Goodacre, Fox and Mauga Named NFCA All-Americans

Goodacre, Fox and Mauga Named NFCA All-Americans
TUCSON –

Seniors Chelsea Goodacre and Kellie Fox and sophomore Katiyana Mauga were named NFCA All-Americans, the association announced Wednesday. Goodacre earned second-team honors while Fox and Mauga were named to the third team.

It is Fox's second consecutive season as an All-American while Goodacre and Mauga are receiving the citation for the first time. Goodacre and Mauga became Arizona's 53rd and 54th All-Americans in program history.

Goodacre led the NCAA with 86 RBI while her 24 home runs were tied for fifth nationally. The senior hit .335 while starting all 61 games at catcher for Arizona. Goodacre was second on the team with a .790 slugging percentage. The Temecula, Calif., native ended her career with 71 home runs and 240 RBI, fifth and tied for seventh in Arizona history.

Fox led the team with a .400 average in 61 starts at shortstop in 2015. The senior hit 10 doubles, four triples and was third on the team with 15 home runs. Fox, a third-team All-American in 2014, a season in which she won the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, drove in 66 runs and slugged .741, both third on the team.

Mauga was the top home run hitter in the Pac-12 in 2015, as her 26 long balls paced the conference after she finished second in 2014 and was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year. Mauga, making her first appearance as an All-American, is the first Arizona underclassman to receive recognition since Kenzie Fowler and Brigette Del Ponte were All-Americans as sophomore in 2011. Mauga hit .350 in 60 starts in right field and led the team with an .819 slugging percentage. The sophomore's 76 RBI tied for sixth in the country while her 26 home runs were third most in the NCAA.

All three players were significant parts of an offense that ranked fourth in the NCAA in home runs (104), fifth in batting average (.351) and eighth in scoring (7.56 runs/game).

The Wildcats were one of 12 teams with multiple selections on the list and one of nine schools with three or more. It marked the 19th season that Arizona has had three or more All-Americans, and first since 2011.

Arizona now has a staggering 95 All-America citations, 94 of which have come under head coach Mike Candrea.

Wilson and Fox return to lead a stellar senior class in 2015, one which will additionally include all-conference catcher Chelsea Goodacre.

2015 NFCA Division I All-American Teams

First Team

Pos.

Player

School

P

Cheridan Hawkins

Oregon

P

Miranda Kramer

Western Kentucky

P

Shelby Turnier

UCF

C

Lexie Elkins

Louisiana-Lafayette

1B

Lauren Chamberlain

Oklahoma

2B

Emily Carosone

Auburn

3B

Kasey Cooper

Auburn

SS

Bianka Bell

LSU

OF

Haylie McCleney

Alabama

OF

Allexis Bennett

UCLA

OF

Kelly Christner

Michigan

UT/P

Lauren Haeger

Florida

DP or UT/Non-Pitcher

Amber Freeman

Arizona State

At-Large/2B

Sierra Romero

Michigan

At-Large/2B

Kelsey Stewart

Florida

At-Large/UT/P

Ally Carda

UCLA

At-Large/SS

Shelby Pendley

Oklahoma

At-Large/OF

Alaynie Page

South Carolina

Second Team

Pos.

Player

School

P

Paige Parker

Oklahoma

P

Megan Good

James Madison

P

Alexis Osorio

Alabama

C

Ivie Drake

Georgia State

1B

Kayla Bonstrom

Stanford

2B

Alex Hugo

Georgia

3B

Jenna Lilley

Oregon

SS

Delaney Spaulding

UCLA

OF

Bailey Landry

LSU

OF

Cheyenne Cordes

California

OF

Janie Takeda

Oregon

UT/P

Sara Groenewegen

Minnesota

DP or UT/Non-Pitcher

Sahvanna Jaquish

LSU

At-Large/P

Megan Betsa

Michigan

At-Large/UT/P

Rainey Gaffin

Tennessee

At-Large/OF

Shellie Landry

Louisiana-Lafayette

At-Large/C

Chelsea Goodacre

Arizona

At-Large/DP or UT/Non-Pitcher

Stephany LaRosa

UCLA

Third Team

Pos.

Player

School

P

Carley Hoover

LSU

P

Lacey Waldrop

Florida State

P

Allie Walljasper

LSU

C

Erika Piancastelli

McNeese State

1B

Shelby Friudenberg

Baylor

2B

Demi Turner

Alabama

3B

Marisa Runyon

Alabama

SS

Kellie Fox

Arizona

OF

Tiffany Howard

Auburn

OF

Sierra Lawrence

Michigan

OF

Katiyana Mauga

Arizona

UT/P

Jailyn Ford

James Madison

DP or UT/Non-Pitcher

Cortni Emanuel

Georgia

At-Large/OF

Emilee Koerner

Notre Dame

At-Large/P

Haylie Wagner

Michigan

At-Large/SS

Kristen Brown

North Carolina

At-Large/3B

Missy Taukeiaho

Cal State Fullerton

At-Large/P

Aleshia Ocasio

Florida

At-Large/OF

Kiki Stokes

Nebraska