Three UL Softball Players Earn All-American Honors
Three members of Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajun softball team, outfielder Christi Orgeron, shortstop Nerissa Myers, and outfielder Katie Smith were named to the Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-America teams, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association announced on Wednesday.
Orgeron, a third team selection a year ago, was named to the first team this year. The senior from New Orleans hit a .351, with 22 homers, and led the nation in RBI’s with 94. Orgeron, the 2012 Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year, and a finalist for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, hit six grand slams this year and had nine in her career, both of which tied NCAA records.
Myers, a junior from Petal, Mississippi, hit a .391, with 12 homers, and 79 RBI’s. She led the country in runs scored, with 83. Myers was a first team All-Sun Belt Conference selection this year, and is now a third team All-American.
Smith, a senior from Ruston, La., hit a .447 in 2012, while earning first team All-Sun Belt Conference honors, and third team All-American honors. She collected 88 hits this past season, the second most in league history.
With Orgeron, Myers, and Smith being named All-Americans, UL now has 42 in the program’s history and 14 under the direction of co-head coaches Stefni and Michael Lotief.
The Cajuns finished 2102 with an overall record of 53-6.
View the complete 2012 NFCA All-American Team.