker.

Receiving honorable mention recognition were freshmen Jamie Sorensen and Michelle McKenna.

Bowers, of Norfolk, Neb., is currently 31-7 on the mound and has 52 career wins at Iowa Lakes, which places her second all-time. Her 391 career strikeouts also rank her second all-time and she looks to become the third two-time All-American in school history behind Erin Jones and Sam Rohr. The Bellevue recruit is also a two-time All-Region XI selection and 2007 NFCA All-American.

White, of Burbank, Calif., also looks to become a two-time All-American later this month after breaking numerous records at Iowa Lakes. White will leave Iowa Lakes as the all-time leader in hits (188), doubles (45) and is third in RBIs (121). The Tennessee Tech recruit has been a constant in the middle of the Iowa Lakes lineup for the last two seasons.

Brohmer, of LaCrosse, Wis., stepped up and had one of the most prolific seasons in college history. The Upper Iowa recruit broke the single season record for home runs (currently 20) and slugging percentage (.943). She is currently batting .466 with 69 RBIs.

Ochoa, of Stanton, Calif., leads the team in hits (101), doubles (30) and runs (72). The hard-hitting first baseman has quickly established herself as one of the top hitters in Division II softball.

Cloud, of San Bernadino, Calif., batted .420 in ICCAC play and was a staple behind the plate for the Laker women.

Smith, of New Ulm, Minn., is currently 19-3 on the mound for the Lakers and has posted wins over every Region XI team.

Salcedo, of Placentia, Calif., is third on the team with 86 hits and 70 runs and has broken the single season record for at bats (215) from the lead off position.

Manser, of Granda Hills, Calif., tore through the Region XI tournament and came up with a very pivotal grand slam in the title game. For the season, Manser is batting .381 with 68 RBIs.

Hacker, of Spokane, Wash., leads Iowa Lakes with 19 stolen bases and batted .364 while playing center field most of this season.

Sorensen, of Omaha, Neb., is fourth on the team in batting with a .423 average, and has been the designated hitter the later half of this season.

McKenna, of McCook, Neb., splits time between catching and third base and is batting .305 with 15 doubles.

Iowa Lakes is currently 54-11, which is three shy of the college record for wins, and will compete in the NJCAA World Series starting next Thursday (May 15) in Normal, Ill.