La Verne trio named to NFCA All-West Region Team

La Verne trio named to NFCA All-West Region Team

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Mackenzie Dutton, Katherine Kibbe and Alexis Schiff of the University of La Verne softball team have been named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Assosciation (NFCA) Second Team All-West Region.

Aww yes. Kibbe, Dutton, and Schiff pick up All-Region honors

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All-Region players are nominated and selected by NFCA member coaches in each of the eight Division III regions.

Dutton, a two-time First Team All-SCIAC selection, hit 10 home runs and drove in a team-high 48 runs while batting .403 and posting a .480 on-base percentage. She also scored a team-high 41 runs.

Kibbe, the 2016 SCIAC Athlete of the Year, put up elite numbers both in the pitcher's circle and in the batter's box. The senior from Rohnert Park native posted a 21-6 record, recorded 114 strikeouts and posted a 1.84 ERA in 167 innings. She also pitched 20 complete games and held the opponents to just .214 hitting. As a hitter, Kibbe hit .352 with four home runs, 25 RBI and 18 runs scored.

Schiff, a junior from Long Beach, continued her upward trajectory. This season, she hit a career-high 12 home runs, knocked in 43 runs and scored 34 runs while hitting .397. She was also solid with her glove, posting a .985 fielding percentage at first base.

The trio led La Verne to the 2016 SCIAC Championship and got the Leopards within one game of an automatic berth to the NCAA National Championship. Dutton and Kibbe graduate, but Schiff will return to anchor the lineup in 2017.

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