Lakers earn postseason honors
After one of the best seasons in college history, five Iowa Lakes softball players were named to All-American teams this past week.
Sophomores Aly Bowers and Kimmie White along with freshman Stephanie Ochoa were named NJCAA All-Americans.
Bowers, White, Ochoa, sophomore Brittany Brohmer, and freshmen Camiel Salcedo were all named to the NFCA All-American team.
Bowers was a third team NJCAA All-American and second team NFCA All-American after winning 33 games this past season. Bowers set single season records for innings (248), games pitched (47) and complete games (33). She becomes only the second two-time All-American pitcher in college history and finished her career with a 54-15 record. Bowers will play for Bellvue next season.
White was a second team NJCAA All-American and a first team NFCA All-American and will leave Iowa Lakes after rewriting the record books. White holds the records for career batting average (.481), at bats (403), hits (194) and doubles (47). White becomes the fourth Laker player to be named All-American both years joining Bowers, Sam Rohr and Erin Jones. White will play next year at Tennessee Tech.
Ochoa was a second team NJCAA All-American and a first team NFCA All-American. Ochoa led the team in batting (.479), hits (104) and doubles (31) this past season. Her 104 hits were the most in college history and ended the season with a 22 game hitting streak.
Brohmer was a second team NFCA All-American after exploding to hit a college record 22 home runs this past season. She finished the season leading Iowa Lakes in home runs and RBIs (73). Brohmer was also named to the NJCAA World Series all-tournament team after leading the team to a fifth-place finish at nationals.
Salcedo was a second team NFCA All-American after hitting .395 for Iowa Lakes last season. Her 92 hits were third behind White and Ochoa, and her 73 runs scored were second to only White’s 75.
Iowa Lakes finished the season with a 56-13 record and fifth at nationals. The Region XI championship victory that qualified the Lakers for nationals was the first in college’s hisotry. Ten players from that winning team return for the 2008-2009 season.