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Chamberlain earns fourth consecutive First Team All-NWC nod

A fourth consecutive First Team selection for senior Chelsey Chamberlain led four Pacific players named to the 2012 All-Northwest Conference softball team, which was announced last week.

Chamberlain was Pacific's only First Team selection this season, and she became the first four-time First Team All-NWC selection since Hanna Vaandering was honored from 1984-1987.

Pacific catcher Jordan Mittelsdorf and outfielder Becca Moen were elected to the All-NWC Second Team, while infielder Jenna Stevens was tabbed as an honorable mention selection.

Chamberlain started every game of her Pacific career (136 total) and leaves as the career leader in home runs with 44. She also set single-season school records in 2011 with 13 home runs and 63 runs batted in.

In four years, Chamberlain amassed a .378 batting average with 175 hits, 119 runs, 192 RBIs and a .747 slugging percentage.

'Chelsey has certainly left her impact on our softball program,' said Pacific head coach Tim Hill. 'Statistically, she has set standards that will be hard to match. While she had been a four-year RBI machine, she also found time to contribute from the pitcher's circle with her 29 victories.

'Chelsey's all-around performance was instrumental in the success of our program over the last four years.'

Chamberlain, selected to the All-NWC First Team as a utility player, continued to be dynamic presence both at the plate and in the circle. She finished second on the team with a .330 batting average and ranked fourth in the NWC with eight home runs, and she also led the Pacific pitching staff with six wins and a 4.12 ERA.

Mittelsdorf was selected as a Second Team All-NWC catcher for the second straight season after starting behind the dish in 35 of the Boxers' 36 games. She batted .262 with 27 hits, five doubles, five home runs and a team-leading 30 RBIs.

'Jordan has been the epitome of what I look for in all Pacific players,' Hill said. 'She has given 100 percent from the first day she arrived and her physical and mental toughness has provided leadership and set a positive example for all her teammates.'

Moen earned her second All-NWC nod in her second season as a starting outfielder for the Boxers. She led the team with a .337 average, including 32 hits, a team-leading 22 runs scored, five doubles, a home run and seven RBIs.

'Becca's selection is a tribute to her persistence and determination to get on the field in spite of fall shoulder injury,' Hill said. 'Becca forced her way into the lineup, playing all three outfield positions and leading the team in many offensive categories. I feel after two injury-filled seasons, Becca's best days are still ahead of her.'

Stevens earned honorable mention status after batting .300 with 27 hits, 15 runs, three doubles and 13 RBIs.



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