ICCAC Softball All-Region Teams Announced
Six Iowa Lakes Community College Softball athletes were named to the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) Division II Softball All-Region teams.
Named to the first team was freshman shortstop, Kacie Salazar. Salazar is from Bakersfield, California and is the daughter of Jerry and Jane Salazar. In her freshman campaign, Kacie posted an overall batting average of .377 and a .391 batting average in conference. She has 52 hits on the season, including 18 doubles and 13 homeruns. Salazar has crossed the plate 37 times, while scoring 53 of her teammates. She has also posted an impressive .922 slugging percentage in conference.
Named to the second team were sophomore outfielder, Julia Sullwold, sophomore outfielder, Leilani San Pedro, sophomore infielder, Kaitlin Walsh, and freshman pitcher, Yasmine Nix. Sullwold is from Brooklyn Park, Minnesota is the daughter of Mike and Tippy Sullwold. She finished the season with a .398 batting average and a .435 on-base percentage. Sullwold had 66 hits, including 11 doubles and 1 triple. She drove in 21 runs, scored 39 times, and swiped 21 bases. She has put herself in the Iowa Lakes Softball record book top 10 for stolen bases (52). San Pedro is from Redlands, California and is the daughter of James San Pedro and Samantha Gutierrez. She has finished the season with a .340 batting average and a .660 slugging percentage. San Pedro has 50 hits on the season, including 11 doubles, 3 triples, and 10 homeruns. She has scored 51 times, pushed across 56 runs, and swiped 21 bases. She has put herself in the Iowa Lakes Softball record book top 10 for batting average (.425), runs (120), doubles (32), homeruns (21), runs batted in (109), and hit by pitch (12). Walsh is from Medford, Wisconsin and is the daughter of Pat and Lori Walsh. She finished the season with a .429 batting average and a .497 on-base percentage. Walsh had 54 hits, including 9 doubles, 1 triple, and 7 homeruns. She batted in 37 of her teammates, while scoring 34 times herself. She has put herself in the Iowa Lakes Softball record book top 10 for hit by pitch (8). Nix is from Coachella, California and is the daughter of Siah and Lorene Nix. This season, Nix had a 10-11 record and pitched in 128.2 innings. She allowed 113 earned runs on 206 hits, while striking out 59. Nix also batted .411 with 23 runs, including 3 doubles and 4 homeruns.
Receiving honorable mention all-region honors is freshman catcher, Kenlee Frank. Frank is from Greeley, Colorado and is the daughter of Kenny Frank and Lonna Frank. She has played in 36 games this season, compiling a .256 batting average. Frank had 23 hits, including 5 doubles, 1 triple, and 3 homeruns.
The Iowa Lakes Community College softball team finished the season with an overall record of 22-26 and 11-13 in conference. They had two athletes named ICCAC Player of the Week, Leilani San Pedro and Kacie Salazar and one athlete named NFCA Pre-Season All-American, Leilani San Pedro.
"It is a great honor to get six athletes names to the All-Region teams. Every year the talent in this conference gets better and better and it is great to see that Iowa Lakes is keeping up. It is awesome to see these young ladies be recognized for the work they have put into this sport for their entire lives. These six athletes would not have received these awards without their teammates pushing them and making them better, so this honor goes to the entire Iowa Lakes softball team. I am very proud of this team and we cannot wait to continue to build next year." Commented Head Coach Katie Larson.