Three Spartans Garner All-Mountain West Softball Accolades

Erin Rodriguez earned First Team All-Mountain West honors in her first season as a Spartan.

May 13, 2014

Colorado Springs, Colo. - Erin Rodriguez, Jessica Garcia and Jessie Hufstetler earned All-Mountain West Softball honors, the Mountain West announced today. Rodriguez garnered First Team honors, while Garcia and Hufstetler captured Second Team accolades.

This is the first All-Conference honor for Rodriguez and Garcia. Hufstetler was named to the All-Western Athletic Tournament team in 2013. 

Rodriguez led the Spartans at the plate in Mountain West play for much of the season, finishing 2014 batting .377 in league. In her first season as a Spartan, she posted a .475 slugging percentage and .487 on base percentage in league and was one of three players to hit a triple in a Conference game.

Garcia set the Spartans' single-season RBI and walks record (53 and 86, respectively) in 2014. Her 10 home runs were a team-best, giving her 17 for her career, the third-highest mark in San José State history. With 138 RBI in her career, she sits second all-time.

Hufstetler ended the season with the Mountain West's top batting average (.438), the best mark in San José State history. Her .380 batting average, 24 RBI, eight doubles and .595 slugging percentage in Conference play led the Spartans. Hufstetler also finished her sophomore year with the program’s record for single-season on base percentage (.547), slugging percentage (.656) and intentional walks (3).


 

 

The three players helped San José State to the top single-season batting average in program history (.302). The 2014 team was also the ninth in the program's 27-year history to win 30-or-more games.

2014 Mountain West All Conference First Team

Name

Team

Pos.

Yr.

Tara Glover**

Boise State

OF

Sr.

Rebecca Patton

Boise State

P

Sr.

Chelsea O’Connor

Colorado State

OF

Sr.

Jill Compton*

Fresno State

RHP

So.

Brenna Moss*

Fresno State

OF

Jr.

Brandi Heimburg

New Mexico

OF

Jr.

Willow Kalinen

New Mexico

OF

Fr.

Jaylene Ignacio

San Diego State

OF

Fr.

Patrice Jackson**

San Diego State

OF

Sr.

Danielle O’Toole

San Diego State

LHP

So.

Erin Rodriguez

San José State

INF/DP

So.

Garie Blando

UNLV

SS

So.

Sam Juarez

UNLV

OF

Jr.

Stefany Valentino**

UNLV

OF

Sr.

Victoria Saucedo

Utah State

3B

Fr.

2014 Mountain West All Conference Second Team

Name

Team

Pos.

Yr.

Jordan Kreiger

Boise State

2B

Jr.

Haley Hutton

Colorado State

2B

Fr.

Holly Reinke

Colorado State

RHP

So.

Stesha Brazil

Fresno State

1B

Sr.

Hannah Harris

Fresno State

RHP

So.

Kierra Willis

Fresno State

OF

Fr.

Karlyn Jones

Nevada

RHP

Sr.

Megan Sweet

Nevada

SS

So.

Naomi Tellez

New Mexico

C/DP

So.

Dominique Dinner

San Diego State

OF/C

Sr.

Katie Mathis

San Diego State

2B

Sr.

Jessica Garcia

San José State

INF

Sr.

Jessie Hufstetler

San José State

INF/DP

So.

Emily Haslinger*

UNLV

C

So.

Pauline Monreal

UNLV

OF

Sr.