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Four Menlo College softball players on All-GSAC team

 

After concluding the regular season as the No. 1 seed in the Golden State Athletic Conference, four Menlo College softball players were voted to the All-GSAC team.

Mary Hall, Alaina Morgan, Brooke Shigematsu, and Alyssa Seva'aetasi become the first members of Oaks softball to be named to the All-GSAC team after the team's first season in the conference. The four members to be voted in are the second most among any team in the GSAC.

Hall, a senior centerfielder, was named to the All-Cal Pac team the past three seasons and continued to be the sparkplug atop the Menlo lineup. Her .400 batting average represents a career-best and it was fourth best in the conference. Hall set the Menlo single-season record for hits with 68, doubles with 16, and came in third with 39 runs and 16 steals. Her stellar defense in center field makes her one of the most complete players in the conference and as a result, she received the most votes among outfielders.

Morgan was voted to the All-GSAC team for the first time in her career. The nomination is certainly well-deserved as she set the Menlo single-season record for home runs with 15 and was third on the team with 37 RBI, the third most in a single season for Menlo, as two of her teammates set the record. Morgan compiled a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage. She was voted as the only designated player to the all-conference team.

Shigematsu, a sophomore shortstop, was one of the leaders for Menlo this season and thus was named one of five infielders on the all-league team. Her breakout season came at a record clip, knocking in a Menlo single-season record 42 runs and scoring a record 41 times. Her .354 batting average was third best on the team and she tied for second on the team with eight home runs. Though she played primarily at shortstop, she has the capability to play any infield position.

Seva'aetasi, a senior catcher-turned-first baseman, put up career-best numbers across the board and received one of four at-large spots on the All-GSAC team. She tied for second on the team with eight homers and 40 RBI. Her .338 batting average also represents a career high in what can only be described as a stellar season. Her 0.982 fielding percentage was third on the team, playing a solid first base all season long.

— Brian Brownfield/Menlo Athletics

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