Duck Softball Tops Nation with Six All Region Honors

EUGENE – For the second straight season, the University of Oregon softball team picked up a school-record six All-Pacific Region honors in the annual announcement by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

Five Ducks received first-team laurels in the vote by region head coaches – senior pitcher Jessica Moore and second baseman Kaylan Howard, junior shortstop Courtney Ceo and DP Alexa Peterson, and sophomore center fielder Janie Takeda.  Freshman Cheridan Hawkins added second-team honors to give the Ducks their second pair of All-Region pitchers in the same season (and first duo since 1988).

Overall, Oregon led the nation in most first-team honors (5), and was one of five programs that had six honorees on the two teams combined with No. 1 Oklahoma, No. 4 Arizona State, No. 6 Texas and Hofstra.

Becoming the first Duck to win four All-Region career honors, Moore picked up her third straight first-team nod after a second-team selection as a freshman.  Howard and Peterson also repeated on the first team for the second straight season.

Ceo became the fourth Duck to win three honors after her second-team choices in 2011 (3B) and ’12 (UT), as did Peterson with her freshman second-team nod.

Three other current Ducks have picked up honors in prior years – senior right fielder Samantha Pappas (first team 2010, ‘12), senior left fielder Allie Burger (first team 2010) and junior first baseman Kailee Cuico (second team, 2012).

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

Whoa!  Our article schedule is changing! Learn more by clicking here!

Have you learned more football at this website?

Do your part and contribute to the new Oregon Football Repository at FishDuck.com that we will build with enough support. It will be a gift to all Oregon fans!

Learn more by clicking here.