June 1, 2011
STARKVILLE, Miss.- 54 student-athletes were named to the 2011 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I All-American teams Wednesday afternoon which included Sun Devils Dallas Escobedo, Kaylyn Castillo and Katelyn Boyd, who were all named to the First Team, making it six consecutive seasons that ASU Softball has had at least one All-American.
The Sun Devil softball team was among an elite three clubs to place three players on the first team in 2011. At the pitcher position Dallas Escobedo nabbed her first appearance in a breakout freshman campaign after notching the 20th-best ERA in the nation at 1.37 and striking out 286 batters along the way.
Behind the dish Kaylyn Castillo earned her stripes on the first team by hitting at a .358 clip and tallying 36 runs scored. In an at-large section at shortstop, Katelyn Boyd was the third ASU athlete to be recognized on the team. The junior has a .437 batting average, 17 home runs and paces the NCAA in runs per game with 1.25.
P Dallas Escobedo, Arizona State
P Jolene Henderson, Cal Berkeley
P Chelsea Thomas, Missouri
C Kaylyn Castillo, Arizona State
1B Megan Bush, Florida
2B Lauren Gibson, Tennessee
3B Amanda Chidester, Michigan
SS Ashley Hansen, Stanford
OF Kayla Braud, Alabama
OF Kelsey Bruder, Florida
OF Brittany Lastrapes, Arizona
UT/Pitcher Jackie Traina, Alabama
UT/Non-Pitcher Andrea Harrison, UCLA
At-Large-SS Katelyn Boyd, Arizona State
At-Large-P Kelsi Dunne, Alabama
At-Large-1B Adrienne Monka, Northwestern
At-Large-P Keilani Ricketts, Oklahoma
At-Large-UT/NP Brittany Schutte, Florida