UH-Hilo Softball: Menjivar Leads All-PacWest Selections

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University of Hawai'i at Hilo junior Cristina Menjivar. UH-Hilo photo.

University of Hawai’i at Hilo junior Cristina Menjivar. UH-Hilo photo.

Four University of Hawai’i at Hilo softball players earned all-conference recognition from coaches throughout the PacWest Conference this season, fronted by newcomer Cristina Menjivar’s All-PacWest First Team selection.

Menjivar, a junior utility player from San Francisco, Calif., led UH-Hilo with eight home runs and 37 runs batted in. She finished second in batting average, hitting .391, and started every one of the Vulcans’ 49 games played this season.

Sophomore Bailey Gaspar was named to the All-PacWest Second Team. She led UH-Hilo with a .415 batting average, blasting six home runs and tallying 36 RBI. The conference honor capped a busy week for the infielder, who was named the school’s Female Athlete of the Week on Monday.

Infielders Brittany Huff and Chenoa Au were named to the All-PacWest Third Team. Huff, a senior from Las Vegas, Nev., batted .321 on the season and had a .973 fielding percentage. Au, a sophomore from Wahiawa, Oahu, stole seven bases and hit .297 on the season.

UH-Hilo wrapped up the 2016 season with a 32-17 overall record and 21-9 PacWest Conference mark.


2016 All-PacWest Softball Awards

First Team

Catcher – Madison Hernandez (Sr.), Azusa Pacific

First Base – Cristina Menjivar (Jr.), Hawai’i-Hilo

Second Base – Nicki Sprague (Jr.), Azusa Pacific


Third Base – Kayla Sanchez (Jr.), Hawai’i Pacific

Shortstop – Krista Mann (Jr,), California Baptist

Outfield – Janessa Bennett (So.), Dixie State

Outfield – Ryann Ferguson (So.), Concordia

Outfield – Jordan Mowatt (Sr.), California Baptist


Pitcher – Grayson Harvey (So.), Concordia

Pitcher – Carley Xepoleas (Jr.), Azusa Pacific

Utility – Jessica Gonzales (Fr.), Dixie State

Utility – Illiana Jimenez (So.), Azusa Pacific

Second Team

Catcher – Erin Burkhart (Jr.), California Baptist

First Base – Mallory Paulson (So.), Dixie State

Second Base – Jacque Lopez (Sr.), California Baptist

Third Base – Brooklyn Beardshear (Jr.), Dixie State

Shortstop – Charlotte Foster (Sr.), Concordia

Outfield – Jessica West (Jr.), Academy of Art

Outfield – Alyssa Yglesias (Sr.), Concordia

Outfield – Shelby Yung (Jr.), Dixie State

Pitcher – Ashley Coleman (Fr.), California Baptist

Pitcher – Aryn Feickert (Sr.), Dixie State

Utility – Bailey Gaspar (So.), Hawai’i-Hilo

Utility – London Miller (Jr.), California Baptist

Third Team

Catcher – Autumn Woodfall (Sr.), Dixie State

First Base – Kayla Jiminez (So.), Azusa Pacific

Second Base – Brittany Huff (Sr.), Hawai’i-Hilo

Third Base – Chenoa Au (So.), Hawai’i-Hilo

Third Base – Christine Pinela (Fr.), Azusa Pacific

Shortstop – Cayla Broussard (Fr.), Azusa Pacific

Outfield – Abry Moreno (Jr.), Azusa Pacific

Outfield – Sarah Murphy (So.), California Baptist

Outfield – Kiana Wolfe (So.), Hawai’i Pacific

Pitcher – BethAnn McCann (Jr.), Concordia

Pitcher – Narissa Garcia (Sr.), Azusa Pacific

Utility – Katelyn Harden (Jr.), Dominican

Utility – Arista Honey (Jr.), Dixie State

Utility – Brenna Mitchell (So.), Academy of Art

Player of the Year – Nicki Sprague, Azusa Pacific

Pitcher of the Year/Newcomer of the Year – Grayson Harvey, Concordia

Freshman of the Year – Jessica Gonzalez, Dixie State

Coach of the Year – Carrie Webber, Azusa Pacific

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