SOFTBALL ALL-DECADE TEAM SELECTED
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Throughout the summer, the Sacramento State athletics department will take a look back and honor the student-athletes who have made the biggest impact on their sport over the last 10 years.
To be eligible for the all-decade team, a student-athlete must have competed at least one year in their sport between the 2000-01 and 2009-10 academic years, and must have completed their eligibility as a Hornet, or be an active member of the team.
Today marks the announcement of the softball all-decade team. The squad consists of eight position players, one utility player and two pitchers.
Lindy Winkler (2003-06)
One of the best players in program history, Winkler started all 222 games she appeared in, and missed just two games during her four-year career...all 222 starts came in center field...as a senior in 2006, she earned second team All-America, Pacific Coast Softball Conference Player of the Year, and first team all-West Region honors after batting .434 with 17 doubles, five triples, five home runs, 11 stolen bases and a .497 on-bas percentage...the .434 average was the 12th best mark in the nation...is one of four Sacramento State softball players to earn All-America honors since the program joined the Div. I ranks in 1990...a four-time all-Pacific Coast Softball Conference selection, including first team in 2003, 2005 and 2006...also a second team all-region selection as a freshman...the Hornets won at least 30 games all four years of her career...a career .358 hitter, Winkler is the program’s Div. I era all-time career leader in at-bats (732), runs (140), hits (262) and triples (17)...among career leaders, she also ranks among top four players in batting average (3rd, .358), stolen bases (2nd, 32) and doubles (4th, 35)...holds the Div. I single-season records in batting average (.434), runs (47) and hits (76)...committed just five errors during her four-year career, including an errorless season as a senior...professionally, she won a National Pro Fastpitch League championship as a starter with the New England Riptide in the summer of 2006.
Hilary Johnson (2005-08)
Appeared in 197 games over four seasons, including 189 starts...started games at all three outfield positions (87 starts in center field, 51 starts in right, 48 starts in left) and three starts at designated player...one of four Sacramento State players during the team’s Div. I era (1990-pres.) to become a four-time all-conference selection (first team in 2007, second team in 2005, 2006 and 2008)...hit at least .298 all four years of her career, and finished with a .326 career batting average...among Sacramento State’s Div. I career leaders, she ranks first in stolen bases (40), second in runs (121), fourth in batting average (.326) and sixth in hits (190)...helped lead the Hornets to a 2008 NCAA Regional appearance after batting .345 with 37 runs and eight stolen bases...the Hornets combined to go 51-27 in conference play during her four seasons...overall, the team won at least 30 games three times during her tenure.
Izmena Cabrera (2008-09)
Played two seasons with Sacramento State after transferring from the College of Charleston...in those two seasons, Cabrera quickly established herself as one of the best pure hitters in school history...hit better than .365 both years, and her .371 career batting average is tied for the best mark in the program’s Div. I history (1990-pres.)...was a first team all-region selection in 2008 after batting .375 with a school-record 53 RBIs in 53 games...that average of 1.00 RBIs per game was the 17th best mark in the nation...named first team all-Pacific Coast Softball Conference both seasons...started all 102 games in which she appeared, including 101 starts in left field and once at designated player...one of the most clutch hitters in school history, she batted .397 (48-121) for her career with runners in scoring position...posted a school-record 21-game hitting streak in 2009 which was tied for the longest streak by a Div. I player that season...also in 2009, Cabrera’s 19 doubles set a school single-season record and her average of 0.39 doubles per game were tied for the fourth best mark in the nation...her eight home runs in 2008 are tied for the third best single-season mark in school history...despite playing just two years for the Hornets, Cabrera ranks among Hornet Div. I career leaders in batting average (.371, T-1st), doubles (33, T-5th), home runs (11, T-4th) and RBIs (81, 6th)...drafted in the fifth round of the 2009 National Pro Fastpitch Senior Draft by the Chicago Bandits and played for the team that season.
Jamie Schloredt (2006-09)
Easily the best power hitter in school history, Schloredt’s 35 career home runs are 22 more than any other player to ever wear a Hornet uniform...four-year starter who appeared in 206 games, including 204 starts (188 starts at catcher, 16 at designated player)...hit better than .330 every year of her career, including a .408 mark in 2008, the third-best mark in the school’s Div. I history (1990-pres.)...her .371 career batting average is tied for the best mark in Div. I school history...among Sacramento State career leaders, Schloredt is also first in RBIs (149) and walks (103), tied for first in batting average (.371), second in hits (215), tied for second in doubles (36) and tied for third in runs scored (99)...named first team all-Pacific Region, unanimous first team all-conference and the Pacific Coast Softball Conference’s co-Player of the Year in 2009 after batting .510 against league competition...that average was 69 points better than any other player in the PCSC...is the only player in school history to be named first team all-conference all four years and receive PCSC Player of the Year honors on more than one occasion...named second team all-region and selected unanimously as the PCSC Player of the Year in 2008...named PCSC Player of the Week on seven occasions during her career...is the PCSC’s all-time leader in RBIs and walks, and is tied for first all-time with a .371 career batting average...in 2008, among the nation’s leaders, Schloredt ranked 19th in on-base percentage (.513), 31st in slugging percentage (.737), 32nd in batting average (.408), 36th in walks (35) and 68th in home runs (12)...had a .990 career fielding percentage behind the plate and threw out 72 runners attempting to steal a base...was a third-round selection (14th overall) in the 2009 National Pro Fastpitch Senior Draft by the Chicago Bandits, becoming the highest selection for a Hornet in league history...received All-American status from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) in 2009.
Jillian Bivert (2000-03)
Played in 213 career games, including 211 starts at both first base and pitcher...missed just three games during her entire career...had a career batting average of .310 and hit better than .315 in three of her four seasons...a two-time all-Big West Conference selection (second team in 2001 and 2002)...is the only non-pitcher on the all-decade team that played during the Hornets’ tenure in the Big West (1997-02)...one of four Hornets in school history to receive all-Big West accolades on more than one occasion...among Sacramento State’s Div. I era career leaders (1990-pres.), Bivert ranks second in RBIs (93), third in hits (201), fourth in at-bats (648), fifth in walks (55), sixth in home runs (10), seventh in batting average (.310), tied for eighth in doubles (30) and 10th in runs (82)...also made 61 appearances (59 starts) as a pitcher, posting 20 victories, 37 complete games, 10 shutouts and a 2.29 ERA...opponents hit just .251 off Bivert...had a career fielding percentage of .987.
Whitney Loomis (2006-09)
Appeared in 168 career games, including 153 starts...142 of those starts came at second base...a three-time all-Pacific Coast Softball Conference selection, including a unanimous first team choice in 2008...was a second team selection in 2008 and honorable mention in 2007...among Sacramento State Div. I era career leaders (1990-pres.), Loomis is tied for second in triples (8), tied for fourth in home runs (11), fifth in runs (91) and seventh in RBIs (77)...a career .277 hitter with 25 doubles, eight triples, 11 home runs, 77 RBIs, 40 walks and was successful in 14 of her 15 stolen base opportunities...that included a perfect 9-for-9 in stolen base attempts as a senior...the Hornets went 14-6 in conference play during three of her four seasons, and the team was 53-26 against conference competition during her career...hit seven home runs during her junior year (2008), which is tied for the sixth best single-season mark in school history...her 39 runs scored in 2008 are the fourth best single-season mark.
Amy Tompkins (2005-08)
Appeared in 194 games, including 188 starts (178 of those starts came at shortstop)...did not miss a game during her final two seasons, and batted .328 both years...a first team all-Pacific Coast Softball Conference selection each of her final two seasons...her 42 runs scored in 2008 were a conference best and the second highest single-season mark in school history...among Sacramento State’s Div. I era career leaders (1990-pres.), Tompkins is tied for third in runs (99), fourth in assists (418) and 10th in hits (166)...scored a combined 79 runs during her final two seasons, the best two-year run for any player in school history...struck out just once every 19.2 at-bats as a senior, the 24th best mark in the nation...hit safely in 24 of the final 28 games of her senior season, including a career-high nine-game hitting streak...hit .410 against conference competition as a junior and .385 as a senior...team captain of the 2008 NCAA Regional squad that went 32-21 overall and won the PCSC title with a 14-6 mark...the Hornets won at least 30 games in three of her four seasons.
Rachel Miles (2006-09)
Played in 193 career games, including 182 starts...started games at six different positions, but 116 of those starts came at third base...also started games at catcher, first base, left field, right field and designated player...started 50 games at third base as a senior...a two-time all-conference selection...raised her batting average all four years, culminating in a career-high .321 mark during her senior season...among Sacramento State Div. I era career leaders (1990-pres.), Miles is tied for second in walks (58), third in RBIs (88), tied for fifth in doubles (33), tied for seventh in home runs (8) and ninth in assists (243)...the Hornets went 14-6 in conference play during three of her four seasons, and the team was 53-26 against conference competition over her career...that includes a conference championship in 2008...as a senior in 2009, she hit .321 with nine doubles, three triples, five home runs, 33 RBIs and a .391 on-base percentage.
Nikki Cinque (2005-06)
Played two years for the Hornets after transferring from Sacramento City College...put up big pitching numbers as well as impressive offensive numbers...offensively, she hit .292 with eight home runs and 37 RBIs over two seasons, while going 29-19 with a 1.62 ERA as a pitcher...when she wasn’t the starting pitcher, she would assume the designated player role...played in 78 games during her two seasons...was a first team all-PCSC selection in 2006 after posting a 15-10 record with a 1.70 ERA as a pitcher, and batting .321 with 11 doubles, eight home runs and a .582 slugging percentage...the 15 wins are tied for the 10th best mark in Sacramento State’s Div. I era history (1990-pres.)...an honorable mention all-PCSC choice in 2005 after going 14-9 with a 1.52 ERA...after hitting no home runs as a junior, she clubbed eight as a senior which is tied for the third best single-season mark in school history...among Sacramento State’s Div. I career leaders, she is tied for seventh in home runs, wins, complete games (38) and ERA, ninth in strikeouts (220) and 10th in innings pitched (333.2).
Nicole Deatherage (2001-04)
One of the team’s top two pitchers all four years of her career, Deatherage appeared in 112 games with 93 starts, 72 complete games, 18 shutouts and 427 strikeouts in 676.1 innings pitched...had 43 wins and a 1.89 ERA...that included a senior season in which she posted a 0.96 ERA in 28 appearances...one of just four pitchers in Sacramento State’s Div. I era history (1990-pres.) to post a sub 1.00 ERA during a season (two of those pitchers were All-Americans)...opponents compiled just a .232 batting average during Deatherage’s career...tossed at least 150.0 innings all four years of her career...a second team all-region and all-PCSC selection in 2004 after going 13-12 with a 0.96 ERA and seven shutouts...was also an academic all-district choice that year...named second team all-PCSC as a junior...ranks among Sacramento State’s top four players in six different Hornet Div. I career categories, including third in innings, starts, complete games and strikeouts, and fourth in wins and shutouts...her 1.89 career ERA is the ninth best mark...threw four no-hitters, including one in 2002, two in 2003 and one in 2004...one of four Sacramento State pitchers to throw at least four no-hitters during the team’s Div. I era...drafted in the sixth round by the Sacramento Sunbirds in the 2004 National Pro Fastpitch Senior Draft.
Brianne Ferguson (2003-05)
One of the Hornets’ top two starters all three years of her Sacramento State career after transferring from San Jose State...over her three-year tenure, Ferguson was 44-33 with a 1.67 ERA, 88 appearances, 73 starts, 55 complete games, 19 shutouts, four saves and one no-hitter...in 499.0 innings, she allowed just 433 hits while striking out 345 batters and allowing a .228 opponents’ batting average...named first team all-PCSC during each of her final two seasons...despite getting little run support throughout most of her career, Ferguson had at least 12 victories all three seasons, including 16 in both 2004 and 2005...allowed just 18 home runs, or one every 27.2 innings pitched...of the 433 hits she allowed, only 83 went for extra bases...among Sacramento State’s Div. I era career leaders (1990-pres.), Ferguson ranks third in wins and shutouts, fourth in starts, strikeouts and complete games, fifth in innings pitched and eighth in ERA...improved her ERA all three years of her career, from 2.31 as a sophomore, 1.58 as a junior, and finally 1.19 as a senior...averaged one shutout every four starts...her nine shutouts in 2004 are tied for the sixth-best single-season mark in Hornet Div. I history...helped lead the Hornets to seasons with at least 30 victories all three years of her career.
Below are links to the first set of all-decade teams as well as the remaining schedule.
Wednesday, June 30 - Baseball
Friday, July 2 - Men's Basketball
Monday, July 5 - Women’s Basketball
Wednesday, July 7 - Football
Friday, July 9 - Men’s Golf
Monday, July 12 - Women’s Golf
Wednesday, July 14 - Gymnastics
Friday, July 16 - Rowing
Monday, July 19 - Men’s Soccer
Wednesday, July 21 - Women’s Soccer
Friday, July 23 - Softball
Monday, July 26 - Men’s Tennis
Wednesday, July 28 - Women’s Tennis
Friday, July 30 - Men’s Track and Field/Cross County
Monday, Aug. 2 - Women’s Track and Field/Cross Country
Wednesday, Aug. 4 - Volleyball