Fischer Named LMU Softball's First-Ever All-American

Sam Fischer was named a NFCA second team All-American.

May 30, 2012

Complete NFCA Release

LOS ANGELES - As if setting nine career and nine single-season school records wasn't enough, LMU's Sam Fischer can now add one more school record setting performance to her list. The senior shortstop was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-American second team, announced Wednesday, becoming the first Lion softball All-American in program history.

The Simi Valley, Calif., native finished the year hitting .492 with 23 home runs and 59 RBIs - setting new conference and school single-season marks for batting average and home runs and tying the single-season RBI record. Her .492 average currently leads the nation, and will more than likely finish atop the national rankings at the conclusion of postseason play. She also currently ranks first in on-base percentage (.665), second in both walks per game (1.15) and slugging percentage (1.156), third in runs per game (1.21) and fourth in home runs (23).

Fischer finished her career setting nine PCSC and LMU career records, sitting atop the career charts for batting average (.387); home runs (65); doubles (51); RBI (172); runs scored (184); total bases (494); slugging percentage (.784); on-base average (.494); and walks (127). She also finished third on the PCSC and LMU career hit lists with 244.

Single-season LMU record set this spring included batting average (.492), slugging percentage (1.156), on-base percentage (.665), runs scored (64), home runs (23), RBIs (59), total bases (148), walks (61) and intentional walks (25).

Fischer was a 2012 NFCA All-West Region second team selection - the first All-Region honor in her four-year career. She earned her second Pacific Coast Softball Conference Coastal Division Player of the Year honor in 2012 and was one the lone unanimous selection to the 2012 All-PCSC Coastal Division first team - her fourth consecutive first team honor.



Fifty-four student-athletes from 33 different institutions representing 13 conferences have earned the honor of being named to one of the three 2012 Division I All-American teams


First Team
P - Jolene Henderson, University of California, Berkeley
P - Ellen Renfroe, University of Tennessee
P - Keilani Ricketts, University of Oklahoma
C - Jessica Shults, University of Oklahoma
1B - Lauren Chamberlain, University of Oklahoma
2B - Lauren Gibson, University of Tennessee
3B - Stephany LaRosa, University of California, Los Angeles
SS - Katelyn Boyd, Arizona State University
OF - Alix Johnson, Arizona State University
OF - Michelle Moultrie, University of Florida
OF - Christi Orgeron, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
UT/P - Valerie Arioto, University of California, Berkeley
UT/Non-P or DP - Camilla Carrera, University of Texas at El Paso
At-Large/P - Rachele Fico, Louisiana State University
At-Large/P - Olivia Galati, Hofstra University
At-Large/P - Chelsea Thomas, University of Missouri
At-Large/UT-P - Jackie Traina, University of Alabama
At-Large/OF - Delaney Willard, Brigham Young University

Second Team
P - Sara Nevins, University of South Florida
P - Stephanie Ricketts, University of Hawai`i
P - Hannah Rogers, University of Florida
C - Amy Buntin, University of Notre Dame
1B - Andrea Harrison, University of California, Los Angeles
2B - Lexy Bennett, University of Texas
3B - Raven Chavanne, University of Tennessee
SS - Kaila Hunt, University of Alabama
OF - Ashley Fleming, University of Missouri
OF - Jamia Reid, University of California, Berkeley
OF - Katie Schroeder, University of California, Los Angeles
UT/P - Kaitlin Inglesby, University of Washington
UT/Non-P or DP - Amanda Locke, University of Alabama
At-Large/SS - Sam Fischer, Loyola Marymount University
At-Large/OF - Samantha Pappas, University of Oregon
At-Large/C - Kristyn Sandberg, University of Georgia
At-Large/SS - Madison Shipman, University of Tennessee
At-Large/UT-P - Kirstin Verdun, DePaul University

Third Team
P - Erin Arevalo, University of Georgia
P - Jenna Caira, Syracuse University
P - Jessica Moore, University of Oregon
C - Haley Outon, University of Houston
1B - Nikki Armagost, University of the Pacific
2B - Jenna Rich, Stanford University
3B - Marisa Bast, Northwestern University
SS - Nerissa Myers, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
OF - Jennifer Fenton, University of Alabama
OF - Tara Glover, Boise State University
OF - Katie Smith, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
UT/P - Mel Dumezich, Texas A&M University
UT/Non-P or DP - Samantha Camuso, University of California, Los Angeles
At-Large/SS - Nichole Beall, Radford University
At-Large/P - Tori Collins, University of Louisville
At-Large/UT-NP-DP - Taner Fowler, University of Louisville
At-Large/C - Jessica Garcia, University of New Mexico
At-Large/SS - Hayley Miles, San Diego State University



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