Anastos Named RMAC Player of the Year, Jordan Named to All-RMAC Third Team

By Doug Fitzgerald published April 29, 2009

COLORADO SPRINGS - University of Colorado at Colorado Springs first baseman Jessika Anastos was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference player of the year, the RMAC announced Wednesday.

Freshman outfielder Ashley Jordan was the only other Mountain Lion honored in the RMAC's postseason awards, earning third-team status.

Anastos hit 24 home runs in 42 games this season, or 0.57 per game. If no other player catches her, the junior from Broomfield will have set a new NCAA Division II record, eclipsing the previous mark of 0.52 set by UCCS' own Crystal Krebs in 2004.

Anastos led the RMAC in home runs (24), slugging percentage (1.121) and walks (28), was second in on base percentage (.535) and fourth in RBIs (54).

Chadron State's Casey Williams was named RMAC pitcher of the year after posting a 2.46 ERA and allowing opposing batters to hit just .220, both league bests. Nikki Haberkorn of Regis was named the freshman of the year and Jen Fisher was named the coach of the year.

2009 RMAC Softball Awards

Player of the Year: Jessika Anastos, UCCS
Pitcher of the Year: Casey Williams, Chadron State
Freshman of the Year: Nikki Haberkorn, Regis
Coach of the Year: Jen Fisher, Metro State

First Team All-RMAC
P Casey Williams, Chadron State
P Christie Robinson, Metro State
C Alisa Heronema, Regis
1B Jessika Anastos, UCCS*
2B Kelly Purcell, CSU-Pueblo
3B Cassie Keck, Nebraska-Kearney
SS Kristina Barr, Western New Mexico
OF Kaleigh Starr, Colorado Mines*
OF Kellie Nishikida, Metro State
OF Ashley Aldrich, CSU-Pueblo
DP Tara Mickelson, Metro State
UT Katie Kocman, Colorado Mines
*- unanimous first team selection

Second Team
P Sara Jordan, Mesa State
P Bianca Holley, Regis
C Sarah Van Lingen, Colorado Mines
1B Denee Johnson, Adams State
2B Shannon Galanek, Adams State
3B Katie Johnson, CSU-Pueblo
SS Janine Tyler, CSU-Pueblo
OF Gabi Parra, Mesa State
OF Margie Cone, Colorado Mines
OF Alissa Larsen, Nebraska-Kearney
DP Courtney Davis, Adams State
UT Lauren Cross, Mesa State

Third Team
P Brittany Moss, Metro State
P Amber Higby, CSU-Pueblo
C Kaitlyn Barnes, Western New Mexico
1B Laura Gormley, Nebraska-Kearney
2B Sarah Rusch, Metro State
3B Jacki Martinez, Regis
SS Amber Roundtree, Metro State
OF Jennessa Tesone, Metro State
OF Chelena Coulston, Fort Lewis
OF Natalie Adami, Regis
DP Amber Massey, Fort Lewis
UT Ashley Jordan, UCCS

UCCS Players/Staff Featured

Crystal KrebsCrystal Krebs22IFJr.
Crystal KrebsCrystal Krebs22CSr.
Jessika AnastosJessika Anastos41BJr.
Jessika AnastosJessika Anastos41BJr.
Ashley JordanAshley Jordan34CFFr.
Ashley JordanAshley Jordan34CFFr.
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