Junior Lauren Castle was an at-large selection to the second team,
while junior Stephanie Hill earned third-team honors at first base. It marked
the second Easton All-America honor for Castle, who was a third-team selection
A first-team All-South Region and All-Louisiana selection already this season, Castle tied for the team lead in batting average and led the Tigers in hits. The designated player ranked sixth in the SEC in doubles and tied for the team lead with 19 multiple-hit games and six multiple-RBI games. The Lafayette native broke the LSU single-game record with a 5-for-5 performance against Mississippi State.
For the season, she hit .367 with 62 hits, 26 runs, 14 doubles, two triples, one home run and 25 RBIs. She recorded the second-best overall hitting streak on the team at eight games. Against Mississippi State and Ohio, she tied the LSU single-game record with four runs scored.
A member of the SEC All-Tournament team and a second-team All-Louisiana selection already this year, Hill recorded a .367 average with 62 hits, 26 runs, 12 doubles, seven home runs and 33 RBIs on the season. The Harahan native tied for the team lead in batting average and ranked fourth in the SEC in doubles in league games.
For the season, she recorded 19 multiple-hit games and six multiple-RBI games and had the second-best fielding percentage by a first baseman in =the SEC. Against Kentucky, Arkansas and No. 16 Florida, she knocked in the game-winning runs.
In all, 45 players were named to the 2005 East All-America first, second and third teams from NCAA Division I, II and III schools, NAIA schools and junior colleges.
Easton 2005 All-America Teams
|Brianne McGowan||P||Oregon State|
|Jamie Southern||P||Fresno State|
|Jessica Sallinger||P||Georgia Tech|
|Sonja Garnett||P||San Francisco State|
|Jessica Ortega||C||Mt. San Antonio|
|Christina Clark||SS||Fresno State|
|Kate Stake||2B||Illinois State|
|Liz Perez||OF||West Valley College|
|Michelle Palazuelo||OF||Mt. San Antonio College|
|Traci Trujillo||OF||Pasadena City College|
|Heather Slettvett||At-Large||Mt. San Antonio College|
|Danni Hall||At-Large||Golden West College|
|Krystina Gomez||P||Sacramento City College|
|Nichole Willis||C||Fresno State|
|Jaci Ecker||SS||Sacramento City College|
|Amy Hosier||OF||Georgia Tech|
|Liz Sequeira||OF||Long Beach City College|
|Gina Rango||At-Large||Bowling Green|
|Stephanie Roberts||At-Large||Colorado State|