Three Bellevue CC softballers named to All-American team

The awards rolled in for the BCC softball team, following their sterling 42-6 season. Topping the list, sophomores Erica Addison and Dawn Norcross, as well as freshman Korri Heideman were all named to the 2008 Louisville Slugger/NFCA NWAACC All-American team.

  • Monday, June 2, 2008 4:54pm
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Bellevue sophomores Erica Addison (left) and Dawn Norcross (right)

Team also wins coach of year

The awards rolled in for the BCC softball team, following their sterling 42-6 season.

Topping the list, sophomores Erica Addison and Dawn Norcross, as well as freshman Korri Heideman were all named to the 2008 Louisville Slugger/NFCA NWAACC All-American team. The team was selected by NFCA-member NWAACC coaching representatives, based on nominations from the 2008 season.

Addison, a sophomore shortstop from Anacortes, also took home MVP honors in the Northern Region. After being named to the All-Region First Team as a freshman in 2007, she followed up with a .469 batting average with 12 homeruns and 61 RBI in 2008.

Norcross, earned her First Team honors for the second consecutive year as well, after finishing the season with a .417 batting average, 10 homeruns and 52 RBI.

Heideman, a freshman from Inglemoor High School in Kenmore, finished her freshman campaign finished with a .460 batting average and 7 homeruns and 51 RBI, and received First Team All Region Honors.

Joining Addison, Norcross and Heideman on the All-Region First Team were: Lauren Smoot, Whitney Whittemore, Michelle Wilson, and Michelle Ruby while Christine Miller-Long was named to the All-Region Second team.

Freshmen infielder Smoot finished with a .434 batting average, 8 homeruns, and 37 RBI, while Whittemore batted .420 with 6 homeruns and 40 RBI. Sophomore first baseman Michelle Wilson had a .454 batting average and 24 RBI.

Freshmen pitcher/infielder Michelle Ruby was equally impressive on the mound as at the plate. She finished with a 17-1 record, 3 saves, 2.03 ERA, with 125 strikeouts in 99 innings pitched while also sporting a .427 batting average, 9 homeruns, and 37 RBI. Sophomore pitcher Miller-Long finished with an 18-2 record, 1 save, a 2.56 ERA and 65 strikeouts in 99 innings pitched. She also had a solid .306 batting average.

Head Coach Leah Francis was also honored as the Northern Region’s Coach of the Year. In her four seasons at BCC, Francis has taken the team to four consecutive NWAACC Tournaments, and has won the Northern Region Championship three of the last four years.


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